16 fashion labels shop to from this summer
Zwaan, a fashion label that started with the aim to design minimalistic and timeless evening gowns for women, now has a range of ready-to-wear and has ventured into resort lines too. The garments are made from lower-impact fabrics like silks and cotton-twill, emphasising on romantic silhouettes, unique drapes and geometric designs. Its spring/summer ’21 collection, Flow, is a fun and feminine sustainable occasion-wear line designed with bright colours, a dose of freshness and a minimalistic approach, in sync with the brand ethos.
Stock up now for your post-pandemic beach vacays and destination wedding invites! The Sophia dress inspired by the flowing water, printed digitally on fabric in classic black-and-white, made of satin in a wrap-around style with an overlap slit and bishop cuff sleeves, will make you look your stylish best.
Rs 11,300 @ Zwaan (@zwaan.official)
Inspired by the fascinating coral reefs, Oceania, the brand’s latest jewellery collection, features colourful crystals and enamel work with silver and gold plating in its design.
With occasions being celebrated virtually, dazzle in this striking pair of gold-plated silver earrings designed with green enamel and crystals.
Rs 4,738 @ Tribe Amrapali (@tribebyamrapali)
Needledust, known for its handcrafted and hand-sewed designer leather juttis by Indian artisans, has launched its summer ’21 collection, Summer Wishes. It shows a revival of the classic and elegant juttis in contemporary versions by putting together the old royal moulds and new innovative embroidered designs.
Keep your wardrobe ready for the next family wedding with this pretty Mystical Jungle pair of dusty pink silk-based juttis designed with bird and animal motifs, accentuated with coloured beadwork, sequins and threadwork.
Rs 3,290 @ Needledust (@needledust)
Inspired by colours and prints of Rajasthan, Gulabo Jaipur champions sustainable fashion and works closely with artisans who are committed towards the preservation of culture. Their RANG collection is made up of easy and flowy silhouettes, redefining elegance.
Keep your wardrobe festive ready for brighter times ahead with this enchanting purple georgette Anarkali set. The top with pintuck details in front is teamed with matching cotton pants and a dupatta detailed with cotton bell lace.
Rs 5,000 @ Gulabo Jaipur (@gulabo_jaipur)
This luxury and sustainable brand inspired by the slow fashion movement stands out for its tailored clothing in sustainable silks and feminine silhouettes for all shapes and sizes. Its Spring/Summer ’21 collection, Summer in Silks, includes a range of classic must-have styles for your wardrobe.
In the summer hue of lime green, the embroidered crop top with double-layered sleeves paired with flounced culottes in silk twill spells fuss-free summer comfort.
Rs 7,490 for the top and the culottes in silk twill at Rs 5,990 @ Artisan Luxe (@artisanluxe)
Launched from the house of Milaaya Embroideries, GAYA is a confluence of crafts and sustainability. Its spring/summer ’21 collection, Paradise, is inspired from the gardens of Keukenhof in the Netherlands, translating into vibrant floral prints, botanical prints with intricate embellishments and embroidery on contemporary, feminine, flirty, stylish and comfortable fabrics, hinting at a dose of subdued glamour and timeless appeal.
This white floral-printed Linden Paradise robe and pant set is made of cotton-satin and has sequin detailing on the robe, perfect for a summer evening with family at home or over a video call with friends until we are able to step out for a brunch or high tea.
Rs 9,800 for the robe and Rs 7,400 for the pants @ GAYA (@theworldofgaya)
Prints by Radhika specialises in creating their prints from hand-painted art works. Their new collection Rococo, an amalgamation of art and fashion, is inspired by European baroque and its royal grandeur. The prints consist of baroque motifs and floral designs that are hand-painted in a burst of soft hues, celebrating nature and art, reflecting a Parisian mood board.
What better than a flowy kaftan to slip into that perfect lounge mood? This Habotai silk kaftan with hand-painted porcelain vintage motif and a pretty neckline, is teamed with a pair of relaxed straight pants, perfect for chilling during the summer evenings with your family at a garden tea party at home.
Rs 16,000 @ Prints by Radhika (@printsbyradhika)
Rajasthan-based Baise Gaba is deeply rooted in its cultural traditions and highlights the artisanal techniques of the region in its outfits and accessories by empowering local craftsmanship and making sustainable choices. Its new collection Twilight, inspired from nature’s spirit of creation, gets reflected through handmade and embroidered floral motifs and prints. Fluidity and romance define the silhouettes and fabrics like chiffon and Chanderi, in a happy colour palette of lavender, yellow and orange.
Virtual meetings are a way of life now and this side-string dress with a burst of trendy summer hues and printed style has a formal appeal with a stylish silhouette. Made of natural crepe, the calf-length dress has a pleated stand-up collar neckline with button closure, full-length puff sleeves, gathered around the waist and a drawstring on the side to create a stylish drape effect.
