Making it more wearable
Chatting up Mumbai-based designers and founders of Diva Creations and Inddivogue who showcased their Pret Jewellery and Resort Fusion Clothing, respectively, at a special show curated by Pune-based Teatro Bond.
Teatro Bond, which is the brainchild of father-daughter duo Deepak (designer and founder, More Mischief) and Pooja Shah, recently curated Valentine’s Special that saw Mumbai-based Inddivogue and Diva Creations showcasing an affordable range of Resort Fusion Clothing and Pret Jewellery in Pune. Both Deepak and Pooja believe that Pune is one such city where people are open to new experiences. “And that is what Teatro Bond offers,” said Pooja about their initiative.
At the special show, mother-daughter duo Paulomi and Ashini Shah showcased bespoke jewellery from their brand Diva Creations. Paulomi said that she has been in the jewellery making business for over three decades now and has practically seen the changing trends. “Women these days do not look at gold just as a mere investment,” she said, adding that they now prefer bespoke, handcrafted and statement pieces which are delicate and elegant as opposed to what they preferred earlier — blingy and heavy.
Ashini said that all the jewellery is designed and handcrafted by them according to the client’s needs. The jewellery made by them is not only for complementing Indian traditional wear but can be paired with Western wear. “Most importantly, it depends on the wearer’s confidence of carrying it off well,” she said.
Talking about the latest jewellery trends, Ashini said that pastels and cut diamonds as well as precious stones are in vogue. She added that she enjoys working with pastel shades because they have a character and bring out the modern yet ethnic look of the jewellery and therefore can be worn on any occasion.
“Fine jewellery which is definitely in vogue brings out the elegance of the design and the pattern,” she said, adding that the best part of fine jewellery is that it looks good on women of all ages.
When we asked Ashini about the must-have accessories for a woman, she said, “A good choker, a two-sided pearl long necklace and a pair of good earrings are a must have for every woman.”
What started off as a passion for Dolly Shah and Nisha Raheja of Inddivogue has now become a fashion paradise for women of all sizes. “The USP of Inddivogue is our fashionable collection for plus size women,” said Nisha at the exhibition.
Explaining the concept of Resort Fusion wear, Nisha said that since more and more people are opting for destination weddings nowadays, this type of comfortable yet chic clothing is appropriate for the occasion. “Resort wear in the West is minimalist whereas in India it’s quite the opposite with lots of colours and cuts and drama,” she added.
“Nobody wants to handle a saree or a dupatta at a poolside venue. Resort Fusion wear caters to such people,” Nisha mentioned adding that women these days want to look stylish and yet feel comfortable.
Talking about the latest trends in resort wear, Dolly said, “Creating drama with cuts and layers is definitely in.” She believes in mixing an innovative side of fashion with the conservative side of it as it helps bring out the best of both worlds.
Earlier, resort wear was all about summer colours and styles that would specifically suit the season. However, Nisha said that now it’s all about confidence and attitude. “Women can choose whatever they want to wear and be the trend,” she pointed out.
Sharing more fashion tips on destination weddings and what one should not leave outside the suitcase while packing and attending one, Nisha said, “Definitely carry a kaftan that is not too baggy, a palazzo and a dhoti bottom.”