Children’s couture label making a headway

I had come across this adorably chic clothing brand two to three months ago at an exhibition. And, as an adult if I love the idea of different fashions for different seasons, how can our little style queens be far behind!

Indigenously crafted clothing

A long yet conscious supply chain handcrafts its produts with care……. Indigene– a girl next door label is thriving on its simplicity in separates. It tacitly agrees with my summer essential requirements in khadi and linen; gives more room to experiment with accessories to easily live with a capsule wardrobe. So here I am sharing details of a design and clothing company that mediates…

‘the shop’

One late night I received an email from Kabir Singh with a crisp introduction and an e-brochure of his family’s creative enterprise the shop. Previously had only heard of this iconic (first) store nestled squarely in Connaught Place, Delhi. Seemed uncanny to have earlier that day read in Perpetual City (a short biography of Delhi) by Malvika Singh, of this area’s transformation from a ridge covered with Kikar…

Donning luxe for their wonderful stories

The scalding Indian summer sun surely gets my goat. So for me, right now its a race against the growing intensity of the sun’s rays; as I look out for conscientious labels like AMBA,  while playing safe with some classics. So here I share a monologue by its creator Hema Shroff Patel .   

Karin’s clothing propensity….

In between several big fat Indian weddings, with colour and bling taking the centre stage, for me Karin Kock’s simple organic and handcrafted clothes for new borns – 2 yr olds, at the recent Dastkar Mela, in New Delhi, was a serious antidote. Initially while speaking to her about her reasons to settle in India, I couldn’t stop admiring…

Colombo’s style hub

  Very recently my sister traveled to Colombo (capital of Sri Lanka) for work and came back talking about some places and things which I should recce, to feature on my blog. And one of them was PR- a fashion boutique, owned by Shanth Fernando’s (Sri Lankan design mogul) daughter, Annika Fernando. To know more about her a…

Your munchkin’s clothes

At first instance I couldn’t help but notice those quirky designs and unusual colours in Shweta Dhariwal’s children’s clothing and bed linen; which grow on you as a child’s artwork. Being a design student she spends a lot of time researching and educating, and has a bent towards traditional crafts and pattern making. Recently she took a class…

An oasis of creative luxuries

I was forwarded an invite of this store launch by a friend who actually wanted me to go for a promotional activity of another brand at this venue; since he knew of my never-ending quest for unique things and techniques which should be brought to light with much reverence I pushed myself to trek across…

Revival of a regal atelier

A very happy and prosperous Diwali everybody !!!!! This feature celebrates old regal art of real silver and gold embroidery on brocades, silks, chiffons and cottons with Rajkunwar Mayankraj Singh of Kayasthpada, who revives it with Shikaarbagh. He tastefully recreates the preciousness of “Succha Kaam” providing a nostalgic feel of the bygone era with custom made must-haves for drawing…