MONKEY BUSINESS | 2016

Most often the mischief-maker or more unfortunate still, a synonym for being made a fool; monkeys bear quite the reputation. Quite literally, our brethren, have been considered merry makers and rascals for far too long. Often overshadowed by the elephant and peacock, whose giant trunks and coloured plumage lend themselves towards being immortalised on saris, plates and as emblems of India; the monkey has decided to steal the show. Playful as they seem, they are intelligent, sharp and clever; holding an undeniable place of honour in Hindu mythology and Buddhism, famously protecting the gods or adorning the Sanchi Stupa of Madhya Pradesh. Colours of the Tibetan prayer flag highlight troops of monkeys woven in Banarasi silk brocades, embroidered on cotton silks and quilted in a delightful array of textures and weights. The result is gamine; luxuriously playful wide legged trousers with extra deep pockets and garments constructed through minimal seams.
 
Photographed by : Ashish Shah

GENKO SHIRT

BAIKA SHIRT, BANHI TROUSER, DANAN JACKET

GOKU JACKET, DOKAI TOP, JAMPA PAJAMA

BODHI SARI

BODHI SARI

JODO SARI, DOKAI SHIRT

BAIKA SHIRT, BUTSUJU TROUSER, DUYU JACKET

BANHI TROUSER

AKSHI LEHENGA, ANERI BLOUSE, HIBA JACKET

BANKEI KURTA, DORIN TROUSER

DOKAI SHIRT, MINGMA JACKET, LASA TROUSER

DHINMAN KURTA, BUTSUJU TROUSER

DHIMAN KURTA, BUTSUJU PAJAMA

SANZEN SARI

TRIKAY KURTA, DORIN TROUSER (T) SHENA KURTA, TAMPA TROUSER (B)

DANAN JACKET (T) BOMKAI JACKET (B)

BOMKAI JACKET, BASSUI BLOUSE, RABTIN SKIRT

DASHIN KURTA, TAPEYI PAJAMA

DASHIN KURTA, TAPEYI PAJAMA

AYONA SARI

BAIKA SARI, HEMKUT BLOUSE

BAIKA SARI, BASSUI BLOUSE (L), AYONA SARI, NAMI BLOUSE (R)

RITVI DRESS, HEMKUT BLOUSE (T) TRISHA DRESS CHETANG TROUSER, RASALI DRESS (B)

TRISHA DRESS

ZARNA DRESS, DOLMA TROUSER

CHIMON SHIRT, LAISA SKIRT

RASALI DRESS

LAISA SKIRT

PALLAV TOP, DOLMA PAJAMA

MUNIDRA DRESS, PALLAV TOP, DOLMA PAJAMA

YAMARI SKIRT, DRUKI BLOUSE

PINKA KURTA, JAMPA TROUSER

YETI JACKET, SATORAI SARI

YETI JACKET, SATORI SARI