The wild-at-heart, carefree girl is rooted in tradition. She teams up intricately embroidered jackets and long free-flowing tunics with satin and velvet churidars or pants. Fusion fashion takes on an edgy avatar with a super glam spin.
To create the look, ADORN invited the young and renowned fashion designer Payal Pratap of New Delhi to style this segment. Payal creates lines for the modern Indian woman, who is independent but is also a strong advocate of culture. The designer relies heavily on different embroideries and weaves of India to create the stylish signature line.
To give it a new groove, we chose to showcase the designs of US-based Jordan Alexander Jewelry. The brand’s designer and owner Theresa Harper Bruno is an independent thinker and loves to make everyday fine jewellery that is wonderfully feminine; jewellery that exudes raw energy. Theresa’s silver and multi-colour gold jewels employ pearls and raw, sliced gems, fine diamonds, and supple leather. Her fan following is large, and includes celebrities like Michelle Obama, Julia Roberts and Kristen Stewart among others.
The pairing of these two talented designers, Payal and Theresa, creates a visual tapestry of gutsy yet graceful ensembles.
PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES
Goth meets glamour here. The short velvet jacket with a band collar is covered with embroidered roses and sequins. The shimmering jacket enhances the simple heavy satin tunic paired with pants featuring small embroidered diamonds. The fashionista gets a chic makeover as she shows off the tasselled earrings surmounted with diamond-studded posts. She adorns her wrist with a broad hammered silver cuff that has frilly undulating edges and is lined with two rows of diamond closures.
ROUGH N SMOOTH
Giving a fresh spin to the traditional outfit, she wears a snug embroidered waistcoat with a band collar over a plain georgette churi-sleeve tunic with a front-open cowl from waist down, paired with a matching churidar. Her accessories, though, have rough edges and asymmetrical geometry.
The ear pendants are crafted with slices of Peruvian opals topped with diamond-set silver veins and silver wire wrapping on diamond posts; a double-strand Tahitian and freshwater pearl necklace suspends a sliced Peruvian opal with a silver diamond-set vein and a 14-karat gold clasp. The hefty 14-karat rose gold ring is centred on a Peruvian opal slice framed with diamonds.
She has a devil-may-care attitude and adds her own kinky elements to the attire. Sporting a structured matka silk ikat peplum jacket with micro velvet cowled dhoti pants, she slips on a hammered silver leaf wrap ring accented with diamonds; the leafy ear adornments also crafted in hammered silver, feature silver wire wrapping on diamond posts and the broad white leather cuff has the same silver leafy motif with an added oxidised stem and a pearl toggle.
The girl is wrapped in an asymmetric cowl churi-sleeve tunic dress. She throws on a band-collared jacket with three-fourth sleeves. While the jacket is highlighted with geometric embroidery, the deep blue shade pops up against the fuschia-coloured outfit. With so much colour happening here, the statuesque beauty opts for jewellery that offsets vibrant colours. She picks the cute danglers that have white pearl slices framed in 14-karat gold set with diamonds and highlighted with diamond silver posts and gold wire wrapping. Her twisted and loopy, leather cord necklace is strung with white baroque pearls and diamond-set beads. Funky, fresh and charming, that is who she is.
Off to a discotheque, she sets her mind on golden treasures with contradicting textures. The long 14-karat rose gold necklace suspends a hammered gold disc pendant scattered with diamonds. The earrings, too, feature hammered disc pendants that suspend from diamond-set silver posts and rose gold wire wrapping. The chic dresser completes the look with a shiny broad 14-karat rose gold open cuff with a double-row diamond closure set with white gold. The golden jewels complement wonderfully with a figure-hugging, pink satin dress that has a round neck yoke, and a long-sleeved bodice clinched at the waist, with an asymmetric cowl-bottom dress.