Sunday 01, Nov 2020, Delhi (India)
The Delhi based duo designer couple Pankaj and Nidhi exhibited their first ever collection ‘Mosaiq’ on the 3rd day of ICW 2019 and the show was attended by Gulshan Grover and Mahima Chaudhry. The collection was feminine draped in lush classicism with the tints of gold and silver.
Pankaj and Nidhi launched their designer label which incorporated the pret-a-porter collection in 2006. This talented couple unfolds the ideas of creativity and innovation and moulds them into a new direction. Designs are eclectic and generous, inspired by craftsmanship and symbolic of elements and cultural objects from all over the world. Pankaj, graduated from N.I.F.T and has won the awards like ‘Uma Nath Gold Medal’ for academics and ‘Ritu Kumar’ for best graduating collection (1995).
Worked as a head designer for 10 long years for one of the leading designers, married his colleague Nidhi, alumnus of N.I.F.T, who worked for one of the India’s leading export firms, The Creative Group. The power couple has been honored with many awards like Elle style, International Woolmark and International Apparel Federation’s Fashion Award.
The collection at ICW 2019 ‘Mosaiq’ is an inspiration from a decorative art form in Byzantine Era, Middle East which incorporates the assembling of small pieces of glass, ceramic and other materials used as a decorative technique in architecture. It was a travel inspired collection which thrilled the audience with its unique and 3D ensembles.
Aditi Rao Hydari closes the show for Pankaj and Nidhi in icy pink off- shoulder blouse along with gold binge skirt with slit back hair accompanied with nude make up as a show stopper. The Padmavat actress looks ultra glamorous and attractive in the attire along with statement neck piece as surrounded by shine and glitter in the background.
Emulating the structured architecture, the designer duo similarly incorporated the same in their designs, it was a playful collection which moved around the quarried grays to metallic and molten gold and silver with a tint of icy pink color. The silhouettes embrace the shimmer and metallic in combination with different elements, patterns and designs. It was all about the structured lines and geometrical play along with 3D appliqué. Lehengas, blouses, skirts and mid length gowns engulfed with hand embroidery with the use of appliqué that brings equity in the run justifying their inspiration from structured high glass ceilings to churches from all over the world.
Stating on to their signature use of tropunto quilting on luxe fabric and its merger with small pieces of hand work, the designer couple tries to brings out the solidity in and around the corner. The show was scintillating and was covered under the bright color adding glamour and glister.