The street style in Sadashivnagar has always been restricted to khaki pants and caps a la cops, but things are about to go from mono-tone to much-more with The Caravan, a new multi-label store set up by designers Raj Shroff and Maithreyi Gangjee.
You might recognise these names if you’re the sort that does the rounds of luxury pop ups and trunk shows, many of which are curated by this twosome under the Caravan brand. Here, at their first standalone store at make up artist Dipthi Aashok's DA Studio, their own brands Ravage and Mayflower are displayed with dresses (and some messes) from Mumbai, Kolkata and Delhi.
Madras Check And Balances
Our summer souls are immediately drawn to round neck t-shirts, unexpectedly paired with tutus in Madras checks. Also grab boxed crop tops by Pomp Gradane, useful as last-minute sari blouses for that cousin’s wedding your mum’s making you attend.
We’re suckers for electric pink, but not if it comes in the form of a flowy, filmy kaftan; better are Little Things’ shirts, floral and feminine, and dresses with cacti prints. There’s also an abridged Priyadarshini Rao collection, and children’s clothing label Nee & Oink’s cutesy miniatures with fish motifs.
Our summer souls are immediately drawn to round neck t-shirts, unexpectedly paired with tutus in Madras checks.
Accessory to Murder
A large slice of The Caravan is awarded to Ravage, an in-house label that mixes grey mesh gowns with florescent beads and jazzes up cotton saris with asymmetrical thread work. We veer towards Mayflower’s floral floor length jackets, an antidote in bloom to Bangalore’s gloom.
The shelf meant for accessories is mostly empty and yet blindingly bling, thanks to jewelry by Jade Theory and Gauri from Mumbai. Soothing the sting a bit are subtle Wander Whites’ designs in metal and natural stone.
We buy a tutu and wander out, passing a posse of policemen hard at work, who we know harbor a secret envy for that electric pink kaftan we left behind, because it’ll be going on vacation soon.
Getting there: 318, 15th main, 6th cross, Sadashivnagar, call 08041131050. Clothes start at Rs 1,200; jewelry is priced between Rs 3,000 and Rs 7,000.
Image Credit: Priyadarshini Rao - Facebook
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