Organzaa returns with designer wear, jewellery and some soothsaying
If you are planning your winter vacation in a swanky cold place, Organzaa is the place for you.
Visit Nishita Todi. Based in Kathmandu, Nishita displays some cardigans, pullovers and Cashmere sweaters. Nishita says the wool comes from goats that live in an altitude of 4000 m above the sea level. “We get this from the remote parts of Mongolia.” She has Swaroski studded stoles, priced at Rs. 16, 500. The exhibition showcases a few Lakme Fashion week brands such as Myoho and lotus sutr. Gond art motifs come alive in the tunics and salwar suits, designed by Kiran Jaisinghani, owner of Myoho stall. “I have used sober colours,” she says. Tunics and dresses with flowing cuts define the autumn winter collection of Karishma Jamwal, the owner of lotus sutr. Made in pure georgettes and chiffons, these are priced upwards of Rs. 5000.
There are “oohs” and “aahs” as women feel the soft silk and cotton saris at Vishal Kapur’s stall. Vishal is a graduate of the National Institute of Design, Ahmadabad. He has elegant handloom saris, semi-stitched and unstitched salwar materials, priced between Rs. 3,000 and Rs.16, 000.Royal anaarkalis and suits in georgettes have semi precious stones and silver zaris at Suchitra’s Mumbai.
The young crowd has a lot to look forward to. There are scarves, hair clips, bracelets and mobile pouches. Jewellery lovers can cheer too. S. Mehra New Delhi, KRSH Creations and Sunflower Mumbai display an array of silver jewellery.
There is stylish cutlery too. Megha Asher Designs has ladles studded with beads, pearls and coloured stones. Her chocolate trays made of mother of pearl and candle rings look like excellent gifting options.
A quirky addition this year are coasters with Bollywood dialogues from Sholay and Devdas at Shor Sharaba, Mumbai. Their ipad bags are funky too. Ditto with the footwear that come in neon colours and floral prints. Say hi to the mehendi ladies, Vimala and Kiran Sharma. They will draw beautiful floral and Arabic motifs on your palms.
Nawal Gani has returned on popular demand say the organisers of Organzaa. She is the coffee reader who will offer you little mugs of coffee. Drink it and the remaining dregs will tell her something about your past and present, but not your future. The pink-cheeked Nawal says, “But then listen to my advice. You are assured of a good future.”
(There are trial rooms if you want to try out the readymades. The exhibition is on today at the Ball Room, The Residency from 11 a.m. to 7.30 .pm.)