Divya Joshi, Design Manager – Women’s Western Wear, Ajio.com – Reliance Retail Ltd.
Nautical is a huge trend across categories. We are seeing a lot of stripes as trims, wooden and straw bags in a lot of interesting new shapes and trim details.
Tassels on bags continue in finals whereas ropes are being used as trims – as straps on bags in multicolour braided and knotted varieties. On the hardware side of it, there is an influx of big eyelets as details over accessories, big chunky buckles over belts.
On the prints side, animal prints are huge and can be seen in many innovative new versions across all categories. Leopard print faux fur charms are a key to basic bags and slings and totes. We also have Fanny packs in quirky prints such as boho and paisley and even animal prints.