Duality is a hand-embroidered unisex suede jacket inspired by androgyny. The jacket is a symbol of honest self expression. It explores the space between the "masculine" and the "feminine", where identity functions without absolutes. It aims to empower individuals to break free of stereotypes and find comfort in their own skin.
A jam-packed itinenary filled with long walks, delicious local flavours, balmy nights and sun soaked days- Thailand was the perfect choice for my week long getaway.
With my rucksack filled to capacity, I knew I had to travel light and smart, carry pieces that I could mix and match and make maximum use of during my trip. That's where the Swing vest came in- Light, comfortable, trendy and fun, it was the absolute best choice for my vacation.
Tailored beautifully, this jacket was the right balance of style and comfort in the sub-tropical summer heat of Thailand. Its open front and unlined sleeveless design kept the air coming in. Wearing it was an absolute breeze!
It's versatility made it so easy to style multiple outfits. I wore it with dresses, while I walked my feet sore around marketplaces, and shrugged it off my bikini for a cool dip in the lagoon. Layering it over my turquoise jumpsuit carried me from a day of relaxing to a romantic dinner by the waves. And of course it kept me looking fly over a comfy casual outfit while I skipped into trains and nodded off in buses.
It gave my laid-back looks a feminine flirty touch. The cute fringe at the bottom painted the most romantic picture as I stood at the nose of my windy speed boat in Krabi, and hurried up the stairs of the train station in Bangkok. It truly helped make my trip just a little more special! Thank you Indie Culture!
(Photographs by Rahul Ramesh)
When gorgeous art marries functional design. We kick started 2017 with a collaboration with Kochi based artist and illustrator- Vishnu Valsan.
A fashion designer from NIFT, Chennai, Vishnu's inimitable style is defined by his understanding of the ebbs and flows of clothing and his ability to capture texture with a few precise brush strokes.
While brainstorming ideas for a collaboration together, we decided to do a set of frameable prints, that were inspired by, and for the IC woman. Vishnu chose 3 of his favourite pieces from our collection and came up with trendy styling options for the pieces. He paired the jackets with beautifully detailed, delicate pieces that complimented the rich bold textures of leather perfectly. He also keep the pieces monochromatic, two with an intricate pattern detail, to really offset the tan, blue and black of the IC garments.
Taking cues from the Pantone colour of of the year 2017, 15-0343 Greenery, we drew inspiration from it's tones of energy, vitality and vibrancy. By juxtaposing the freshness of greenery with the earthiness of leather, we were able to create a collection of prints that were fresh and modern that could be framed or simply displayed in any home or office.
And these were the results! Madrid, Cooper and The Suede Bomber.
One of these three stunning prints will be included in all orders of apparel from www.indieculture.in, from the 1st of January until the 31st of March. A perfect way to transition from winter to spring!
Make sure to include a note at checkout during your purchase, if you have a preference- we just can't seem to be able to pick a favourite!