Pankaj & Nidhi launched their brand in 2006. Celebrated for their ‘fresh & crisp sensibility’, this talented couple pushes the envelope when it comes to creativity and innovation. 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.
Mosaic is the duo’s inaugural couture collection. It 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.
Pankaj & Nidhi’s Collection 2019 pays tribute to this period of magnificent ornamentation by recreating the same magic with artisanal dexterity on textiles. Three-dimensional, hand-cut appliqués and precision inlay work with metallic fabric biscuits have been rendered on translucent tulles and satin organzas to give a breathtaking effect to the garments. Precise and geometric embellished motifs turn a medieval inspiration into a graphic vision for the future.
The iridescent colour palette ranges from quarried greys, citrine yellows and sapphire blues to molten gold and silver in modern, red-carpet ready silhouettes for the new-age woman.