Thursday, December 23, 2010


Featured: Fashion Must haves

French connection
Bungalow 8 presents its in-house fashion line ‘The Bungalow’ by French designer Mathieu Gugumus Leguillon. Designed as classics that go beyond time and trend, the clothes are rooted in Indian fabrics and techniques, and feature a combination of Assam silks, khadis, paisleys and ikkats.
Price: Rs 2,000 onwards
Available at: Bungalow 8, Mumbai
Designs on you 
If you are looking for gold-plated jewellery in contemporary as well as traditional designs, check out the latest from RL1854. There are bangles, neckpieces, mangalsutras, pendants, earrings, chains, bracelets and anklets to pick from.
Price: Rs 100 onwards
Available at: RL1854 stores
Note: Our reader, N Iyer, has pointed out that the site mentioned above does not facilitate 
Eclectic Indian design
Check out Iris, the new fashion store, for an eclectic mix of collections by popular Indian designers, like Rohit Bal, Manish Malhotra, Kiran Uttam Ghosh, Raghavendra Rathore, Anita Dongre, Nandita Mahtani, Vikram Phadnis, Shyamal & Bhumika, Nachiket Barve and Delna Poonawalla. A good place to drop in for the seasons new styles.
Prices: Rs 3,000 onwards
Available at: Iris, Pune
Summer frills
Inspired by D&G and Dior, Forever New’s collection for the season has prints of garden bouquets, blurred watercolour blooms, mix-and-match ditsy florals embellished with vintage-looking lace details, cascading ruffles and tiers in sheer fabrics like chiffon and tulle. 
Very girlie and feminine!
Price: Rs 1,200 onwards
Available at: Forever New stores
Fastrack’s new army-inspired collection of watches and sunglasses for both sexes is out now. The watches come in unusual case shapes inspired by grenades, snipers, tanks and dog tags. The sunglasses have colours and finishes associated with the armed forces.
Price: Watches, Rs 1,395 onwards,  sunglasses, Rs 3,495 onwards
Available at: Leading department stores
Here comes the bride
If you have a wedding coming up, yours or a friend’s, check out Ritu Kumar’s new bridal collection. The lehengas in brocade with silver and gold gota work, khadi prints, and beautiful patchwork, will create just the special ensemble you want to be seen in.
Price: Rs 15,000 onwards


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