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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.


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.”


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

Em­broi­dery kurta

Chinkari with mukaish work

Lakhnavi juti

Ashu Singh

Farhana Khan

Tas­sel ear­rings


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