‘I have a passion for designing ambitious textile prints. My final collection celebrates my British Indian heritage, which has resulted in a unique contemporary expression of Indian style. I specialise in designing surface prints, which are primarily suitable for home interiors. My style is versatile and can be applied to multiple design areas, such as fashion, stationery and upholstery as I am able to render my designs to suit multiple sizes of scale, repeat and print technique.
The final collection is reminiscent of my ‘Indo British’ upbringing, I have created a collection which holds on to the traditional memories I have and the cultural conflicts I have faced whilst growing up. The ‘Birds & The Bees’ collection draws on the common connotation used to explain a certain process to young children, which is usually not spoken about in Indian culture. My aim is to merge Indian and British style to create a quirky collection which appeals to a mixed audience.’
‘My main inspiration is my ethnicity, exploring colour and traditional patterns and integrating these ideas with quintessential British wildlife. The basis of my work relies on hand drawn imagery, which is translated in to printed design through the medium of silkscreen printing or digital print, with the addition of hand or machine embroidery.
I enjoy incorporating elements of fragility in my work through the delicate materials I choose, combining layers to tell a story not only through stitch but with the density of mixed media screen printed textiles as well. My approach to every piece of work is with careful thought, allowing me to retain my personal style within each piece. My current collection consists of: wallpaper, lampshades, cushions and bed linen.’