For spring/summer 2021, designer Raw Mango explores vivid responses of nature, bringing a surreal narrative to the brand. The line-up features digitally printed saris, kurtas, shirts and jackets, in organza and silk, dipped in acidic yellow, green, orange and more. Sanjay Garg compels the viewer to introspect, discover an alter ego and pursue self-acceptance.
In the pursuit of defining a new aesthetic vocabulary, Raw Mango draws from Indian colours, philosophies and cultures to create a new language.
aarké Ritu Kumar
From the house of Ritu Kumar, comes aarké, an essentials-focused line diffused with mixed prints and vibrant colours. The accessibly-priced brand made a debut for spring/summer 2021, that offers lightweight dresses and separates in India-inspired patterns. Find sheer printed blouses, wispy midi dresses with drawstring waistlines and kurta sets that can work multiple purposes.
If picture-perfect summer existed, it would look like RedValentino’s spring/summer 2021 look book. Shot against the backdrop of sun, sand and sea, the collection instantly puts you in a spirited mood with roomy silhouettes made you put you at ease. Fluid shapes like A-line maxis with gathered tiers, crochet cover-ups and tie-up kaftans in jungle prints set the tone for the season.
Inspired by Grace Jones’ inimitable confidence, Jimmy Choo brings a new line of accessorised injected with colour, gloss and sparkle. As a global brand that represents the woman who likes to stand out, classic silhouettes are updated with embellishments and bold hues. Choose from bucket bags with rhinestone-encrusted top handles, pumps with sculptural details or the classic Varenne hobo bags featuring twisted chain shoulder straps this season.
Kshitij Jalori, known for his luxurious brocades and craft-intensive textiles, took to colour and print to deliver an equally compelling collection this season. Titled Kellee, the line puts the young designer’s masterful prints in focus, this time laden with tropical marigolds, hydrangeas, anthuriums, and toucans and hornbills. The straight-cut silhouettes act as a perfect canvas for the illustrations to come alive, as well as made practical for Indian summers.
Anavila Misra once again proves that there’s nothing better than the feel of natural linen on your skin in high summer months. Her inspiration—wild flowers and forests—is visible in the line of saris, blouses, summer coats and dresses. While the shapes remain timeless, the pieces are dipped in vibrant hues of fuchsia, lime green, mustard and coral.
‘Oceana’, the latest offering by Tribe Amrapali, takes its form from enigmatic shapes found in coral reefs. Pieces from the artistic jewellery collection feature a deep moss green enamel, embellished with crystals and outlined by gold plating. But it is the organic shapes that intrigue the most—find everything from chandelier earrings and studs with tassels to brooches and layered string necklaces.
Combining performance with an eco-friendly approach to making, Asics’s new Earth Day Pack features shoes and clothing made from upcycled materials. Textile waste is regenerated into material for the Tarther sneaker’s upper body, while other dyeing solutions in process reduce carbon emissions and water usage. The ’80s-inspired runners design continues in the new launch, as a neutral colour palette binds the elements together.