I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with Sue Mue time and again, but those associations have always revolved around their exquisitely crafted couture creations. So for the Amazon India Fashion Week, Autumn/Winter’17 this time, I curated a look from their Spring/Summer’17 pret collection instead and the reactions I received from everyone who noticed my outfit were immensely satisfying. A lot of people who had heard about the brand weren’t aware that they also have a pret line while a few others who had seen the collection were amused at my pairing of two very voluminous separates to create a carefree, effortless and comfort oriented look.
I see myself veering towards a more intelligently styled, casual chic look with each fashion week compared to the eclectic, glam and sometimes even trying-too-hard looks I have donned in the past. While I may not still be ready to fully embrace the less-is-more movement or fall prey to the normcore trend, I do seem to have adopted “simple is the new black” as my go-to style mantra. Especially so after having stumbled upon a recent article about minimalist fashion that emphasized on how minimalism is more than just a trend, it has become a zeitgeist; it is the weft and weave of not only modern fashion but also of modern social fabric.
Keeping that in mind, I picked up two of the lightest, most airy looking separates from Sue Mue’s Spring’17 collection, Albeli for my look on Day 01. The collection is an ode to the beauty and pride of the modern Indian woman who lives life with power and poise, which I thought was absolutely incredible.
It is dedicated to the woman who is unafraid to be herself and who revels in her femininity and independence.
“The Albeli woman has a strong streak of individuality, a wild spirit that leaves its traces in her chin held high, and yet the lightness and liveliness of a twinkling gaze. Her beauty lies in her fiery essence and regal presence. She is unconquerable, a queen in her kingdom, unique.”
Ruffles are so hot right now and I am quite mad about them. So this easy breezy white ruffled mulmul top was what I instantly gravitated towards. Paired it with an equally summery pair of pleated beige mulmul palazzos. The whole look turned out to be quite earthy and laidback so I added a punch of much-needed contemporary edge with a decadent statment piece from Swarovski‘s SS’17 collection called The Good Mood Necklace, crafted in a rainbow of brightly colored crystals. As for my shoes, I chose a pair of nude Christian Louboutin Goldoflats for an edgy undertone. They’re embellished by hand with silver-tone, gold-tone, and rose-gold tone metal spikes, and have a point-toe shape with a small concealed heel for added comfort. A lovely vintage-inspired, trunk sling bag from The Burnt Soul finished my look.
Photographed by Tarun Chawla