This globetrotter thrives on cross-cultural experiments, and likes to be on fashion’s edge. She picks one-off, limited edition pieces of high-end jewellery brand GILAN, who glorify the past and present of Istanbul and world heritage, in general, through their artistic lines. Her nomadic instincts lead her to choose outfits by SAAKSHA AND KINNI, known to showcase the arts of Gujarat in their futuristic silhouettes.
Recreating the beauty of a classic era, the ring celebrates Istanbul’s legendary colours in the dome-shaped ring from the Topkapi Palace Creations that is immersed in sapphires, tanzanite and white diamonds. The striking tasselled earrings from the same collection are encrusted with rose-cut diamonds, sapphires, tanzanite and white diamonds. The Turkish twist merges beautifully with the bandhani cotton silk cape with doris and grosgrain work, paired with a metal and mirror embroidered vest and bandhani printed palazzos.
The striking earrings and complementary ring bearing sharp Art Deco motifs are patterned with rose cuts, white diamonds and hints of onyx borders. The conspicuous earrings are a perfect accompaniment to the floral printed cotton silk jumpsuit with doris and grosgrain, paired with a bandhani cotton silk cape with grosgrain panelling.
The pink floral satin angarkha-style asymmetrical anarkali with doris and a satin red floral printed asymmetrical skirt are paired with geometric jewels that evoke the famous architectural elements of Hagia Sophia, built by emperor Justinien for his queen Theodora. The pendant earrings and the circular ring are patterned with emeralds, sapphires and white diamonds. The majestic broad cuff, also designed with sapphires, emeralds and white diamonds, is from the Bosphorus Dreams collection, named after the natural strait that connects Asia and Europe. The sapphires in the cuff signify the Bosphorus waters, white diamonds symbolise the houses by the shore and the emeralds stand for the lush gardens hugging each side of the river.
The dynamic black lace gold cuff set with black and white diamonds from the Royal Garden line suspends a striking pear-cut ruby. Accompanying this cuff are two distinguishing rings – the Passionate Cintemani ring set with a ruby and black diamonds bearing the famous wavy motifs of Ottoman art, and the one-of-a-kind sinuous ring featuring a pear-cut Burmese ruby and white diamond. The red micro-pleated floral printed satin wrap-around dress with a black grosgrain panelled satin cape further enhances the beauty of these bejewelled pieces.
A melange of rose-cut and white diamonds grace the scalloped pendant earrings accented with emeralds, and the dreamy ring is of similar design. These high-end, diamond-intensive jewels are colour-coordinated with the white cotton and chiffon sequin embroidered dress paired over a striped mashru shirt.
The ultra-modern red and white mashru striped trousers paired with a black and white striped cotton silk bralette and red floral cotton silk and chiffon kurta with grosgrain and micro-pleating are completely harmonised with the curvy yellow gold ring encrusted with rose-cut diamonds and white diamonds from the Heritage collection. The pendant earrings filled with rose cuts, the contemporary floral cuff in rose cuts and white diamonds, and a rhombus-shaped rose-cut diamond ring recreate the old-world magic, while giving it a whimsical, modern tweak.