About the Collection
Kashish was heavily inspired by Persian culture and its ancient civilisations. Known for its miniature handwork, the passion of philosopher and poet Rumi and its royal architectural influences; the undertones of rich Persian culture command your attention.
Modi states that Persian poetry accentuates the importance of the bride; there is a strong “kashish”, a yearning to be happy in the arms of your beloved. It is this very feeling upon which the artist has created each of her ensembles.
The use of vibrant colours was a step away from the conventional aesthetics of royalty; however, Modi still managed to create a sense of regal heritage with her unique craftsmanship and vision. Kashish had an extensive colour palette, inclusive of, rose pinks, mint greens, yellows, oranges, reds and royal blues.
The grandiose of Persia was perfectly captured by her magnificent collection - filled with the beauty of Islam and intricately entwined Mughal motifs. Modi’s voluminous textures, with full flared skirts and beautiful layering were achieved using rich textiles; from chanderi, khadi, georgette, velvet and handloom silk. Her signature look was ruled by a bold blouse to complement a net sari, that flaunted a striking printed ghagra as the undergarment to shine through - an interesting tweak to the sari as of late. What stood out even more however, was her concept of the double dupatta. By using more than one dupatta in some of her designs, one to drape across the garment and another to use as a veil (a draping technique amongst brides), Modi showcased her penchant for mixing textures and creating a unique look overall.
Her show leaves you wanting more – a kashish for such beauty to never cease.
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