Indie Vibes Only
SIDDIQUE ROY’S, freewheeling music-loving indie soul finds expression through her designs in Studio KSR. Roy, 36, a stylist and manager to folk and bluegrass band No Strings Attached, and an RJ, takes inspiration from music for her creations. Take a cue from the Ella dress (inspired by Ella Fitzgerald) or Baezed (Joan Baez) or the Norah dress (Norah Jones) which have all been a hit with Kolkata’s young and famous. The fabric of her choice is nearly always khesh. “I have grown up with a love for all things handloom but it was in my third year of design when I worked with weaving cluster in Shantiniketan, when I fell in love with khesh,” says the NIFT Kolkata graduate. Because the fabric is woven with new yarn as warp and strips of old saris as weft, there is a certain “unpredictability to the look.”
“I love the surprise element. You can never tell what colour the stripes will be before it is woven,” says Roy. For the festive season, pick up some of her khesh blouses that you can also wear as crop tops or layer with saris and jackets for a traditional yet stylish look.
PRICE `2,500 onwards TEL 9836915050 AT Studio KSR, 10, Sourin Roy Road, Behala
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