Dust can also be found at the Saturday Night Market, Arpora, every Saturday from December-April.
The dresses, light and breezy in their look, have been designed to cater for all occasions. Colours are neutral and soft and the cuts include backless and capped shoulders, amongst many other designs. By combining different fabrics within one dress and using new colour combinations for each, this makes the clothes unique and one of a kind, adding to it even more of a special value.
Browse the 'Designed and made in Goa' and ‘Raw Silk’ rails for special finds or pick up one of the stylish accessories dotted around the shop. Look out for pretty booklets made with recycled paper and bound in silk designs, little leather purses with tribal motifs, leather handbags with knot and zip detail, pink suede long strap bag with fringe, brass jewellery and a large black and white canvas beach tote with leather look strap detail.
Dust is owned and run by couple Jonny and Giada. Jonny is from England, where he also studied Fashion & Design. He has a long professional history of working in this area, with also working at Melon Fucker, a well known and respected label in the business. Italian native Giada also has an artistic background, having studied photography and art at university.
The boutique was opened three years and like many designers in Goa, Dust also has a retail space at the infamous Saturday Night Market in Arpora. Each of the couple’s roles in the business is what makes for successful final products. Jonny mostly is behind the designs and Giada does all the fabric sourcing, bought in Italy as well as from around India. The collection is mainly designed by Jonny and Giada, but they hold items from some other handpicked designers; westerners that design and produce in Goa. The idea was to create unique pieces of clothing, one offs and some limited edition. The process is from sketch to design, which is in turn made within a few days by the tailors at their private atelier’s and on the rails the day after that. There is also a fast change of items, with the owners taking new styles from the designers that they work with on a weekly rotation. Jonny and Giada see it as keeping the shop fresh.