A splash of reds, a smattering of blues and classic offshoots of white. All spangled with a plush rush of gold. This is what defines designer duo Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla ’s luscious pick of six styles that compose their pret line Gulabo’s latest offering, The Love Collection.

Perfect for that lazy Sunday brunch, a breezy family gathering or a smashing night out, each style is a rather effusive ode to love, while at the same time being high on versatility and comfort. “We wanted the palette to encompass every mood, every hue, every colour of love—from our signature off-whites (an Abu-Sandeep hallmark), to vivacious red, blue, fuchsia, yellow and even startling black, the collection has an entire spectrum of styles, moods and experiences. And, of course, gold has been an eternal element in our designs. The palette is a reflection of the sheer diversity of life and love,” says Saudamini Mattu, CEO, Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla.

Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla

Easy silhouettes in soft, flowing cotton make for great contours, especially for the generously endowed. It is the elegance of easy lines arranging themselves in sheer fluidity that appeal—from the relaxed sleeves to the tiny mirror-tipped ends of the palazzos, to the dupattas braiding in mirror embroidery, to the mini shimmering hearts lining the sleeves in a pouting touch. It were as if  the fine details rev up the sweepstakes of casualwear, bringing in the elegance synonymous with Abu Sandeep. “There is no reason for pret to lack the same glamour and high impact style,” says Mattu.

Shilpi Madan for The New Indian Express

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