Step out in vibrant colours

Haute style

Step out in vibrant colours

With summer here, fashionistas are looking for comfortable outfits which will make them stand out in the crowd. Fabindia’s latest collection of colourful kurtis, palazzos, stoles, jumpsuits and accessories is just right for the season.     

For the young urban woman

The collection ‘Fabels’ has relaxed silhouettes, checkered prints, abstract patterns and tailored outfits in white, black, navy blue, flamingo red, golden yellow and lilac.

 Comprising classic western cuts, ‘Fabels’, is created to appeal to the young urban women, who are aware and responsive to global trends. The collection has structured jackets, waistcoats, trousers, shirts, skirts, palazzos, culottes, dresses and jumpsuits.”
According to the brand’s spokesperson, the cuts, colours and designs are
powerful influencers and render a certain character and personality to collection.

The key to a creating a unique collection, the brand says, is all these three
elements coming together beautifully and seamlessly to create a coherent look.  
The collection has employed traditional craft techniques such as tie and dye, applique, embroidery, hand painting and mirror work. The thrust is on using traditional art and craft to give the garments a modern, contemporary look.    

The brand has used the craft of ‘chikankari’ which is known for its intricacy and royal splendour. Floral motifs, ‘jaals’, diagonal patterns and layouts in different ‘chikankari’ stitches such as ‘tepchi’, ‘murri’ and ‘jaal’ are an incredible part of the collection. One can mix and match the clothes to get the best combination. And to enhance the looks, one can choose from a wide range of graphic jewellery and bags.

The range extends from earrings, neckpieces, cuffs, rings and bangles to tote and sling bags. The jewellery is made from materials such as silver, brass, wood and glass.

Neeya, a student of BMS College of Engineering, wore a mustard dress.
Punchline: “This dress with a tinge of gold is best suited for a formal occasion. I like it because it is extremely comfortable and fits perfectly well.” 
Price: Dress (Rs 3,990).

Shreya Lal,  a student of Mount Carmel College, wore a navy blue jumpsuit and matched it with a pink scarf.
Punchline: “The contrast is pronounced and the garment has been designed well. The light embroidery on the jumpsuit makes it look attractive.”
Price: Jumpsuit (Rs 3,290) and stole (Rs 2,990).

Malaika Susan Mathew, a student of Mount Carmel College, picked up a long crinkle pink skirt and paired it with a white crop top.
Punchline: “The skirt has a traditional yet modern touch to it. The top and skirt together give a beautiful traditional look.” 
Price: Pink crinkle long skirt (Rs 2,190) and white crop top (Rs 1,690).

Neharika B, a student of Mount Carmel College, chose to wear a well-fitted beige skirt and paired it with a criss-cross top.
Punchline: “The designs are unique. I can wear this outfit to college and a party as well. Accessorise intelligently and you are ready to go.”
Price: Skirt (Rs 2,990) and top (Rs 1,990).

Aafreen Rahman, a student of National Institute of Fashion Technology, sported a flared printed skirt and a viscose cotton sleeveless black top.
Punchline: “The outfit is a blend of Indian and western cuts. The statement neckpiece adds to the charm of the garment.”
Price: Flared skirt (Rs 2,690), top (Rs 1,990) and neckpiece (Rs 790).

M Vindya Niron, a student of Mount Carmel College, chose to wear a cotton ‘slub khari’ printed dress with a pair of long earrings.
Punchline: “The print gives a unique identity to the dress. I could wear this outfit with a short jacket and a pair of boots to give it a new look.”
Price: Dress (Rs 3,290) and earrings (Rs 1,990).

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