For the Love of Local: 3 Fashion Enthusiasts Talk About Their Favourite Pieces By Indian Designers
Here's the lo-down for a smooth day-to-night transition
Aradhana Buragohain, model
“I fell head over heels for this floral, shorts-and-blazer set from Redefine by Ridhi Doshi. The brand is all about eclectic prints that speak to my soul, and the silhouettes are chic and playful. What I love most about this co-ord set is how it adapts to the occasion—I can always dress it up or down. This is a huge advantage as I support slow fashion, and I want to get the most out of any designer piece. Not just that, I enjoy wearing pieces that can be styled in multiple ways. For the day, I like to stick to shorts and pair it with a basic tank top, sneakers, and a bandana. At night, I add the blazer and ditch the sneakers. Opting for a pair of stylish heels or boots, as per the weather, I finish the look with some chunky jewellery.”
Reann Moradian, fashion Stylist
“This bright and cheerful multipurpose shirt from designer Dhruv Kapoor is very special to me. I liked it so much, I picked it up while I was sourcing garments for a project. I think it is the versatility that always brings me back to this piece...there are so many ways to wear this shirt. Here, I am wearing it as a dress, accented by jewellery from Summer Somewhere X Kira for a casual-chic vibe. On most days, I like to keep things comfortable by knotting it up and finishing the look with baggy jeans and sneakers. At night, I swap the sneakers for a pair of bright boots or pumps. I love to add some statement earrings and a pop of colour to my lips and I am good to step out with friends!”
Shrima Rai, fashion and lifestyle influencer
“I rely on instinct when buying clothes, and when I saw this co-ord set from Genes Lecoanet Hemant, I followed my gut. The rich Ikat print lends such a nice, ethnic feel to the look. I think it’s lovely, how the designers showcase this traditional print in a modern silhouette. The best part about the outfit is not just how it looks, but also how it makes me feel—feminine and edgy, both at once. I like to keep the accessories minimal when it comes to styling this set...for the day. I stick to black combat boots or white keds, and for the evening, I amp things up with a pair of statement heels."