Alpana Bawa is the rare talent actually able to make clothes that look "ethnic" without making them look cheap, or costumey, or like something you found in a noisy bazaar. In her hands, exuberant, ethnic prints look downright modern and desireable.
Call it oversimplification, but when it comes to fashion, there are two kinds of people: those willing to wear colors and those who cling stubbornly to black. Maybe your penchant for sepulchral hues developed during an angsty goth phase, or perhaps it's just a lazy habit to avoid mixing and matching in the bleary-eyed morning. Whatever the case, a trip to Alpana Bawa's tiny downtown boutique will permanently cure you of your chromophobia. The racks teem with ultravivid fuchsia, mustard, and... More »