Sarees are an all-time favourite for most people. Indian festivals and festivals are always times to wear a saree and will be incomplete without one. Saree spells elegance and feminity- a rare combination for any outfit. Each and every part or area of India has a saree weave that is unique to that area. Imagine, the diversity it offers. Just as the weaves from each area differs so does the manner in which the saree is draped. Kanjivarams, Benaras, Tussar, Gadwals, Jamdhanis to name a couple with amazing color combinations and handwork, the variety and imagination available is simply astounding! Indian art and native designs and crafts is Making a comeback be it Madhubhani, Kalamkari or Pattachithra etc., Indian handiwork, handloom and workmanship are much valued the world over.
These artworks are being customized by designers and especially made on handwoven sarees which makes it wearable artwork. These designer sarees surely make a very eye catching statement piece. By way of instance, Kalamkari art designs are very popular and flexible and can be made both on cotton in addition to on silk sarees. Kalamkari designs feature mythological figures, character designs and themes. The trend this year is Kalamkari sarees with narrative on increasing pallu designs where the story starts only the boundary and it spreads into the rest of the cotton silk saree in the form of a story, certainly a conversation starter for any event. With the upcoming spring season comes wedding bells and other auspicious events. Can weddings ever be complete without the customary Kanjivarams on screen! Bright colours like lime green, turquoise blue and pastels like pink, lavender with elegantly woven boundaries are in this season.
Wedding must-have color such as reds, yellows and greens or a mix of them are always preferred. Kanjivaram pates or Kanchipuram silks also come with contemporary designs and patterns that may be worn as a daily wear or corporate wear. Partly pallu sarees in which the layout differs from the pallu of the saree and half and half saree designs are much sought this year. Bold nature inspired motifs with animals such as dinosaurs, horses, deer’s, peacocks and leaves and blossoms are also trending this year. Aari hand embroidery work on silk sarees and Delicate cutwork are a joy for saree connoisseurs. The trend this year is to creatively combine two or more techniques like hand painted artwork and cutwork embroidery, or Aari embroidery on the entire saree with a printed blouse to provide a contrast. The concept is to creatively mix and match to make a style that is nothing short of magnificent!