Classic, comfortable, chic —it’s a lush melee with pretty parakeets, leggy flamingoes and yellow-beaked toucans darting in a colourful burst through the leafy rush in fashion designer Maheka Mirpuri’s refreshing SS 20 Rainforest Escape collection.

With sensible dressing on everyone’s mind, fashion designer Maheka Mirpuri  has brought in chic separates in powder pinks, fleeting blues, crisp whites and more

With sensible dressing on everyone’s mind, Maheka has brought in chic convertibles in powder pinks, fleetingblues,crisp whites and more. “I have used relaxed silhouettes and flowing summery asymmetrical cuts to cloak any shift in inches,” she smiles, aware of everyone’s fitness routine having undergone a tumultuous upheaval during the successive lockdowns.

“It is a virtual celebration of nature for me as I wanted each piece to be an absolute ‘mood-elevator’. Indeed, with the palette regaling in bright, bold floral pops and subtle pastels, each pick lifts the mood instantly.” The focus is on accents—colourful, oversized buttons, exaggerated sleeves with plenty of clever layers, eye-catching pockets, playful strings and belts that flatter your form, and shrugs that can morph into stoles, or can be teamed easily with shorts or distressed jeans. “Call it easy wear as I have kept the pieces versatile.

You can go for the flowing look, or lend form, or couple a piece with different separates for a new look each time you wear it. The silhouettes are extremely flexible, with the option of cinching your waist, with a low belt and tassels,”  she explains.

Shilpi Madan for Sunday Standard

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