“The colour palette of this collection is predominantly black, red and white which is part of my Naga identity. And we’ve used some of the tribal prints interpreted as urban graphics. I didn’t want the clothes to look like costumes, which happens when people stick too closely to the ethnic fabrics. I wanted to translate them into garments that can be worn by anybody,” the Delhi-based designer says.
“I’m inspired by classic Hollywood glamour,” he affirms. “Most of my clients are from the Middle East and evening wear is what they expect from me. I’ve learnt from my own mistakes, and now I understand my market.”