Over two days, September 19 & 20, we’re taking over Apartment 17 at The Lodhi Hotel. It’s where you can shop curated looks, including international labels from Le Mill as well as exceptionally crafted Indian wear from Surily G and exquisite fine jewellery from Kaj Fine Jewellery.
Memorable Matches is geared to help you create unique looks with unexpected pairings for all those weddings you need to attend towards the end of this year! Here are some styling tips that should come handy too.
Cecilia Morelli Remembers… “Since moving to India, and celebrating my own Indian wedding, I have always been in love with Indian clothes. But for me it’s not just the garments, it’s also about the flexibility within Indian pieces to style them in a very personal way. And for me, that’s always meant mixing in a few western touches. Having the pieces talk to each other and match even as they seem like such opposites.
I see more and more of my friends doing this also. Mixing Indian and Western is really the way modern Indian girls and women are dressing. They’re celebrating their heritage but staking a claim for themselves as global citizens. I love that.”
Surily Goel Suggests… “It’s important to dress for your personality and the occasion. Make sure you’re on key with the vibe of the event and not going over the top, like a Christmas tree ornament. Zero in on a hero piece, which commands attention, and work your ensemble around that.
This season, I’ve designed for a modern gypsy – looks that are bright and happy for a mehendi or a sangeet – and also looks that more romantic and elegant. On the one hand you have fun, mirror work pieces and at the other end of the spectrum there’s silk and organza pieces.”
Kajal Fabiani Recommends… “My jewellery has been designed for women who have a strong sense of what they like, and who wear jewellery with sheer elegance; women who marry tradition with contemporary trends with ease. Versatile and timeless, my collection has been designed to transform and complete the look of the wearer. My pieces are unique in that their appeal is global.”
Stylist Nikhil Mansata Says… “When mixing Indian clothes with western separates make sure the colours and shapes to work together; it’s equally important that the fabric and textures mix well.”