Taking inspiration from gift-wrapped presents under the tree, our pick for the season makes the best of bows
The topper on your prettily wrapped presents has been given an update this season, with bows finding its way on to jackets, skirts, jewellery and shoes. Designers gave their stamp of approval, too, with runways sporting versions from Gucci, Victoria Beckham, Emilio Pucci and Karl Lagerfeld. From the perfect bow tie to a more relaxed pussy-bow, we take a look at designs that you must pick this holiday season.
Pop of pink
Work the bow subtly into your look, with these danglers from Outhouse. Plated with 18k rose gold and gold, the pair features Swarovski crystals and natural agate. Simple yet perfect for dressing up a plain Jane dress. Rs 7,000. At the store in Bengaluru.
Balance chic and feminine with this Paul & Joe silk-organza top. From their Fall ‚15 runway, the airy and sheer ‚Danielle‘ style has a Peter Pan collar and long sleeves. But any leaning towards the prim and proper is done away, thanks to the plush velvet bows that dot its surface. Rs 55,110 approximately. Details: net-a-porter.com
This jumpsuit from Lola by Suman B‘s autumn winter ‚15 collection, has double impact. While stunning from the front—its ballooning legs and fitted bodice giving length and structure—it‘s the back that steals the show. An effortlessly tied, yet exaggerated bow gives you a silhouette that will be the envy of any room that you enter. Rs 24,900. Available at Kitsch in Mumbai and Delhi. Details: 022 32445293
All tied up
Moschino sure knows how to grab attention, especially with this playful mini dress. Inspired by garment construction, the strapless printed taffeta is finished with a mustard tape measure tied into an oversized bow. Perfect for a night on the town, keep things in focus with minimum accessories.
Rs 2,02,246 approximately.
Be it an updo or a textured plait, give it a dash of glam with these silver-finish hairpins. Dainty and elegant—embellished with bow-shaped pearls and crystals—the set of 12 is made from lead-free nikel. Rs 2,800. Details: shopbansri.com
Let‘s not forget your feet. Miu Miu steps up the playful with this pair of crafted-in-Italy heels. Embellished with big fat pink bows, the suede sandals bling it up with a Swarovski crystal-studded heel. Keep them in the spotlight with an LBD. Rs 82,323 approximately. Details: shop.nordstrom.com
Embracing the blue
Get all your bows in a row. This simple blue-and-white ikat skirt gets a dash of fun with the red bow tie detail running down its length. From designer Karishma Shahani‘s label, Ka-sha, this cotton stunner promises to transform any plain top that you have lying around. And of course, turn heads. Rs 7,558. At the Aza store in Bandra, Mumbai. Details: 022 26435123
We recently spotted actress Kangana Ranaut in this and we were smitten. From Gucci‘s Resort ‚16 collection, the textured yellow silk-wool jacket is uber feminine with its grosgrain ribbon tie, pearl buttons and pleat details. Though you can colour block it with a different skirt, we love the pleated mini from the same collection.
At DLF Emporio, New Delhi.
Details: 011 46471111
Japan in the mix
If there is only one thing you‘ll pick up this Christmas, let it be this Japanese bow-tie fan necklace from Valliyan. Featuring an 18k gold-plated necklace, the bow tie pendant—made with crystal, semi-precious stones and copper Minakari wings—is easily a show stealer. Rs 11,250. Details: perniaspopupshop.com
Surya Praphulla Kumar