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A dash of quirk

Nimboo-mirchi pendant, plastic tube neckpiece... New age jewellery is here...

fashion and trends Updated: Nov 02, 2009 21:02 IST

Plastic fringes, thread reels and nimboo-mirchi danglers — jewellery made of never-heard-before materials found its place on the recently concluded Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010.

Ritesh Kumar Ridzyn teamed futuristic jewellery along with his clothes. “My logic of putting sequins in plastic tubes and making jewellery out of it was to save these sequins. I think they might become a rarity in future. I haven’t used any glue and instead stuck them inside with the help of oil. I have designed hand cuffs, neckbands and anklets that range between Rs 3,000 and Rs 5,000.”

If that wasn’t funky enough, designer duo Hemant and Nandita’s resort collection was fused with jewellery that had beads in the shape of lemon and chilly strands. “I’ve used feathers as well as nimboo and mirchi in bright metallic colours. The idea was to add a tinge of India in a collection that’s otherwise quite western.” Nandita had hair accessories, neckpieces and earrings in the price range of Rs 500 and Rs 3,000.

Of flowers and more
Ashima-Leena extended the floral theme of their dresses to their jewellery that was made of peach shells, beads, and chiffon fabric flowers. Leena Singh says, “We work with a designer, Shabnam, who created these pieces for us.”
Sanchita’s jewellery was multi-purpose. The long neckpieces can be worn as belts also. There were tone-on-tone chiffon stripes with chunky beads on them and had metal chain detailing. The designs have been priced at Rs 2,400 onwards and are available in all colours.

Some designers added jewellery just to style their line and Poonam Bhagat’s Taika range was just one of those. “It was our idea to join together motley-coloured thread reels to form bracelets and chunky chokers. In fact, some of the models so loved them that they kept what they wore.”