The Art Deco bungalow blends the old and new and serves as the luxury brand’s new home.
What’s it about? It has been two decades since Lata Madhu started Collage as a small station in Apparao Galleries. In its most significant move yet, the brand has a new home in a two-floor Art Deco bungalow at Rutland Gate. The interiors are made of mild steel and concrete, housing clothes from designers like Lovebirds, Pooja Keyur, and Shweta Kapur.
- The house remains with its original owners, and structural changes were avoided. The walls have artwork by Lata Madhu’s daughter Sam.
- The first-floor balcony is where the Collage team has its meetings, and customers have a breather between browsing. The outdoor space has a mango tree outside one room and Indian almond outside another.
Chennai connect: Lata Madhu speaks about Chennai’s fashion sense and scene, describing it as Pandora’s box. She says people are ready to learn and accept, and the younger generation is open to new things as they discover themselves.
(Image credits: Collage’s Facebook Page)