Anushree Agarwal brings her handmade trinkets to the city
The next time you step into Evolv, you’ll find a fun collection of Indo-bohemian jewellery that is easy on your pocket. The multi-designer boutique has recently started stocking jewellery by Mumbai designer Anushree Agarwal. After studying fashion designing, and spending time at a magazine, she started designing jewellery. “Micare is Indian bohemian jewellery,” she explains. The name, Micare, means ‘shine’ in Latin. It tries bringing together traditional and modern elements.
For instance, braided tassels and semi-precious stones on a brass necklace. Another element she likes playing around with is the ghungroo because it adds a nice traditional element. ‘‘I just wanted to mix things up,” says the designer. Agarwal says that it was a conscious effort to make Micare affordable to reach a wider audience. She uses brass to make her jewellery, and is busy designing necklaces. “I would like to design morecuffs, earrings and bracelets too,” she says. Featuring grey beads, turquoise, and Swarovski, her pieces can be paired with a white shirt and skinny jeans or a chiffon sari.
Available at Evolv, Chamiers Road. Rs1,600 to Rs3,500. Details: 42042474
– Sumitra Nair