Review: Check out Sarvada by Three and Five Clothing that fuses traditional textiles with modern cuts
About a couple of years ago, founders Gunjal Bhandari (30) and Mayank Chourse (33) met at a speed dating event, which not only led to a fruitful personal relationship but also a professional one. Last June, textile designer Gunjal partnered up with Mayank to start the slow fashion label, Three and Five Clothing. “We decided to name the label after our birthdays,” shares the latter.
Recently they launched their collection titled, Sarvada, at Hyderabad-based studio, Anonym. “For this festive collection, I have created ensembles, which are lightweight and graceful. The best bit is that the separates could be paired with whatever you already have,” says Gunjal. She also goes on to add that the outfits can be conveniently sported at a sangeet, or a mehendi do and they are so fuss-free that it wouldn’t come in the way of dancing! The gota embroidery and mirror work on fabrics like brocade, Kota silk and Chanderi jacquard give these outfits a vintage edge, hence they can definitely find a place in the section of classics in the wardrobe.
The colour palette is earthy and varied hues like sapphire blue, hot pink, ivory, jade and mustard are predominant. These shades make the surface embellishments stand out. The highlights are kurtas with asymmetrical and circular hemline, which can be paired with shararas and dupattas that work on a play of light and shadow.
Apart from Sarvada, Gunjal and Mayank are also gearing up to launch their next collection, In-between, in Hyderabad in the month of April. This is focused on creating ensembles by using repurposed brocade scraps from the leftover textiles. “And that’s why all the outfits are unique because there is no way one can recreate the patchworks,” says Gunjal. Some of the coveted looks from the collection include ivory pleated kurtas with brocade patchwork and relaxed pants.
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