Rs 6,990 @ Baise Gaba (@baisegaba)
The brand brings together silhouettes that are a blend of the 80s linear sporty styles and contemporary influences telling a retro-modern style tale based on a variety of weaves and practical style sensibilities. The colour palette varies from grayscale and sorbet shades to borderline acid brights. Its spring/summer ’21 collection titled Mixed Doubles is inspired by the 80s sports superstars who made style statements on and off court too.
This straight-fit pastel shade block-colour shirt dress made of Giza cotton with a stylised white collar can help you make a unique fashion statement through your summer style.
Rs 8,040 @ The Circus (@bethecircus)
The New York-based brand’s spring/summer collection is inspired by New York City’s nature in full bloom during these months. The brand celebrates it through natural textures and a spurt of happy colours with its handbags, small leather goods, ready-to-wear, jewellery, shoes, tech and fashion accessories.
This pretty polka-dotted puffer fish crossbody coin purse with zip-top closure, made of Italian leather, with faux-micro-suede lining in a guava juice shade can add an element of quirk to your bright and vibrant summer look.
Rs 30,000 @ Kate Spade (@katespadeny)
This slow-fashion, travel-inspired label designs clothes keeping in mind the holiday spirit with locally sourced fabrics. Their new collection is a spirited one, comprising playful, comfortable and easy-breezy jumpsuits for the summer season and for every other occasion. Hand-made and hand-dyed, the jumpsuits are perfect for our warm weather.
To avoid a rushed shopping experience before your next vacay, keep your wardrobe prepared with the Turks jumpsuit made from lightweight linen, styled with off-the-shoulder tie detailing and relaxed-fit bottoms. Hand-made and hand-dyed, it is lined with organic cotton for optimum comfort.
Rs 5,590 @ Summer Somewhere (@summersomewhereshop)
Their new collection focused on reviving ’70s vintage style and prints is a classic line, featuring a refreshing colour palette and exquisite prints on quintessential summer silhouettes like floaty maxi dresses, wide-leg trousers, square neckline, volume sleeves, lace detailing, co-ords and shorts in breathable linen. From florals and paisleys to monochrome and botanicals, the collection of prints come in shades like lemon, sage green and earthy tones like terracotta, khaki, orange and rust.
This bright Boston wrap linen mini wrap dress in summer hues with a
V-neckline, short puffed sleeves with shirred cuffs, ruffles on the hem and a fastened waist is perfect for spreading the joy of summer through your attire.
Rs 6,800 @ Forever New India (@forevernew_india)
Melissa, the international brand’s shoes designed with their own material Melflex — a type of recyclable PVC — is known for providing comfort to the wearer’s feet. This quirky pair of Melissa Ground III AD slip-ons, printed with cactus on a matte pink base, is for smarting up your style game.
Rs 7,499 @ Melissa (@melissashoesindia)
The global New York-based fashion house’s new summer collection launched as a Mother’s Day campaign for the brand, features archive-inspired styles that suit occasion as well as everyday purposes. The vintage and archival designs reflect craft, community and responsibility towards the planet. Known for its durability, the bags are perfect for travel, work or gifting purposes available in a variety of convenient designs and styles.
This soothing white Willis Top Handle structured everyday bag is designed as per the iconic Coach silhouette made with glove-tanned leather, accentuated with the colourful and playful garden motifs and secured with a turnlock closure. The bag can be carried in a crossbody style too with detachable strap and features multifunction pockets.
Price on request @ Coach (@coach)
This line of swimsuits created with fabric sourced from Italian mills that are made from regenerated materials, appeals to the contemporary style sensibilities. Taking ocean wastes and pre-consumer wastes, the products are crafted into luxurious textiles ideal for a dreamy getaway. This summer swimsuit in a sassy cut and bright hue is perfect for rewinding at a private pool party with your girl gang, when restrictions are relaxed and we can go swimming again. Keep the plans ready!
Rs 7,252 @ OOKIOH (@ookioh)
This uber-chic swimwear, gymwear, nightwear and beachwear label launched its new swimwear summer collection Susegad, making a case for a relaxed mood board as per its Portuguese etymology. With an attempt to bring affordable luxury to consumers, the brand designed a range of outfits in pop shades, luxury fabrics and stylish silhouettes.
If you love going all out with fashion and style during vacays, add this to your wardrobe for some super Insta pics during your next vacay, when travelling is safe and permitted. The colour-blocked bikini made from sustainably-source swimwear material can be styled in multiple ways from a bandeau to a quick cute gather tie at Rs 6,700. It is paired with an ivory drawstring pair of pants made with sustainably woven organic cotton and handmade tassel detailing.
Rs 2,500 @ Flirtatious (@flirtatious_india)