Celebrity stylist, Kalyani Desai, launches Harmony Within Chaos, a collection for the millennial man
rom the leading ladies of Bollywood, including Priyanka Chopra, to South Indian stars like Akkineni Nagarjuna and Mammootty, Kalyani Desai has created a niche for herself as a stylist over the last three years. She is now embracing the designer in herself with Not Just Black, her newly-launched e-commerce platform. Keeping things simple has never been Desai’s cup of tea. So it’s only natural that Harmony Within Chaos, the debut line from this former GQ stylist, embodies experimental elements.
“This artistically chaotic collection aims to showcase the chaos of our times while simultaneously highlighting the individuality that makes each one of us unique,” begins Desai.
The young stylist’s take on fashion has always been edgy and playful. “The challenge, as I see it, is to make absolutely any man a quintessential ‘Not Just Black’ man. Helping someone explore and identify the style that makes him feel most at home, yet ‘with it’, is what gives me my adrenaline rush,” she explains. Hence, the Mumbaikar’s portal is poised to become a one-stop-shop for fashion savvy men, with services including a stylist-on-the-go to offer personal consultations at the comfort of one’s home to a complete wardrobe re-hash.
Designed with comfort at its core, expect bandhgala suits, Nehru jackets, kurta sets and more, from this customisable collection. Crafted with cotton satin, linen and imported Italian worsted wool, Desai’s designs, boasts bold-yet-playful combinations such as dusty rose hues paired with baby blues. She is currently working on a new collection of formal suits. Bandhgalas from Rs 43,000. Details: notjustblack.in
—Arya P Dinesh