Maridadi.co Picks: Pocket squares from Ocell luxury

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Franklin Saiyalel in a pocket square by Ocell Luxury. Photograph by Tatiana Karanja.

Franklin Saiyalel in a pocket square by Ocell Luxury. Photograph by Tatiana Karanja.

If there is a man who knows how to rock a pocket square it is fashion blogger Franklin Saiyalel. Last week he started to share photos, taken at the Shifteye Gallery, in which he had paired his gorgeous bespoke suits with arresting pocket squares. “Got this lovely pocket square from @ocell.luxury …” the caption read. My immediate thought was: Ocell Luxury? Aren’t they a handbag brand?

Last year, when I started following the brand on Instagram they were sharing #sneakpeeks of bag sketches,buckles and tassels. I just assumed they were developing a line of bags and so it was a lovely surprise to see that their first collection, released in July this year, included the most beautiful range of pocket squares in ornate fabric.

Ocell Luxury founders Pooja Joshi and Sara JamaI explained that the pocket squares came about somewhat unexpectedly. With their bag designs they were aiming for “elegant simplicity on the outside [and] exceptional and striking on the inside” and had searched for material with the “brightest colours and boldest patterns” for the lining. Then, given the stunning fabric they found, they decided to make the most of it by creating a line of pocket squares.

Ocell Luxury plans to only produce a limited number of each of their designs…

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