Looking for that ‘one-of-a-kind’ outfit?

The wedding and festival season is about to kick off. Be it a wedding reception or Ganesh Chaturthi, people want to show off their personal styles. Uniqueness is the key here. Copycat designs aren’t popular. Enter, designer wear.

Khwaish designer store. Pic courtesy: Khwaish

The unique and innovative designs, not available in the regular shops, are becoming a trend. And this is not limited to young people alone. People are ready to pay huge sums for unique outfits.

Debasmita Ghosh, Director of Morph Image Consulting and a resident of Koramangala believes that the designer clothes are custom made to fit. “There is a brand value attached to these clothes and they are definitively exclusive and one-of-a-kind,” she adds.

Bright colours like yellows, orange and hot pinks are the choice of the season. Then of course the classic festive colours, reds and greens. Dull pastel colours are out of fashion and women prefer brighter colours.

Bling and shimmer are also outdated. Even if people want some bling, it is only in the form of subtle shimmery laces or aari work (freestyle embroidery) on their outfits. Jute and wool thread works are also in vogue. Thread-works on dupattas are much in demand. It makes dupattas heavier and makes the outfit quite grand.

The Anarkali is back in fashion. But now they come with jackets. Long or short, sleeveless, embroidered jackets are worn with the dresses with simple dupattas. Lehengas also come with light embroidery work and light bling.

Designs in BFW 2012 by Neema Kumar. Pic courtesy: neemakumar.com

Pavithra Dattakumar, owner of Khwaish boutique, says, “We have Anarkali dresses with long jackets, that are in demand this season. These anarkalis are so long that the pants are barely visible.”

The men’s fashion world has a lot of creams and pastels this season. Sherwanis with cream, soft orange and brown are the all occasion colours. Maroons and bottle greens are popular for weddings!

Dhoti pants with knee length Sherwanis is another trend picking up. And grooms go for these pants for that different look.

Pavithra adds that even though big showrooms stock some designer wear, there will be many similar kind of outfits. “But not with (boutiques). You have only one unique dress and (you can) get according to your requirements and choice,” she says.

Prices of these designer wear starts from Rs 2000.


Khwaish Boutique: Prakruthi Investments #6, Maruthi Mansion, Opp Forum Mall, Bhuvanappa Layout, Hosur Main Road, Koramangala. Ph: 9886026039

Neema Kumar design studio: No.59/101 A, NR Maharaja Palace & BDA Complex, HSR Layout. Ph: 66496271

Samiksha Design studio: No.569, Next To State Bank Of Hyderabad, 11th Main Road, 38th Cross, Jayanagar 5TH Block. Ph: 22449569

Shrishti by Latha Puttanna: No 102, Lalbagh, Siddapura, 2nd Cross, 1ST Block, Jayanagar. 26567349

Khanate Studio Line: No.898/1, Opp To IBP Petrol Bunk, 80 Feet Road, 6TH Block, Koramangala. Ph: 9880733308

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