Make This Local Designer Your New Bae For Ombre Dyed Tunics & Handpainted Tops

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Can you resist handpainted tropical toucan birds or bandhani sling bags? Falguni Shankar — a Hyderabad-based design studio by Falguni Shankar Gaidhane handcrafts those exact pieces. 

What Makes It Awesome

During her time at NIFT, Falguni was drawn towards craft forms like tie and dye, beadwork, and silk painting, which led her to start her own studio where indigenous art forms take the main stage. One look at the apparel and accessories, and you'll know it, for sure. The ombre dyed tunics are breezy and ideal brunch wear while the maxi skirts and crop tops (both handpainted) are for those who love minimalistic ethnic wear. We were told that each tie and dye tunic is tied and dyed with hands, which is what makes the label stand out. 

The label has plenty of bandhani sarees, handpainted crop tops and saree blouses, kaftans along with accessories like sling bags, pouches (in the shape of Rohu fish). If you've got a thing for birds and flowers on your clothes, Falguni's latest collection features adorable crop tops and blouses with handpainted flowers and birds. The entire range is priced between INR 1,200-18,000, but you can grab the accessories at lower prices. 

Pro-Tip

Although Falguni retails online, we recommend getting to Talasha in Jubilee Hills because she stocks up her collection there.