AMPM’s latest collection, Altai, is your one-stop destination to shop the most coveted trends this season
From dhoti pants to embroidered jackets and asymmetric shirts, find everything in here
When it comes to Indian festivities, there’s a lot that we can experiment with in terms of dressing, and Ankur and Priyanka Modi of AMPM have been giving us some of the most stylish festive and fusion wear, season after season.
To be honest, it’s a fact that more options mean a tougher decision process. Ahead, we make it a little easier for you by identifying five most coveted traditional wear trends that will let you sail through everything—whether it’s an in-house Diwali card party or an opulent evening occasion. The best part? These are all available at AMPM.
The label’s newest collection, Altai, is an effortless play of structure and fluidity. Think fitted peplum blouses styled with asymmetric flared pants; and tailored jackets with paper-bag dhotis. The silken drapes of the dresses and tunics fall beautifully to complement your gait with a mellifluous rustle. Across the collection, you’ll find that the designers have used intricate embroidery and innovative details like twisted doris to add a significant dash of modernity to the Indian wear. To round it up, the collection features everything you need for the season. Here’s the lowdown.
Urban, chic, comfortable and highly versatile, dhotis or dhoti pants are a win-win when it comes to traditional dressing. If you’re looking to upgrade your wardrobe one silhouette at a time, let solid-hued dhoti pants lead the way. The Altai collection has them available in several variations like paper-bag dhotis with a draped high waist and petal dhoti pants with sensual slits—making it fairly easy to flaunt the celeb-approved trend. Wear them with short tops, tunics or embellished jackets and go big on style this Diwali.
Asymmetric tunics, kurtas and shirts
This one, again, is one of the most coveted trends ruling the wardrobes of sartorialists. Asymmetric tops are versatile and can uplift the mood of your outfit in a jiffy. One of our favourite picks from Altai is a bottle green asymmetric silk top, that’s floraL-printed and features hand-embroidered metal sequins perfect for your schmooze-y cards party. It can be styled with one of AMPM’s dhotis or high-low palazzos, which is the newest silhouette from their stable.
If you sit down to identify the best of latest trends across the globe, there’s no chance you’re going to miss monochrome dressing. Known for their iconic black and white designs, this time AMPM also offers suave reds, greens and toosh ensembles as well as monotone anarkali suits. Ranging from a green tunic and palazzo set paired with a pre-draped dupatta to applique embroidered jackets and pants, the collection makes a strong case for monochrome. The key to acing the trend is to combine the right outfits and if you’re a little confused about how exactly to do that, visitthe label to find out all the versatile ways to do so.
Embroidered jackets paired with palazzos
Before we even realised, hemlines got longer, and bottoms got shorter. And that’s been true for traditional wear particularly. Now that the season to flaunt your style is here, do consider embroidered tunics or jackets—both long and short—with almost ankle length palazzos. Altai has made it easier for you with a range of such combinations. Our favourite pick? A beautiful toosh-coloured tunic and palazzo that comes with a flowy red silk jacket, hand embroidered with gold metal sequins. Apart from that, there are many other innovatively styled options, like a mustard tunic paired with a similarly toned palazzo and a deep purple pre-draped dupatta, that will let you own the festivities.
That prints are meant just for day occasions is a trend long gone. Case in point: digital prints are perfect for your festivities this season, whether they’re taking place during the day or late evenings. Altai has a navy-blue applique threaded embroidery tunic with a digital print dupatta that we consider fit for the perfect blend of comfort and ethnicity. Or, you could go with a toosh-coloured embroidered short top and palazzo that comes with a digitally printed silk dupatta. You definitely need to be a go-getter for this one because we’re not sure if it’s going to last.
As AMPM focuses on celebrating the spirit of individualism this Diwali, its unique and stylish outfits make for the perfect way to do so. Every detail has been painstakingly shaped by the hands of their master craftsmen, giving us some major sartorial goals.
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