My collection ‘Naam’ is created from personal conflict of being caught between two different worlds, India and New Zealand. My RTW Spring / Summer 2018 collection celebrates the significance of textile and dress heritage that is the heart of Indian clothing. My contemporary garment shapes take inspiration from design detailing found in traditional Indian clothing in Gujarat and India, such as the sari’s pleating, draping, and rich tasselling detail. Naam portrays a balance between the traditional and informal, symmetrical and asymmetrical expressing the two worlds uniting. Naam aims to celebrate a statement of individuality as well as a cultural identity. As a Kiwi-Indian fashion designer, my designs act as a canvas of personal expression, to explore my own diverse identity.
Bachelor of Design