For the longest time I had the misconception of Bata being an Indian brand, perhaps because the Bata India has been around for more than 75 years. Bata was founded by three siblings with a small inheritance in the town of Zlin, Czechoslovakia in 1894 and is one of the world’s first shoe “manufacturers”. The second myth I had was Bata being limited to school shoes, which probably was because most of us who grew up in the 80s wore Bata shoes to school.
Hence when the PR from Bata sent me their look book, I was pretty surprised by the uber cool and contemporary styles and decided it was time for a shoe-holic like me to check out the store. I have to admit the range of shoes for men and women is outstanding. Infact have been looking for flatform sliders for the longest time, but my tiny feet woes found no success for last 8 months. Seeing these flatforms in my size at the Bata store, I did a little dance as I got myself this beauty.
With so much nostalgia about school, it is but natural I pay an ode to school days and my school uniform. This post is inspired by school girl days and my obsession with print on print trend.
Am wearing the shirt and skirt both from Siddarth Bansal, who debuted this year at the Lakme Fashion Week Bansal’s design aesthetics depict an emotional roller-coaster ride seen while touring India. The print on the skirt is inspired by the darzawa (doors) of old Delhi where Bansal has grown up. The shirt is my absolute favourite, vintage coca cola bottles which have been hand embroidered. It reminds me of childhood when mom would talk about coca cola they drank in the 70s and I felt cheated by the Indian government for sending them back from India by the time I was born.
Outfit – Siddarth Bansal
Shoes – Bata India
Bag – Kenneth Cole
Photo credit – Frozen Pixel Studios