When designated loungewear label in the country, Dandelion by Samyukta Nair, joins hands with the most popular maximalist of the times we live in, Param Sahib, the result is the nap dress of our dreams. One that goes from bed to beyond.
‘Hurrah Hindustan’ comes in time for a year when we have spent the better part of our lives indoors, working from home, getting away with wearing nothing but co-ord sets and pyjamas. The printastic collection hits snooze on boring work from home fits, giving us instead a wardrobe refresh of larger than life, fantastical prints and patterns splashed across slip dresses, nighties and pyjama sets.
Nair, who has always been attracted to notions of being Indian, whether in her global restaurants Jamavar and Bombay Bustle, that draw from the tenets of Indian food, to Clove, a store that gave young Indian talent a platform—found a co-conspirator in another Indophile, Param Sahib. Known for his maximalist designs and mega personality, Sahib brings his eclectic prints to Dandelion’s classic nightwear and loungewear basics, and an additional lineup of playful silhouettes like kimono-wrap tops with ruffled shorts, tiered and maxi dresses and asymmetrical jumpsuits.
“Now more than ever we’ve had the time to look inward and find beauty in the familiar. I find India fascinating - there is just so much soul that can be represented in such interesting ways,” explains Nair of what’s kept her busy during the pandemic. In November, she launched Dandelion Living, a home line of cushion covers, candles, throws and bedding, at a time when all focus pivoted inside our homes that were a safe haven in topsy turvy times. ‘Hurrah Hindustan’ is Dandelion’s second designer collaboration after ‘The Lunatic The Lover & The Poet’ with designer Bobo Calcutta. This collection offers up prints by Sahib, depicting Indian royalty and wildlife in a stamp collection, colourful patterns in playful co-ord sets, maxi dresses, and of course, the label’s signature notched collared pyjamas and shorts set.
“I loved Param’s maximalism and a sense of nostalgia that his work evoked and couldn’t think of anyone better when I dreamt of creating a loungewear collection that really connects with our culture through a vividly distinctive print story. This collection revels in India’s grandeur, intricate nuances and celebrates colour while meeting contemporary styling,” says Nair ahead of the collaboration launch.
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