Ever since Janhvi Kapoor made her Bollywood debut with Dhaadak, the actor has become a name to look out for. Coming from a line of film and fashion icons and having grown up in front of the paparazzi lens, the 23-year-old star has mastered the art of serving up impactful looks (usually featuring designer ensembles).
From kurtas and dresses from homegrown labels to scene stealing bags from Chanel, her repertoire serves as paradise for budding style enthusiasts and sartorial veterans, alike. Here, we take a closer look at five labels that have a reserved spot in her wardrobe.
For Janhvi Kapoor, Manish Malhotra is not only a long-time family friend, he is also one of her go-to designers for all her festive looks. From intricate lehengas and saris to fuss-free anarkalis, Kapoor has served a standout look in every silhouette offered by Malhotra, proving that he is indeed one of her favourite designers. Proof: recently, for an awards ceremony she surprised the style-watchers by landing up in a sexy red sari by Malhotra, whereas for a Diwali party she upped the ante in a high shine lehenga.
Anamika Khanna’s couture pieces are a favourite for the Kapoor sisters. Just like Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and Rhea Kapoor, even Janhvi Kapoor has developed a knack for Khanna’s India modern ensembles, be it her pre-draped saris, coordinated sets or sharara and jacket sets. In 2017, the actor walked the red carpet for the very first time at the International Film Festival of India in Goa in an applique choli and a lehenga skirt-pants hybrid featuring embroidered detail by Anamika Khanna. And since then, there’s been no looking back. Some time back, she made headlines in a choli and dramatic pants that featured quirky prints, interesting embroidery and colourful tassel detailing that added visual drama to her red carpet look.
Launched in 2015, Punit Balana’s label—one that Janhvi Kapoor swears by—is well known for it’s Indian wear pieces. With a lineup of breezy lehengas, saris and kurtas, it’s no surprise the label has quickly becoming a favourite among the fashion set. His block printed numbers have been serving as Kapoor’s go-to uniform for long-haul flights and casual outings in the city. Remember the when the star made a strong case case for mix-and-match prints in Punit Balana’s maroon and white kurta?
Janhvi Kapoor’s handbag collection can compete with that of any bag aficionado. The Dhadak actor has been carrying designer bags right from her teenage years. Chanel’s timeless pieces have been her go-to even before she became a Bollywood star. Her favourite picks? For casual outings and while travelling that actor likes donning the Chanel Jumbo Classic Flap bag in black. Whereas for movie nights, she likes upgrading her basic tee and jeans look via her blue and pink Chanel Boy sling bag.
Another kurta label that dominates Kapoor’s trans-seasonal wardrobe is Mulmul. With their on-trend kurta and sharara sets featuring quirky detailing like tassels and lace, it’s no surprise that the New-Delhi-based ready-to-wear brand is part of many celebrity wardrobes. Cases in point, the beige peplum kurta and sharara set she wore for a dinner outing with her friends in Mumbai, and the pale pink set that came with bohemian tassel detailing for her flight back to Mumbai.