Expressionist minds create new pret lines for Stylista
ACTOR, singer, songwriter and now designera��Monica Dogra launches her fashion line, on Stylista.com. a�?Ia��m an expressionist a�� a lover of freedom and my line is an extension of that,a�? she begins. And that is exactly what COO and fashion director Anjana Sharma wanted Dogra on-board for. a�?Her clothes always spoke to me. Even if she wore designer garments, she had her own take on how she wore it,a�? Sharma enthuses, adding, a�?I realised there is a whole segment of art lovers who dona��t dig designers because they have a different take on fashion.a�?
Simply called Monica Dogra for Stylista, the range reflects her varied inspirations, from music and cinema to contemporary art a�?where
the wearer is the statement, not the clothes themselvesa��
Defined by easy silhouettes and an indie festival vibe, the collection includes dresses in Jaipuri florals, ikat prints and Kashmiri paisleys juxtaposed with acid-washed skater skirts, kimono-style shrugs, tank tops, tie-dye trousers and kaftans.a�?They are influenced by vintage prints with elements of grunge, bohemia, and rock and roll,a�? Dogra explains. For something less outre, try the perky peasant dress in soft peach, a lacy kimono cover up and tie-dye maxi dress called Jagger. The webstore will also launch Queen of Neon, Masaba Gupta. Her high-street collection is a free-spirited line of shirts, skater dresses and dhoti skirts in yellow, mint and monochrome with her t rademark vintage prints. Shivan & Narresh will retail bikinis, maillots, tankinis and coverups inspired by street
style and graphic art. `1,950 upwards. Details: stylista.com
a�� Aakanksha Devi