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What is your inspiration for your items
My products are a reflection of my life, a Desi Girl living in a western world. I’m inspired by all those around me who stay true to our rich culture while simultaneously embracing the western lifestyle. Be it friends, family, the third generation desi or fresh-off-the-boat immigrant; we adapt differently. We are each a unique combination of East and West, I want my products to carry that same unique combination. I want my products to appeal to each Modern South Asian no matter what part of the East to West spectrum they lie. This challenge inspires me and keeps me creatively charged.
What are your most popular items
My current bestsellers are the Mosaic Tile Clutches, the customizable Metallic Bags, the Wedding Sunglasses, and the sassy “Yes Aunty, Still Kuwari/a.” T-shirts!
Where do you ship
Do you provide personal bridal party boxes
That’s my current mission. I will before the end of the year! I’ll have more than just wedding related boxes, I want to provide gift boxes for every occasion, big or small! And of course all boxes will be personally curatable by the buyer so it’s uniquely you!
What’s your favorite item
I have a couple. My personal favorite items are the Burgundy Desi Backpacks, the “No Aunty, you can’t have my Biodata” shirts and the beach hats. The backpacks are just super cute, useful and unique. The shirts are fun and I personally LOVE witnessing the reactions to it, which is usually a smile or a playful laugh. And the beach hats speak to my Desi soul! They’re that fun vacay accessory you think twice about before purchasing but never regret it once you do!
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We are so excited to share Sabyasachi’s latest line after his 20th anniversary show. This winter line offers four different styles, each is extremely unique.
The line is broken into four categories-Isfahan, Chowk. Devi, and Nargis, . The designer decided to create a line that is diverse and targets more of a younger audience.
Isfahan line is inspired by the Mughal dynasty. We love how this line focuses on velvet. This fabric is perfect for winter!
Indian purple is replaced by a faded jamun, fuchsia gives way to pomegranate, and bright feroza comes shrouded in layers of patina.
This line is extremely regal since it combines velvets, mulmul, and organzas.
Chowk is for the outgoing bride and the line has a similar tone to some of their older collections.
As I travel more and more through the interiors of India, it never ceases to amaze me how rooted these textiles are. Something that comes out of an untrained eye becomes very modern because it is not affected by modernity. When I look at the way women in rural India dress, their naiveté and their authenticity in how they express themselves through their clothing make them almost arrogant and defiant in a positive way,” he frames his thoughts behind this line.
Devi is for the traditional brides who wants the traditional red lengha. The line has a big range in prices so there’s something for everyone. He also included some pastels for more of a western appetite. We love this Iranian Turquoise color!
Which line is your favorite?!
How does a Rent The Runway for Indian bridal clothing sound?
Riya Collective is an online rental business giving you access to high-end Indian fashion. We believe that everyone should have access to sharing in other cultures.
We know that it can be really stressful to buy such expensive wedding outfits. We recently discovered Riya Collective. It’s an online store where you can rent opulent Indian clothes for your wedding. It’s perfect for any bride, groom, and/or your wedding guests.
At Riya Collective, our goal is to make everyone look amazing in their South Asian clothes for each event. If you need help, we can style you for each event.
Here’s an example of a piece to rent:
We also really love how they offer a quiz for those who have never attended a Indian wedding!
Also, they even offer bridal party rental! All you need to do is contact Riya Collection 3 months before your wedding. They will then help ease the stress from the bride by providing her bridal party with their outfits.