Designers Ankur and Priyanka Modi ave always showcased clothes that are both wearable and fun and their Fall/Winter 2011 collection, the Portobello Affair plans to be no different with its long dresses, shifts and palazzo pants. “Nothing in the collection is costume or gimmicky,” says Priyanka Modi.
Inspired by Portobello in London, the outline of the collection is broadly vintage with with an updated sensibility.
“We’ve used ruffles and bows in an extremely edited manner and removed the ballooning and puffing so that one doesn’t feel too old wearing the ensembles,” explains Modi.
Moving on to specifics, Modi tells us about the use of their signature floral prints. “We always graphically change it to quite an extent so it doesn’t look super feminine," she says. “We have experimented with new colours, but it’s still very Fall/Winter." Anticipate shades of wine, purple, plus shades of green from a dark bottle green to moss green and a dash of lime.