Conversation and feature Fashion Designer Pallavi Naidu
I’m a South Indian as well, my Mom grew-up wearing Langa-Davanis. Although I have few of them in my closet, I do not wear them as a pair. I always bring in a twist; eg.: pair the skirt with a pair of Boots and a Leather Jacket or pair the Blouse with a Drop Crotch Pant. I remember my relatives telling me:
“What’s wrong with you??! Why are you even spoiling a beautiful (expensive) ensemble by pairing it with weird looking Pants and Jackets”.
So, Pallavi Naidu’s Collection for me was a huge inspiration. It proved that we can wear Indian traditional attire by making it look fresh and in sync with current trends in terms of colour, Fabrics, Prints, Blouse patterns embracing the fact that traditional outfits can be given an edgy twist.