This is an intriguing saree; this fabric is not something that is commonly seen in a saree; but as a runway project, it works rather well.
This is from the Army Institute of Fashion and Design in Banglore.
Just in case you haven’t heard of AIFD; here is a blurb.
The aim of establishing Army Institute of Fashion & Design (AIFD) is to make available an alternative technical education for children of Army personnel, serving and retired, so as to make them qualified Fashion Designers, Garment Technologists, Textile Designers, Apparel Marketing professionals or become entrepreneurs.
AIFD has entered into strategic MOU’s with Technology partners like Hewlett Packard, IIGM (the total sewing solutions company), Gerber Technology, who are industry leaders in their respective product categories. The advisory board consists of reputed designers, industry experts and consultants.
The delicate gold thread work and the intricate gota patti work were fused with traditional and metallic patterns, which sets the right sparkles for festive season.
I know, saree as a complete ensemble has the deficiency of not having a good place to carry things. One could ties it to the pallu or put it in the blouse but thats not right.
A pretty clutch is what one ends up with and thats fine.
Here is Anita Dongre’s hip bag, coordinated with the saree. It is a tad distracting, but I like the effort.
Here is another one with a hip bag that is not as focus stealing as the one obove.
Designer Anita Dongre showcased an exquisite collection at the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2011 on Thursday that featured embroidery by the women of NGO Mijwan run by actress Shabana Azmi .
Model-turned actress Lisa Haydon walked the ramp for the collection.
“This is a festive collection on Rajasthani design, which has been embroidered by the rural craftswoman of Mijwan society,” Dongre told reporters after the show.
The Mijwan Welfare Society was founded by Shabana’s father and renowned poet, the late Kaifi Azmi, in his home district of Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh) in 1993.
I have written about the Majwan society before.
Beautiful traditional saree with traditional green and red color with gold zardogi work.
A few years ago, this saree would have been accompanied with a green saree blouse with a thin red border at the sleeves.
Now it is a contemporary saree with red blouse and thin green border on the saree blouse. The juxtaposition of colors adds a new life in to an old saree.
Nothing complicated about the blouse design, simple, traditional cut and yet this is a very sexy picture!
It is the come-hither look!
A shot from the Pranali movie.
Here is another similar pose, although not as successful.
Does this pose come from a traditional painting?
Placement of books, red highly embroidered saree, Victorian/raj furniture, sounds like a period piece.
Everything today is too fast and furious, so here is a calming image of one way to relax. Put on a pastel saree, get a bunch of fresh flowers, find a girlfriend to sympathise and have some big mugs of chai. This postcard is from about 1910 or so – and I have noticed more pale floral fabrics being worn from this time on. Photographs show young women in what looks like commercial printed yard goods rather than specifically woven sarees with pallus and borders. If the avant garde designer outfits from Fashion Week are not your cup of tea, go with subtle pastels and florals instead. Sigh….