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Mona-Pali's Paanch Tatva

The Kolkata based designer duo present a serene collection at the IFW.

india Updated: Apr 09, 2006 19:04 IST

"It's every woman's dream come true." On this thought, the designer duo from
Kolkata kick started their show at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week in the

Based on the Paanch Tatva (five elements), that forms the universe, Mona-Pali’s collection was inspired by scented gardens, sun kissed beaches, the cool breeze, plants and deserts. The line revived the old-fashioned charm with an urban serenity.

Classic cuts, neat finishing and modern silhouettes made the collection look nearly perfect. Models sashayed on ramp in cropped jackets, skirts, wraps, saris and pants.


Fabrics used looked soft and sensuous, with linen, brocade, chiffon, silk and georgette adding to the subtle feel of the collection.

One could see soft, sensual, elegant yet structured ensembles. Sultry asymmetry, layering, unfinished edges, straight cuts are the incarnations that go from soft and romantic to subtly tailored and structured.

A mix of tone on tone gradation with bright and vivid hues like white, black, pink, lilac, turquoise dominated the collection that’s elegant and romantic.

What stood out was the weaving and embroidery technique. The duo used crafted embroidery on the ensembles giving an Indian feel to them. This year too, designer duo seem to have experimented with their silhouettes and creativity.

One could notice high ornamentation on the collection. Wool and thread embroidery was also seen at some places. Patchwork, diffused printing, hand paint were the mainstays.

The ensembles were very womanly with a diffusion look and feel to them.

First Published: Apr 09, 2006 13:13 IST