Outhouse jewels by sisters Kaabia and Sasha Grewal is an unorthodox jewellery label that has been a staple in editorials since 2012. Sophisticated and dramatic, the brand brought to the fore handcrafted shapes, elements, and innovative ideas with a distinct design sensibility. Over the years, Outhouse has amassed a large fan following, become a Lakme Fashion Week staple, showcased a bunch of beautiful exhibits, been part of entrepreneurial summits, and even won the Vogue Fashion Fund in 2015. With designs that range from edgy to quirky to even elegant and bohemian, their pieces feature Swarovskis, semi precious stones, leather, and metals. Each collection is almost like wearable art.
The label that honours Indian artistry and balances it with a global design has now ventured into the bridal space and has created a semi-precious line for the modern bride. Jardin de Paradis is about elegance and grandeur with personal ideas intertwined. Created with rose-gold plated metal and carved stones in subtle elegant hues of ruby, jade, rose quartz, pearls, evanescent emeralds, and pristine gemstones, this is a collection that radiates imperial energy – something about it reminds us of royalty combined with a hint of whimsy.
Bold motifs like birds are used as metaphors for the Outhouse bride and her flight into newer territory – in this case, a new journey. Perfect for the millennial bride who likes to experiment with big bold ideas and a penchant to recreate newer looks for her many functions. This collection is also the awakening of the Outhouse Bridal Couture category.
Jardin de Paradis is aptly described as “A hymn of love”. Intricate and meticulous craftsmanship combined with unique artistic motifs, these modern heirlooms bring to the forefront a unique way to assimilate nature with vintage flora and fauna into classic bejewelled trellises. The Outhouse bride then is seen as someone who loves creating her own identity with new-age metals like crystals, lustrous pearls, and sculptured carved stones and fluid designs – all coming together in an explosion of true hues like jade greens, blood ruby tones and flamingo pinks.
The inspiration behind the collection is clear – it’s about being one with nature, alluring gardens, and beautiful artistic nuances. Right from roses in red and pink, majestic birds in flight, and a trail of foliage. The range even features innovative pieces like gallis and garters that are remade into bejewelled wearable pieces of art.
Look out for the gorgeous ear-combs and ear-cuffs that are a unique feature at Outhouse this season. We absolutely loved the jewelled crowns, hand harnesses, and majestically tiered necklaces that are perfect for a Mehendi or a Sangeet
One can also look at robust statement chokers, bold rings, and fashion-forward headdresses that come with a certain je ne sais quoi. What delights is the delicate technique of pavé setting that highlights the 22K pink gold plating. This is luxurious artistry at its best.
Noteworthy pieces include Graine De Melon Sculpte Jade Coloured Stone, a carved stone in jade green. Graine De Melon Sculpte in blood ruby red spells radiance, and then there are the carved tusks that are about nobility and nostalgia alongside leaf detailing, featuring a nest of leaves dipped in 22K rose gold plating. And lastly, the Rosette Of Eternity is about intricate detail and luxurious artistry. The atelier calls it like it is – an offering of beauty for the Outhouse 2.0 Bride, perfect for destination weddings and offbeat ones alike.