Child's Play

NEE & OINK

India Today - - KOLKATA -

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

Pho­to­graph by SUBIR HALDER

De­signer OIENDRILA RAY KA­PUR with her son ARISH and niece MISHKA KA­PUR Make up MALAY ROY Lo­ca­tion ROY BARI, BADAN CHANDRA ROY PUJA

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