Ashish gets kitschy
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Ashish gets kitschy

Kicker The designer claims his designs are influenced by the West, but thought is desi.

india Updated: Apr 09, 2006 17:30 IST

Unlike Neeta Bhragava’s mediocre line, designer Ashish Pandey’s collection 2006 at the IFW proved to be a relief.

The collection ranged from whole lot of evening dresses in varied silhouettes to skirts to saris. The clothes had a western touch to them and the designer admits as much.

“My line is influenced by Persia and Moscow, which is quite visible in the detailing and ornamentation of the creations,” says Ashish.

The designer also explained that even though the West influences his silhouettes, the thought process involved is wholly desi.


Noodle dresses worn over black coloured skin tights and transparent chiffon shirts looked sexy as models wore matching bra beneath. Kurtis with plunging V-neckline till the naval were full of glam. Tops with mirror work and lively embroidery just below the bustline looked girlish and sensuous.


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Wearbility: 5

Attendance was poor. Selected media was present. No designers were spotted. Buyer turn out was poor too.

One could notice the diminishing hemlines as models flaunted pleated skirts in exciting colours. But highlight of the show were the playful backless cholis with swishy knee length skirts that gave a kitschy look. Fabrics used were georgettes, crepes, lycra and suede. Laughing yellows, green, black, wine red formed the colour palette.

Wondering what is special about Ashish's line? He has the answer: "My clothes are extremely feminine. Women will just freak out on them," quips the designer.

Prominent models like Depika Padukone, Joey Mathews, item gal Parmeeta Katkar walked wearing Ashish Pandey's clothes.

First Published: Apr 06, 2006 19:19 IST