Gucci’s Indy: This most extravagant specimen, with multicolour bluebell embroidery, bamboo tassels, a handle inspired by the steering wheel of a vintage sports car and metal plate detail costs Rs1,57,750. At Gucci, coming in September to The Oberoi, Mumbai.
Vertu’s Strawberries and Cream: The diamond-perforated leather is resistant to everything from lipstick to suntan lotion and comes with a matching leather pouch. Of course, it comes with Vertu’s signature “Concierge key” which can hook you up at popular spots across the world. For Rs3,07,000, available at select stores.
Bvlgari’s Assioma:This season, Assioma is suffixed with a D, which could stand for anything from diva and diamonds to dominatrix. The collection offers 18 different versions in yellow, rose and white gold with or without pave diamonds, and you’ll keep wondering whether the dial is a square or a circle. About Rs14,00,000, at Bvlgari, The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, Mumbai and The Oberoi, New Delhi.
Jimmy Choo’s Cole: This new style is the focus of the luxury shoemaker’s ad campaign for Fall/ Winter 2007. This open-toed style in aubergine leather is priced at Rs38,600 and has sister styles featuring the bold zip design— Coralie, Cannes, and Neve. At Jimmy Choo, coming in September to The Oberoi, Mumbai.
Aigner’s Etienne: The Etienne is the Hungarian company’s “it” bag this season. Variations in buffalo leather, calfskin, or a patchwork piece with pony skin, ostrich, suede and patent leather are available. This Chianti red piece, for around Rs70,000, is available at Aigner, The Grand Hyatt Plaza, Mumbai and Maurya Sheraton, New Delhi.
Chanel’s Pop Art: This patent leather strappy shoe has obviously come out of Madame Chanel’s stables. It comes in black, white and ochre, besides this fire engine red (Rs30,000); forget the camelia pumps and ballet flats and corset your feet in a pair of these. At Chanel, The Imperial, New Delhi.
Ermenegildo Zegna’s Elements jacket: This one is for survivors. The body temperature regulating, stain- and water-resistant Elements jacket is a merino and cashmere jacket with a polymer microfibre membrane which expands and contracts according to the climate. About Rs1,07,000, at Ermenegildo Zegna, The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, Mumbai.