From Kolkata's Garo to Hyderabad's Taavare, the second edition of FunkyFish’s The Mid Summer Fix is here! 

From handcrafted, quirky espadrilles and jute totes for a laid-back day in the sun to a chic, ethnic wardrobe for destination weddings; the pop-up will exhibit a variety of trend-setting fashion  

Rehna Abdul Kareem Published :  28th June 2019 06:00 AM   |   Published :   |  28th June 2019 06:00 AM
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The good folks at FunkyFish aren’t kidding when they say that their pret pop-up, The Mid Summer Fix, has something for everyone. From handcrafted, quirky espadrilles and jute totes for a laid-back day in the sun to a chic, ethnic wardrobe for destination weddings; the pop-up will exhibit a variety of trend-setting fashion for every occasion. “While we have a list of upcoming fashion designers on our roster, like designers Nupur Kanoi, Mint Closet, Sougat Paul and Zwaan, there are a few debutantes as well,” says Nikita Kapoor Bajaj, who along with Pavithra Sagar started FunkyFish in 2015. 


Prints by the pool


Hyderabad  designers Monisha Reddy and Prathyusha Bompally started their label Taavare (which translates to lotus)in 2017, and they mainly specialise in occasion wear and Indo-Western partywear. “We are bringing easy, breezy prints to Chennai with designs best suited for fun events like destination weddings and poolside events,” explains 30-year-old Monisha who has previously launched two collections named Rose in the Air and Amaara. “As far as silhouettes go, we aren’t limited to a particular silhouette chart. Taavare has everything from coordinated sets, jumpsuits to lehengas.” The duo are bringing about 45 pieces for the pop-up, and they source their fabrics from local vendors in Hyderabad, and Mumbai. “Once the fabric is dyed and embroidered, our in-house team puts together the ensemble,” concludes Monisha. `12,000 onwards. 


Power dressing

Kolkata-based luxury couture label Garo are known for their intricate and bespoke embroidery. The brand has a popular client base, including names like Madhuri Dixit and Sania Mirza, so if you’re looking for some desi power dressing inspiration, Garo fits the bill. Started by Sweta Tantia, Garo has a range of gowns, salwar kameez, structured drapes with over layers and capes with gharara cholis,” explains Sveta, whose label sees a large number of GenZ customers. For the Chennai pop-up, Sveta will be bringing about 30 pieces made from fabrics that are sourced from Phulia weavers, and put together at their production house in New Alipore. `24,000 onwards. 


 

Street cred 
Coming for the first time is Delhi-based Urban Suburban which started in 2017 and specialises in holiday wear clothes. Sisters Urvi, Unnati and Anjali Bachkaniwala started the label with high street clothes as their design aesthetic. “We are bringing pieces like our shirt dresses, utility jumpsuits, wrap around crop tops, and blazers, that can be repurposed and dressed down or dressed up depending on the occasion,” explains Anjali, adding that everything is done in-house, and the fabrics are sourced from Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru. `700 to ` 3,000.

On July 1. At Crowne Plaza Chennai Adyar Park.

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