8 Indian Labels Furthering Our Love For The Sari Through Inventive Renditions Of The Drape

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With the onset of festivities & the much-awaited wedding season, it’s time we rev up our festive wardrobes. Lehengas and gowns sure are great, but the sari remains a classic. Generations come and go, yet the allure of the six yard drape stays solid, unperturbed by changing fads or performative gimmicks.

Whilst the core of a sari is consistent in the ways we drape & style the same, certain modifications in the making are a welcome step by the younger lot. Organza, which was big in the 80s is now back with a bang. Gota & zardosi still retain their positions as fan favourites whilst the good old Banarasi silk trumps them all.

Let’s take a look at 8 Indian labels offering beautiful renditions of a sari:

Ekaya Banaras

 

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Spotlight on environmentalist Dia Mirza in a peach coloured, handwoven Ekaya Banaras silk sari. Embossed with delicately-sized rose repeats, the blush hued drape is as elegant as it is timeless. A simple styling & a borrowed heirloom necklace – that’s the not-so-secret recipe to embody the grace of a silk masterpiece.

Anavila

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Inspired by the flower bougainvillea, Anavila’s new collection Kagaj Baha features linen saris with hand-drawn motifs & detailed prints. The festive palette gravitates towards pinks, oranges, greens & a metallic sheen whilst celebrating the merry bloom of the flowers, who also happen to thrive in neglect.

Arpita Mehta

Raging in red, Ananya Pandey makes a strong case for this hand-embroidered red ruffle sari by Arpita Mehta. Adept at curating an effervescent amalgamation of luxuriant sensibilities & Indian silhouettes, Arpita Mehta’s collections suit the woman of today. Styled by ace celebrity stylist Meagan Concessio, this romantic hue is a classic resort when in doubt.

House Of Masaba

An offering by the House of Masaba, this black crinkle gota sari worn by Mouni Roy is a pre-pleated variant. The pleated fall of the sari originating from the navel, features the house’s iconic ethnic print repeat. Just reiterating here, nobody does gold foil better than Masaba. Seems like we’ve found the ideal sari for Durga Pujo.

Raw Mango

 

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As seen on Actress Aditi Rao Hydari, the ‘Hazari’ sari by Raw Mango is woven with 2 fabrics – sheer organza & silk, both of which facilitate an ethereal fall. Adorned with buttis that employ the art of Zardosi & Aari, the intricate ‘Hassan’ blouse in Varansi silk brocade may have caused a flutter or two, in our hearts. Aditi Rao Hydari should wear a sari every single day, we reckon. Even to the supermarket.

Picchika

Styled by Radhika Mehra, this emerald green sari by Picchika is characterized by the peculiar, hand painted white anthuriums & a gota enhancement. The sheerness of the silk organza & its evident lightness is why this sari should be on your radar for the festivities. Prioritize comfort folks.

Archana Rao

Venturing into the segment of Indian-wear for the first time ever, Archana Rao’s repertoire of gossamer organza saris find their inspiration in the designer’s mother. Named Prologue, the soothing hues of ivory, lavender & powder blue are accentuated with delicate floral embroideries & pearl overlays. Born out of a yearning to create timeless pieces, these saris are bound to stand the test of time.

Devnaagri

 

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Heralded as a brand that celebrates the strength of a woman, Devnaagri’s aesthetics are rooted in the ability to evolve yet keep tradition close to one’s heart. Ideal for a festive soirée, this blush silk satin drape by Devnaagri boasts of an intricate dori embroidery. The effortless intermingling of the pink & the gold leads to the creation of a visually stunning piece, one that is fit for all ages.

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