Everybody is familiar with Anita Dongre’s brands like AND, which offers the chicest western wear for women and Global Desi, the go-to boho chic brand for women. But not very many people know that back in 2015 Anita Dongre launched ‘Grassroot’ – an eco-conscious, leather-free and vegan clothing brand. A sustainable, hand-crafted contemporary brand from the House of Anita Dongre, Grassroot offers crafts and weaves from all over India in the form of modern styles and silhouettes.
Over the last couple of years, I’ve been keenly following the brand for all the work they are doing in terms of reviving handcrafted traditions and bringing in work to lots of artisans’ homes. It has become one of the most popular luxury pret brands to buy handcrafted clothing.
As you can tell, I’ve been on a major shopping spree this festive season. Since I love hand crafted clothing, I made sure to check out the latest collection from Grassroot too! Here are some of my favorite basic picks from the women’s collection and how I would style them:
Hand-woven A-line Dress
My first pick is this gorgeous plum dress with a A-line cut. A pair of gold earrings and black heels would be first and most obvious way of styling this stunning piece. You could also pair it with a pair of white straight fit trousers and oxfords for a more business look. To give it a more feminine touch, cinch it at the waist with a belt and throw back your hair in a high pony tail. Carry a sling and you are good to go!
Hand-woven Ikat crop jacket
I can see myself wearing this with multiple outfits. Afterall, crop jackets have the potential to be styled in so many ways! This would look lovely over a white midi dress, or over a black jeans and a camisole. You could also pair it over a white kurti and palazzos. The subtle colors on these dyed yarns make it a must-have this season!
Hand-woven stretch A-line dress
This color shade was too pretty to not be picked! The neckline and the stretch fabric make sure that the dress falls in the best possible way and still feels quite fitted. My favorite way of styling this would be with a pair of brown/black booties. The flowy hemline adds the right amount of style and comfort. You could also pair this with a sleeveless denim vest or a faux-leather vest (say no to leather!)
Embroidered A-line dress
This pretty number is for those date nights! The hand decorated motifs of birds and flowers on this cotton silk dress are super subtle and romantic & the ruffle detailing around the neck adds that feminine touch. Some pretty sandals, a dash of pink on the lips, dainty drops on your ears, and a sparkly clutch is all it takes to complete this date night look!
What are your favorite picks? Comment below and let me know!