Complement the tricolour with our pick of trendy yet subtle national symbols this January 26
Republic Day is fast approaching and we have found a way to work our patriotism into our style statements this time around. With designers cleverly using bold tiger prints and elegant lotus and peacock motifs, it’s easy to wear your nationality on your sleeve.
Embrace your inner warrior princess with these Royal Bengal tiger-inspired pieces from Tribe by Amrapali. Choose from the enamel-bodied amulet (Rs 36,600) or the statement gold-plated ring (Rs 13,200). The amulet features delicate flowers against an egg shell white background, but the drawing factor is the two tiger heads holding a pink crystal heart, while the ring bears a single tiger with
the crystal. At Kasturba Road. Details: 080 22221622
Payal Singhal’s off-white shekha tunic features intricately embroidered peacock motifs that are not too obvious. We love that the mix of bead and thread, gives it a striking finish that is perfect for a fashionable holiday brunch. Staywith the overall colour scheme of the embroidery to avoid clashes. Available for Rs 50,000 at Altamount Road, Mumbai. Details: 09323282860
Show you’re as proud as a peacock with this stunning clutch from Natasha Couture. The opulent minaudiere sports an ornate peacock embellishment which is spread across its peacock feather-printed body, crafted from durable metal. Perfect to set off a chic mini and matching pumps. Rs 5,216 approximately.
Eye of the tiger
You can count on Moschino to blend glamour and quirk. This one-shoulder printed silk crepe de chine gown with its eye-catching wild prints is perfect for the bold fashionista. You could pair it with muted black pumps and accessories to keep the attention on the dress. Rs 81,000, approximately on net-a-porter.com
Seamlessly combining design and style is Namrata Joshipura with this flowing tunic. Featuring a smart lotus print, the blue crepe with a neat Mandarin collar and front button placket spells versatility. Pair with leggings in the day or with skinny formal trousers for an evening soiree. Rs 8,500 at the store in DLF Emporio, New Delhi. Details: 011 46073438
Nothing says India like a brass lotus, and we were lucky to chance upon this Charlotte Olympia clutch that perfectly fits the bill. From the Shanghai Express collection, the body is cast from gold-tone brass and is lined with blush suede fabric.
The best accessory to go with your favourite little black dress. Rs 90,350. At Kitsch, Mumbai. Details: 022 22687777
Mohr the merrier
From the house of Satya Paul comes this trendy scarf with a digital peacock feather print. The wool-silk fabric blends attractive shades like sea green, turquoise blue, burnt orange, canary and mustard yellow, with the deep purple border tying it all together. Wear against a crisp white kurta, to let the stole do all the talking. Rs 3,950. At 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar.
Details: 080 42050023
Make a tall statement with these Christian Louboutins. The Chester Fille style works the animal print trend while the black and camel palette allows the signature red sole to stand out. While skinny jeans and a white blouse should do the trick during the day. A flared black skirt and muted beige top might work better at night. Rs 75,000 at the store in DLF Emporio, New Delhi. Details: 011 41017111
Aakanksha Devi and Rashmi Rajagopal