Mar 11 2008
Came across some nice designs at Vulcul Boutique; the boutique is managed by Amita Patel.
What struck me was the Gujarati influence on the design and the display of the boutique. Of course, Amita is from Gujarat (from Baroda / Vadodara) and I really enjoyed seeing some of the nice saree designs shown with Gujarati drapes.
Especially for modeling part, it is become so uncommon to see drapes that are traditionally non-standard, that I found is especially refreshing. And I must say that there is something really “honest” about gujarati culture, so rich yet, so down to earth.
What the designers and window dressers forget is that putting a person in a different drape, from Navi to Gujarati to Bengali, is as important as offering a different design for the saree, or a different design for the blouse. It is one more dimensions where saree can be made personal and versatile.
Here is a sampling:
Vulcal Boutique is in Florida, be sure to visit them when you are in that part of the world.