Ten-second takeaway

Make a quick pilgrimage to this cute store on Church Street {right next door to Goobe’s Bookshop} for their dresses, skirts tops and trousers, all in tune with summer.

India by design

Located at basement level on Church Street, Pilgrim was started by a former management consultant, Priyanka Haridas in 2012. With a strong focus on tailoring, sharp cuts and fits, and Indian textiles, Pilgrim offers maxi dresses, tops, tunics, kurtas, palazzos and cigarette pants in fabrics such as cotton, silk cottons, and match silks. They also specialise in apparel made with everybody’s favourite fabric of the moment Ikat {anyone else think Ikat is the new black?}.

What to pick

pilgrim store on churchstreet has good cotton apparel

Source: Pilgrim

The warm wooden flooring of the store goes with the colourful apparel on display, on racks and shelves. We spotted easygoing maxi dresses with an Ikat bust {goes up to size 16}, cigarette pants and palazzos also in vibrant Ikat fabrics {think pinks, black and greys}, and summery crop tops in colourful cotton {these might make for great sleeveless blouses with sarees}. Worth mentioning are Pilgrim’s shrugs or jackets made with Ikat and Kalamkari fabrics {slip them on a black dress and you are good to go}, or their lovely structured shirt dresses that might also moonlight as kurtas paired with jeans. Tie and Dye, Shibori, block prints are other techniques on fabrics they experiment with. We also spotted some colourful tops fashioned out of delicate Bengal, Jamdani fabric. We especially love some of the detailing on the clothes such as Ikat trimming, fabric buttons, and mirror work.

Where: No 44, Church Street

When: 11am-8.30pm

Contact: 080 42049672

Price: INR 1,000 upwards

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here to shop online.