WHEN ace designer Christian Louboutin walked the ramp last month withSabyasachi Mukherjee, presenting their second collaborative collection Firdaus, the Frenchman’s gothic-bloom jacket stole the limelight away from his partner. The trend is clearly moving away from spring cheer as blossoms take an interesting twist this winter, with moody palettes and muted hues.
Here’s how you can get the look.
Eskander’s silk scarf with gloomy watercolour florals is a subtle take on the gothic bloom style. Made of fine black silk with dark red, purple and pink flowers, it makes for a gorgeous add-on to an all-black ensemble. `15,460 approximately. Details: harrods.com
This Alice + Olivia maxi-length gown puts the black and gold evening staple to good use. The gold floral embroidery throughout this short-sleeved gown gives it an ethereal look. Show off the bare-back with minimal accessories. `73,560 approximately. Details: aliceandolivia.com
Sabyasachi always had an interest in dark palettes. The capsule clutch brings out that penchant in sequined embroidery. This hand crusted red velvet minaudiere has zardosi sequins and qualifies as a fusion accessory. The detachable sling chain helps you use it as a capsule bag. `29,500 at Evoluzione, Nungambakkam. Details: 28333627
Critters in a clutch
A definite conversation starter, thispiece from Alexander McQueen Fall ’16 line is crafted from black satin and tulle with a leather lining. Embellished with beads and sequins with floral and insect motifs, this clutch is a perfect addition to a party wardrobe. The brushed pale-gold metal handle decorated with Swarovski crystals adds just the right amount of bling. `3,59,520 approximately at Kitsch, Mumbai. Details: 022 32445293
Burberry’s floral sage jacquard extends the gothic code to the men, with an interesting antique tapestry design. This Italian-made polyester-cotton jacket combines style and functionality with a packaway hood and a drawstring waist for a close fit, complete with Burberry’s signature epaulettes. Team with a simple white tee and black jeans to keep the jacket in the spotlight. `1,58,990 approximately at Express Avenue. Details: 28464135
Slip into some comfort with Gucci’s Princetown slippers. The Italian-made footwear is made of shiny jacquard with green and purple floral embellishments, complete with a leather lining and a supple sole. With a blend of comfort and couture, this makes for a great travel essential. `78,700 approximately at DLF Emporio, New Delhi. Details: 011 46471111
Accentuate a simple pair of cropped jeans or a boho chic dress with these boots from Sam Edelman. The lustrous black pair has magenta and metallic-pink brocade floral embellishments with lightly cushioned insoles and a manageable mid-heel. `6,590. Details: net-a-porter.com
Flare for colour
This knee-length skirt from Neha Taneja features a multicolour floral print set against a navy blue palette. Team it with a muted tee and ankle boots for a night out with friends or with gladiators and a pastel tee for a brunch do. `7,000. Details: perniaspopupshop.com
Save this silk organza and chiffonpiece from Rahul Mishra for a fun day out. The black woven chintz bomber jacket has interestingcontrast floral embroidery, complete with a frontal zipper. Fitted at the bust, it looks best with high waist denim. `26,950 at his store in Noida. Details: 09582580083
Text: Lavanya Lakshminarayanan