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Ekru bounced style ideas at fashion on a platter, with t2

Dellhi designer Urvashi Kaur, conceptual jewellery designer Eina Ahluwalia and actress Locket Chatterjee doled out styling tips at Fashion on a Platter, in association with t2, at Ekru, 40/1 Roopchand Mukherjee Road, on Monday. While Urvashi showcased her spring/summer collection Touareg, Ahmedabad-based designer Anuj Sharma sent some pieces from his Pav Bhaji Masala line. An interactive session followed and what emerged was a variety of ways to style one outfit!


Model Lisha Sharma wears a tie-and-dye jumpsuit by Urvashi Kaur and Eina Ahluwalia’s Starburst earrings.

Urvashi: While the flowing fabric and tie-and-dye treatment give this jumpsuit a resort feel, you can dress it up with metallic accessories.

Locket: I wore jumpsuits in my film Bye Bye Bangkok, where the look was beachy casual. I like wearing jumpsuits with a more Bohemian vibe. I would pair this dress with flat sandals and colourful junk jewellery.

Lisha: I would wear it with heels and a statement neckpiece.

Eina: The jewellery should not overshadow the outfit and the two visible pieces should be as far away from each other as possible. If you wear a chunky cuff, you can wear big hoops but only tiny earrings or none at all with statement neckpieces.


Locket, a special guest at the session, tried on Eina’s Kirpan neckpiece from her Wedding Vows collection (left), before picking out a teal dress from Anuj Sharma’s Pav Bhaji Masala line (above). “I would style this dress with either a braid or a loose side bun and dainty, strappy heels,” said the Tolly lady.

Eina’s tips

1. Avoid bling as it’s so overdone. Choose pieces with craftsmanship.

2. Do the unexpected. Try ethnic pieces with western outfits or structured statement pieces with ethnic designs. (Look how Eina pairs pretty jhumkas with her Zara jacket!)

3. Don’t wear it all together. If you do, make sure there’s enough distance between the pieces.

Text: Malini Banerjee. Pictures: Rashbehari Das