Summer's coming! Heck it’s here already. If Kolkata’s humidity has done a number on you then you are probably scouring the web for those summery dresses that will allow your skin to breathe. Here are five labels you should definitely check out.
Get Your Summery Dresses From These Fashion Labels In The City
Seeking styles that are perfect for the unforgiving humid weather? Check out Label Ishana. Their well-styled tops, tunics and dresses in silk, linen or khadi make for loose and fuss-free wear. Think anti-fit maxi dresses, airy tunics and fashionably comfortable culottes. Rooted firmly to the philosophy of sustainability, they use handwoven fabrics from Phulia or Murshidabad and their textile process follows the the international standards of fair, ethical and responsible workplace conditions of the garment industry.
One Society is a brainchild of Anuradha Basu Agarwal, who aims to create and empower women leaders in the artisan communities. This charming and colourful store tucked away on Purna Das Road is the answer to all your summer wardrobe woes. Choose from a range of flowy maxi dresses to trendy shirt dresses, shrugs and much more. Our favourite? Light-weight silk dresses in cool pastels that can rock any occasion regardless of the tipping mercury.
Sugar and spice, and all things nice! Using pure, handwoven ikkat cotton and giving it a global twist to make comfy AF shirt dresses, midis and pantsuits that will have you sorted for a hot summer day regardless of the occasion. Chini Namak is all about sustainable fashion, bring them your old clothes and they will help you make trendy, light-weight dresses out of it. They operate from their studio in Salt Lake. Check out their collection of beautiful dresses like the blue ikkat pleated shirt dress or maroon and mustard pleated one or hand woven grey ikkat paired with handwoven peach striped bhagalpuri silk. We have our eyes set on a monochromatic off-shouldered shirt with a buttoned down skirt.
Game for Gamcha? Perhaps the most summer-friendly fabric there is because of its capacity to soak moisture and keep you cool. Tri’s gamchha-inspired dresses are all the rage with the young and hip who are out and about. On days when the Sun is not too kind, pick up Tri’s (best-selling) gamcha shirt dress, pair it with white sneakers, toss your hair up into a topknot and beat the heat in style.
Bhomra Design Co
Light, breezy and uber cool - Bomra’s dresses are just the kind of summer fix you need to look good and feel good. Making trendy, fusion clothing from fabrics that are the customary weaves of taants, dhakais, and tangails, their crisp and effortless dresses are all about comfort and chic mixed together into a contemporary cocktail. The unassuming elegance and lightness of Taant comes with pretty motifs like the half moon, blue sky, twinkling stars, elephants, fish scales, flowers swaying in the breeze, the adventures of bees (bhomra) and so much more.