GLAM IT UP THIS EID!
With Eid round the corner, it is time to get fashionable on Eid with pastel colours of chikankari and other handicraft work. Traditional is the buzz word when it comes to dressing for festival with contemporary designs, cuts, styling and handicraft work.
“Embroidery motifs are, in fact, more than just designs for the festive season. Since ages it is being done on leather, velvet, net, cotton and silk with the new patterns, fabric and its stitches, texture style that has been hot favourite among women during festivals,” says designer Amini Rastogi.
CHIKANKARI WITH MUKESH
The best way to enhance your wardrobe this Eid is to add chikankari suits, sarees and kurtis. Its breezy fabric keeps you stylish and lets you breathe in harsh summers. The elegant motifs are alluring and captivating enough to have all eyes on you.
Atul Bajpai, a salesman in Seva Chikan, says, “One can opt for pastel shades with intricate motifs and heavy embroidery with mukesh, pearl or silver thread work for party wear. White on white embroidery has always been a favourite whereas blush pink is perfect for classy look.”
Men may also opt for pastel hues that will make them stand out. “To complete the look they may opt for embroidered kurta with white linen trousers pairing it up with Lakhnawi jooti or kolhapuri chappals,” says Rastogi.
The best place to buy all your favourite chikankari are Chowk, Gol Darwaza market; Aminabad, and Hazratganj.
Soak up the sun in breezy fabrics, playful designs, lightweight embellishments and fuss-free silhouettes. As anarkali gowns are very much in, girls can make a fashion statement with fresh colours of pastels including aqua, pearl, sand, and lime. One may get zari work suits, sarees and even fabric to get the material stitched in Aminabad and Hazratganj.
You may also go for traditional sarees and lenhgas with light embellished zardozi work. Pastel zardozi attires are a must for Eid. Its fuss free silhouettes and elegant look is appealing and delightful for young girls.
Fashion designer Asma Hussain says, “Festival is all about tradition and lehngas and other traditional dresses in pastel colours, intrigue zardozi handicraft are the must wear during Eid. One can look fashionable with hand embroidery mulmul dupatta, Banarasi silk, Anarkali suits and brocade suits.”
She has also put up a big collection on sale for the festival.
Farhana Khan, a shopaholic who has a great taste for zardozi work, says, “It makes me look classy and elegant. Its intricate and embellished design is my favourite for parties.”
GOTA PATTI WORK
The rich patterns and designs that are light in weight are perfect to carry in summers. What makes it more beautiful is its work that looks heavy but is light in weight. One may go for minimalistic jewellery with gota patti attires to get the perfect summer look.
As the glitzy-glam and soothing look is every one’s choice, girls highly demand mirror work on pastel fabrics. Colours and minimum designs are soothing to the eye and give a radiant look to the wearer. Colours may vary from off-white shade to multicoloured embroidery with mirror work on it.
Any attire is incomplete if it is not properly teamed with footwear and stylist mojaris. As Eid is falling in summer, designer and entrepreneur Aamini Rastogi is ready with her summer collection of mojaris.
“I just love the delicate colours in mojaris specially pastels that are perfect for summers. If one wants to stand out, these handcrafted pairs are a must have for the festive season. For a summer outing I pair it up with chikan kurta,” says Ashu Singh, a homemaker.
Anjali Singh, a fashion designer says, “Mojaris are created by artisans in old city. Their works show the efforts they put into it. One may get it online but they are more affordable and durable when brought from local market as Aminabad. The price range varies from as low as Rs 350 and goes up according to the work.”
To top it off one may opt for minimalistic accessories with tassel earrings and finishes it off with elegant embroidered floral mojaris which are highly in demand these days.
For those who love heavy jewellery the options are aplenty. “There are lots of hopes to Jewellery Industry on this Eid. Keeping in mind the festive wibes, we have launched new range of Chandbalis in unique avatar where each magnum-opus captures the glory of intricate artistry,” said Lala Jugal Kishore’s jewellery designer Tanya Rastogi.
Festival is all about tradition and lehngas and other traditional dresses in pastel colours, intrigue zardozi handicraft are the must wear during Eid. ASMA HUSSAIN FASHION DESIGNER
Atul Bajpai displaying dresses for Eid
A lehnga from Asma Hussain collection
Chikankari with gotapatti work
Chinkari with mukaish work