Inder worked closely with artisans in India to create unique embellishments. She reflects on the experience as, "astounding, the speed and efficiency in which they were able to apply such painstaking detail to a garment is something I will never forget. Their skills have been handed down from generation to generation, spanning decades and in some cases centuries, it's a side of fashion that deserves to be recognised and valued by everyone. 'Pretty Tomboy' makes the decadence of these amazing hand sewn embellishments accessible and wearable, it's about taking an element usually reserved for more formal occasions and making it a statement wardrobe staple."
The collection features all that is pretty and all that is tomboy, creating the ultimate blend of naughty and nice. Think rich shades of plum, gun metal grey and royal purple against soft chiffon, relaxed trousers and daring cuts.
In contrast, cool contemporary silver vests are teamed with metallic trousers beside statement embellished dresses, maxi skirts and soft-touch jackets. Leather against linen against lycra against silk, it's all here.
Inder says, "The vibe is luxury meets street and I used the phrase 'pretty tomboy' to encapsulate my customer who likes to dress up, but in her own way."
Add heavy box-pleat flared skirts in cheeky lengths, tailored tuxedo-like shorts, a glamorous ball-gown-resembling skirt, a glitzy poncho and maximum embellishment for the ultimate go-to collection.
Dhillon has created a highly competitive debut collection. We await with anticipation as to what the label has in store for the industry next!