Can't help but rejoice when we spot clothing labels like Broken Backs doing us a solid. Letting self expression flow free without reservations is the journey that they promise us in their cool, laidback and nostalgia-filled garments. No wonder we were drawn!
Started by two Ahemdabadi college students, this fresh off the clothing rack slow fashion label deals in soft linens and cottons sourced from their neighbours, Surat. These fabrics are then hand dyed and hand embroidered by deft karigars but not in the loud, OTT sort of way that you'd expect. Instead, you will spot non-traditional motifs like whales, monkeys, tiny birds, a boy riding a wave and more, like we did in their first collection. Appropriately titled "Adulting", it exudes an old-school aesthetic with a millennial vibe. May sound opposing, but it isn't! Further keeping with the nostalgia and freedom of expression theme, their silhouettes are made uber comfortable, loose and free-flowing while the colour palette is a total eye-soother (powder blues, pastely greens and lilacs)!
From Adulting our faves will have to be the Chidiya Udd (a beloved childhood game if you remember) Dress. Simple, casual and classic, this spaghetti strap, knee-length dress comes with a pocket and a minimally embroidered side slit (two birds and the words chidiya). A close second and third will be the Dreamland Coord Set (high waisted elastic shorts with pockets and a super comfy boxy fit crop top; the design on this is the cute hill-sun-birds-house-stream drawing we'd do as kids) and the unisex Bandar and Dive In Short Kurtas.