Neha Sharma’s TheJadeTree debuts at LFW on August 4, 6.25pm at The Talent Box. The collection, Jambalaya On The Bayou, comprises necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings, all nature-inspired. “Metal zips and clusters of semi-precious stones and crystals have been blended and hand-embroidered on to velvet to create an expression that is vibrant, sometimes subtle and understated,” says Neha.
Rohan Arora’s shoes will walk the ramp on August 6, 11.30am. The collection, Item, is inspired by the rage of item songs in Bollywood. “Even if the movie does not do well, the item song holds it together. Similarly, I believe if your clothes go wrong, your shoes can save the day,” says Rohan. Fashioned from silk, satin and khadi, the shoes boast of bright embroideries and also ghungroos to “mix tradition with kitsch”.
Vasundhara Mantri makes her LFW debut at the stalls with Kaleidoscope. Her range of semi-precious jewellery sees interesting designs that combine coloured stones (like coral, turquoise, tangerine, emerald and citrine), metal textures and pearl meshes. “Each piece of jewellery can be worn in various ways and styles — there are double-sided earrings that will go with both Indian and Western outfits. The contemporary neckpieces have an ethnic undertone and they are detachable,” says the designer.
Mehak Gupta will display Tutti Frutti at the stalls. She has chokers, cuffs and earrings inspired by the candy colours of the yummy dessert, Tutti Frutti. “This collection is traditional yet chic, the dull sheen of kundan is infused with coloured stones like lapis, rose quartz, Swarovski, coral and amethyst,” Mehak says.