The new old school!
An MBA graduate, a banker by profession, and a doting mother to a 7 year old, Aman Chhabra found her calling in designing garments out of handwoven fabrics for kids. Her smart casuals and traditional garments are a trip down memory lane. Jayavardhini Delhikar takes a look.
Think 80s or 90s kids’ clothing, and we are reminded of our grandmothers stitching that one timeless frock with pin tucks or a smocking and a little bit of floral embroidery. AllthingsFancy in Hyderabad takes us back to those exclusively made pieces for our little ones. Aman Bedi Chhabra fancied dressing her daughter in clothing that she herself grew up in. “I always dreamt about dressing my daughter in simple cotton clothing like how my mother dressed me as a child,’ says Aman. Given the current trend in the market, there was a dearth of clothing in handloom and Aman decided to dwell into making some fine classic collections of smart casuals in 2017. This gave birth to AllthingsFancy. The exclusive online store is meant for those busy parents who are unable to step out much in the current pandemic and wish to have their little ones dressed in eye-catching ensembles. The boutique stores a plethora of designs and different attires in Ikkats, Maheshwari silk cotton, Khadi, handwoven linens, raw silks. Pintucks, Peter Pan collar blouses, paper bag waist skirt, bunny ties, and polka dots are some of Allthings Fancy’s signature designs.
“I want my clients to slip into nostalgia as they take a look at our cuts and designs which are inspired from the vintage era,’’ says the once-upon-a-time banker and former NIFT student. At AllthingsFancy, customisation comes with no additional cost. For all those fanatics of pastel shades, the virtual store has some individual styles in Khadi which are perfect for summer to beat the heat.
With strong aesthetics inspired from the olden days AllthingsFancy caters to people who love dressing their kids in understated yet chic garments.
Price Range: Infant clothing: 1500 onwards
1-5 years: Rs 1750- Rs 2250
Sets: 2500 onwards