It does not take an oenophile to know that wine tastes better with age, even a teetotaler would have that nailed down by now. The tannins mellow & the aromatics blend with age, and what we have is better, pleasant wine. Age, howsoever intimidating, improves things for the better. Similarly, Sandhya Shah, 3 decades later is constantly striving for refined perfection, even as a veteran of the craft.
Setting up a label in 1992, when Indian luxury fashion was just picking up pace, showcased her intent to be a part of this upcoming revolution. The label continues to go strong, presenting free-spirited, vibrant pieces that inspire confidence. Label Sandhya Shah has always been a proponent for ‘quiet luxury’, before the term got much attention, with pieces that focus on delivering the highest possible quality while being timeless.
Bringing forward styles that are curated for the discerning modern woman’s choice, label Sandhya Shah infuses traditional ideas into the mix. What we get to see is an eclectic mix of ethnic & chic that stays rooted in tradition yet opts for cuts that aren’t just the usual.
Sandhya Shah's Versatile Approach
The label constructs classic silhouettes like saree, lehenga, sharara, and more with an unorthodox flair. The westernized counterparts bring the elegance of ethnic fashion to a relaxed, form follows function approach.
A certain charm illuminates through Sandhya Shah’s pieces, which is not pronounced but rather felt. Versatility is a hidden trait that only shines through when you are constantly finding ways to improve your art.
Look through the label’s collections, and you will find the label is not afraid to include shades that scream vividity as well as showcase subtle hues that pursue softness. The brand does botanical prints like no other, tastefully showcasing its take on embroidery and embellishments, and demonstrating fine craftsmanship of good quality.
Here’s are some of our favourite picks from Sandhya Shah's collections:
Don’t Chuck Out your Chintz!
For the bride with an old soul, this deep green lehenga set might just be the one for your special day! Decked with floral & chintz print and adorned with intricate handwork embroidery, this lehenga stands for your sage like soliloquies.
A three-piece set in an alluring shade of red that doesn’t scream but gently speaks. The organza cape with cutdana embroidery sets itself gracefully over the lustrous chanderi & palazzo set. A perfect pick for those easy breezy festivities!
How do we describe everybody’s collective love for Anarkalis in just a few words? This ‘chintz print’ takes on the heritage style is one for the ages. With embroidery on shantoon silk, this Anarkali set comes with a belt & an ombre shaded dupatta for recreating regal magic.
A Dash of Yellow
A lehenga without the fuss. Being light on weight but not on its richness, this cape lehenga set in a bruised yellow monotone is the one to bag. The organza cape paired with chanderi lehenga & crop top makes for an excellent sangeet attire.
Capes give confidence. This cape palazzo set further proves an undisputed truth as it is heavy on the print and pattern. They say it’s difficult to pull off the combination, can you take up the challenge?
A Dressy Appearance
Mirrorwork that runs through the border adds an old-school style to a timeless saree, with chintz print on georgette in mustard yellow. The blouse features cut dana embroidery on a colored stripes pattern. The highlight stays to be the ruffles that fall just the right way!
Find regality in weaves by Sandhya Shah that reflect not just our traditional charm but also bring forward a fresh perspective to them. From brides to bridesmaid, these chintz inspired outfits are the freshest picks of the season!