The Holiday Edit by Styleograph is getting a clutch of designers to sort out your travel needs for the season. We caught up with a few to know what's in store, and more.
Kanika Goyal Coming to Kolkata: I am always excited to showcase in Kolkata with Styleograph! For this edit, we’ll be getting our latest FW ’23-24 collection that we showcased recently at NYFW in February along with our summer edit that includes dress shirts, dresses, coord sets and more. Perfect holiday/ resort essentials: Summer mini and midi dresses, three- piece printed sets with bralettes, and oversized shirts, to name a few.
Two Point Two Coming to Kolkata: Kolkata has been one of our favourite markets from the start. The openness for experimentation in the local customers is really encouraging for an experimental brand like ours. We are getting some of our bestseller styles in multiple quirky bright prints from our latest collection, A Warrior’s Journey, which I am sure would be loved by Kolkata. Perfect holiday/resort essentials: Co-ord sets are the trendiest and perfect holiday essentials at the moment. They are very versatile in terms of their wearability, whether it’s an airport look or a beach set or just a casual stroll during your holiday. They can be styled as separates. We have multiple options of printed co-ord sets with quirky faces and artworks in our collections.
Valliyan Coming to Kolkata: With our new collection of modern polki pieces. They’re avant-garde and I assure you’ve never seen polki done like this before. You can style it with your Anamika (Khanna) or a Raw Mango for a destination wedding. You can wear it with your Gucci sweatshirt or a simple white shirt. All I can say is I guarantee you compliments! Perfect holiday/resort essentials: The Valliyan rainbow and white Cuban chains and the porcelain Picasso earrings.
Nargis Fakhri in Eshaa Amiin.
Eshaa Amiin Coming to Kolkata: Playful colours and fun silhouettes are what our label stands for. You’ll be looking at resortwear that can be worn for destination weddings and summer vacations. Our statements are maxis and kaftans with fun prints. All our pieces can be mixed and matched. We cater to both men and women. Perfect holiday/ resort essentials: For me personally, travel essentials would be a statement bomber, a fun co-ord set and a kaftan or day dress if it’s a summer vacation.
KoAi x Fatima Sana Shaikh.
Coming to Calcutta: With KoAi’s SS ’23 collection called Coalescence. Coalescence means the joining or merging of elements to form one mass or whole. It is inspired by coppice, which means trees that are periodically cut back to ground level to stimulate growth. Unique prints have been designed by visualising coppice and integrating our classic printing techniques such as dabu, shibori and eco-printing. Perfect holiday/resort essentials: The perfect holiday essentials in terms of clothing depends on your destination, the weather and your personal style. There are, however, some general clothing items that are great for a holiday, like lightweight breathable clothing, a versatile dress, T-shirts and tank tops, comfortable shorts/pants, coverups/capes, comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses, swimwear, sun hat and light jacket or sweater.
STYLE CURATOR SPEAK...
It’s the sixth season of The Holiday Edit, and it’s more experience-based than ever before. Every designer is telling a story, inspired by an emotion or a destination. The curation of designers is on par with global design language. Today, Indian designers are doing such fabulous work in westernwear that it’s a pride to wear these designs on your travels. From embroideries to prints, to creating textures on eco-friendly fabrics, there’s so much to offer. We have made sure that no matter where you plan to travel this year, there’s something for you at this edit. From the ‘90s colour palette like bright neons, with the ‘80s silhouettes like mini skirts and flared jumpsuits, to Gen Z’s aspiration for hype wear, we have tried covering all under the umbrella of this edit. I’m particularly thrilled about fresh off-the-runway collections coming to Calcutta for the very first time, with us. And, that too with the designers themselves, it’s the icing on the cake for all the holiday shoppers. I’ve been trying to bring more labels that are following the sustainability norms of the industry, and most of these are. We also have a brand doing vintage jewellery that is pre-owned and thrifted from various luxury labels. We have added micro experiences for people at this event. You can come and hang out at the gallery with women from the NGO under Humtree and make macrame products, sit and paint the walls, play crossword puzzles, and so on. In short, this season is more about feeling and less about retailing. And I hope the emotion of vacation and recreation will be reflected in the same — Chikky Goenka
Guapa. Janhvi Kapoor in Guapa