IFM HAPPENINGS | HEART OF SRI LANKA: PR POPS UP AT THE CLOVE STORE, MUMBAI
Get a taste of the refreshing Sri Lankan designs at Mumbai’s coolest luxury concept store
Fashion aficionados who have been fortunate enough to visit the paradise Sri Lanka, are well-acquainted with Annika Fernando’s luxury lifestyle store PR Sri Lanka. She has been a champion of Sri Lankan fashion, connecting its young designers to shoppers across the world. This summer, PR Sri Lanka is curating an exclusive edit of eight compelling designers in collaboration with Samyukta Nair’s famous concept store Clove.
Photo credits: Clove The Store
The month-long pop-up is aimed at promoting the talent of Sri Lanka in a time of suffering after April’s Easter Bombings tragedy. The edit, rightly named, ‘Heart of Sri Lanka’ brings forth the culture of the vibrant island by showcasing its modern design. The fashionable wares range from everyday staples to bespoke jewelry, perfect for Mumbai’s weather and anyone who loves a tropical state of mind.
The pared-back island vibe of Sri Lankan designers appeals massively to Indians. Let’s delve inside the treasure trove these two modern connoisseurs have in-store for us:
Papillon du thé Papillon du thé brings handcrafted Sri Lankan jewelry to Mumbai which have been passed down over generations. Their collection is mostly minimal, interspersed with a few statement pieces made by local craftsmen spread across the Island.
Photo credits: Papillon du thé
Lois London Lois London is your answer for all things Resort. The feminine silhouettes and the oh-so-luscious colours are to die for. Get your hands on those powerful dresses before they sell out!
Photo credits: Lois London
Sonali Dharmawardena Sonali Dharmawardena’s garments and accessories celebrate the precious Batik dyeing technique which is a part of our shared heritage with Sri Lanka. We have our eyes set on a yellow storybook clutch which can make any outfit pop instantly.
Photo credits: Sonali Dharmawardena
Photo credits: Sonali Dharmawardena
La Pard La Pard does it all when it comes to apparel, right from lacy lingerie to linen power-suits. Their wrap-around maxis and long slip dresses with intense earthy prints are apt for your next sojourn.
Photo credits: La Pard
Cher Cher is known for its intricate filigree jewelry made using locally sourced materials. Apart from the Hamsa palm bracelet charms, their Molten Wood Hoops are definite show stoppers too.
Photo credits: Cher By Chevonne
KÛR KÛR offers authentic luxury in the form of handcrafted Sri Lankan Beeralu lace. Their collection of earthy neutrals is on point for today’s globe trotters. Choose from their overtly feminine and androgynous pieces to look seemly at any occasion!
Photo credits: KÛR
Anuk Anuk Samaadhi Weerasinghe’s zero-waste collection of patchwork silk pieces is best suited for those lazy afternoons spent feasting under the palm trees.
Photo Credits: Anuk
MAUS MAUS was founded by Annika Fernando herself and it’s success partly owes to her attention to modern silhouettes. Their easy cotton-linen separates and swimsuits come in so many colours, it will be difficult for you to choose one!
Photo Credits: Maus Sri Lanka
The collection unveiled on 14th June at Clove, and will last a month. So, when are you visiting the ‘Heart of Sri Lanka’ situated right here in the quaint quarters of Colaba?
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