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SHILPA REDDY

India Today - - COVER STORY -

Model and de­signer Shilpa Reddy’s cre­ations are rein­ter­pre­ta­tions of the tra­di­tional for the con­tem­po­rary ur­ban In­dian woman. Sharply cut Western sil­hou­ettes in­cor­po­rated into eth­nic wear and In­dian em­bel­lish­ing on fu­sion de­signs mark her sig­na­ture style. Her cre­ations are dis­played in a no fuss sec­tion in her ex­clu­sive chic bou­tique on the ground floor at N Asian restau­rant. The store is a small quad­ran­gle space with glass and stone walls. Spot­lights high­light the out­fits, hung on three sides of the store. Jack­ets are a part of her per­sonal style and you will see quite a va­ri­ety among her de­signs too and not just in the Indo- fu­sion sec­tion. Lehen­gas and saris too have jack­ets for blouses or they are teamed up with cropped harem pants. Also, part of the col­lec­tion are her ex­quis­ite Thai- in­spired Lakme In­dia Fash­ion Week de­signs, fo­cused on deli cate flowy fab­rics for bri­dal wear with a strik­ing em­pha­sis on blouses, made with ex­ag­ger­ated up­turned shoul­ders.

In­sider’s Tip If you think a sari de­sign will look spec­tac­u­lar on a du­patta, it can be repli­cated here on re­quest.

Must Pick Shilpa’s sig­na­ture jack­ets that are de­signed with tra­di­tional In­dian fab­rics with in­tri­cate em­bel­lish­ing and Western cuts. At Road No 59, Ju­bilee Hills Tel 65554141

KR­ISH­NENDU HALDER

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