Suhani Pittie’s latest collection, Heart Me, is all about embracing independence in a relationship and loving oneself unconditionally
Wearing a signature Suhani Pittie is more than just a fashion statement. The maverick designer who completed 11 years in the industry this year has come up with a new collection of jewellery, titled Heart Me, just in time for the Valentine’s Day. However, moving away from the idea of mushy romantic love, her edgy collection preaches unconditional appreciation for the self and celebrates the role of individual identities in a relationship.
The designer whose accessories have been worn by the likes of Alia Bhatt and Sonam Kapoor at several red carpet dos, says she has taken the interesting route and used black Perspex in her creations. “Black is the colour of protection and is used to ward off any negative attention away from the wearer. It also denotes sophistication, confidence and elegance, which when combined with a symbol of heart represents the contemporary woman of today who are aware of their self-worth,” she says. About the minimalist neck pieces and uniquely crafted earrings, she informs, “Most are silver plated, with lots of acrylic, fabric and unfinished crystals.”
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Expect designs with bow and heart motifs with a hint of fine floral work. This graduate from the Gemological Institute of America says that the label has introduced the inscription jewellery for this collection which will help in adding a personal touch for gifting purposes. “My oldest craftsman kindly and sweetly made the first one for me,” adds Pittie with a smile. Pittie points out that her top picks are a two-level heart necklace in black and white.
“I wanted to show love as a strengthening bond with a streak of independence running through the tenderness and purity of love, a perfect paradox created by modern day relationships we nurture,” says the 36-year-old. She adds that the Valentine’s Day special line also comprises quirky cuffs and bracelets, which can be paired with complementary styles from the collection to create standout looks.
The designs are intricate and have been etched out after hours spent on the drawing board and finalising it. “I need to give the best I can give, which means a lot of rejecting and going back to the drawing board. The final Heart Me is young, sophisticated, wearable and signature Suhani Pittie,” adds the designer. These pieces she adds, like the case is with most of her collections, have “the capacity to translate from day to evening effortlessly. Match them with white, there’s elegance and wear with gold, it’s pure drama,” she says. The collection is available online as well as in the Hyderabad flagship store.
The range starts from Rs 4,000 onwards for rings. Details: 66332495
— Paulami Sen