Underground chic

If you are bored of browsing through racks filled with export surplus shirts and Bangkok-imported shiny dresses, Adie might come across like a breath of fresh air. Started by independent designer Meghna Dukle Pandit, Adie is the abbreviated form of A Design Is Everything (ADIE).

Grills for the ceiling and bare walls play an antithesis to Meghna Dukle Pandit’s clothes. Pics/ Dhara Vora

While Meghna still retails at multi-designer boutiques in the city, this is her first flagship store. Meghna, a one-time engineering student, went on to hone her style and design skills at the National Institute of Design and later, at Fashion Institute of Technology in the Big Apple.

Yellow dress Peasant girl meets a woman about town with this yellow dress with ribbon detailing. For Rs 2,800

Mostly made of georgette and crepe -silk with a little bit of detailing with the help of rhinestones or lace, Meghna’s designs stick to simple silhouettes with a colour palette that is a mix of black, white, yellows, coral and blue.

Gold shorts Wear this with the dullest of blouses and you will shine chic. Pair it with brogues for the day or heeled pumps for a night out.For Rs 2,500

The store like her clothes oozes simplistic style mixed with industrial chic with bare walls lined with interesting posters and clothes hung on pipes, “We have showcased stuff in the store, which my husband and I have collected as we wanted a space that should feel like ours.” We liked that each garment came with a use tip — advise on what one could pair it with; a godsend for the lazy shopper.

Green shirt We love how the apple green shade adds fun to a simple shirt with the help of blue piping.  We also have some colour blocking in place.For Rs 2,500

We loved her ivory coloured blouse with pleats and diamante front (Rs 1,800) that would look great with peel-on jeans. We also liked her bell-sleeved blouses in different colours. Presently, all the outfits at Adie are available in a size that is between small and medium, but she takes orders for customised fittings that will be delivered within a week. Meghna has plans to launch a festive line in the coming months.

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