Earlier this week, I happened to be on the sets of Globus's new SS'15 shoot where I familiarized myself with their newest collection, spoke to a few of their creative heads regarding the inspiration and ideas behind their collection and also arranged jewelry on tables to click cool instagram images. Apart from these, and also apart from the fact that I totally enjoyed being on the sets of a shoot and not having to do anything *ahem talking about my days running around and pulling out my hair as a mad enslaved stylist* I also had my camera and took a lot of behind the scenes images of everything, while their shoot was on, and managed to capture a few fun moments. In this post, I share my some of my favourite looks and pieces as well as a small lowdown on Globus's latest collection.
Of course I've always been a "western clothes" person, who rarely wears anything Indian, save for a few rare moments each year. But I have to say, as much as I loved their on trend casual and western wear, I was more drawn towards all their Indian clothing. What more is, that apart from the two, they have an in between collection which is a blend of Indian and Western and are just some lovely pieces. These pieces will have you questioning yourself "is it a maxi dress or an anarkali" and frankly it's kind of both. Wear it as a maxi dress with statement accessories or add a pair of leggings or cigarette pants to get the Indian or Indo-western look down. The entire collection encourages you to be your own stylist, and look beyond the body cons, the plain old crop tops, the cut-outs and the tote bags of last year.
The western garments were designed with an array of trends like preppy, a bit of sport luxe, tribal, safari, boho and the disco era of the seventies but with the universal theme of a jet-setting woman on her fabulous holiday or at a music fest like Coachella who not only wants to show her command over her wardrobe but also wants to make a stylish statement at the end of the day.
My favourites: The checkered pirate inspired blouson crop top, the wide range of different kinds of LBDs that are made to suit all body types, the patchwork anti-fit denims, the joggers+bomber jacket combo twinset, the floral printed denims among a few others.
The casual Indian garments are for the girl at the office, and comprise of cute floral prints, a few digital prints, patterned sleek silhouettes and a few dreamy whites and a mix of sunny yellows, all of which can be pair with leggings. For those who think leggings are a little passe, Globus has an option of different bottom wear, that can be mixed and matched instead, some of which are palazzo pants, cropped pants, fitted pants, etc. The heavier Indian range comprises of pieces with some detailed embroidery and lace borders and fall under a little pricier but still affordable range as compared to the more casual ones.
My favourites: the floral patterned kurti, all the white kurtas (especially the one with the colourful embroidery) and the yellow and pink cheerful anarkali style kurta.
Lastly the fusion line is a burst of pretty colours with beautiful silhouettes. From a plain ganji with Indian thread work embroidery, to block print palazzo pants, I think there is something for every mood. Again mix and match is thoroughly encouraged and with the help of their simple styling, you can get a faint idea on how to pair up these separates and be your own stylist and create your own dream-worthy look.
My favourites: the button down tunics that double up as capes and long over-coats, the palazzo pants, the white printed maxi dress/anarkalis and the amazing selection of bottom-wear
While it's a pity I don't blog about menswear *because I don't have anyone to model them for me* but I do know a thing or many more about the topic. After working with various menswear brands and styling their catalogs, I'm sort of a semi-pro when it comes to advising guy friends on their sartorial, choices whether it's formal or casual. What I loved from the menswear apart from the checkered shirts which I have to admit I was eyeing only for myself, for layering purposes,was the tees and the denims that had some interesting washes, particularly the dip-dyed pair and this one shirt that had a reindeer print on it's collar as detailing!
To add those final finishes touches, while I always knew Globus had their own accessories, I didn't know that they were all so awesome! The bags are lovely but the jewelry was on a complete different level altogether. More than the bright coloured beads and stones, I was drawn to the metallic pieces that look amazing when you need to layer neckpieces or stack your arms or just flaunt a fist full of midi rings.
All of these will soon be available at all Globus stores (if not available already), including their online shop. Watch out for the final campaign images shot by Suresh Natrajan which will be out soon as well.
All images: Roxanne D'souza
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