I picked a modal satin hand-embroidered shirt from Label Pallavi Kandoi for Day 04 of Amazon India Fashion Week Spring/Summer’18, and paired it with upcycled pleated ikat pants from Studio 17, statement jewelry pieces from Varnika Arora, retro style Enrico Eyewear sunglasses and my Swarang Designs handcrafted vegan leather bag. The look turned out to be quite #IndiaModern in terms of the crafts and designers it featured, each piece #MadeInIndia, without me consciously trying to make it so.
I wore a marble printed shirtdress by Pallavi Kandoi last to last sceason as well if you remember, and have been a fan of the brand ever since. Their new collection is a lot sweeter, delicate, pristine and mostly features a lot of whites so I was naturally attracted to it. This shirt specifically caught my attention due to the unique cut and the gold-button detailing here and there. And then there are those adorable little red french knots embroidered all over. Quite the proud owner of this dainty creation I am!
Moving on to the pants, are they gorgeous or are they gorgeousss! I’m a huge ikat fan. I actually love all kinds of weaves but there was something extraordinary about the colors on this vintage ikat silk saree I had, that has been upcycled and turned into a pair of pleated wide-legged pants by Studio 17. Loving this initiative of theirs – creating something precious out of anything that is of no use to us anymore.
I tucked only one side of the shirt in the pants to reveal the ikat waistband, and left the other out so one can see and admire the cut and detailing on the side of the shirt.
Jewelry pieces from Varnika Arora’s latest collection seemed to match perfectly well with my look. The Delta earrings adorned with green malachite and sunset citrine proved to be a beautiful contrast against the white shirt, while totally complementing the colors on the pants. The Saturn rings I chose, to go with it, feature the same texture and gold finish as the earrings. Delicate, yet unique, they borrow their luminosity and colors from faraway galaxies.
As for my bag, you might remember seeing it previously teamed with the Shantanu & Nikhil saree I wore to their show earlier this year. It’s the kind of bag that gets you all the compliments in the world, each time you carry it, owing to the beautiful dhokra art it features.
Designer Kavita Bhartia was showcasing on the day so I was extremely happy and proud to extend support by wearing a bespoke pair shoes they created specially for the show.
Thoughts on the look? Feel free to share them in the comments below 🙂
Styled, Modeled and Conceptualized by Surbhi Sethi
Photographed by Tarun Chawla at Amazon India Fashion Week Spring/Summer’18