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For the love of monsoons

Leave the confines of your home this season to try something new. Make the best of the rains with our ultimate leisure guide.

Fashion wise


Jasmine Bains, 32, Chandigarh

Mention monsoons and designer Jasmine Bains gushes about breezy, relaxed, casual and flowing cuts that define her line. "Go for styles such as pin-tucks and smocking, Indian shibori dye, tie-and-dye pop of colour and pastel silhouettes. Sheer fabrics such as organza are perfect for this season," says Bains who runs the label Jasmine Bains. Busy with her first Indian collection, Bains vouches for classy yet subtle designs.


The designer recommends a minimalist look. "Oxidised silver jewellery and aquamarine uncut stone pieces are in vogue," says Bains.


Priyanka Khosla, 49, Chandigarh

Fashion designer Priyanka Khosla's label Malmal Tadka boasts of apparel that is ideal for rainy days. "The primary fabric of choice is soft cotton because it works well during monsoons when the humidity is high. It's a breathable fabric that doesn't stick to the body and dries quickly too. Also, it's best to stick to flowy silhouettes that will keep you comfortable," says Khosla. NEW IN STORE Her collection for this year includes boho and fusion tunics, tea-length dresses, classic suits, gowns and palazzo sets. "It never hurts to add some cool accessories such as a vinyl tote,

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