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Pręt all the way

AND, the franchisee of Mumbai-based designer Anita Dongre, presents a pręt collection of tops, `kurtas' and Indo-westerns in muted shades with subtle detailing.


ERIC CLAPTON'S Wonderful tonight is an ideal illustration of what actually goes on in a woman's mind especially when it comes to mulling over matters of clothes. Boutiques that have opened in town present diverse options in terms of lines, detailing and colour schemes that make the choice of `what to wear' rather difficult particularly when you are looking for that special dress to flaunt at a birthday bash or weekend gig that reflects your persona.

Well, if you have been looking around for an ensemble that is away from bold colours and glitter and tending towards more sober fare with understated `zardosi' and muted hues for day and party wear, AND on Road No.1, Banjara Hills could be your clothing destination. It is a franchisee of Mumbai-based designer Anita Dongre's AND Designs India Limited. And what can you find here? The place stocks western and Indo-western trends in cotton, linens and georgettes in lime green, orange, cream and red. The clothes are available in sizes from small to extra large.

For day wear, the store has shirts with straight cuts priced from Rs. 575. One finds lace; thread work, crochet and blind stitches for hemlines on cotton shirts in solids while leather trimmings adorn the printed georgette tops.

For the party wear, pastel silk tops with prints enhanced with ahri work and dressy georgette tops in black with minimalembroidery on the yoke and bell sleeves are ones to look for.


And for those of you who dote on the universal blacks and whites, the store has a wide choice— from black cotton tops with thread work priced at Rs. 760, kurtas with a bit of shimmer for Rs. 1,190 to a chic formal coat with a multicolour stole for Rs. 1,995.

These can be worn with boot cut linen pants (Rs. 795) or slim fit pants in polynosics (Rs. 1,295). For Indo-westerns leaf through the AND East collection in black, priced at Rs. 2,500. And voila! You have your collection lined up for a cocktail party, candle light dinner, power breakfasts and discotheques.

Priced at Rs. 3,000, the linen collection - kurta teamed with parallels and stole, is a must-see, offering surface detailing options such as colourful beadwork or patti sequins. Crushed cotton tops replete with crochet and lace, for Rs. 700, completes the white wardrobe.

The lime green cotton Indo-western ensemble with thread work is apt for any semi-formal occasion while a rich burgundy with sequins goes well for a formal do.


And for your luncheons at the club, the georgette line of printed skirts, again in muted colours, which can be paired with the printed or solid tops with wavy hemlines, is just right.

The boutique also offers stoles (Rs. 499) and chic bags (Rs. 925).

AND is located on Road No.1, near Tarkari, Banjara Hills, Tel: 55630622.

SYEDA FARIDA

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