Founded in 2019, QUOD takes inspiration from the Latin phrase ‘thus it has been demonstrated’. The label is an amalgamation of experimental tailoring and modern elegance coming together in timeless styles. Founded by New York-based Ikshit Pande, QUOD beautifully exemplifies its founder’s infectious creative energy. In a conversation with ELLE, the 32-year-old designer talks about his influences and the creative process.
Sharp tailored edges juxtaposed with the classics: cotton twill, tulle and net. Such is the tenor of Ikshit Pande’s Quod Erat Demonstrandum. His monochromatic seams and darts fuse the polar opposites of formal menswear and street style together creating experimental couture for the 21st century woman; one who is constantly on the lookout for redefining her identity as she manoeuvres through the complexities of life.
Ikshit Pande is a Nainital-born who studied in Delhi, worked in Mumbai, completed his masters’ in design further in New York, and founded QUOD, a brand that retails worldwide.
Modern fashionscape’s seasons and sensibilities are defined by prêt-à-porter and couture, but there are a few emerging designers challenging these conventions. One such designer is QUOD’s Ikshit Pande.