While florals for spring may not sound ground-breaking, Ayesha Depala’s bountiful botanics are exactly that. The namesake brand’s S/S20 collection shows Ayesha’s love for all things romantic and feminine weave its way through her designs, while still striking the delicate balance between dainty and daring.
The celebrated designer, who has been crafting her creations since starting her brand in 2014, has risen to be a favourite amongst some of Bollywood’s most glamourous women like Aishwarya Rai and Sonam Kapoor. Her designs focus on unique yet elegant ready to wear clothing that runs parallel to her diffusion lines of couture and bridal.
Ayesha’s latest collection evokes the aesthetic of an elegant garden-party, with rife with orchids and dahlias all neatly wrapped up in summery bow of silk and jacquards, and soft, effeminate prints that were developed in-house applied to volumous silhouettes and office-appropriate two pieces. The colour palette focuses on a melody of ivories, sage greens and blush pinks, which bathe the airy ruffles and structural cottons in a graceful femininity. While the core of the collection encompasses all the elements we associate with spring dressing, Ayesha’s slick, signature stamp means we’ll be wearing these pieces for seasons to come.
Lead image courtesy of Ayesha Depala
From Harper's BAZAAR Arabia March 2020 Issue