With Deepavali just a day away, here are some places you can go to brighten up your wardrobe and home this festive season…
This festive season, Style One introduces a blend of trendy and modern designs. The use of embellishments, fine embroidery and vibrant colours reflect the theme of light and illumination. The special Deepavali Collection also includes salwar kameez and kurtis in georgette, chiffon and net material for women, trousers, t-shirts and jeans for men. Brands like Louis Philippe, V Dot, Van Heusen, Allen Solly, Arrow, Zodiac, Proline, Mufti, Lee, Killer, Spykar, Wrangler are also available for men and women.
Address: No. 19, 1st Main Road, Gandhi Nagar 1st Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar (Ph: 044 42695222)
Deepavali collections at Pantaloons include:
Begum Express collections with heavy embellishments and embroidery; Navarathna Range which comes in bright festive colours specially designed for Deepavali; and Chanderi romance collections with brocades and embroidery.
Price: Kurtis starts at Rs. 399 onwards.
Offer: Purchases of Rs. 3000 and above gets a Rs. 300 gift voucher and any customer shopping for Rs.6000 and above gets a Rs. 700 gift voucher. The vouchers can be redeemed on all apparel at Pantaloons store.
Address: # 126, BNT Connection, Nelson Manickam Road (Ph: 044 - 4358 2288-91); Spencer Plaza No. G-49 F-71, S-36, Phase II, 768 / 769 Anna Salai (Ph: 044 - 2841 8533-6)
For the festive season, it brings you trendy Masakkali range of ethnic salwar suits, an array of colourful crushed, netted, georgette, chiffon, shimmer, four-way stretch lycra, chord and side-laced leggings. Pyjama-duppatta sets in jacquard, silk and other materials with hand work in innumerable colour range is one of the highlights in their festive offerings.
Exciting party wear featuring glittering satin shirts and school check shirts with multiple pockets and wrap around sleeves are the popular pick at the men's segment, along with an unlimited choice in denims. Also popular are round neck T-shirts with glittering chest prints, apart from ethnic party wear suits, sherwanis and kurta sets in innumerable designs.
A kaleidoscope of colour and design from designers across the country.
Virtues: Creates traditional styles using a multitude of brocades
Rabbani & Rakha: Glamorous saris with co-ordinated blouses
Pashma: Chantilly saris, using the best lace from Europe, further enhanced through Swarovski crystals.
Gopi Vaid: Ever popular kurtas
Rahul Mishra's The Butterfly effect: Visually stunning garments, with embroidery patterns representing different stages of a butterfly's life cycle.
Nikasha: A beautiful pallete of reds and fuschia on funky Indian garments.
Address: #153, Greams Road (Ph: 044 28291443). Website: www.collage-style.com
Deepavali Dhamaka collection on till today at this exclusive women's wear showroom features unique and ethnic colourful cotton collection of saris and salwar material. They are available in beautiful fabrics, colour combinations, gorgeous embellishments or a perfect saris complemented by an equally attractive blouse. The special selection feature swarna alankar Prints, Sambavi Prints, Mercury Dots, Dhamman, Designer Kota, super nets, Silk Kota, Narayanpet, Mangalagiri, Fine Print cotton, Block Prints, Jute dress, Vegetable dyed Fabrics, Petaru, Boboli, Block Prints, Batik, Hyderabad hand printed design dress and more. Tanirikaa has brought in the collection of nature in a new light using the Kalamkari technique
Address: New no 54, Old no16, Rajabather Street, Next to Rohini Lodge, Pondy Bazaar, T.Nagar (Ph: 2815 1414)
With the onset of the festive and wedding season in India, Global Desi presents a dazzling festive collection comprising tunics, tops and salwar suits, in a colour palette of shocking pink, deep red, bottle green, maroon and the forever black. The new Global desi festive collection is created from fabrics like cotton silk, georgette viscose, cotton and gold jaquard and georgette with gold buttis.
Price: Between Rs. 1295 and Rs. 2895.
Address: II Floor, Express Avenue, Royapettah, Mount Road (Ph: 044 32469901)
This designer boutique brings a vibrant new range celebrating the spirit of Deepavali. It features exclusive festive collections from top designers like Manish Arora, Sabyasachi, Anamika, Khanna, Varun Bahl, Pankaj and& Nidhi Ahuja, Abraham and Thakore, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Rahul Mishra, Nakul Sen, Sanchita Ajjampur and introducing Eugene Lin, from the U.K., for the first time in Chennai with chic contemporary silhouettes.
Address: # 3, Khader Nawaz Khan Road, Nungambakkam (Ph: 28333627)
Beautifully crafted suits with embellished detail and in a vibrant splash of colours showcase the latest ethnic trends. The season's deep accents are highlighted with Globus' western and ethnic collection in a combination of elegant evening wear and bright festive wear.
The style code includes classical elements, fluid lines, micro- patterns, checks, horizontal stripes and simple binding details. The accessories include gorgeously crafted Indian jewellery.
Address: # 113/114, Sir Thyagaraya Road (Ph - 044 28155058)
Check out its exhibition of the Varanasi Weavers project by Upasana-Auroville till November 9, 2010. Designers from Upasana Integral Design Studio and trainees from National Institute of Design turn brocade buttons into amazing jewellery necklaces, clips and must-have duppatas. Sarees get an Egyptian touch with geometric patterns and the gift box, designed by Upasana contains the finest duppata together with a CD and brochure.
Address: 14, Padmavathy Road, Gopalapuram (Ph: 28351143, 9840348585, 9940656086)
Manyavar stores have numerous varieties and ranges of Sherwani, Indo-western, designer suits, and accessories.
Price: Between Rs. 399 and 75000.
Address: # 520, Anna Salai, Teynampet (Ph: 65360450)/ Shop No. 1, Windsor Palace, # 34, Balfour Road, Kellys (Ph: 26444717)/ Shop no. 155A, First Floor, Express Avenue, Royapettah
Kalanikethan launches its exquisite sparkling new Deepavali collection with a range of jewel-embroidered silks and georgettes for a festive party season. Traditional Uppadas and Paithanis and lustrous Benaras embellished with crystals and silk embroidery add to the elegant look. Ghagras and Salwar sets in silks and brocade are the highlight of the season.
Address: North Usman road, T.Nagar/ Khader Nawaz Khan Road, Nungambakkam/ Express Avenue mall, Whites Road, Royapettah.
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