Its been a while since I posted Sabyasachi – and tell you the truth, I was a bit tired of what I saw from him. This is the problem of setting high standards.
And I haven’t posted a picture of Aishwarya either.
So here is a combo of Aishwarya wearing Sabyasachi.
Classic Sabyasachi saree – red and black, beautiful color combo, and a larger border that takes you back in time and a texture that beacons you to come close and feel.
Nice to see Kajol and Karishma after such a long time…
Kajol looks good in this picture, fresh and sweet in her pixie haircut.
But the saree, I am not too sure of. Blouse we have seen before. Net top, full sleeves, almost like a glove design of the blouse is very endearing to me. But the saree.. gray with mix of colors with a black border and neon accents is giving me a headache.
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You know that I adore Nida Mahmood; she is innovative and creative and I just looooove her whimsy.. She is referred to as Queen of Kitsch, but I don’t think that does justice to her.
Yes, I also follow her on Instagram and on facebook, I have even gotten to like her cat !!
Her sarees are very often modeled with jeans and that adds interesting twist to them. Here is another example
picture from iDiva.com
Here’s something that appeals to my liking for casual sarees. You can’t get much more casual than tie-dyed denim. These designs are by Anubha Jain, from Delhi, who has turned, what started out as, a college project into a lucrative business. However, things didn’t go quite as she expected. Anubha was aiming her sarees at young women like herself but, as she explained to iDiva, "My denim sarees were a big hit with the older ladies. I was quite surprised because my target audience was totally different. I guess young girls only buy sarees for either special occasions or when they are getting married." Probably true, I’m afraid, but with so many young Indian designers producing sarees now, I hope that situation will start to change.
picture from Raw Mango
Loving these, very contemporary, sarees from Raw Mango. (Many more pictures below the fold.) This particular collection of elegant, kind of, minimalist outfits is by Hema Shroff Patel, a US born designer now living in Mumbai.
There’s an interview with Sanjay Garg, founder of Raw Mango, here on The Hindu website. He talks about his ‘crusade’ to popularise the saree and make it more relevant to younger women.
I have already talked about this sarresque dress, a bit disjointed, but I like it.
It is worth looking at this design from front, back and side.
This is how it looks from the back.
Yes, I know, the pallu looks like a disjointed afterthought.