A new online boutique offers the best of luxe Indian fashion
Carma, a multi-designer boutique based in Delhi, goes online, giving buyers access to its exquisitely curated collection of garments, accessories and more.
Conceptualised by Lekha and Malvika Poddar, the designers who stock at Carma include Sabyasachi, Varun Bahl, Rina Dhaka, Nikasha, Shantanu Goenka, Simar Dugal and Ridhi Mehra, among others. Though a small collection, the clothes are carefully handpicked to cater to all tastes. Reynu Tandon’s glam beachwear covers flowy maxi and mini dresses, kaftans and airy tops in a versatile palette of ink blue to turquoise and coral, some bearing fun, abstract prints.
Into the blender
Pratima Pandey’s exquisitely crafted jumpsuits find place, oddly enough, in the ‘Dress’ section. But, we like the expert way she combines essentially Indian fabrics with Western silhouettes. Our eyes were drawn to a stunning russet red Chanderi silk jumpsuit, with intricately embroidered floral motifs at the bust and down the legs. Though prominent, the embroidery does not overpower the brilliance of the luxurious fabric.
Kurta designers include the usual suspects like Varun Bahl, Pratima Pandey, Reynu Tandon and others. We particularly liked Priyanjali Ray’s whimsical flowy tops in pale blue and purple combo shades, and a striking red and orange number paired with turquoise and royal blue palazzos.
The fitted bodices come with finely detailed embroidery, lace and brocade. A special section, entitled Celebrity Closet, is dedicated to garments worn by Bollywood stars and other celebrities, with pictures to entice those aiming to imitate the fashion of their idols.
Rs1,200 upwards. Details: carmaonlineshop.in