Munkee See Munkee Doo
Pallavi Dhyani – Three

New kids on the block and writing their own stories. Munkee See Munkee Doo and Pallavi Dhyani are this year’s Pret baby bloomers. Both display a dexterity for fabric, practical sensibility and architecture, keeping the focus on minimalism, chic wear and unpretentious.

Pallavi Singhee – Flower Child 

Happy, holiday, summer, pret wear is a welcome closet necessity and this collection captures its spirit. Flirty, boho-cool, feminine and the red and pink tassel detailing and fringe with lace peeping under a skirt or a neckline already fills my heart with summer romance and anticipation. Lovely to be all girl again!!

Abraham & Thakore

Years ago when I had interviewed Abraham at then Ritu Nanda’s quaint Goa store, I was struck by the sharp starkness of his work. To date, it is still sharp, and perhaps mature, with a salt and pepper feel to the label’s evolution.

Abraham & Thakore continues this exploration with both traditional and contemporary silhouettes, combining the stitched and un-stitched, with separates, wrap, drapes, tailored combining the sari, dupatta, lungi, dhoti and then throw a sharp constructed jacket over them. Still as passionate about hand crafted textiles and garments as when they started 25 years ago, the label is strictly for the individual minded.

Rajesh Pratap Singh: Another of our favourites – designer and palette—black, white and chrome. A play of opposites: Sporty, structured, print on graphic, print on print, transparent, opaque, geek, solid. Silhouettes are experimented with a sense of control.  For the hard nerved for sure.

Ethel da Costa
Fashion & Lifestyle Journalist, Founder-CEO, Think Geek Media

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