The Colours of India
Diana Vreeland, the Grande Dame of Fashion, once wrote “Shocking pink is the navy blue of India“
For my first trip to India, I chose to visit Rajasthan, the land of palaces, princes and maharajahs. India was a real culture shock for me, a mind-blowing potpourri of sights, sounds and colours.
From the kaleidoscope jumble of chaotic old Delhi to the breathtaking splendour of the Taj Mahal, floating in the morning mist like a dream, I travelled to the pink city of Jaipur overlooked by the colossal Amber Fort, and to Udaipur on the shores of the tranquil Lake Pichola.
As a Fashion and Interior designer, I was bowled over by the vibrant colours worn by the women, and sometimes by the men.
Back in London, I was thinking – could these colour combos be translated into European fashion? Probably not.
But I do feel they would work in interiors, and I am certainly going to use some of them in my next projects.
Here are some of the fashion images I came across during my travels…