A webinar on “Design for Life” A Creative Kaleidoscopic Process, organised by Dr. Prabhdip Brar, Chairperson, University Institute of Fashion Technology and Vocational Development (UIFT&VD), Panjab University on Friday, Sep 18, 2020, was presented by Siddhartha Bansal, a fashion Designer. It was attended by nearly 70 students, research scholars and faculty members of Fashion Technology.
The inspiration for the designers’ collections has been ” Golden bird” i.e. India, with an aim to present the rich Craft and Culture to the world. His collections provide a traditional experience through clothes with feminine cuts, fusing them with fresh colour combinations and intricate detailed motifs. Kaleidoscopic prints mainly inspired from Indian mythological characters is the label’s USP. His Autumn/Winter 2015, Lakme Fashion Week collection was based on a ‘Kamdhenu Cow’ which is a mythical wish granting cows. Intricate motifs from Persian era on doors and pillars were taken as an inspiration for prints in his Spring Summer LFW’16 collection ‘THE DOOR’. Mughal motifs, desert cacti, peacock, blooming lotuses were seen and celebrated.
The designer keeps playing with innovative intangible themes for his collections. ‘GAMECHANGER’ A/W’16, the collection addressed the dilemma one is being unable to choose between money or his soul. Snakes and eye motifs were incorporated in prints. Similarly, his A/W LFW’17 collection, portrayed a story of a traveller wandering from west to east and is awestruck by India’s beauty. Metamorphosis was the successful theme for his S/S’18 collection. Kaleidoscopic butterfly prints, Pastel colours and 80’s fashion trends were high points of the garments.