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Straight jacketed

This season, designers experiment with the jacket and introduce interesting variations. Shweta Jain tells more.

india Updated: Jan 01, 2010 18:36 IST
Shweta Jain

You can team them with ethnic Indian wear or Western silhouettes and wear them inside or as an outerwear, but chic jackets are a must for your wardrobe during the winters. We spoke to some designers for what they’ve come up with this season.

“We have done knee-length coats and jackets, that are hand-woven with thick wool. Hand-woven technique gives the garment a very beautiful surface texture,” says designer Rakesh Thakore of Abraham and Thakore. The collection starts at Rs 5,000, has detailing such as appliqués, embroideries, sequins and quilting to add to the look. The colours in vogue this season are black, burgundies, violets and peacocks, adds Thakore.

Jenjum Gaddi of Koga by Jenjum and Jasleen says, “Our AW collection uses techniques like quilting and thread work. So sleeveless jackets in satin and chanderi silk are stitched in various shades of orange, rust, greys and dark blues.” These are multi-purpose pieces and can be teamed with different kinds of outfits. The line starts at Rs 5,000.”

Designer Nitin Bal Chauhan says, “My coats and jackets are in greys and blacks with a hint of very bright hues. I have done leather detailing, top stitches, ruffled collars underneath, yolks with extra pleats. Quilting multi-layers, beads and asymmetric cuts are some other highlights of my line. It starts at Rs 6,000.”