BrandShades Of India


The Faded Wall Of A Venetian Palace?. A Tibetan Manuscript Or A Victorian Lace? Any Of These Could Be An Inspiration For A Shades Of India Collection.

The Challenge Is To Transform An Inspiration Into Textures And Products For The Home: To Draw On The Rich Heritage Of Fabrics And Techniques From India But To Give Them A Contemporary Interpretation. Whether In The Styling Of The Products Or In The Photography Shades Of India Values The Unexpected. It Might Be A Print On Crinkled Fabric, Or In Linen Overlaid With Copper, Or Mother Of Pearl On Velvet.

Mandeep Nagi, Design Director, Says: ?In Any Collection, I Want A Major Focus To Be On The Natural. This Applies Both To Fabrics And To Accessories We Use. Colors Can Be Neutral Or White. I Use Accessories Like Wooden, Teak Finished Squares On Linen In A Cushion?.

To The Natural, An Element Of Classic Is Added. A Quilt Can Be Inspired By Chintz ? The Beautiful Printed Fabric That Reached Europe From India In The 18Th Century.

The Third Element In A Collection Is Luxury. Here The Fabric Can Be Silk, Velvets, Mushroo And Fine Sheeting. Colors Might Reflect The Burnished Gold, Wine Reds, And Subdued Oranges Of Venice. Ornamentation Is Richer.

The Uniqueness Of Shades Of India?S Collection Lies In The Diversity Of Fabrics, The Coordination And Contrasting Of Colors, And The Inventive But Unexpected Use Of Surface Treatment.