High shopping: We hit DLF Emporio for luxe trend spotting

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Spotting south of France-headed luggage is easy, just look for the monogram. But how to select the right essentials to pack into one! Before a recent vacay eastward instead of, to aforementioned millionaire playground, we caught ourselves pondering over the same question. Luckily, New Delhi’s Emporio is the oracle of fashion dilemmas.

This metallic jacket. Period.
This metallic jacket. Period.

After all these years, we continue to grapple with the idea of ‘essentials equals basic’; to us, this Roberto Cavalli creation is the archetype of all things fundamental! Nothing takes you from day to holiday fashion, than this stunning, structured jacket in metal- a cover as extravagant, if not more, as the destination itself. So, ignore the rainbow effect, and give metallic separates a chance.
Clockwise from bottom-left: BCBG thong slippers, Salvatore Ferragamo sandals, Versace stilettos, Missoni flat pumps and Salvatore Ferragamo platform wedges; Versace pants (center)
Clockwise from bottom-left: BCBG thong slippers, Salvatore Ferragamo sandals, Versace stilettos, Missoni flat pumps and Salvatore Ferragamo platform wedges; Versace pants (center)

Lana del Ray may have sung loud and intense of Blue Jeans, but baby, black is the new black. Nothing says ‘versatile’ more than these Versace pants; its mesh inlays may be just what you need for a day of sightseeing, but it’s adequately skinny and plush enough to spell evening. For proof, check out this cool shoe chart, with additions from Ferragamo, Max Azaria, fashion what have you.
(Center) Dress from Roberto Cavalli S/S ’15, (left, top-bottom) Tom Ford retro sunnies, Roberto Cavalli statement neckpiece, Chopard timepiece, (right, top-bottom) Tom Ford fragrance, Salvatore Ferragamo purse and BCBGMaxAzria sandals.
(Center) Dress from Roberto Cavalli S/S ’15, (left, top-bottom) Tom Ford retro sunnies, Roberto Cavalli statement neckpiece, Chopard timepiece, (right, top-bottom) Tom Ford fragrance, Salvatore Ferragamo purse and BCBGMaxAzria sandals.

While we were out holiday-look sourcing, we also found just the library of luxe basics. This dress, that watch, those shoes! Rewind. The dress, those sunglasses, that fragrance! Wait, go back again- this dress, the watch and that necklace. What we’re trying to say is, with such fantastic pieces in your fashion arsenal, the possibilities are endless- match at own sartorial will.
Some other things we loved…
Some other things we loved…

This most lovely crochet dress by Cavalli is the stuff beach dreams are made of. We love how despite being plain white, it has so much character, to the point that no accessories are required. Except the Zegna pumps! Those Zegna pumps are not just colorful, but capable of walking said dreams straight on to yachts! This might be a hard-to-repeat look but just this once, let’s forget we said ‘essentials’ hm?
The Devil wears Cavalli.
The Devil wears Cavalli.

Address :
4, Nelson Mandela Road,
Vasant Kunj, New Delhi,
Delhi 110070
Phone: 011 4611 6666

The author would like to thank DLF Emporio and featured brands, Burberry, BCBG, Chopard, Ermenegildo Zegna, Missoni, Roberto Cavalli, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tom Ford and Vacheron Constantin, for being wonderful hosts.

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