On the racks
We took a quick look at what new designers had to offer. R Atta, a joint venture between Bharathi Sairam, Sumana Shivkumar and Vibha Sharath will have Indo-Western blazers in neon hues, clutches and brightly printed saris. Arup Nanjappa’s block-printed lungis in natural dyed cotton and didgeridoos (made by indigenous tribes of northern Australia) are also featured. “I made one for myself after that I got hooked playing it at a friend’s place,” he tells us describing how he combines PVC pipes and Agave stumps.
Fashion and more
Fun & Flirt, by sisters Gurman and Simrann Sabharwaal, will have floral printed tops, shirts with studded collars and dresses with chic fits in the spotlight. And for an off-beat sensory experience, Karan Dutt, from Table For 2, will create a bespoke dining experience using hand-picked products from scented candles, mood lighting, music, tableware and a matching menu. “The idea is to make people mingle and enjoy a meal fully,” he tells us. Kids will love Binaya Mohanty’s Indidoll series of adorable 18-inch dolls that come along with a storybook for each character and matching outfits for both the doll and the young owner. “The idea is to inspire kids through strong Indian women characters,” she explains.
Tejas Srinivas’ pen drives featuring characters like Sponge Bob Square Pants, Fred Flintstone, Green Lantern and Angry Birds will make perfect stocking stuffers for Christmas that is around the corner. Brijesh Karekar offers Goa-inspired handicrafts, some made out of shells — from figures and jewellery to wooden deities and paintings. Studio Alif’s line, by interior designer Hafsa Hamid, offers unique pieces. “We have trays and umbrella stands made out of papier-mâché and stylish storage boxes inspired by the folk art of Kashmir,” she tells us. More funky stuff comes from Shruthi Lahari and Madhuri Ashok (Arcilla) in the form of key chains and phone tags out of polymer clay featuring characters from South Park and Despicable Me.
November 10. Rs 100. At Embassy International Riding School, Devanahalli. Taxi shuttle costs Rs 1,100 for four.