Three things about Rohit Bal’s collection:
(i) Blue, a lots and lots of blue
(ii) Skin, a lot of skin
(iii) other designers on the ramp!
The last one was the most surprising one! Rohit Bal convinced some of the other designers to walk on the ramp!
Let’s just see for now, there will be enough time to critique it.
From Elisha W.
A model showcases a creation from designer Puja Arya’s spring summer collection at the ‘India Fashion Week’ in New Delhi on Sunday, September 09, 2007. (Photo/Manoj Kesharwani)
The model looks like she is walking at the fast pace of the show and looks very comfortable. And that’s point of the collection I guess.
Sri Kumaran in Channai has introduced a new designed saree- with 4 different pallus for a single saree – it seems with ZIP attachemt you can choose a pallu according to the function you are attending – The cost of the same – one saree with 4 different pallus and 4 different matching blouse materials costing about Rs.20 thousand, about $400.
I haven’t seen those yet, but we will bring you pictures as soon as they become available.
Recently saw the trailer of a movie called The Memsahib and I was intrigued by the creative uses of the saree in the movie to connote different moods!
Memsahib, the movie, is made by a very talented and creative director Kruti Majmudar. It was shown at the Cannes film festival and has won numerous awards.
There is a scene where a white saree is flowing down the window, a scene where the main character turns herself in to “indian” by putting on a saree and the hidden subtext the saree provides is present throughout the trailer.
But the scene that I really liked was the ball room dancing scene where the main character seems to be doing a cha cha steps clad in a gorgeous multicolored saree.
Imagine an opulent hall in the Raj era, ornately appointed room, music playing in the background, women in their best gowns and guys in their sophisticated tux; now replace the western gowns with the sarees and see how visually exciting that scene would be!
Well, this site isn’t called Saree Dreams for nothing!
Saw this news item:
Saree traders from Varanasi (Banares) have decided to send about two dozen pieces to the item girls of Bollywood — Rakhi Sawant and Meghna Naidu — to enable them to “dress properly”.
“These girls obviously do not have sufficient clothes to cover their bodies and remain almost naked. Since Varanasi is a major center of the saree trade, we thought it would be a good idea to ask the local traders to donate sarees which will be sent by courier to Rakhi Sawant and Meghna Naidu so that they can at least cover themselves properly,” said Anoop Jaiswal, president of Vandemataram Sangharsh Samiti.
I agree; I think the woman looks the most beautiful when she is dressed right.
I don’t have any moral issues with them wearing revealing clothes – more power to them; I just think that they would look stunning and gorgeous if they dressed in a saree.