Abhishek Dutta’s summer resort collection — The Walk in the Meadows — is vibrant and fun with summer fruity shades and features outfits in dark and elegant tones of black, blue and purple. Balancing out the design detailing with both graphics and florals, the collection though Western consisting of bikinis, monokinis, sarongs and jackets, highlights the brand’s Indian roots by using traditional crafts in its textures and designs like the kantha and Jamdani. The brand’s signature leather detailing and inclination towards asymmetric cuts find place too in the curation. A t2 shoot at the serene Ganga Kutir, Raichak on Ganges (pre-lockdown).
Meghna’s yellow striped, blue-bordered stretch-cotton bikini top is paired with a floral kantha embroidered bottom. The crossover bikini is paired with a lemon yellow and white Jamdani jacket, elevating the style quotient. Minimally accessorised, nude shades and the hair worn open in natural waves complete the look.
Riya’s graphic printed sheer palazzo is teamed with a blue crossover bikini top designed with kantha floral motifs. Blue winged liner creates the fun, vacay vibe and the hair pulled back into a bun creates the relaxed look.
Ankita’s purple floral-cum-graphic printed monokini amps up the layering and tie-up game. This georgette outfit designed with blocks and patches, has a three-way layering style with asymmetric layers and tie-ups. Nude shades and a gel-back bun creates the effortless vibe for the look.
Designed with shades of bright blues and pinks on white, Ankita’s lycra net monokini is detailed with applique and ruffles. The applique features floral motifs and the Chanderi ruffles give the outfit a feminine and exaggerated shoulder look. A sleek bun and smokey eyes add to the look.
The gold-and-blue monokini features a fish-scale design on the upper part, made of water-resistant leather to avoid shrinking and create a 3D effect. It is designed with a crossover back. The hair tied into a topknot bun and worn partially open, natural make-up and half blue winged eyeliner add the dramatic touch.
Riya’s yellow monokini is designed with threadwork on a contrasting blue-and-red stretch cotton surface. The yellow stretch cotton surface is designed with an asymmetrical cut along the waistline. The outfit sits comfortably on the skin and the stretchability flatters the shape of the body, giving it a perfect fit. A soft glam look was created with a hint of pop colour using corn yellow eyeshadow and a light shaded lip colour.
Riya sported a stylish one-piece in a contrasting aqua and yellow, designed with prints and trendy frills in front.
Meghna’s printed two-piece cotton-satin bikini in a bright colour combination of aqua and yellow is detailed with radium taping along the bust and waistline, rendering a shiny touch to the outfit. An asymmetrical printed sarong is worn in style on the side to complement the outfit. Beach waves and nude make-up complements the look.
Riya’s purple monokini is perfect for an evening by the poolside. The lycra outfit is glammed up with floral and graphic sequins on the upper part, the plain purple is designed with asymmetrical cuts on both sides. Blue winged liner on the upper eyelid and glossy eyeshadow add the final touch to the glam.
Pictures: Pabitra Das
Make-up: Bhaskar Biswas
Models: Riya Bhattacherjee, Meghna Bose and Ankita Singh
Location: Ganga Kutir, Raichak on Ganges.
Abhishek’s top resortwear tips...
Resortwear has to fit properly, it should neither be worn loose fitting or too skin tight. Resortwear based on stretchable fabric like lycra helps to maintain the body shape.
You don’t need a bikini body to wear resortwear. Wear cuts that suit your body type.
Don’t always layer it with a bathrobe. Layering it right can create an interesting look. Using sheer jackets and sarong to layer up can create a nicer and much more enhanced look.
Accessorise minimally but wear something fun and bright to match the vibe. Use summer hats, earrings, colourful bangles and sunglasses.