By Arya, Chennai-based Arya Giri’s prêt wear designer label presents a new capsule collection: Kaboodle. The capsule presents an exclusive eight iconic shirts. Each one was lovingly created using linear and organic cuts; utilizes textiles such as organic satins, mulls, and poplins; and has exquisite hand-embroidered kantha work that entailed hundreds of hours of crafting.
The collection was inspired by Giri’s memories of exploring her grandfather’s wardrobe as a child, which always contained 15 shirts that he would select at the start of every year that could be skillfully styled to suit any occasion. This approach is captured in the conceptual basis of the capsule: celebrating the quintessential shirt, carefully chosen as a signature of one’s personal sensibilities.
Informed by a slow fashion sensibility, the collection is infused with youthful, fun and dynamic elements of design. The capsule’s name, Kaboodle, was inspired by the books of Dr. Seuss and the fantastical language used therein. The word is intended to convey anything that the one who wears the shirt desires, giving their personalities full expression through style.
Speaking on the capsule collection, By Arya’s founder and creative director Arya Giri says, “The Kaboodle experience is for someone who is vivacious, curious, appreciates nostalgia and has a clear sense of style. They understand the beauty and inherent value of slow fashion and thoughtfully curate their wardrobe to be a unique amalgamation of culture, sustainability and personal stories. These eight shirts each bring a distinctive charm to such a wardrobe.”
Kaboodle follows the success of By Arya’s previous collections, “The Dotted Line”, which explored handloom textiles from a sustainability perspective, and “The Feminine Force”, which engaged with the power and symbolism of the goddess Kali.