Quick 14 with Prathoni Yengkhom and Jacky Laishram
Debuted at the Lakmé Fashion Week Winter Festive 2014 with our label Poco & Jacky. Showcased our vintage hand technique collection featuring clever androgyny.
On your first show
Jacky Laishram (JL): We must admit losing our way on the ramp. In our defense, it was really dark and we were nervous.
Prathoni Yengkhom (PY): It happened so quickly and randomly that there wasn’t much time to plan things out.
We just went ahead and did whatever we had to do.
Favorite international designers
JL: Tom Ford, Halston, Damir Doma and Dior.
PY: Elie Saab, Jil Sander, Salvatore Ferragamo, Gianfranco Ferre and Vivienne Westwood.
Favourite Indian designers
JL: Sailex, Kallol Dutta, Aneeth Arora, Sabyasachi Mukherjee.
PY: Rimzim Dadu, Anand Bhushan, Josh Goraya, Lecoanet Hemant, Tarun Tahiliani.
Your idea of fashion
JL: Comfort, luxury and passion.
PY: Wear what you’re comfortable in; price tags or labels don’t matter.
JL: Executing designs the way we have imagined them and penned them down.
JL: Is on its way!
PY: I’ve recently bought some books. I can read fiction all day, everyday!
Your favourite shopping destination
JL: Street shopping.
PY: All kinds of bookstores. I go pick out crockery and cutlery, or indulge in furniture shopping at the furniture market in Lajpat Nagar where I live. I love street shopping in Delhi.
JL: Good fitting pants, printed shirts, kurtas and leather sandals.
PY: Sandals, plain t-shirts and wide trousers.
Three fashion essentials
JL: Comfortable clothes, confidence and a good perfume.
PY: A good perfume, clean clothes and a pleasant attitude.
JL: Being a well-known designer, and taking Indian designs to the international arena.
PY: I desperately want to own a type-writer, a vintage one, right now!
Motto in life
JL: Be original. Be myself.
PY: To not have any regrets.
JL and PY: Lots in the pipeline. We are hoping to dish out some stunning work in the near future.