Thoughts in a garden
“While all the flowers and trees do close,
To weave the garlands of repose!”
This collection celebrates the garden and the peace of a summer’s afternoon. It has been made with love and created in fabrics that are suited to the weather and sway with you. The gossamer chanderi, translucent silk organza and airy cotton have been made even more special with hand painted flowers that have been digitally re-created. The designs have charming embellishments in the form of fabric flowers, hand tucked trimmings with highlights of beadwork and thread embroidery. The silhouettes reflect the colours of the season, in shades of blue, yellow, rose pink and lilac.
A Summer Poem
‘Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.’
- William Wordsworth
A summer poem by Mandeep Nagi is inspired by vintage lace and dreamy summer fabrics. It speaks of flowers freshly in bloom, of green leaves and yellow mustard fields. Using motifs and pastel colours inspired by spring – a season that brings with it the shimmer of new life and early flowering after a long winter slumber.
the light within
Inspired by the shimmering light of the moon, the sheen on mother of pearl, the lightness of feathery woven chanderi, subtle softness of organdie and the grounding nature of khadi cotton and linen. The collection has signature metallic foiled linen discs, french knots, hand embroidery and the use of textured fabrics, giving depth to flowy kalidars and inspired angrakhas. “Reflections” by Mandeep Nagi, is a classic collection that’s not less, not more, just right for these reflective days.
The Wandering Light.
Shades of India Festive Collection 2020
Sitarah is our muse, the guiding light of the morning star. She shines, she lights up a path of possibilities, and she perseveres as she stands out in the velvet sky. Always shimmering, always shining, and ever-smiling. A festive collection by Mandeep Nagi, for intimate celebrations and festivities on glimmering nights. Inspired by traditional embroidery and heirloom techniques of Marori and Mukka work. An ode to the tattooed skin of the nomadic women of Kutch, community and textile traditions, with motifs inspired from their lives.
|| gulab hath mein ho aankh mein sitarah ho || - Praveen Shakir