This year The Summer Closet failed to let anyone down as usual. Shoppers have been waiting with anticipation for this day to pick up all summer clothes for women. The doors opened at 10 AM where Mumbai's shopaholic elite began to pour in as they waited with baited breathe to see what the stalwart designers who were showcasing their latest Spring/Summer collections had up for grabs. To select from a wide range of creatively designed leisurewear, formal wear, young and chic prat lines that were made in a magic medley of colours is not easy. Apt for Spring/Summer clothes for women, light day-jackets, tunics, kimono tops and chic cocktail dresses were up for grabs.
The ladies of the Sahachari Foundation, welcomed friends, designers and shoppers that came dressed for the occasion with open arms and big smiles for this Mumbai shopping festival. A few guests and designers present at the Spring/Summer celebrity shopping affair were Divya Mohta, Bijal Meswani, Smeeta Parekh, Vasudha Ruia, Rati Godrej, Raanu Chadha, Sharmila Thakeray, Tanaaz Doshi, Priya Nathani, Shalini Shahani and Haseena Jethmalani along with Shilpi Jatia of the Four Seasons.
Leherias and pastels summer clothes for women seem to be the trend. To name a few, there was Gopi Vaid, stood out with her pastel shaded embellished leherias, and also 'Rivaayat' by Meera Rohit had an eye-catching stall, which was almost full almost all the time! Her stall stood out with Leherias in bright colours. Another designer with interesting Indian wear was Meghna K., an interesting outfit that was picked off the racks was a 'Kimono-esque' wrap around kurti, which she had in a variety of colours.
From Indian front of summer clothes for women, there were also some western inclusions. Designer label, Paprika seemed to do justice to the upcoming summer that is going to hit with dresses in different cuts, in solid pastel hues Yellow, Blues, Greens and Whites. Going with the same flow was designer label
Ravage had dresses made of the finest mal-mal that were solid white with an orange piping, along with dip-dye shaded dresses that are perfect summer clothes for women. Another stall that caught peoples eye and was perpetually full was designer label Cherie, her racks were adorned with embellished garments made in solid pastel hues and other bright colours.
Also present at The Summer Closet was Isharya, a relatively new accessories label started by Gauri and Radhika Tandan. Their stall was full at all times and rightfully so, their jewellery comprising of big kadaas, glamoures rings, earrings and neck pieces, justifying the crowds of women around the stall. Other accessories and Jewellery designers comprised of Kokomo, directly opposite Malaga and Falguni Mehta who was exhibiting some stunning jadau and pieces made of pearls making shopping in Mumbai a delight.
Lets see what Summer Closet has in store for us next year, till then lets wait for the Design One exhibition which will take place in September at the World Trade Centre, Mumbai!