“Earth may be alive: not as the ancients saw her-a sentient Goddess with a purpose and foresight-but alive like a tree. A tree that quietly exists, never moving except to sway in the wind, yet endlessly conversing with the sunlight and the soil. Using sunlight and water and nutrient minerals to grow and change. But all done so imperceptibly, that to me the old oak tree on the green is the same as it was when I was a child.”—James Lovelock
Designer duo Pankaj & Nidhi marked their debut at India Couture Week,2019 with their maiden couture collection ‘MOSAIQ’ . As the name suggests, Mosaiq takes inspiration from the decorative art form of the same name that originated thousands of years ago but flourished particularly in the 6th-15th century Byzantine empire, when it was gloriously used on walls and ceilings in basilicas and churches. Their designs are eclectic, make generous use of colour, and are inspired by craftsmanship, symbolic and cultural objects from across the world. Pankaj & Nidhi’s ensembles use a contemporary language, and target women who prize authenticity.
Falguni Shane Peacock unveiled ‘Amour De Junagarh’ at their debut show at India Couture Week 2018 . The new collection featured a medley between the queen of the French capital and the grand palace of Junagarh – Rajasthan’s cultural jewel. As the kaleidoscopic carousel illuminated with light, it casted a shadow on the fluttering peacock across the hall gliding with other wild and exotic beings at the carnival assembled inside the Juna Mahal. In the honour of the Parisian queen who was enamored by the ingenious display of colour and magnanimity. Every detail accumulates into translating a visionary saga of love. From transcribing the innumerable structures of the architectural gem on ensembles to varnishing them with ethereal stones, feathers and crystals, it reflected the true essence of the 13th century wonder.
Its raining wedding shows and exhibitions in Delhi – Believe me! Earlier there used to be 2 to 3 shows or exhibitions in the capital, but this year it has toppled like 2-3 big events per week- thanks to big fat wedding concept of ours. Though its good to be competitive, maintaining good quality is equally important. Hence I became choosy in covering the events and picking the stories for my blog. During recent Indian Wedding Show, Rohit Bal showcased his everyday couture, which caters to bigger market- bigger audience, which aspire or dream to have a Rohit Bal ensemble in her/his wardrobe, in their not so huge budget.