The sari has evolved over the years and remains a favourite piece of clothing for any Indian designer. Whereas the traditional style of draping can never go out of fashion, the runway at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2019 showcased an eclectic mixture of sari drapes to suit the fashionable and modern women. From elaborate pleats to unconventional pallu drapes complementing the silhouettes, saris were a runaway hit this season. Check out what made our heads turn.
Inspiring It With A Drapes
Inspired by the Vietnamese style of garments, this sari created by Anavila Misra is a perfect wear choice. Teamed with a T-shirt, the pallu is tied up in a knot near to the ribs and is placed on the right side making it simple to wear vogue.
Up in Knots
This variety of draping undoubtedly works if you’re out of safety pins. Giving a new age look to a traditional drape, this sari was designed by Jajaabor and featured various garments in fabrics like khaddar, mul-mul and Chanderi silk.
Back to front
Made from Eri silk and cotton, the soft fluid textile complements the silhouette of the drape, that has been creatively crafted by label Ereena. The pallu wrapped round the neck and dropped at the front, will drive your attention to the white tassels at the end of sari pallu. The dual tones add depth to the pleats and give an impression of a skirt.
Bender By The Gender
Bend the rules and make a difference. Where men dominated the runway throughout Anaam x Rangsutra’s show by flaunting saris in handloom cotton materials and bandhej tie and dye techniques. Dual tones, with different shades and unconventional patterns for the blouses, these saris are here to remain.
Skirting the pallu
Rohit Bal’s rendition of a sari drape is just like his shows — unconventional. The monochrome blouse placed against a heavily embroidered sari makes this an ideal option for a special occasion.