Vogue Runway by STEFF YOTKA
Sachin and Babi Ahluwalia are constantly fine-tuning their business: reworking pricing, sizing, and fabrication to best suit their customer. For Fall, the beauty is in the details. The Ahluwalias know their shopper loves special pieces, and now they are making them extra so. A pleated blouse comes with large pearl trim, buttons are crystal or a new sculptural gold shape, and a little spritz of sequins has been added throughout for day and evening.
Mikado silk has been traded for satin draped on the bias, allowing for a dreamy fluidity. One of the most standout pieces is one of the most basic: a black bias dress, nipped at the waist and ruched at the shoulders. Cocktail and eveningwear remain the Ahluwalias’ calling cards.
Here, they’ve amped up their offering, adding a bit of trendy ’80s glitz in the form of bows and crystal rope trim. Daywear shouldn’t be ignored either, with Indian batik cottons cut into bohemian maxi dresses. These are real clothes that are really good, and yet Sachin & Babi remains something like an open secret in fashion. Maybe not for long. Michelle Obama stepped onstage at the Grammys in a sequin suit by the brand. Hopefully, others will get the message.