Ballygunge boutique hosts Glocal Girl, a pop-up exhibition with three city-based designers
Grisa, a multi-designer boutique in Ballygunge is all set to host a pop up exhibition called Glocal Girl, with three city-based brands beginning February 21. The two-day exhibition will be showcasing apparel by Blank Slate and Ggitika Sahariia and and costume jewellery by Bedika n Richa.
“We usually stock up on collections by various designers from different parts of the country, such as Enech by Nupur Harwani, Ekta S label, Aakaar by Ankit Sharma and others, but this exhibition will be different, as we will be focusing on some city-based designers," says Ankita Singhania, the boutique owner.
"Our collections are handpicked and includes chic and trendy clothes, with a special focus on western and Indo-western wear, that addresses the significant gap between high-street and premium fashion. Glocal- means global touch by local designers,” she adds.
Geetika Saharia will be showcasing three collections. The first one is a bridesmaid spring wedding collection, with skirts, satin shirts and crop tops in vibrant hues of yellow and pink, with matching palazzos or cigarette pants to pair them up with. For those who prefer muted shades for the wedding season, there will be some in shades of white and gold block prints too.
The second one, called I Am Me uses strong linens and delicate organza with kantha inspired hand embroidered work. "It illustrates the tough yet soft nature of a woman-with a myriad of emotions and a subtle strength," says says Geetika Saharia, the 31-year-old designer.
The third line showcases prints inspired by the elements of an English breakfast at Flurys. “My clothes are easy and comfortable to wear and yet very stylish. The designs suit a range of body types. A simple cut can be worn by a size small or a curvy woman and both will look stunning in it,” adds the couturier, who finds inspiration in everyday things.
Blank Slate on the other hand, will feature jump suits, dresses, tops and skirts in silk and cotton blends from their latest emogeo collection. The occasion wear ranges from vintage inspired dress in subtle pink with foil satin paneling in the front, to monochrome jump suits in solid colours of red and purple, with coloured embroidery around the yoke.
A 3D butterfly paneled dress in black and grey stood out for its simple elegance, while the draped panel sequin dress/ top in white won us over with its understated charm and bling.
“The most interesting things about my clothes are the embroidery. It is inspired from my doodles and drawings and you wouldn’t find it replicated anywhere else,” says Snigdha Jijodia, who launched Blank Slate two years ago.
The exhibition will also feature costume jewellery by Bedika n Richa, a six-year- old brand, established by Bedika Agarwal and Richa Choudhary, which specialises in creating destination jewellery. “We work a lot with kundan, zircon and enamel jewellery. We also specialise in making Chandbalis with pearls,” says Richa Choudhary, one of the founder members of the label.
Starting prices for Ggitika Sahariia's collection: Rs 3000, Blank Slate: Rs 5000, Bedika n Richa's costume jewellery: Rs 1000
Glocal Girl will open at Grisa, 12/1 Ballygunge Park Road on February 21-22, 12 pm- 6 pm