By: Steven Jhangiani and Hansika Jethnani, co-founders at Funky Maharani
Fashion has always been a way of communicating one’s mood and personality. People are looking to define themselves beyond stereotypical opinions and perceptions. In reality, jewellery can be used and has been used by anyone – regardless of their gender expression.
If you’re looking to curate an unconventional mix of jewels beyond the boundaries of gender, Funky Maharani is a progressive accessories brand that brings together heritage and contemporary design to create pieces of jewellery that are unique, elegant and fun. Every piece is timeless on its own and can be worn by people from across the spectrum – men, women, genderqueers and gender variants. Their product line-up is reflective of this modern perspective where people’s tastes in colour, material and design have also merged quite beautifully. Sharp male lines have been replaced with softer designs, where women are choosing more texture and matte finishes while men prefer high gloss and sparkle.
As a genderless brand, the founders and designers promise a much-needed sanctuary for people who have otherwise been excluded – challenging the old rules of conformity. Each piece from Funky Maharani represents a unique motif building upon the idea that jewellery exists for more than just one demographic. From whimsical skulls, to birds in flight, intricately designed roses and peacock feathers, each piece enables you to express your individuality and make a statement in a way that is fun and instantly iconic — signaling to the world, that everyone can be their customers and use their accessories.