Kochiite Tracy Thomas is back with the second edition of her curated trunk show, The Wardrobe
Having conquered the city’s niche market with the first edition of her event, this former Fabindia employee is changing the scene this time with a summer special show
It’s that time of the year when style savvy Kochiites patiently wait for Tracy Thomas’Facebook page to come alive with announcements of her trunk show. Having conquered the city’s niche market with the first edition of her event, a bridal intensive one which included Delhi-based designer labels such as Abhijeet Khanna and Atelier Mon, this former Fabindia employee is changing the scene this time with a summer special show. “We were focussing on slightly dressy options last year with fabrics such as silk, keeping up with the wedding season and Onam. The second instalment, however, is all about the spirit of spring. So Kochiites will get to see a cotton-intensive, breezy ensemble,” begins the woman entrepreneur, whose show will feature exclusive collections from over 14 brands. Apart from the luxe labels like Mumbai-based Karishma Jamwal’s Lotus Sutr, Wardrobe is also bringing celebrated designers like Anavila Mishra to the city for the first time.
One for all
Curated around the concept of multiple Spring Summer collections under one hood, The Wardrobe’s extensive lineup covers everything ranging from breezy summer accessories to apparels and jewellery. While linen saris from Anavila’s SS ensemble are all set to steal the show, there are also labels like Ekmit (Delhi) which focusses on dresses, kalidar tunics, kurtas and dupattas created using traditional weaves. “Rang Barse, our SS17 collection highlights hand block printing with bird motifs, intricately woven in bright hues on soft cotton and mul mul,” shares Deepak and Riya, the designers behind the five-year-old label.
For those on the lookout for sustainable outfits, this bi-annual event promises brands like Rosetree whose collection has been exhibited in multiple platforms including Vancouver Fashion Week. But, if you’re after the most favoured look of season (think strappy sandals paired with avant-garde jewellery), accessory labels like Jaipur-based Sangeeta Boochra and Sonali Dalwani (Mumbai) are also showcasing at the event.“The idea behind my show is to offer the city something new each time, in terms of everything ranging from looks to fabrics. I’m already on the hunt for fresh/new labels for our next edition,” says Tracy signing off.