Thursday, 13 June 2013

The sari in various avatars for a festive summer

The sari in various avatars for a festive summer
The sari in various avatars for a festive summer

Fashion designer Jyotee Khaitan has experimented with different versions of the sarisilhouette for her summery festive line

The sari is that timeless piece of Indian wear which can be adapted to look modern, sexy, sweet or vintage, depending on the colours, print, design and drape. Fashion designer Jyotee Khaitan has used this knowledge for her latestcollection that mainly consists of saris-stitched saris with brooches, non-stitched saris, lehenga style saris and sari outfits.

Khaitan has designed kurtas and bandhgalas for Union Minister Shashi Tharoor which he was spotted wearing at the Saif-Kareena wedding and other social dos. Khaitan has dressed showbiz celebrities like Prachi Desai, Mandira BediDia Mirza, Konkona Sen Sharma, Raima Sen,Rituparno Ghosh, Prosenjit Chatterjee and Bickram Ghosh.

Her festive collection employs various embellishments including brooches, sparkling crystals, pearls, beads, sequins, applique work, cutwork, gold jaali work and velvet, and zardozi embroidery in silver and gold.

Says Khaitan, "I used fabrics like georgettes, nets, chiffon, crepe, Chantilly lace, velvet and brocade to lend a sense of opulence and luxury to this line." The saris have been teamed with corsets, halters, sheer and brocade blouses, sequinned blouses with a deep cut low back, and sheer lace blouses with velvet bikini inners. Bright colours prevail, with orange, bright red, aqua and royal blue, leaf and emerald green, rose and fuchsia pink, black and gold bringing out the bright side of life.

Khaitan made her debut with her Spring Summer 2009 line Faux Bauhaus Chic at Lakme Fashion Week (LFW), Mumbai, in October 2008. For the Autumn Winter 2009 season, she created a collection titled Emancipation, which was shown at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) in New Delhi and LFW in Mumbai, both in March 2009