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PANKAJ AND NIDHI
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What's most interesting about Pankaj and Nidhi's geometrically sharp joyous collection streamed at the phygital edition of FDCI X LFW is that they blur the lines between couture craftsmanship and ready- to- wear.

 

''Ready- to- wear doesn't mean it has to be inexpensive; it means it must be available on the racks, not custom designed. The expensive pieces have intricate design whereas the inexpensive pieces have smaller, intricate design. For us, this blurring of boundaries between ready- to- wear and couture is quite interesting. Our past collections have been borderline couture. That's just the way we were designing them. It wasn't a conscious effort to do this or that'' they had told me.

 

This season, the designers crafted geometrically sharp, translucent breathable maxis, minis and tailored co-ordinated pieces with a sporty element — with focus on comfort, wearability and versatility. Because isn't that what we want after bracing the global pandemic? I loved how the retro-graphic psychedelic pattern and textures was interpreted in holographic embroidery and hand-cut appliqués, with mathematical precision to make each look very, very wearable, stylish and holiday-ready. It will be engaging to watch how Pankaj and Nidhi fine-tunes and expands their vision, going forward. Salut.

— JASMEEN DUGAL

 
 
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