"Hima" Inspiration

Nandy & Molly's 2014 fall/winter collection, titled "Hima" is inspired by the Himachal Pradesh and Kashmir regions of India.  Both are located in the Northern most part of India and have extremely cold winters.  Hima is the sanskrit word for snow.

It is said that most homes in Himachal own a pit-loom which is used in the handicraft of making woolen shawls.  Their traditional shawls are made with striking geometrical patterns and vibrant colors.  

Himachal woman weaving woolen shawl.

Himachal woman weaving woolen shawl.

The Himachals adorn themselves with Pattus which can be draped over their shawls and pinned at the shoulder.  We are so inspired by these bold and colorful pattu prints, you will see them incorporated throughout our 2014 fall and winter collection.   

Traditional Himachal shawls with pattu 

Traditional Himachal shawls with pattu 

The "Hima" collection features woolen ponchos, denim embellished with pattu prints and soft cotton pieces with intricate embroideries.  We will be launching the collection at the ENK Children's Club on January 12.

Stay tuned for pictures from our photoshoot!