Floral hues, animal motifs… From floral prints, animal motifs, and applique patterns straight from a flower garden, fashion designers are banking on various prints to deck up their festive collection this year. The House of Mannath by Label’M Boutique, based in Ernakulam, is no exception. Their collection, Dhrithi, boasts sarees elegantly woven in organza and mulmul cotton, lined with intricate prints.
Reshma Binu George, one of the designers and owners of the fashion label, says their focus was to feature a vibrant yet elegant festive collection.
“Rather than going for off-white, we have introduced sarees in pastel shades. All of them boast intricate floral designs,” she says.
In addition to sarees, the label also has casuals and work wear like kaftans, kurthis, and dresses. “These, too, don floral prints and are very sought after,” Reshma adds.
Revathy Jayan Babu, who runs a design label of the same name in Thiruvananthapuram, has employed animal prints to deck up her collection, Kalki.
Leopard prints and tiger face designs — both hand-embroidered and patchworked on conventional attires — infuse some swag into the otherwise classic elegance of the fabric. “Kalki line is inspired by pulikali, a rich cultural art form that echoes the Onam spirit,” she says.
Her other collection, Vadamalli, boasts jumpsuits, sharara suits, casual dresses, etc. “For the men’s range, the floral motifs are hand-embroidered on collars and sleeves,” the designer adds.
Experimenting with applique patterns with traditional kasav this year is prolific Kochi-based designer Sreejith Jeevan with his venture Rouka. His latest collection, ‘Thy Garden Come,’ boasts a range adorned with elements of a garden filled with flowers, butterflies and dragonflies.
Handloom magic Florals on handloom fabric. This is the speciality of Southloom.com, a designer label based in Thiruvananthapuram.
The boutique offers hand-painted, intricate floral designs on gold and