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    Explore the latest Autumn / Winter  collections of top  designers at Collage

    Offering a new range of seasonal style is multi-designer store Collage, with the latest from top names like Tarun Tahiliani, Ekru and Virtues. The Autumn/Winter collection at the store blends together fine embroidery techniques, heritage inspired pieces and long, flowy silhouettes, apt for both festive and casual occasions.

    Favoured by the likes of Karishma Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, Ekru by Ekta and Ruchika, is known for its simple yet refined outfits that strike the right balance between the contemporary and the traditional. Working with Indian textiles and exquisite embroidery, the brand has carved a niche country-wide. The line is marked by the generous use of ikat weaves on chanderi, handloom cotton, ghicha and silks in a colour palette that extends from fuchsia, red and yellow to bottle green, wine and navy. Accented by heavy hand and machine embroidery, the silhouettes are a mix of anarkalis, tunics, straight kurtas and drapes.

    Heritage finds
    Tarun Tahiliani’s collection of garments and accessories sees a mix of heritage motifs, and interplay of gold, vibrant red, kesar and hot pink on everything from trousers and skirts to blouses and saris. Expect to be blown over by the satlada-inspired series — intricate, ornamental and opulent, it forms the essence of the collection.

    For daily luxury, the dhoti and lungi drape pants are the ideal buy while blouses come with adventurous backs and elaborate embroidery and can be easily paired with a wide range of saris. Tunics, gilets, scarves, kurtas, vintage dresses, kedeo-inspired shirts, stud work on sheer pants, and kaftans also find space in Tahiliani’s ready-to-wear collection.

    By Ahmedabad-based Ashish and Viral Parikh, Virtues offers a range of clothing for both men and women. Their latest line explores the story of the modern Indian woman in shades of grey and scarlet red in long, flowy silhouettes embellished with classic embroidery and beautiful prints.
    At Wood Street, Ashok Nagar. Details: 25566818

    —Rashmi Rajagopal

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