Dress to impress with no stress!
By Shaan Bajaj
Receiving an invite to a destination wedding can feel like opening a huge box of chocolates – you’re looking forward to it, but you never know what you’re going to get. While the excitement can be hard to contain, you’re also busy wondering what lehengas, saris, and accessories you should pack. Wherever the destination wedding might be, it’s the perfect occasion to try something unique, and we’ve put together a list of brands that will help you look your best no matter the location or event.
Two sisters, Kaabia and Sasha Grewal, launched Outhouse Jewellery in 2012 for the modern woman. Their jewellery range includes earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings, nose rings, kaleeras and headpieces. They also produce bags crafted from vegan leather and belts. Their designs are incredibly unique and experimental, so if you’re in the market for designer jewellery that will be the talk of the destination wedding you attend, browse through their collection!
Vibrant, modern, and classy are the first three words that come to my mind while looking through their wide range of clothing. They have something for everyone to choose from, with a selection spanning shararas, palazzos, lehengas, kaftans, pant saris, and pant suits. Created with fusionwear in mind, their designs bring together different elements of Indian and western aesthetics. The brand also aims to be an accessible luxury label with sizes from XS to 4XL, with the option of custom sizes, so it’s easy for anyone to find a simple and fun outfit to dance in at a pool-side mehendi!
PAULMI AND HARSH
Paulmi and Harsh are a fashion label inspired by different kinds of flora to represent feminine elegance and beauty. They design anarkalis, co-ord sets, dresses, indo-western wear, kaftans, lehengas, pre-draped saris, traditional saris and suit sets. Each piece is custom made with locally-sourced fabric. Feel chic and confident in one of their co-ord sets or remove the stress from tying a sari. Whatever you choose to wear, you’re guaranteed to look gorgeous.
A desi woman’s jewellery carries important significance throughout her life, and is often received as a symbol of love and security, passed on from generations before and given to her children later in life. Amama established their brand with this story of heirloom jewellery in mind, creating designs that can be passed down through generations. Their designs are rooted in modernity, while still retaining the significance held by timeless pieces. They craft necklaces, chokers, earrings, belts, bracelets, rings, anklets, mangtikas
PAPA DON’T PREACH
Worn by celebrities in Bollywood and Hollywood, this luxury fashion label needs no introduction. A pioneer in creating Indian resort wear for the bold, rebellious woman, they sell bridal couture, haute, pret and resort wear. If you’re looking for a truly one-in-a-million outfit, whether it’s for your own destination wedding or your best friend’s, Papa Don’t Preach is the place to look. After all, where’s the fun in playing it safe?
From kidswear to bridal wear, Payal Singhal truly has it all. This boutique designs clothes for every occasion, and for women, men and kids. Their aesthetics are rooted in contemporary and minimalistic fashion, with a hint of vintage design. At the forefront of their brand, they want people to feel comfortable in their clothing while having an understated impact in any room they walk into. For my no-nonsense girls, you’ll want to have a look at their range.
RISHI AND VIBHUTI
Grounded in contemporary design, Rishi and Vibhuti are creating the most stunning silhouettes within their womenswear, pret, couture, and menswear collections. Their designs include strong prints with a range of colour while subscribing to the boho-chic aesthetic. Pair any of their outfits with a pair of sunglasses and a coconut in your hand for the perfect beach-wedding Instagram post.
Ditch the pit stains with Mayank Modi’s menswear designs. Whether you’re looking for a kurta, sherwani, or bomber jacket, their collections are ideal for beachside or tropical weddings. All their clothes are made from breathable fabrics like cotton and linen so you won’t faint in the heat. Spice it up a little with one of their prints to help you look fresh throughout the events.