The look of sari is changing. In a decided shift from its graceful, elegant
image, the sari is now fun, providing enough length in its 6 yards for the
wearer and designer to experiment freely. Designer sarees have become very
popular nowadays. Manufactures of the latest designer sarees are using
different types of fabrics and designs to make this ethnic Indian attire
look gorgeous and different.
Indian Designer sarees are basically for formal occasions, weddings and
marriages. Designer sarees are not any region or style specific. Any type of
saree whether embroidered, printed, silk or cotton can be given a designer
look to distinguish it from other regular sarees.
Designer Brands for Sarees
Not surprisingly, most Indian designers choose to include the sari in their
collections every year. Various Indian designers have come with innovative
designs for designer sarees. For example:
- The leading brand in the world of Indian Saree fashion, Satya
Paul is well known for its exclusive printed sarees, embroidered
saris and designer sarees.
- The exclusive sarees in Neeta Lulla collection, who designed
costumes for bollywood, were outstanding, with beautiful colour
contrasts and elaborate sequin and bead work, sometimes on the pleats or
along the border and sometimes running through the middle of the pallav
or all over the saree.
- Another innovation gaining ground is the deconstructed saree.
Designers like Suneet Verma and Tarun Tahiliani are cutting it
into two and draping it over embroidered petticoats, which can be
proudly flaunted with matching cholis or jackets.
- Ravi Bajaj walks his own course with a preference for
creating innovative cuts and colour combinations. While Bajaj prefers to
stay away from Indian silhouettes like the ghagra and salwar suit, he
has an ongoing romance with the saree. Brilliantly coloured sarees
formed an important part of his collection.
- Malini Ramani showed shaded diva saris with prints as varied
as Moghul vases, maps of India and the Indian paisley motif. Net ruffles
made an appearance on the edges giving the sari a dress-like flounce and
- Ritu Kumar has shown some amazing designs in sarees for Indian women. Most of her collections are worn in the ethnic round of fashion beauty paegents.
- Other designers like Manish Malhotra and Sabyasachi Mukherjee have displayed their creativity in their saree designs which are also reflected in thebollywood sarees worn by bollywood heroines.
Types of Designer Sarees
The material used for the designer sarees
is flowing and
graceful. Georgettes, crepes and silks form the basis for most of their
creations. Various sarees that fall into designer category areas follows:
- Designer Indian sarees have beads, khadanas, zardosi, zari,
crystals, kundans and a variety of other works.
- Computer embroidery, with a touch of handwork, is also done.
- There are designer sarees with rich traditional chikan embroidery in
colored thread all over.
- Designers transforms traditional saris into contemporary wear. They
do so by doing a bit of appliqué work, Kashmiri embroidery or
even hand embroidery. For instance, a conventional Kanjeevaram sari
gains an all-new look when contrast thread work is done on its border,
pallu and has unique-looking "buttas" on the body.
- Designer fashion saree can have jardosi hand embroidered saree with
georgette saree in sequence & thread.
- Designer silk sarees are a new trend in the fashion and is a
- All bollywood sarees worn by our beautiful actresses are designer
sarees-the list is is endless.
Designer sarees have become very popular among the ladies in India who
belong to the elite class and have a great sense of wearing the best.
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