A SARI AFFAIR
As the wedding season kicks in, HT Café gives a lowdown on how to give your sari a stylish twist
The classic nivi style, the most common way of draping a sari, has been given a makeover in the past few years. Lately, a lot of Bollywood celebrities including Kangana Ranaut, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Deepika Padukone and Sonam Kapoor have been giving the Indian outfit a lot of attention. “A sari is the most beautiful Indian outfit that makes a woman look elegant and sensual at the same time. The best part about a sari is that you can drape it in so many ways and make it look unconventional,” says celebrity stylist and costume designer, Rupa Chourasia.
For working women, everything needs to be fussfree and practical when it comes to dressing up. Fashion designer Shweta Kapur designs for the woman who is constantly on the go. Keeping this in mind, she shares that her clothes are fuss-free, easy to wear and extremely practical. “When we design our saris, we think about the woman who has the bare minimum time to get ready. She needs something which doesn’t require ironing, can be worn quickly and looks different from what her mother wore,” adds Kapur.
From accessorising with belts to wrapping the pallu across the neck or arm, the experimentation has definitely caught our attention. “A sari is six yards of fabric. It’s important how you drape it and play with it. What we think are new ways of wearing it, are actually variations of time-tested drapes that have been picked up from all over India. The charm and the beauty of a sari will never go away,” says Kapur.