India?s jewelry aesthetic is steeped in enduring tradition, but it is also evolutionary. Whether through craft or storytelling, designers are pushing boundaries and defining a new look in a country known for its love of sumptuous bijoux.
Lady Kismet is a personal favorite at Shop Latitude. Living in New York, Designer Shana Gulati works with artisans in Jaipur who practice centuries old jewelry techniques to bring her collection to life. The result of this East meets West approach is a high quality line of fine jewelry rooted in a contemporary aesthetic, that is wearable for every day.
Eina Ahluwalia crafts intricately cut latticework cuffs, earrings (on trend with the statement earring popularized by Celine) and necklaces in her Calcutta Studio. Ahluwalia is on the forefront of designers creating a new vocabulary for Indian jewelry that is increasingly popular with both Bollywood and Hollywood stars.
Isharya is a label founded by two sisters-in-law who divide time between India and San Francisco. Modern style dictates their aesthetic and the duo creates strong and outspoken pieces in colorful geometric shapes like massive cuffs and knuckle rings. The pieces balance rock star edge with a delicacy that denotes femininity.
Olivia Dar offers a collection of whimsical bags and pouches decorated with embroidery and beading to create distinct statement pieces. Dar?s melding of East meets West is literal; she is French but moved to India, where she lives and works today.
All of these designers are inspired by Indian tradition and fashion forward motion, let this new creative class lead the way.
September 17, 2014
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