With Jon Favreau’s Jungle Book set to release in March, we help you gear up with shoes and ensembles that work the bold theme.
Author Rudyard Kipling’s imagination created the world of the lost child Mowgli back in 1894, but it is designers like Henry Holland and Shivan and Narresh who revisit the jungle theme this season with shoes, scarves, suits and more.
Text: Seema Rajpal
Say hello to Mowgli
The Jungle Book is going to be everywhere once it releases, just like its print is all over these slip-ons and shoes by US-based brand, Vans. In canvas—featuring characters like Mowgli, Sher Khan and Baloo—the shoes have been made in collaboration with Disney. Approximately Rs 4,915. On request at Phoenix MarketCity, Bengaluru.
Make a splash
Not everyone has forgotten yesteryear’s French-painter, Henri Rousseau. His paintings of jungles have influenced this Shivan and Narresh halter-neck trikini. The cut-out style from the New Delhi-based eponymous brand has been coupled with the Cabana print. Rs 13,500. At their store in SelectCity Walk, New Delhi. Details: 011 42114288
This Gucci ensemble from their Ready to Wear Spring Summer Collection 2016 caught our eye on the runway at Milan last year. The straight fit and tiger jacquard silk skirt, which hits right below the knee (approximately Rs 1,13,771), blends well with the light green of the silk shirt with the Gucci Tian print (approximately Rs 86,842). Available on request. At the store in DLF Emporio, Delhi Details: 011 46471111
Out of bed
When it comes to prints, British designer Henry Holland goes all out with his eponymous collection, for e-tailer Koovs. Especially with this pyjama shirt (Rs 2,695) and slouchy trousers (Rs 2,895). Made of a European polycrepe fabric, the jungle print features evenly throughout. The notched collar and button closure of the shirt compliments the wide-legged style of the trousers. Details: koovs.com
With this 100 per cent silk shirt, Etro assures style, while its low collar and mini cuffs ensure comfort. Showcasing elements from the wild—like a playful monkey and elegant swans that feature prominently among mushrooms—the buttons stay out of sight behind a pleat. This straight fit shirt is priced at Rs 45,982 approximately. Details: etro.com
Shield yourself from the harsh rays with this light silk scarf by Italy-based luxury fashion brand, Salvatore Ferragamo. It also gives the much-needed ‘jungle’ touch to your outfit. The giraffes on the scarf draw the eye to this blue accessory. Rs 27,000. At their store in DLF Emporio, Delhi. Details: 011 46609084
Big cats always draw attention — like this sterling silver ring plated in gold. The royal Bengal tiger, clutching a pink heart-shaped crystal in his jaw, is a showstealer. Be prepared to walk the talk with this statement piece from Tribe by Amrapali. Rs 13,200. Available on request at Amethyst. Details: 42085814
A whiff will do
Eau de perfume, Kenzo Jungle L’ Elephant, is by French nose Dominique Roupion. Notes from the purple flowers of heliotrope have been added to clove and mango fragrances. Featuring an elephant motif on its cap, it also blends in cardamom and essential oils from the ylang ylang flower. Rs 7,066.
At Parcos, Express Avenue.