Saturday, June 21, 2008

As you like it: Luxury brands line up monsoon products

"Raindrops keep fallin' on my head....." That's something that you may feel a lot nowadays with raindrops falling on you time and again.

But monsoons needn’t just mean waterlogging, endless traffic jams and the muck. They can also be associated with looking your best. Yes, you heard it right. Be it raincoats, umbrellas, water-resistant shoes or waterproof jackets, luxury brands have it all planned out for you. Brands such as Zegna, Moschino and Tod’s have ideal monsoon products lined up for you during the rainy spell.

Luxury brand Moschino has a varied range in umbrellas and rainwear dresses to boast of. In umbrellas, The Moschino New Hearts range shows off hearts spread across 7 segments of the canopy and a Moschino signature embroidered on the 8th one. With a wooden shaft and an automatic opening mechanism, the umbrella is the perfect bet during monsoons.

There is another striking range, “It’s raining cats & dogs,” which comes with an elegant black cloth carrying case. The unusual design with cats and dogs on the canopy further add to its unique appeal. Besides umbrellas, there are lovely rainwear dresses that can serve as a great monsoon-statement! Says Charu Sachdev, CEO, The Sachdev Group, distributor of brand such as such as Moschino and Jean Paul Gaultier in India, “Monsoons are dull and gloomy so a bright rainwear dress from Moschino with spray painting on it can see you happy and cheerful throughout the day. These will never let the rains wash away the style quotient!” Even water resistant accessories such as bags are available to match up to the rainy season. Italian luxury goods company, Tod’s, showcases the Pashmy bag in technical fabric and covered with small zippered pockets. Practical and chic, it makes for a perfect monsoon must-have. Available in an array of styles, it also comes as a spacious bauletto bag in half moon shape with a convenient zipper at it’s base.

Zegna’s sports collection for 2008, Body and Mind, includes smart waterproof jackets, trousers and shorts. While the jacket is a light micro-nylon short jacket with grey melange jersey lining, the trousers feature the five-pocket grey denim with contrasting detail.

Look and feel your best during the monsoon. Splurge on your rainy attire and never mind the raindrops that keep falling on your head!

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