Oct 27 2015
Jul 5 2015
I have written about this drape many times and have always admired it. I especially enjoyed the saree drapes that that Nida Mahmood’s collection showed.
Here is how to put it together.
This is especially useful when you are attending an event that is outdoors and it is kind of chilli out there. Just went to an event yesterday in Southern California, where the chief minister of Maharastra Devendra Fadnavis was the honored guest. Great event and he spoke very energetically, but it was really cold out. He joked that if he stayed longer, he would be the first “frozen chief minister”… And I think this drape would have worked well in this situation.
Sari is versatile, and we have to use and promote it as such.
For this and other interesting drapes, please check out this blog post.
A video on how to put this on – try it and if you do, send us some pictures. 🙂
Jul 1 2015
Unexpected saree from Tarun Tahilliani.
What do you expect from TT? Bollywood opulent, rich design for the bride, so this one is even more surprising. First of all the color Cobalt blue is eye catching, the beaded belt is unexpected, jewelry is funky and then the drape is unusual. This was showcased on Lakme Fashion week 2015.
May 4 2015
picture from The Daily Star
Last year I posted pictures of a couple of denim sarees designed by Anubha Jain, from Delhi. I rather liked their casual, cosmopolitan look. Here’s another take on the denim theme, this time from Subhra Saha, who’s from Bangladesh. The right hand saree is fairly conservative for corporate or formal party wear while the one on the left is a little edgier for a club or a less formal party. Not quite as cosmopolitan as the previous two but still an interesting fusion of two classic styles.
Apr 25 2015
What happens when a painter cum designer turns saree into her canvas….
Ohé Island, a collection of handmade saris in pure silk or 100% cotton by Sri Lankan designer cum painter Nelun Harasgama.
Mar 23 2015
Meet Swathy, the founder and designer of her own fabulous brand – ‘Bhang’, my new found love! At the core of the design, ‘Bhang’ is bold, daring and seductive, and that description fits both the designer and her designs. There’s something about the designers who model their own work. I mean, I look at some of my fav designers – Nivya Babu (NVY Studio), Ritika Mittal (MORA), and now Swathy Jagannathan (Bhang) who just made it to my top three list – they share many similar traits. Besides being amazingly successful online (they all have taken Facebook saree business, quite literally, by storm!), these women are young, bold, beautiful, and has an incredible sense of styling. They masterfully experiment hues, textures,…they take traditional textiles & designs and revive them for ordinary folks, both young and old to appreciate today.