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    Growing up surrounded by vintage cars and bikes, thanks to her fathera��s obsession, Rupali Prakash was naturally drawn to them from as early as she can remember. That, coupled with her love for clothes, led her to form Roadster, a few years ago, which she has recently rebranded as Classic Chase, with special attention to womena��s wear, accessories and home decor featuring prints of iconic motor vehicles. a�?I think the love for these vintage vehicles is dying out. This is my way of trying to preserve the masterpieces that created history and also spreading the news,a�? begins Prakash.
    While Roadster specialised in plain T-shirts with prints of some of the vintage cars and bikes in her possession, the new Classic Chase is more design oriented, for a niche audience. a�?The prints are not very distinct, so even the most dainty women can wear them without looking ridiculous,a�? Prakash explains.
    Currently available are tees, scarves, stoles, headbands, cushion covers and tops. Some of the models printed on the merchandise are the 1938 Harley Davidson, 1961 Jaguar E – Type, 1961 Mini Cooper, 1915 Model T-Ford and the gasoline-powered 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen – said to be the first automobile.
    The prints are mostly hand-drawn and then screen-printed, though Prakash admits they are also digitally printed, since screen printing is labour intensive. While the mena��s shirts conform to classic shades like black, grey, white and red, the womena��s section is more experimental with an extensive use of purple and pink. Fabrics extend from cotton, georgette and chiffon for tops and T-shirts to satin for cushions. Within the next month, customers can expect a small selection of dresses too. a�?Ia��m only making a handful, so stay tuned to my Facebook page,a�? she signs off.
    Rs.300 upwards. At Levitate, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar. Details: facebook.com/
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