With the upcoming festive and wedding season in mind, weʼve curated a list of fashion must-haves from some of our favourite home-grown labels.
By RIAAN JACOB GEORGE
For those daytime functions, weʼve shortlisted this simple ivory, stitch-embroidered bandi (Nehru jacket), paired with a pastel-hued kurta-pyjama set. Part of Tarun Tahilianiʼs menswear label TASVA, the jacket is embellished with silver sequins placed effortlessly on a raw-silk fabric. A classy option for the festive season.₹12,999; tasva.com
If youʼre creating your ʻbridegroomʼs trousseauʼ, make sure to stock up on equestrian-inspired royal breeches by Jaipur-based designer Rohit Kamra. Also known as Jodhpur pants, these pair perfectly with bandhgalas and add a nice vintage chic touch to your wardrobe. Style them with a tailored waistcoat and custom leather shoes. So sartorial! From ₹10,000; rohitkamra.com
Lucknowʼs highly prized chikankari embroidery is back in focus thanks to heritage revivalist Anjul Bhandari. We have our eyes on this red-and-white chikankari sherwani from the designerʼs collection, Surkh Lal, which sees a unique shade of red on this artistic form. Artisans took months to create this spectacular piece of clothing!
Price on request; anjulbhandari.in
PRINTS ON POINT
As bridegrooms in extravagant prints are all the rage, we suggest one of Payal Singhal’s ‘Folklore’ kurta-pyjama sets. These pieces, splashed with exotic prints, will definitely require you to be fashion-forward, even while they make a statement with kantha work from Bengal, phulkari work from Punjab, and elements of Madhya Pradesh’s Gond art. Price on request; payalsinghal.com
RED CARPET ALERT
You can never go wrong with a classic tuxedo, and Mumbai’s premier sartorialists, Sarah & Sandeep, definitely know that. Their Sand Velvet Tuxedo, with its unique colour, is a different take on the black-tie look. The formal wear is magnificently ‘constructed’ with a gorgeous lapel and lends itself beautifully to a multitude of accessories.
Price on request; sarahsandeep.com
We are huge fans of indigenous watchmaker Jaipur Watch Company. Their British era-inspired dials made with old Indian coins and the resultant aesthetics make you proud to sport this timepiece. The best part, you can actually customise your own watch—dial, strap, bezel, and all! Time to promote home-grown luxury!
From ₹16,000; jaipur.watch
Mumbai-based shoemaker Nirali Ruparel’s label Achilles’ Heel specialises in bespoke shoes. And her exquisite patina leather shoes are entirely customisable, right down to the colour, cut, and even the monogram. Schedule a fitting and a rather lengthy customisation process with the shoemaker for a pair of trendy tassel loafers or slip-ons. Chic! Price on request; achillesheel.co