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    Get adventurous with Play Clan’s new store at the Collonade

    Play Clan enters the Bangalore market with a store at the luxury mall, Collonade at The Leela Galleria. Inspired by the colours of India, the brand is a blend of quirk, kitsch and unadulterated fun. The label is known to combine fashion, art and design with a collection meant for the forward thinking generation, who love to wear their Indianness on their sleeves. “What we see everyday, we translate into our products. Our designs are made from scratch,” shares Himanshu Dogra, the man behind the brand.

    Story tellers
    An ode to the Kaleidoscopic nature of the country and the Asian subculture to a large extent, their designs are remarkably modern and edgy. Every piece has a story to tell—from the journals and cushion covers to whimsical tees and saris. For instance, take the Sab Barobar Women’s tee, made of cotton, which features a graphic print of a Mumbai fisherwomen. Kolis as they are called in Maharashtra, are a female-dominated community, native to the region, who run their homes and their fishing business, and are spotted sorting out their husbands’ catch of the day at the Sassoon dock and Sab Barobar or ‘all is fine’ is their catch phrase. Or if history is your thing, The Fort Kochi journal, has printed doodles of everything Kochi, from synagogues, to churches and temples. The book enables you to “stroll down the narrow lanes of quaint Fort Kochi, discover its vintage charm and relax in the shops, bungalows, cafes and heritage buildings.” Our eye fell on the Chora-Chori chai mug set with colourful Rajasthani men with their twirly whiskers and women with their flowy ghaghras complemented by long odhnis or veils. Their latest collection, Nritya, depicts the various dances of India in refreshing geometric graphic patterns on mugs, coasters, saris and bags.
    Rs. 350 upwards. At HAL Airport Road.
    Details: 40932299

    —Rashmi Rajagopal

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