Pankaj & Nidhi at Amazon India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 exhibited a stunning collection that included patchwork prints on mesh in summery colors. The the later part of collection had sparkly disco looks in all silver. Sequins and various textures added a fun edge to the collection.
Starting with a mish-mash of prints and textures constructed with raffia adorned with leather and thread-work doodling in fuzy cuts of scalloped edges and amoeba patterns, the designer duo set the tone of their collection that was influenced significantly by abstract art.
Surprisingly, the notes circulated post-show suggest that the inspiration struck the duo while participating in the famed Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in Piccadilly, London where they were shocked by the passionate collection of paintings, sculpture, photography, printmaking, structures and a film which was on screen that led them on the path of finding new abstract art for their latest collection.
Details such as flares by means of ruffles and hemlines, pleating, asymmetric cuts and slits, fringes and 3D fabric manipulated scallops brought the collection alive and lent an artistic aura to the outfits.
Pastel shades centered the collection in anti-fit and comfortable silhouettes which underlined a playful mood for the forthcoming season.
Print unites textured in an variety of red-carpet-ready appearance that the models sashayed down the runway where each displayed the elegance of the above mentioned muse, in all her glory.