AIFW 2016: Pallavi Mohan’s ‘Synthesis’ shows journey of handcrafted techniques

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New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Designer Pallavi Mohan showcased a collection titled “Synthesis” on the opening day of Amzaon India Fashion Week (AIFW) Autumn-Winter 2016.

The designs, showcased on Wednesday, reflected the evolution of the handcrafted techniques, something that her brand Not So Serious is known for.

Mohan says that the idea of making the collection is to convey the message of tolerance and accepting synthesis in spirit.

“The idea was to show that let’s all take a moment to also celebrate the diversity that makes our lives a meaningful whole. Let’s be tolerant and accepting… synthesis in spirit. I think it comes from my personal life. All of us here have to have certain level of tolerance in the threshold,” Mohan told IANS.

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“An amalgamation of elements, this collection is the evolution of the hand crafted techniques that have become the hallmark of the brand. As such this collection has taken the ideas from the past to their zenith and brought them together in a powerful yet cohesive way,” she added.

Mohan also says that the world needs to come together and celebrate diversity and this “synthesis” of ideas is a small manifestation of that philosophy.

The designer used dimensional layering techniques and it was Aenhanced using precision laser cut leathers. There were Interwoven strips in contrast that created depth and visual complexity. Organic and spectral effects were created by a kaleidoscope of organza elements and shingled panels.

“Also, intricate hand details are based on sea anemone inspired motifs and succulent florals,” she added.

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Fabric manipulation and three dimensional forms added USP to this collection.

There were woollen tweeds, soft velvet, silk organza and satins used as a fabric on garments that had an easy fit shapes and voluminous ensembles.. Winter wine, amber and teal were the primary colour palette used.

Mohan showcased her collection along with designer-duo Hemant-Nandita who named their collection “A Dark Enchantress.”

“Our collection was inspired from our latest visit to mountains. In mountains , there is jungle and few small birds. Everything is tangled around the same element. But if we see, bird is really quite not visible. It’s a practical collection in a way that it is wearable and many things are of different fabrics,” said Nandita.

The designer used fabrics like chiffon with lots of laser work.

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