For the Love of Local
Cosmopolitan India|March 2021
Turning the spotlight onto our homegrown fashion labels, Cosmo spoke with six fashion enthusiasts about their favourite sartorial picks by Indian designers.
Manveen Guliani
MAIA SETHNA MALHOTRA, ENTREPRENEUR AND DIGITAL CREATOR

“This black, embellished dress by Zara Umrigar is a dream. It is elegant, with a little bit of edge, which is an accurate representation of my personal style. Both Zara and her mother, Sabita Dhanrajgir, are extremely skilled designers. Her mother has the most exquisite saris and Indianwear to her credit, while Zara’s designs embody a modern take on old Hollywood glamour, with beautiful, hand-embroidered pieces. I last wore this dress to my cousin’s birthday in London, and it really stood out! This dress is so much more than your basic LBD, with its subtle details like exaggerated shoulders, lace around the chest, and intricate embroidery, all of which add drama. When it comes to a dress like this, less is more for me. A pair of black [Christian] Louboutin pumps, earrings, and a clutch are the only accessories you need.”

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