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    Timri celebrates the rains with a host of new indie labels

    With the city being treated to incessant downpours over the past few days, Timri boutique’s special pop-up, Petrichor, couldn’t come at a better time. Known for their collection of indie labels that work purely with Indian textiles, Timri now brings about seven new ones for a two-day event (to welcome the rains, we’re told).
    “I’ve been working on this for a couple of months. I came across some really interesting labels and approached them to bring their latest collections to Bengaluru. Usually, we invite one or two brands over, but this time, I wanted to go big. I think it’s a great way to welcome the monsoon,” says Kusum Rohra, owner and curator of the boutique, adding, “With a bigger number, it’s easier to spread the word, get more people in and increase awareness about these brands and the work they do.”
    Set to be held on Friday and Saturday, the pop-up will see brands including The Revival Project, Kaamchori, PAON, BIAS, Aastey, Aavidi by Dimple, Studio Eno and Dori Designs. One of the highlights, Rohra tells us is a special selection of rain-themed silver nose pins by Chennai-based Roia. “While ROIA has showcased with us before, we wanted to bring it back for it’s adorable nose pins. We asked designer Rohita Vee to create a line exclusively for us and she obliged. The nose pins feature motifs such as umbrellas and paper boats,” she shares.
    Hailing from a little studio surrounded by the Garhwal Hills in the Himalayan region, Enoy will bring their range of jackets, tops, dresses and scarves for women and shirts for men. “For the first time, we’re going to be selling menswear. That should be interesting,” says Rohra.
    The Revival Project that focuses on unusual fabrics like the gamcha, and lungi will be bringing along their asymmetrical and shift dresses, tops, palazzos and more. Based in Mumbai, this will be their Bengaluru debut.
    Not ignoring those on the heavier side, Petrichor will also feature Delhi-based Aavidi by Dimple with their, easy breezy maxi dresses made from ikat cotton fabrics.
    Friday and Saturday. At 12th Main. Details: 9665557338

    — Rashmi Rajagopal Lobo

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