Catch Artisau's summer collection at a pop up in Amethyst
For designers across the globe, summer is the muse to showcase their bright-coloured collections. The eight-day pop up at Amethyst brings a range of traditional summer staples as loose silhouettes and naturally-dyed subtle colours. Featuring Summer Spring collections from five pan-Indian designers expect to find Ajrak inspired shirts dresses and tunics from Vraj: Bhoomi and oversized dressed and kurtas from Crow, two Ahmedabad-based labels, among others.
Body on sole
With loafers, sneakers and espadrielles featuring in her range of collection, 21-year-old Priya Shah, co-founder of the two-month old footwear label, Tisser, tells us that the brand
provides specialised woven footwear made of leather, which is a popular European practice. “We are keen on providing comfortable yet stylish footwear with basic designs like plain coloured sneakers and ballets,” she shares. The collection has a variety of summer colours and pastels such as cognac, shades of pink, grey and navy blue. Besides, you can place your order online and customise your choice of footwear. `
From 4,500 onwards. Details: facebook.com/tissershoes
Based out of New Delhi, Artisau showcases its annual summer collection, called Selvedge, with a range of apparels that give traditional shapes a contemporary look. Owner Simran Chaudhary tells us that the collection is inspired by ideas of Gujarat-based artist Jeram Patel’s abstract art. The collection focuses on handwoven fabrics. “The summer collection includes belted linen dresses, soothing white cotton kurtas and blue lattice print cotton silk tops,” shares the NIFT graduate. `
From 4,500 onwards. Details: facebook.com/wearArtisau
Ease of Japanese
Inspired by Boro, a Japanese technique of mending fabrics, Indigene’s summer collection focuses on sustainable design practices by creating trims and panels from leftover fabric cuttings. “The range of clothing uses combinations of khadi and linen fabrics, hand-printed in Kutch and combined together in patches and panels,” says Jaya Bhatt, adding that the buttons are also handmade by their women artisans from Bihar. The silhouettes are simple with fine detailing, ease and comfort. The collection, presented in the Lakmé Fashion Week, also provides overlays and scarves in a range of colours from white and grey to ochre.
From`4,500 onwards. Details: indigenecraft.com
At Amethyst Room, Chamiers Road, from 10.30 am to 7.30 pm. Details: 43042099