This Kochi pop-up will highlight Raw Mango’s designer wear and fine jewellery by Amrapali
Pop-up shops are clearly the next big thing in fashion. After four unique editions in Kochi, where they featured several of India’s top couturiers like Anavila Mishra and Nupur Kanoi, The Wardrobe sticks to introducing just two brands in its fifth edition. Organiser Tracy Thomas explains,“The wedding season is about to start, and I felt that Raw Mango and Amrapali are the perfect labels that suit my clientele’s ‘need of the hour’; be it amongst those getting married or planning to attend one.” We interact with the boutique owner-turned-entrepreneur to find out more.
There aren’t many luminaries in the realm of Indian fashion who can claim that their works are on
permanent display at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. However, Sanjay Garg can.
A handloom sari from this 37-year-old’s label Raw Mango has found a spot in the aforementioned
exhibition of the world’s most influential garments and accessories.
“Raw mango’s design philosophy, as seen in their Raas collection’s classic pale-blush pink Chanderi silk sari, has always involved measured interventions within traditional practices—be it design, material, tools, technique, or colour. This is the first time that Sanjay’s signature saris, dupattas, tunics, and lehengas have been brought to Kochi,” claims Tracy. Six different collections—including Baag’s Rajasthan-inspired chintz floral motif garments featuring cotton brocades—from the label will be showcased at the upcoming pop-up.
Want something whimsical? Check out the monkey motifs on the playful wide-legged trousers with extra deep pockets seen in the Monkey Business pieces. Or better yet, if you’re donning a platinum necklace then wear the black and navy blue silk saris with bright, floral detailing from his 2018 Midnight collection.
More than bling
Speaking of expensive metals, one of the biggest names in contemporary Indian jewellery, Jaipur-based Amrapali will be part of this gathering. The 40-year-old brand, which boasts a clientele list including names like Beyonce and Priyanka Chopra, is bringing its Lotus Legacy collection to town.
“Amongst other bijoux pieces expect Victorian-style lotus silhouette silver bangles with Mozambican rubies and diamonds and gold-plated lotus ruby pendant necklaces. There will be something for the brides, for working women, and for those attending a wedding or a party,” shares the organiser. Whatever it is that you’re looking for this pop-up by The Wardrobe promises to spice up your pre-wedding season shopping spree with designer wear and accessories that are new, exciting, and pocket-friendly.
Saris from `5,000 onwards.
On July 28. At Centre Hotel, Panampilly Nagar.