Pankaj and Nidhi’s couture debut during India Couture Week 2019 – A Collection Review

by Anjori Grover Vasesi

25-July-2019  |  1 min read

Marking their debut in India Couture Week, Pankaj and Nidhi presented their collection, titled ‘Mosaic’, in New Delhi last night.

Known for their craftsmanship and intricate detailing, the designer duo cited inspiration from the decorative art form of Mosaic – A technique that originated thousands of years ago but flourished particularly in the 6th-15th century Byzantine empire, when it was gloriously incorporated on walls and ceilings in basilicas and churches.

Pankaj and Nidhi’s 2019 couture collection pays homage to this glorious period of magnificent ornamentation by recreating the same magic with artisanal dexterity over textiles.

Three-dimensional, hand-cut appliqués and precision inlay work with metallic fabric biscuits have been rendered on translucent tulles and satin organzas. Precise and geometric embellished motifs turn medieval inspirations into a graphic vision for the future.

The collection features an iridescent colour palette which includes colours such as quarried greys, citrine yellows and sapphire blues to molten gold and silver in modern, red-carpet ready silhouettes for the new-age woman.

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