Kolkata, January 9, 2011 (Calcutta Tube/IBNS) Budding designer Diksha Modi unveiled her latest collection Pastiche at Trezo, Forum Courtyard, Elgin Road last month.
Television actor and model Priyanka Pal, along with Sonika Chauhan presented the collection.
Modi of’ Kisses’ boutique said: “My inspiration for the Pastiche collection came from the very concept of the word pastiche. I liked the idea of mixing different elements and creating something very striking, having an identity which was distinctive from any of the elements used, yet all appear to belong together. And if you separated any of the elements, each one would look incomplete.”
She was also inspired by cutwork and lace, and wanted to use both for embellishing the clothes, combining them with touches of a little glitter.
One can thus see effects of lace and cutwork embroidery applied to various motifs.
She used patchwork as well—an age-old technique of surfacing decoration—which basically uses a process of joining strips, squares, triangles, hexagons, or other shaped pieces of fabric by either—hand or machine–stitching to form various motifs.
The silhouettes are simple, combining a mixed collection of suits, tunics, dresses and jackets.
The colours have been selected keeping in mind the winter season and the festivities that one readily associates with this season. For Pastiche, Diksha has used subtle colours like browns, blues, dark rouge, dark cream and contrastingly bright reds, purples, hot pink and