Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s book Alice in wonderland, Pratima Pandey created understated elegance through khadi knit in this collection. Khadi is versatile; it has a unique property of keeping the wearer warm in winter as well as cool in summer season.
A modern interpretation for today’s women of the imposing dimensions and faultless proportions, harmoniously integrated in the unique relationship are seen in the conceived drapes and structures from yarn to garment using knitted khadi of 100% cotton and silk yarns. Natural ecrus with hint of black are the two colors that dominate the range, which plays symbolic to the idea of simplicity. Simple garments superimposed to symbolize luxury and uniqueness thus demonstrating new associations.
From being an esoteric admirer of the visually beautiful, he has traversed a long distance. From being a wide eyed novice, whose senses were assailed by myriad visual challenges to seek what is obviously unseen; his sensibilities were molded, honed and refined in the challenging environment of Fashion.
Armed with a bachelorette in design from NIFT, he garnered the essential knowledge of creating the unknown; ideating from concepts to the actual creation. This creative transition has evolved his sensitivity to capture that elusive spark which separates the banal from brilliant.
With a decade of experience in designing, it was but natural for him to pick up a camera. Ideas and concepts came to reality through his view finder. Shapes & drapes, colours & cuts get a new dimension in his imagery. His imagery is a visual delight, imparting a voluptuous sensuality to what is caught in the cross sight of his lens.
His aim is not to shock or blandly inform the viewers, rather allow the viewer’s eye to caress the merging lines and create a individual story in the mind’s eye, a story which would forever remain.
Photography - Bibhuti bhattacharya [ www.bibhutiphotography.com]
Designer - Pratima Pandey
Theme - Alice out of wonderland
Model - Veronica [Auraa models]
Hair and makeup - Ratul