Oct 13 2013
The Spring/Summer 2014 Fashion Week designers have offered a veritable avalanche of looks, some more traditionally pretty than dear Masaba, others far more jarring to my firangi senses than her work. I actually like lots (though not all), of Masaba’s SS 14 offerings, unlike Sunny who’s a bit upset by the odd pairings.
The ensemble at left is just so lovely, pastel and sweetly old fashioned but with modern sensibilities, that I had to post it here on my Vintage Sunday. The designer or group is Pero, one I don’t know, who also had more “upsetting” outfits. But this has an early 20th century look, all handwovens and soft hair, that I find terribly appealing. I regret that I’m way too old to go for this style myself.
The saree, worn short, looks like a cotton/silk blend, maybe something like the weavers in Chanderi produce. The blouse has the elbow or 3/4 length sleeves that I always prefer, with a ruffle at the waist, and in what could be natural hemp. Whatever it all is, I love it.