The month of June coincides with the summer solstice, which means we are in for some serious heat. If you are looking at updating your summer wardrobe, here are some fashion brands that have crafted cheery edits of cotton, linen, khadi in loose and flowy silhouettes that will help you stay stylish in summer. Whether you're planning a long vacation in the hills or a beach escape, June's latest designer fashion drops will have you rethinking your summer wardrobe in no time.
1. AM, Arpita Mehta
Designer Arpita Mehta has now unveiled a ready-to-wear, an all-season wearable luxury edit titled, AM. It is a powerful mix of colours featuring brick reds, mustard yellows, cream rug prints, teal and black that are balanced with fluid geometric patterns in playful kaftans, bralettes, capes, and kite pant sets. The brand's trademark accents of mirrors and shells are being infused with coral beads, bandhani prints, florals and geometrics for an edgy touch of eclectic chic. With an affordable price range, these garments are airy and fun which you can wear on holidays, brunches, or dinner parties whether you want to dress up or down.
2. Summer Siesta, Drawn
As part of The Artist Edit, fashion brand Drawn collaborated with self-taught illustrator Tanya Timble to launch a collection — Summer Siesta, featuring a Tigress as the main character and floral prints with it. This SS’22 collection is found in a playful array of statement dresses and easy-going separates in vibrant colours and elements of flora and fauna. Stylish and versatile, these pieces are perfect for celebrating the last few sunny days.
3. Phoenix, MellowDrama
Designer Aaina Mahajan’s label, MellowDrama has a new collection, Phoenix that lends an unconventional identity to denim. An interplay of textures makes up the collection, which offers a striking contrast between fresh grunge and bold looks in a palette of blue, white, and black hues. An array of schiffli, prints, solids, appliqué works, and whimsical zippers are incorporated in this capsule collection that includes dresses, playsuits, jumpsuits, blazers, co-ord sets and separates.
4. Satrangi, Qbik
Designer-duo Vrinda Sachdev and Gurinder Singh’s label, Qbik’s new collection titled, Satrangi, is a composition of multi-hued ensembles inspired by the kaleidoscopic crafts landscape of Rajasthan. The collection champions easy to wear and fuss-free silhouettes through concept sarees, shararas or ghararas paired with kurtas, organza and chiffon dupattas. Multicolour beads, sequins and dapka in gold and silver, kutdana and pearls add the much-needed glamour to bring out the essence of the brocades and Banarasi silk used.
5. Quiet, Anavila Misra
Anavila Misra’s latest collection ‘Quiet’ celebrates the understated elegance of the treasured fabric, khadi. The collection is a lineup of khadi-linen separates and sarees with subtle yet elegant detailing. The ensembles are found in natural dyed white, peach, indigo, green, yellow, pink and red colours woven with intricate embroideries, using traditional motifs of flowers, birds, fruits and jamdani motifs in gold and silver that add a touch of fantasy.
6. Chorus, Raw Mango
Since its inception, Raw Mango by designer Sanjay Garg has been mastering contemporary Indian handwoven textiles and traditional techniques. Likewise, their SS'22 collection, Chorus, plays with candy colours in kurta sets and ethnic wear crafted in organza and brocade. Light ornamentation abounds throughout the range, where chanderi and organza meet brocades in an array of clothing that comes alive with vibrancy.
7. Roma Narsinghani X Pause
Artisanal jewellery designer, Roma Narsinghani has collaborated with comfort wear label, Pause, to develop a line of laidback separates and sets based on her signature designs. The designer adopts her signature motifs and talismans like the third eye, hearts symbolising spirituality, tigers symbolising strength and geometric lines on a range of summery shirts, flowy pants and shorts, airy dresses and more - crafted in conscious Tencel fabric that render a soft, and lightweight feel.
8. Sage, Shahin Mannan
Designer Shahin Mannan’s new collection, Sage represents a lineup of ensembles resembling an old-world glamour ethos. The pieces come crafted in ornate artwork and hand embroidery that are set on an eclectic palette of hues spanning from neutrals like grey and back with a contrast of teal blue, red, yellow and green. It comprises jacket dresses, co-ord sets, playsuits, mini and midi dresses, jumpsuits, as well as capes - crafted in comfortable fabrics like denim, twill, poplin, broadcloth, and double crepe.
9. Bahaar, Shivani Bhargava
Label Shivani Bhargava has launched a new collection, taking inspiration from the beautiful, forgotten moments of past life. With impeccable cross stitch techniques, hand block printing coupled with digital embroidery, the silhouettes are further accented with intricate lace detailing, use of tassels, and crochet flowers to add a finishing touch to each piece in this collection. The collection is an amalgamation of easy, free-flowing sarees, kaftans, kurta sets, linen dresses and pants.
10. Vintage Boulevard, Dandelion Day
Designer sleepwear brand, Dandelion Day has come up with their second day-wear collection, Vintage Boulevard. Exuding old-world charm, the collection pays homage to Mumbai city and its undying spirit. This collection features floral designs in vintage-influenced styles in hues of dark olive greens, cheery yellows and pristine whites. Think of floral co-ord sets, midi dresses, jumpsuits and embroidered tops that reflect daywear elegance while also encapsulating the endearing spirit of old-world Mumbai.
11. Desert Rose, House Of Soi
Designer label, House Of Soi’s new collection, Desert Rose is a celebration and invitation to a vibrant summer garden. The collection offers buttery yellows, luminous oranges, sophisticated blues and greens, energetic pinks and reds, as well as bold prints and colour blocking. The edit is filled with contemporary silhouettes featuring shirts, co-ord sets, cut out dresses, crop tops, jumpsuits and airy kaftans - all enveloped in fresh summer coral prints, exuding relaxed glam. The outfits easily transition from a beach to a night out or from play to party in luxe fabrics that promise elegance.
12. Drop X, Summer Somewhere
Designer Meghna Goyal’s label, Summer Somewhere’s new collection features the brand’s constant love affair with adventure, vacation and care-free weekends. Titled Drop X, it features easy-breezy silhouettes with mini dresses, co-ord sets, shirts, shorts, midi dresses and tops - designed with ditsy florals, bold prints, tassel accents and barely-there backs. The pieces are crafted from natural fibres, utilising organic cotton, viscose, linen and azo-free dyes. The collection is designed to give your wardrobe a bright and lively makeover.
13. Sundae, Charkhee
Homegrown fashion label, Charkhee’s summer collection called Sundae focuses on cool, comfortable, fuss-free and relaxed silhouettes. From kurta sets and airy dresses to tops - it’s an easy go-to wear collection well suited for a quick brunch or an evening soiree. Made with cotton and linen, this collection features a refreshing sorbet palette bringing a contemporary style to your look.
14. Agni Apaas, No Grey Area
No Grey Area, a designer streetwear brand by Arnav Malhotra launches a new high fashion collection titled, Agni Apaas. It’s a line of androgynous layered looks featuring traditional craft techniques including kantha, zardozi embroidery, abstract prints and hand-stitched details. Comprising tees, hoodies, sweatshirts, bombers, trench coats, gilets, shackets, dresses and dhoti pants that appeal to the urban Indian, the colour palette is inspired by themes of fire and water, to illustrate the global issue of climate change.