How to rock this vintage detail without alluding to a fancy dress party
If there is one trend that guarantees both glamour and eye-popping reactions every time it is revived, it’s feathers. From Sonam Kapoor to Lady Gaga, many red carpet regulars have been known to bank on plumes to make a statement. They are a great replacement for fur and work on a skirt or a bolero for first-timers. Read on.
Designer Prabal Gurung’s ruffled two-tone feather A-line gown is a keeper. With in-cut shoulders, racer back with floral motifs and ostrich feathers all along the length of the gown, the dress draws attention. The fit and flare silhouette is perfect for an evening out, while the flouncy asymmetric hemline gives it a girly touch. Pair it with black stilettos and a classic clutch, and you’re ready to go. Rs 2,80,992. Details: neimanmarcus.com
Capture the spirit of the ’70s with this sun
hat from Accessorize. It’s designed with a hatband made of faux pheasant feather and a gold toned metal bar detail, adding some quirk to your casual faded jeans or summer dress. Rs 4,940. Available at the store in Phoenix MarketCity. Details: 30083008
Beads & more
Brighten up your outfit with these beaded, pink and black feathered danglers from Blueberry. Team them with your LBD and fuchsia stilettos for a flirty look. Rs 600. Details: amazon.com
Reed Krakoff‘s monochrome ankle strap stilettos with hand painted black goose feathers are a must have this season. We recommend sliding into this classy pair on a rain free evening. Rs 17,910. Details: reedkrakoff.com
Six yard fancy
This off white sari with feather and floral satin lace detail is by designer Monisha Jaising. Made of pure georgette with silver trim, the feathers along the pallu offer an interesting twist. Go minimal on the jewellery to highlight the sari. Rs 1,79,950. Available at the store in Mumbai. Details: 09819166504
This dress in light blue with silk organza feathers and a raw-edge fringe is a head-turner from Fendi. Part of their Spring Summer 2015 line, and handmade in Italy, it comes with tone-on-tone fox fur and a crocodile-textured belt. Rs 2,16,578. At DLF Emporio, New Delhi. Details: 011 46116666
Mango’s necklace is goth and edgy.
Don’t miss the two angel wing embellishments and black faux feathers. It comes with a lobster clasp fastening and is perfect for shoulder-baring dresses. Rs 3,600. On order at Mango, Express Avenue. Details: 28464535
Designer Marc Jacob’s last project at the French design house gives us this Louis Vuitton bucket bag. It is a throwback to the ’30s receptacle for holding bottles of bubbly. Modelled by Catherine Deneuve, it comes embellished with black feathers, crystals sequins and alligator appliqué. Rs 2,04,750. On order at UB City, Bengaluru. Details: 09731600994