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    The 2016 Rio Olympics is seeing the likes of Great Britain, Canada and other countries channel the colours of their national flag. Love a��em or hate a��em,edgy uniforms designed by Stella McCartney,Ralph Lauren and fellow designers are going viral. Inspired, we take a break from predictable ethnic ensembles or colour blocking, and hunt down Indian colours on an unusual canvas. And yes, you can bring that obligatory lapel pin along.

    Colour me orange
    This striped maxi dress with bold colours and pops of orange and blue is from designer Pria Kataaria Puria��s St Tropez collection. Clearly inspired by the beach destination in the French Riviera, it gives the saffron theme a chic twist. a�?a�?The silk lycra fabric of the dress gives it a sensuous silhouette and is a fuss free fabric, perfect for travel,a��a�� says Puri. Rs 16,000 approximately, at the store inMumbai. Details: 09619875568

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    How about a structured Padlock handbag with a leather top, key lock closure and a strap that can be used to alternate between a shoulder bag and a top handle one. The Italian made bag with camel microfiber lining and suede-like finish has the new Gucci Tian print which features a floral motif inspired by Chinese landscapes depicted on 18th century tapestries. We love the 3D effect. Rs 98,000. At DLF Emporio Mall, New
    Delhi. Details: 011 46471111


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    Paired with mint green palazzo pants, this Anju Modi kurta has a round neckline and a khadi base, making it the perfect
    choice for Independence Day. The ivory chintz floral print is cheery and on point. Plus, at a 25 per cent discount,
    ita��s yours for Rs 13,300 at perniaspopupshop.com

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    Pledge your support in style with a Kediainspired kurta and top from Delhi-based Payal Pratap Singh. The silk cotton blend orange kurta uses
    handloom Chanderi fabric with cross stitch embroidery, inspired by traditions of the Kutch region. The ensemble is best completed with simple tan sandals, leather laser cut out bangles and minimal jewellery. Rs 32,500 approx, on order at the Payal Pratap Store, New Delhi. Details: 011 24638878

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    This Fendi baguette in the bold hues of our national flag has a detachable shoulder strap and is the perfect accessory for an evening out. The faceted FF buckle and press stud fastening add an edge to this python and calf accessory. Rs 4,01,100. At DLF Emporio, NewDelhi. Details: 011 46040777

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    Drawing from her colourful Brazilian upbringing, Michela Panero of Rosantica has just the thing for those who want to give the tricolour a shot, albeit with a contemporary touch. Her handmade Sombrero bracelet from Milan with orange and green braided cotton, woven with a delicate goldtone brass chain and vibrant quartz beads and pompoms promise to add the right amount of colour to a casual outfit. `8,637 approx at net-a-porter.com

    indulge-thumbnail8Four seasons
    Attempting to make art wearable, this peacock scarf by Philip Shadbolt and Mandala Bob from UK-based Kundalini Arts ticks all the right boxes. Featuring a polychromatic paisley and peacock design based on the flaga��s colours, this printed light woollen wrap is perfect for both summer and winter and can be teamed with whites as a scarf orstole. Rs 5,900 at bombayelectric.in

    Text: Simar Bhasin and Lavanya Lakshminarayanan



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