Monisha Gidwani is all set to have you dressed and ready to go this season.
UPDATE your wardrobe with Vimonisha’s newest exhibition at Hyatt Regency. The Indian Summer Designer Exhibition next week will have opulent bridal and ethnic wear as well as casual pret collections, from 65 designers across the country. This year’s new entrants include Uttar Pradesh-based Kasturi-B and their ethnic apparel, semi-precious jewellery from Amazing Jewels in Jaipur, besides regulars like Chique with Indo-western wear.
Bringing down their Azeen (Arabic for beauty), Soul Roots from Jaipur promise maxi dresses and long kurtas in pure cotton and handwoven ikats in natural colours like Indigo, syahi (natural black) and began (natural red. “The city is clued-in on traditional crafts and we had to customise our designs,” says Sonal Chitranshi, the 36-year-old founder of Soul Roots (starting at Rs 2,000.)
Meanwhile, Printalk, the Mumbai-based brand, started by Nishika Choudhary, brings jumpsuits, trousers and palazzos in viscose. Floral and leaf prints are the definers of this collection called Hello Sunshine. She offers customisation too. ‘‘Some might want an alternative to the deep back of my long dresses,’’ says the 27-year-old designer (from Rs 1,200). Also look out for Nautanki’s long chains made from fabrics and semi-precious stones (Rs 1,000 onwards). March 29-30. From 11 am onwards. Details: 61001234
— Seema Rajpal