NEE & OINK
SISTERS NEELAKSHI AND
OIENDRILA RAY, 39, turned to children’s fashion when they realised there was a dearth of trendy ethnic wear for children that appealed to both the mother and child. In 2011, the sisters, both design graduates from Parsons School of Design (NYC/Paris) and Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication (London), started their own label Nee & Oink with the thought that it would retain an element of whimsy besides being comfortable for children.
Their newest festive range plays around with colourful motifs inspired by nature. Big vibrant peonies on lehengas and kurtas, animals and birds from Gond art motifs like herons, cockatoos and woodpeckers are embroidered on the festive range of clothing. “India has such a rich heritage of art. For all our collections we try to take inspiration from at least one art form from the country,” says Oiendrila whose background is in graphic design. The sisters are particular about the fabrics they use. Their line is all about lightweight silks and breathable cottons. The colour story is festive with jewel tones, reds and pinks and rich navy blues dominating.
And if the clothes make you wish you were a child again, Nee & Oink also do custom made clothing for adults.
PRICE `2,600 onwards TEL 8334936663
AT Nee & Oink, 219 Jodhpur Park
Designer OIENDRILA RAY KAPUR with her son ARISH and niece MISHKA KAPUR Make up MALAY ROY Location ROY BARI, BADAN CHANDRA ROY PUJA