(pronounced as May-thayee)
“During my recent trip to Imphal, I chanced upon the work of local artisans from the region. From wicker baskets to woven outfits, their craft seemed elementary at first, however, that perception changed soon after as I dwelt upon their profoundly simple yet honest work. ‘Meitei’ as the local populace is called, became the starting point of my SS’18 collection. I’ve tried to bring in the element of ‘weave’ in my embroideries, I’ve juxtaposed floral prints with geometric patterns and I’ve mingled the city-chic with rustic charm. I’ve played with sunrise sunset colors – medallion yellows, pale pinks, azure blues and indigos and I’ve tried being true to my signature silhouette, complete with layering, offering endless options for ensembles to be deconstructed for easy separates.” – Vineet Bahl
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If I were to describe my style in one word, it would be unpredictable. Like this look here – classic with a modern twist and a boho undertone perhaps? I’m thinking ‘relaxed vacation poise’. Won’t you agree?
I chose a signature Vineet Bahl off shoulder top for the day, from their Denim collection. I was in a particularly experimental mood that day so instead of pairing the top with a pair of jeans or pants of any kind, I chose to go for this black cotton maxi skirt, one that sits at the heart of my capsule wardrobe each summer. My trusty old Berzeri sneakers paired well with the look. I accessorized with a pair of fringe earrings from Vajor and my retro style Gucci sunglasses. Coming to my bag of choice, ain’t the Longchamp Effronte just gorgeous? Especially in this classic combination of black, red and ivory. I was reading up about it the other day and wanted to share this small snippet that made me love it even more – “The EFFRONTEE represents the merging of two styles, two attitudes. A chic woman borrowing masculine codes for a style rich in contrasts created using different cuts. The EFFRONTEE will accompany a slightly rebellious Longchamp woman, prepared to free herself of traditional codes and go her own way. Nothing in her attitude is to be taken at face value. Her extreme elegance makes her the reincarnation of the 19th century dandy, yet more sophisticated, seductive and refined. The bag’s clean-cut leather is combined with arabesques to play a double game in lines and colors.”
Overall the look may not have turned out to be the kind of look that you would want to copy in an instant but I liked that it was very me, very individualistic, pretty chic yet high on comfort.
Let’s see what you might have to say about this look now, shall we?
Make your way to comments section below please 🙂
All images of me photographed by Tarun Chawla at Amazon India Fashion Week Spring/Summer’18.