“You look like a pretty ninja”, I was told, among other things, when I donned this look I curated from the newly opened Ensemble store at Khan Market, back in March. While its an absolute delight to style a full look from my favorite brand/designer, there is nothing quite like the enthusiasm when you have an entire luxury multi-designer store at your disposal. An India Modern paradise, quite literally!
Ensemble, Khan Market houses some of my favorite young designers from around the country, focusing mostly on contemporary, pret separates. Some opulent, some minimal, others very earthy and breathable staying true to their Indian roots.
Black and whites are always a no-brainer for me especially when given a store full of clothes to choose from. Even more so when they celebrate clean cuts, minimal zen-like detailing and offbeat silhouettes with such ease. The ivory crepe blouse from Bodice may look ordinary at first sight but as you go closer you begin to notice the finer details and tailoring. The extra high side slits made me want to tuck the front part of the tunic/blouse into my black high waist drop-crotch pants, leaving the back free to flow.
Corset belts just happen to be really trendy right now, so when I spotted one which seemed like a beautiful Indian version of its western counterparts, I knew it would be the perfect accessory to inject vigor and vibrancy to my outfit. The look was turning out to be more eccentric than I had intended for it to be so a pair of Louboutin sneakers seemed like a better option to compliment the zany aesthetic as opposed to a pair of pretty, high heels. A sparkling cuff from Swarovski and the dual tone Paris Premier bag from Longchamp added finishing touches.
Grateful to Ensemble India for facilitating this association.
Styled, Modeled and Conceptualized by Surbhi Sethi
Photographed by Tarun Chawla
Top – Bodice, available at Ensemble, Khan Market
Pants – Rishta by Arjun Saluja, available at Ensemble, Khan Market
Shoes – Christian Louboutin
Bag – Longchamp Paris Premier, available at DLF Emporio
Cuff – Swarovski
Belt – Tarun Tahiliani, available at Ensemble