Soumitra gave Sneha a white silk sari with a plain silk blouse and Narayan hung a foliage-inspired brass-copper piece around her neck with studs for her ears. Barely-there make-up added to the radiant charm. Bibriti’s hair was tied up in a bun as she draped a peach linen-silk sari by Soumitra. Narayan dressed her up with a statement neckpiece, again from the foliage family. The quirk factor? Elements like bicycle tyre tubes and nozzles Image: Pabitra Das
Artist Narayan Sinha had laid out his trademark jewellery on a glass table at his residence for this shoot. The vintage gleam of brass, a nozzle here, a pipe there, a striking stone, an eye-catching bolt... all beautifully coming together in pieces of art jewellery. Fashion designer Soumitra Mondal walked in with his gorgeous saris, to be teamed with the jewellery. And they started to bend the rules while remaining rooted in Indianness. The result: Some contemporary and global style worthy of emulation this festive season.
Hair and make-up: Abhijit Chanda
This look, designed by Soumitra, is a celebration of organic style at its heart. A pink woven dupatta draped casually and dressed up with a piece of installation — a neckpiece made with metal rods, pipes and turquoise by Narayan Image: Pabitra Das
Narayan had only Sneha in mind for this bold frame. His idea: slip on a solid-coloured blouse and deck it up. “I have broken the identity of the jewellery here. I have used earrings too on the sap green blouse. Who said you need to wear jewellery like jewellery? You can use it as a button too. I think it is important to break boundaries,” said Narayan as he slipped on five or six brass and stone neckpieces on Sneha. Add three to four earrings to that mix. The result? A dramatic evening look Image: Pabitra Das