In­die Vibes Only


India Today - - KOLKATA -


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

Kar­ishma is in a khesh sari with Pushpo tu­nic Make up MALAY ROYLo­ca­tion BIKRAMPUR HASHARA GHOSH'S PUJO BARI IN BAGHBAJAR, 28/4 NIBEDITA LANE

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