At the recent PCJ Delhi Couture Week and India Bridal Fashion Week, multiple designers aimed to update Indian bridal wear by featuring the sari gown, a silhouette that combines the traditional structure of a sari with the more easy-to-wear, hands-free gown. Monisha Jaising’s ensembles were neon, embellished and bold, Gaurav Gupta’s were more revealing and risqué, while Masaba Gupta’s version replaced the blouse with a deconstructed tuxedo jacket.
‘The Saree is the only dress that takes the shape of the woman who wears it’ As a part of a month long SareeLove campaign, Satya Paul and celebrity Saree draper, Kalpana Shah hosted the first of its kind Saree Appreciation Workshop at the brand’s flagship store in DLF Saket, New Delhi.
This hour-long master class was about different Saree drapes, tips and tricks to tame the garment and styling ideas. “Satya Paul was established 28 years ago as an effort to reinvent the traditional Saree as a modern classic. It’s been a constant effort on our part to make the Saree increasingly relevant to the modern woman” explained Masaba Gupta, Fashion Director at Satya Paul.
Author of the coffee-table book ‘The Whole 9 Yards’, Kalpana Shah has developed over 200 creative ways of draping the Saree over the last 30 years. Her art of draping has won her an impressive list of clients, ranging Bollywood’s IT-girls to women entrepreneurs.
During this special afternoon, Ms. Shah demonstrated different styles of draping the Saree along with DIY tips and tricks for different body types. She went on to have a discussion with the live audience and addressed their doubts and questions regarding the iconic S-dress.
This trend not only adds a fun element to your look but also looks chic and doesn’t require the whole drama of matching colours and getting a proper fit. Having said that, pulling off a shirt or tee with sari is not as easy as it looks on celebrities or on the runway. There are few things you need to keep in mind before you take the plunge.
To really work this offbeat trend, you need to dress things up. You cannot walk out in a t-shirt and sari without accessorising a bit. Think opulent earrings, OTT neckpieces, statement rings and bangles. If you’re heading for a traditional function, a pretty bindi will add a festive touch to your look.
The sari is an evergreen fashion item, but the blouses have evolved and how! Don’t be afraid to experiment with shirts, tees and crop tops to give your sari a contemporary look.
Kareena rocked all her Indian wear appearances in ensembles by her go-to Indian Wear designer, Manish Malhotra. I loved her bight orange sorbet sari with a pink border worn at the ‘Indian Idol’ finale. Her statement earrings are beautiful! Truly glamorous. My next favourite was her emerald green Anarkali worn on the TV show ‘Jhalak Dikhla Ja’. She was spotted offering prayers on Ganesh Chaturthi in a pink net sari with her hair pulled into a bun with flowers.
Indian saree is one of the most elegant and most versatile garments. Sarees are worn in many ways in different parts of India. Kanchipuram sarees largely known as Kanjivaram sarees are one of a type. Made in Kanchipuram of Tamil Nadu , Kanjivaram sarees are one of the finest silk sarees available in India . It takes a duration of 4 months to weave a Kanjivaram Saree. It takes a lot of time and dedication to weave Kanjivaram saree but the efforts are worth as it looks very rich and beautiful and is largely worn on occasions .In order to give a unique look, Kanjivaram Sarees come in different colours and patterns with silk and zari work. When bridal Kanjivaram Sarees are woven, lots of special care and efforts are made to give it the special look and attraction.
Rich and Elegant look of Kanjivaram Clothing
Deepika and SRK holding a Kanjivaram Saree in a promotion
Gorgeous Vidya Balan many-a-times seen wearin Kanjivaram Saree
Bridal Kanjivaram Saree