Drawing their colourful inspirations from the traditional Iznik pottery of Turkey, the Pankaj and Nidhi collection presented by Omtex at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015 was a scintillating show.
Known for their intense experiments with prints, the designing duo further enhanced their inspiration with multi-coloured fractal images and Op-Art patterns. Paying homage to technology, which is an integral part of the design process that helps blend tradition with modern innovation; the pair used flat silk chiffon, textured organza, Dupion as well as double jersey.
Keeping the silhouettes very western in nature, there were sharply cut shift dresses, edgy cropped tops, stylish jumpsuits, easy comfy maxis and casual resort silhouettes.
The specially engineered prints and intricate appliqués were the key highlights of the collection. The colours moved effortlessly from black and white – the basic hues, to pastel shades of mint, coral and grey.
For the slickly cut creations, which had amazing prints; the designer duo ensured there was variety through the show. Tops with long tails were teamed with pure white shorts, body suits appeared under shirt waister dresses, long sleeved Column gowns had low backs; while there were numerous pant and skirt suits to choose from. The dolman sleeve silhouette appeared for dresses with empire line cuts or just plain shifts.
Gradually bringing in their laser cut work to blend with the prints, the pair had a yellow lacy long sleeve cropped top with shorts and an off shoulder yellow sheath. A melon sack dress, will-power gowns, 3D work on mint outfits, white long shirt with tonal embellishments, a bat sleeve white top and the asymmetrical cape and white cropped pant worn with a bandeau top were eye-catching. Tantalising slits appeared for long maxis giving the creations a great formal look.
The collection was totally practical, wearable and ideal for all ages and sizes. What gave it that extra edge were the exclusively designed prints that fitted perfectly into the silhouettes as well as the clever use of prints, solids and laser cut detailing that lifted the collection onto a high fashion level.
Known for their graphic designs and patterns, Pankaj and Nidhi will now be able to offer their high fashion creations to a larger audience at wallet friendly prices through the Omtex distribution channels.
A great fashion association has now been created and presented by Omtex when Pankaj and Nidhi unveiled their superb Summer/Resort 2015 collection at Lakmé Fashion Week.