Bodements featured in The Hindu - 18th October, 2019

This Diwali, upcycle your festive style

Bodements, Mumbai | pant suits made from saris

“A few years ago, when I was travelling in Europe, the aesthetic of vintage garments attracted me,” says Saini. “I also realised that our world has enough clothes, and vintage is the future.” The stylist, who launched her label last year, has now teamed up with Paris-based Letellier to grow the business. “We’ll be celebrating our first anniversary next month, with a pop-up in Mumbai,” says the 25-year-old, who is keen to host pop-ups across the country. The clothes are sourced from vintage markets across the world, and include clothing by luxury brands like Yves Saint Laurent and Dior.

“The vintage concept is new in India, but it is gaining acceptance among conscientious buyers. We are very particular about our quality checks and most of the clothes have been rarely worn,” says Letellier, who mentions an upcyling project with actor Swara Bhasker. “Swara gave us her grandmother’s sari and we designed a pant suit that she recently wore to an award function,” adds Saini, who offers customised upcycling services. With her experience as a stylist, she states that vintage clothing works well for formal and festive wear. “It is all about how you style it. I recently got a beautiful brocade jacket from Paris, which can be worn with a kurta or skirt for a Diwali party.” The collection starts from ₹2,000, on bodements.com.

- 18th October, 2019

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