Why you need to stock up on Shivan & Narresha��s swimsuits and neoprene lehengas
SIX years after they launched, Shivan & Narresh continue to be Indiaa��s only luxury beachwear brand. After all, the two young designers got top corporate women to take the sari to the beach on work trips a�� courtesy their bikini saris with pockets for essentials like a phone and sunscreen. Their customised swimwear appeals to different body types, and if you are a fan of cover-ups, you may have already invested in a colour-blocked pareo or a dress that easily makes the transition from pool to party. Plus, if money is no issue, there is the handcrafted swimsuit fashioned in their fabulous Italian jersey and one-on-one consultations for `1.5 lakhs and above.
Right now, the designers are busy taking their recent Destination Wedding collection to cities across the country. Calling their bride a confident and smart traveller, Narresh Kukreja, who has just turned 30, has a lot to say about their lehengas in the new age material, neoprene. It is dramatic wedding wear, requires no ironing and is lightweight, he insists. a�?The multi-million dollar wedding industry needs to go beyond the wedding day,a�? he continues, adding that people are finally beginning to shop and pack wisely for their honeymoon. a�?Women usually tend to think of swimsuits in a unilateral way. They often draw a blank when it comes to planning for those crucial eight to 10 days of a honeymoon. They are intimate days that set the foundation for the years ahead,a�? he adds with flourish. The easygoing designer observes that since we have been serving Indian fashion a�?with the same textilesa�� for generations, a�?We need to shake it up a bit. ‘After all, this is the modern Indian bride we are talking about. They will be adding a capsule collection for men soon, and have a popular line of statement accessories in resin and leather. But swimwear will always be their calling card. a�?We are in that sweet spot of being the only one in this industry,a�? chuckles Kukreja.
Rs 8,000 to Rs 25,000. Details: 40981875
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