Dev r Nil present boho prints and colours in a summer special coming to Chennai
Kolkata-based designer duo, Debarghaya Bairagi (Dev) and Navonil Das (Nil), has been around for almost a decade. Known for their fluid silhouettes and play with prints, the latest collection from their label Dev r Nil, Song of the Wild, pays homage to Rabindranath Tagore, by incorporating his doodles in the design. Currently available at Collage, expect handwoven ikats and silks on jumpsuits, palazzos and dresses in shades of khaki, beige and blue. Also, taking part in Bridal Asia, Mumbai (April 10-12), their set will feature “a lot of our jamdani weaves, but our prints will dominate in the traditional style, too.”
Your insiration for the collection.
Our inspiration is true to the times we live in, with some amount of fun and quirk in most of the creations. As we predominately work on prints, we have tried not to stick to any one period. You will see geometrical, graphics and classic Indian motifs in the print story.
On comparisons with Kolkata contemporaries like Sabyasachi Mukherjee.We hate comparisons. Kolkata is one of the least competitive states in India. In terms of creativity, we stand apart.
We see interesting combinations—like the sari paired with a bolero jacket.
We tend to offer jackets and boleros almost every season, and have always advocated travel and movement in most of the styling we do.
Since your outfits are coming to Chennai, what should we expect?
We wanted wearability and length to be packed in the design element for this season. So you can find long button down shirts with wide palazzos, variations to our beautiful red and ivory graphic prints on shirt dresses, and saris, too. The combination of print over print is unique to us.
From today, at Collage. Priced from `8,000 onwards. Details: 28291443
— Team Indulge