#nowtrend­ing: Saris done dif­fer­ently

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Our tra­di­tional sari has seen evo­lu­tion over the ages, but mostly, in terms of drap­ing. But now, the sari has turned a new leaf, thanks to ex­per­i­men­ta­tion in fab­rics that is giv­ing it a modern edge. From en­gi­neered fab­rics like steel wool and metal­lic yarn to cop­per silk and luxe Cash­mere — the drape is look­ing to the fu­ture.

Take for ex­am­ple, ac­tor Sonam Kapoor’s denim sari de­signed by Masaba Gupta. “Rhea (Sonam’s sis­ter, stylist) called me and said ‘let’s do a denim sari!’ and that’s how the idea was born. So, we de­cided to do Ja­pane­sein­spired pants with ab­stract Gane­sha print. Even if the fab­ric is be­ing re-in­ter­preted, the point is to not make it gim­micky. Com­fort and func­tion­al­ity is im­por­tant too,” Masaba says. “The idea is to use in­spi­ra­tion from the past and go be­yond saris in silk, cot­ton, chif­fon. This the rea­son I used pure Cash­mere to cre­ate drapes that are re­vamped for the fu­ture and prac­ti­cal to wear,” says de­signer Tanira Sethi.

I de­cided to ex­per­i­ment with Cash­mere be­cause it’s about tak­ing in­spi­ra­tion from the past and re-in­ter­pret­ing the fab­ric for the fu­ture TANIRA SETHI, DE­SIGNER

I used steel yarn for the sari. While re­viv­ing hand­loom is one end of the spec­trum, many are also fo­cussing on re-engi­neer­ing sur­faces and ma­te­ri­als RIMZIM DADU, DE­SIGNER

The point is to not make such a fab­ric, like denim, look gim­micky. And also, to give the wearer the free­dom to re-use and re­vamp it in their own way MASABA GUPTA, DE­SIGNER

PHOTO: INSTAGRAMRHEAKAPOOR

Sonam posted this pic­ture wear­ing a denim sari

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