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Purple Style Labs and the Wendell Rodricks Design Studio launched The Sea Glass Collection at COMO’s Goa!

COMO Designers’ Collective at Porvorim in North Goa, launched the ‘Sea Glass’ collection, the latest collection from iconic designer and Goa’s favourite son, Wendell Rodricks. The launch event was an ode to the late designer and a commitment from Purple Style Labs – the fashion house that recently purchased the Wendell Rodricks label – and the COMO Designers’ Collective to ensure that the designer’s legacy shines on into the future.

Seemingly bringing the ocean to life, the new collection from the Wendell Rodricks label has billowing handloom cotton at its heart and takes inspiration from hues of scintillating pebbles of sea glass one often finds washed up on beaches. The epitome of ‘resort chic’, the collection features timeless styles, cut from 100-count khadi handloom cotton, in a range of colours, including mist white, Fiji yellow, coral pink, Belize and mineral greys, touched with accents of deep-sea blue and dark waters. Every piece looks as good as it feels and can be worn season after season with already-paired separates or the ones in your wardrobe.

Many of the late designer’s close, long-time friends, clients and well-wishers from the fashion fraternity, as well as Goa’s fashion-forward lot, stopped by the fashion preview. Among those who were seen socialising over a delightful selection of wine and Wendell’s favourite Goan food and admiring the ‘Sea Glass’ collection were Pallav Ojha & Neha Asthana, Jerome Marell, Tatiana Lebedinets, Manisha Khanna, Sheetal Pai Kane & Jyoti Saxena, Ashish Kapur & Samira Sheth, Monty Sally, Joe, Odette & Nolan Mascarenhas, Shruti Tiwari & Romesh Dhamija, Brinda Bajaj, Shirish Jain &  Anshin Paliwal, amongst others.


“We are very excited to present Wendell Rodricks at COMO Designers Collective as we collaborate with Purple Style Labs to retail the brand in Goa for its loyalists and fashionistas who have been waiting to see the latest offerings in Goa, the place where it all started,” says Pallav Ojha, CEO & Co-founder of COMO Designers Collective.

“It is an honour for us to be able to unveil Wendell Rodricks’ ‘Sea Glass Collection’ at our new flagship store – a gorgeous indoor-outdoor space that showcases exquisite work of designer brands from global runway platforms – at Porvorim. In addition to this collection, we will also curate the best of ‘WR Classics’, which represents the signature simplicity and elegant silhouettes of Wendell Rodricks, that people long to have in their wardrobes,” adds Neha Asthana, Co-Founder & Head of Fashion – COMO Designers’ Collective.

Speaking about the launch of this collection in Goa, Abhishek Agarwal, Founder & CEO – Purple Style Labs, said, “Wendell Rodricks’ loss last year shook the fashion world as well as environmentalists and cultural activists who have since mourned a man who advocated strongly for sustainability, local heritage, indigenous textiles and weavers. We are incredibly proud to ensure that his legacy lives on through the Wendell Rodricks Label, which Purple Style Labs acquired in late 2020 and continues to bring his incredibly stylish yet wearable fashion crafted carefully with luxurious, fluid and breathable fabrics to both men and women.”


About COMO Designers’ Collective:


Established in the year 2018 in GOA, COMO Designers Collective is a one-stop style destination with over 100+ designer collections from the global runway platforms. COMO focuses on the idea of travel and destination shopping experience with its product category spanning across clothing, accessory, jewellery, handbags, footwear, Skincare, gifting and other fashion essentials. COMO believes in the philosophy of exclusivity & individuality across all its brand verticals. In the last 3 years, COMO has emerged as the most desired shopping destination for affluent fashionista’s as well as a large number of youngsters looking for exclusivity along with affordability in Goa and Kathmandu – Nepal.


COMO Designers’ Collective in Porvorim is located opposite Copperleaf, just off CHOGM Road, and invites every fashion lover in Goa for an experiential shopping experience!

Written by: Sinead McManus

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