A preview of autumn winter collection from three city-based brands
With dramatic tones and gypsy vibes, designers reveal their autumn-winter collection for the year
With strong and intense patterns trending this season, we give you a preview of three city-based brands’ travel-inspired lines.
It’s the story of a new age traveller, woven into fabric. Priyadarshini Rao, an independent designer and textile enthusiast, travels around the world soaking in culture and stories.“This collection has a vintage palette of antique teal, weed, salmon, copper oxide green, forest greens and sand.” Her clothes are a mix of cultures, palettes and textures that create a global ensemble not specific to any particular country or culture. Inspirations come in the form of a book she’s reading or a piece of music she discovered.“For fall, I’ve toned down the colours with denser fabrics. I’ve integrated fine stitching details from Japanese heritage, colours from India, chintz from Britain, paisleys from France and delicate laces from historical China.” `10,000 onwards. Details: 28333627
Diaries of a traveller
In an attempt to bring her travel journals to life, Aneeth Arora, designer at Pero, decided to revisit all the places that she had already travelled to, recorded and documented.“This season, we’ve incorporated a mix of elements from China and Latin America,” says the designer. Drawing inspiration from the Miao people of China, the collection shows his love for detail through tassels, pom-poms and beaded hangings. Even though the fabrics and trims are inspired elsewhere, they are very much of Indian origin. “The patterns are inspired by cultures worldwide, handmade in India and then made available globally to the wearer. It’s not just the craftsmanship that matters, it’s the stories they narrate.” Price on request. Details: 28291443
Shine on you
Brands Nicobar and Nimai are bringing out a travelling trunk show named Nimai x Nicobar. The pop-up offers a seamless amalgam of sparkling dresses and contemporary jewellery. “We use innovative techniques and curious mediums like discarded watch parts, nuts and bolts and make modern jewellery that has a modern India connect,” explains Pooja Roy Yadav, Founder and CEO of Nimai.The pop-up will have curated contemporary jewellery from Nimai, which can be worn in many ways with Nicobar’s newly launched jewel-tinted festive edit. Nicobar, on the other hand, is about simple and thoughtful living. “The styles bring to life a self-confident ‘Indianness’ that’s relaxed and relatable,” says Simran Lal, Co-founder and Creative Director, Nicobar. Their new line Autumn Bloom, incidentally, is a Chanderi collection.
`2,400 upwards. Details: 48549711