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ASHISH PANDEY

Fortuitous designer who believes "God lies in details." Meis Van Der Rohe Meet the believer. In the world of 'make do' young NIFT alumnus Ashish Pandey stands out as the 'faithful' who believes his 'karma' lies in painstaking perfection.

india Updated: Apr 01, 2006 16:15 IST
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Fortuitous designer who believes "God lies in details." In the world of 'make do' young NIFT alumnus Ashish Pandey stands out as the 'faithful' who believes his 'karma' lies in painstaking perfection.

Dedicated to exquisite work, Ashish pays a tribute to magnificent detailing and quality, variety in design, texture and fabric, which flourished under the discerning patronage of royalty. Ashish's forte lies in the fact that he does not believe in diluting the proven. He is among the torchbearers whose work catalogues the priceless magnificence of delicate Indian embroidery. Most of the needlepoint is done with silk thread or resham and for texture and dimension, he turns to beads and metal. To give his work the flexibility styles of contemporary styles, he does not find himself touching a little nylon or polyester thread. However, his loyalty to the Jaipur "gharana" of couture is so set that there are veritably little sequins and certainly no dabka or moskhaish.

His glorious collection of pure brocades and woven jacquards on occasions – based dressings - short kurts, shararas, ghagaras and saris - whisk you away to the magical, lost grandeur of an era which was famed worldwide for it's splendor. For that touch of the delicate and the sheer, he turns to georgette and sometimes, crepe. And when Ashish Pandey feels the need for a little touch of drama, he gives in to his passion for experimental dressing which manifests itself in costumes for product launches.

First Published: Mar 24, 2006 11:37 IST