Aanchal is the founder and creative director of Brandless and has been working full time on it. Besides brandless, she also works on different projects . But Brandless is something which takes up a major part of her day.
Saree – mum’s handloom , clutch – Brandless
“I have been learning kathak for the past 4 years now from Pt. Birju Maharaja’s institute Kalasharam. That’s something I love doing as it helps me rejuvenate and gets me free from stress. I find running and cycling as a major stress buster. On any given holiday, I prefer going for a run with my headphones plugged in or a quiet cycle ride. Otherwise, a good night with friends over drinks and dinner is something which ends my day perfectly.”
Pheren – Kashmir , Boots – Agra (handmade) , Denims – Bhane
” Indian wear is a major part of my wardrobe. You will find me in Indian wear at least twice a week and I hate wearing suits without dupatta. Sarees is something I prefer wearing on any given occasion. If I could, I would’t mind wearing it to work on a daily basis”
Saree – Self Designed , Watch- Fossil , Earrings – Amrapali
“I love traditional jewellery and often hunt the old jewellers in Dariba Kalan. I would be picking up my sarees from exactly the same place my mum does. We visit various exhibitions at handloom houses (the ones organized by the government) and buy it directly from the weavers there. While my suits are stitched and the fabric is bought from various places.”
“For a wedding or a similar occasion, nothing can beat a good Banarsi. However, I am a little too partial towards ikat and kalamkari, They dominate my wardrobe a little too much. Besides these, you will find block print, bagru, etc. as well. In summers, nothing can beat a good white cotton fabric used for skirts/kurta/dress. Chanderi is another personal favourite which can never go wrong be it for a wedding or a casual brunch.”
Our favorite look Saree- Chanderi with silk border , kalamkari Petticoat , Dabka embroidered blouse, jewelry – mom’s wardrobe
Aanchal effortlessly combines a statement silver jhumki with western wear . Exactly what Peacocks in the Rain tries to portray through our Walk into my Wardrobe series.
Aanchal recommends Jhumkas , a simple chanderi saree,white suit with a bright dupatta and a pair of kohlapuri chappals for women all over the world who love Indian dressing. We couldn’t agree more !
Dress- Anokhi , Jutti- Gifted, Hasli – passed on by mom , Watch – Fossil
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