Above photos courtesy of Tarun Chawla.
Utility was the key trend on my mind this time while putting my looks together for the Amazon India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 and that came through in the form of light, delicate and breathable fabrics for the first two days which also happened to be the days dedicated to a focus on handloom by The FDCI. I am a huge lover of all things handwoven and handcrafted. And I believe investing in handcrafted, Made in India goods should be looked upon as more of a lifestyle choice rather than a fad.
For day 1, I chose a marble-dye silk shirtdress layered with a flap jacket by Label Pallavi Kandoi. I’ve been quite a fan of the brand’s interpretation of global aesthetics using local skills and craftsmanship and I loved every detail on these pieces, from the strikingly ingenious print to the asymmetric cut of the dress and impeccable finishing. And oh the amount of compliments I received for this look! To further edge up the look, I teamed the outfit with steampunk-inspired accessories from Nimai, black block-heel pumps from H&M and a vintage lizard skin Judith Leiber purse. While my personal style is veering towards a more minimal aesthetic by the day, the maximalist in me wants to continue experimenting every once in a while and what better time than fashion week for that!
As for my hair and makeup, I let the team at Affinity Salon in Gk II get creative. All I told them was that I wanted to take my hair up in some kind of a knotty bun and boy did they nail it! Loved how they added a beautiful texture all around the carefully set messy-bun by weaving thin strands of hair together. For the face, they decided on a strong contour, a double wing eyeliner and a smokey purple lip, which I think I’m totally going to rock all throughout fall!
Above Photos by Hanadi | Desi High Style
More About Label Pallavi Kandoi
Born in the heart of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Pallavi Kandoi values the uniqueness and the uncertainty that has inspired an everlasting tradition. Her inspiration comes from this distinctiveness produced by the hands of the lesser known. The process involves exploring the capabilities of hand-made art and crafting them into garments. Captivated by the mundane acts of nature, she plays with colors to propagate the usual, making it buoyant.