When we think of sarees, we think boring and very traditional Asian dress. On the other hand since l’ve been creating my own clothes l’ve realised fashion is whatever you make of it.
I started searching for inspiration from fashion articles, blogs and South Asian runway shows. This includes Pakistan and India fashion weeks with a mix of British high street Bengali fashion research (as they are known for their love of sarees.)
I noticed the best and modern sarees designers only use two or three contrasting colours.
Until l really thought about it I didn’t think it would be as easy to create a saree ensemble. If you think about it, all you need is a blouse which is similar to a crop top and 4/5 meters of fabric.
The SECRET is pay attention to the smallest detail of the saree suit;
- Keep it simple
- Add a boarder, same colour as the main colour of fabric
- One focal point e.g. embodied flowers on a small section of dress
- If your blouse is heavy, keep the sari simple
- Do a Chanel and try an embodied collar blouse.
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