Reshma Merchant has been an avid trend-spotter in all areas of lifestyle, fashion and design. Her business acumen is perfectly balanced by an evolved creative sensibility. As a recipient of an award that is arguably Asia’s most prestigious and credible recognition for leadership excellence, she has her head on her shoulders, and feet firmly on the ground.
Says Priyanka Kaul Lakdawala, co-founder of House of Milk, “The sheer focus and creativity with which Reshma breathes life into our collection of wearable art and healing garments would make anyone vouch that this recognition, in a way was imminent.” Priyanka comes from a background in finance, healthcare and building businesses, and cultivates a keen interest in aesthetics, lifestyle fashion, and responsible luxury.
Not surprising then that a brand promoted by these two ladies with so much passion and zeal is going places. House of Milk was featured on the April 2016 cover of Conde Nast Traveller India, and is all set to participate in Who’s Next Trends Forum 2016 in Paris later this year with a more evolved, sophisticated collection, joining cutting-edge brands from across the world at one of the most significant industry forums.
With its enchanting collection of healing garments, House of Milk is reviving a 2000-year-old craft that weaves in and infuses the healing properties of therapeutic herbs such as aloe vera, neem, rose, cinnamon and lavender into light-as-air fabrics such as cotton, linen and silk. The result: fabrics that soothe both the body and the spirit. These garments combine fashion and an ethical way of life, in an organic and holistic manner, with a certain fluidity and femininity that makes them elegant, though in an understated way.
On the other hand, the mesmerizing range of wearable art presents distinctive, stylish, and elegant motifs that signify eternal beauty and grace, and carry with them blessings for luck, abundance, prosperity and peace, the designs of which are influenced by secularism, divinity and pluralism – all set in 18 carat gold and 99.9% silver. The latest collection celebrates the mango – the fruit that symbolises the quintessential Indian summer. The hand-painted paisley motif is set off by citrine-coloured stones in the changing palette of the fruit; each piece is embellished with gold pearl, set in 18 carat gold.
Besides, the brand offers a bespoke collection of cufflinks with the wearer’s initials engraved, and auspicious themes that make for a bridesmaids’ gifts, and even an option of embroidering dates on a set of thread collectibles.
All in all, this brand invites you to experience a richer, sublime, more nourishing, and fulfilling way of being