THE WED­DING PLAYER

India Today - - SIMPLY KOLKATA - MANOJ AGAR­WAL

Forty-six-year-old Manoj Agar­wal’s newly opened store on Park Street, looks like a re­gal Ra­jasthani haveli. Chan­de­liers, typ­i­cal Ra­jasthani fur­ni­ture, a wind­ing stair­case and a rich earthy ochre give this 1,500 sq ft store a feel­ing of be­ing in a Ra­jput era fairy­tale.

His fo­cus is bri­dal wear but he also does eth­nic menswear for grooms since he be­lieves “the mar­ry­ing cou­ple should look co­or­di­nated”. Fab­rics used are hand­loom weaves, silks and tus­sars which un­dergo in­tri­cate bead­ing or em­broi­dery by hand to achieve a fin­ished and el­e­gant look.

A lot of the mo­tifs bear a

Ra­jasthani in­flu­ence de­pict­ing flo­ral or an­i­mal mo­tifs, princesses or wed­ding rit­u­als. The colour story for bri­dal wear in­cludes a lot of tra­di­tional reds, pinks and or­anges but also has a few off­beat pas­tels and blacks.

AT Manoj Agar­wal, Sub­ham Build­ing, 1 Park Street

TEL 9830488819

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