Armadio, a multi-designer store in Bangalore, offers a wide range of bridal wear and accessories for all occasions.
Selecting bridal outfits is probably the number one priority for every bride-to-be. However, it’s tiring to hunt down the perfect ensembles that you’ve seen on Pinterest or on a runway given the multiple things that have to be planned as the D-Day draws near. However, there is good news for brides, especially those in Bangalore, as Armadio, a multi-designer store, serves up bridal haute couture, a finely curated line of prêt, hand-crafted jewellery pieces, and ornamental accessories.
The creative forces behind the Brand
This luxury store is a brainchild of designer Apoorva Kumar who fulfilled her lifelong dream of making a career in fashion. After pursuing a design program at the Los Angeles School of Design and Merchandising, she graduated from the London College of Fashion, where she got real-world fashion exposure. Apoorva had a deep connection with traditional Indian textiles and craftsmanship from a young age. With her love for these Indian fabrics and her arsenal of fashion knowledge, she launched ‘Armadio’ (which means wardrobe in Italian).
Apoorva shares, “When one decides to follow their heart, there’s no looking back, and with Armadio I am living the dream of giving the best of fashion to people. Fashion to me has always been being yourself, bringing out the best version of you; it’s all about embracing one’s individuality.”
The Armadio Advantage
Every piece at Armadio is handpicked, fresh off the runway. The brand’s vision is to become a leader in Indian luxury fashion and build a family of India’s most coveted designers as well as offer captivating customer experiences under one roof.
Armadio showcases bridal collections from some of the biggest homegrown and emerging brands such as Gaurav Gupta, Dolly J, Jayanti Reddy, Anushree Reddy, Ridhi Mehra, Payal Singhal, Mrunalini Rao, Namrata Joshipura, Varun & Nidhika, Nakul Sen, Bhumika Sharma, Shyamal & Bhumika, Samant Chauhan, Divyam Mehta, Rajat Suri, Abraham & Thakore, and Label Anushree to name a few. They also retail certain designers that are only available at Armadio. Their in-house label called ‘Mirroir’ is driven by modern silhouettes, dainty embroidery dipped in pastels, and vivid color palettes categorized into Luxury Pret and Festive Wear for men and women.
A Pick for Every Party
The store offers a wide mix of the latest bridal trends, luxury fabrics, exciting silhouettes, Indian traditional weaves and western cuts. Their embellished lehengas in pretty pastel and deep shades are perfect for all pre-wedding functions. They also offer lehengas and gown with feather details that are perfect for an engagement party. The floral prints and can be incorporated in mehndi and haldi functions. If you want to go with a contemporary look for a cocktail, pick one from their extensive range of embellished gowns. Armadio’s jewellery and accessories range includes a wide variety of handcrafted pieces. Their prices start from Rs 5,000 for clothing and Rs 3,000 for accessories and jewellery.
Options for the Squad
For a bride who wants to match her look with her groom’s color-coordinated ensembles, take him and the bridesmaids/groomsmen squads to Armadio too. It has the latest designs curated for grooms, as well as family members and friends. They have elegant sherwanis in different colors, bandhgalas, jackets and kurtas in a variety of designs for grooms to choose from.
Two Stores in Bangalore
Armadio has two stores in Bangalore – one in Indiranagar, and the other in Sadashivnagar.