Diwali is like India’s Christmas. It’s the biggest and often most enjoyable festival of the year. It’s a time where all night partying, gambling and taking time off work are not only considered acceptable but almost expected. If you’re lucky enough to celebrate Diwali in the capital then you better be prepared for large, lavish celebrations with hundreds of people hopping from party to party. Diwali is like a pre-cursor to the wedding season and is the perfect time to start collecting ethnic wear that will last you all season long. Here are our top picks for when it comes to Diwali fashion, that goes beyond.
Floral Nehru Vest
As part of our Monserrate collection, we created a range of floral garments that are lightweight, handcrafted and incredibly beautiful. Each piece takes inspiration from the gardens of Portuguese summer palaces and has a very regal and modern feel. The designs use techniques such as resham, zari and gara threadwork and embroidery to infuse each piece with a sense of old world charm.
Jewel Toned Sherwanis
If you’re going to be at a very formal Diwali event then an achkan is a natural choice. Without layering on too much work or sparkle, our sherwanis are elegant, sophisticated and made to your exact specifications. The best thing about made to measure garments is that you can customise them how you’d like so if you want extra pockets, contrast lining or unique buttons; we are more than happy to oblige. Choose an achkan in a deep sapphire or burgundy colour to add a festive touch to your Diwali celebrations.
Pastels are always in season and will never look dated or out of style. The great thing about these colours is that they work as well for a mehendi or sangeet as they do for a large cards party. Whether you go for a solid coloured kurta or a printed nehru vest, you are bound to stand out of the crowd. We suggest pairing pastels with similarly light shades so that they all blend together.