Innovation plays a key role at Karleo, a premium fashion label, which makes couture and demi-couture since 2013. Founded by bridal wear designers Karan Berry and Leon Vaz, Karleo’s vision is to highlight a fusion of Indian aesthetics with designs inspired from the West. Berry and Vaz have a stronghold in the Indian crafts market, alongside their established network with international labels Ralph Lauren, Armani, Valentino and Marchesa.
Their repertoire boasts of custom-made wedding gowns, cocktail and evening dresses and statement bridal accessories, with an environmentally conscious approach towards creating outfits that are unique and as much stylish.
Karleo’s design philosophy is further enhanced in their latest collection Karleo Play, which hems the spirit of sustainability, in an inclusive manner; from design to final production of the outfit, the motto is to produce little to no waste.
Dubbed as a special collection, a mix of accessories and dresses, Karleo Play includes elements from the label’s old couture collection 13 strings, made from unused fabrics to sequins and swatches, extra packaging material.
Karleo Play re-imagines fashion for different occasions with an offbeat perspective. The result of this playful, upcycled spin on ensembles like jackets, pantsuit co-ords, jumpsuits and dresses, is its versatile colour palette and the distinct textures that stand out.
Colours and patterns revived in this collection are quirky and vibrant. Ruffles, florals, shimmers and sequins, metallic and leathery finish, and heavy embellishments also become one of the high points here. Matched with their catchy line of accessories, the upcycled outfits look every bit fancy.
Karleo, for its next editions of Karleo Play will strictly follow its sustainable and zero-waste practices, employing only unused fabrics and ornaments, instead of newly sourced materials.