Taika by Poonam Bhagat
Abstract Expressionistic Art
In the first seven decades of the 20th century , American Art came of age with a native style called Abstract Expressionism, a revolutionary approach that put the U.S. for the very first time in the vanguard of art and New York City at the center of the western art world , a role formerly filled by Paris. It was a genre of Modern Art that used improvised techniques to generate highly abstract forms. This is the seed from which the Autumn Winter 2010 collection from Taika by Poonam Bhagat took root.
Teal , aubergine , emerald and coffee combined with the quintessential black to form web like graphic patterns laboriously appliquéd on egg white. Hot pinks and burnt oranges flowed seamlessly into wood , as did aqua , on a black tapestry that transformed into cocoons , tulips and sheaths .
Fluid abstract patch worked designs formed the backdrop for rope like mesh of threads entwined in organza , winding their way in a drunken fashion across the board. An electrifying blue burst out of a grid like design defying jersey strips that tried very hard to contain the splash of color . In others , a hot pink remained , quietly but effectively dormant peeping through black jersey lines that criss-crossed on a coffee and milk base like electrical wires on a circuit board. Silks and linens flirted with jersey to create lines that are edgy and dramatic . The look is purely western and playful with exaggerated collars , winged shoulders , asymmetrical necklines , cowls and hoods. Not a single garment is printed or painted.