sheer and wispy jamdani fabric is made with a supplementary technique of weaving using the most delicate of muslins, it is often woven during the monsoon season when humidity prevents the fine threadsfrom becoming brittle. With the festive season fast approaching, choose from these dresses, jackets,saris and stoles from designers like Rahul Mishra and Aartivijay Gupta.
Go for a cheerful yet understated look with this stunning sari from Gadwal Verses. The handwoven
drape features a floral motif, with a geometrical border and pretty yellow and white tassels attached to the pallu. Wear with a turquoise blouse and matching necklace, we say. `9,490. On jaypore.com
Opt for this striking piece from Anavila Misra, known for her handwoven linen saris. The combination of black and white make it an elegant number, while the bold black border ties the look together. The dragonflies on the pallu add some quirk and fun. `25,000. At Ogaan, Mumbai. Details: 09971894498
Perfect for a chilly day, this stole from Fabindia is a great way to stay stylish while also keeping warm. Made from matka silk, the beautiful deep green shade is well complemented by the muted yellow and gold accents. Wear with a plain white tee and faded skinny jeans. `2,290. At Commercial Street. Details: 41132429
Hot pink and cream come together in this delicate shrug from Good Earth’s apparel line, Sustain. Made from pure cotton, the light jacket features embroidered and embellished floral and striped details. Wear over a tucked-in camisole top and fitted trousers. `6,800. At Walton
Road. Details: 40920986
Despite giving it a western silhouette, designer
Rahul Mishra manages to keep his dress looking ethnic. Bringing together black and icy blue shades, the outfit features embroidered diamond motifs on the bodice and skirt. The highlight is the thigh high slit, with a zipper detail on the front. `21,500 approximately. At Ensemble, Mumbai. Details: 022 40564800
Quirky and dreamy, this number
from Aartivijay Gupta is the way to goif you’re looking to make an impression.Crafted from a gold jamdani fabric, the sheath dress bears a foliage print in contrasting shades of forest green and orange, making it a standout piece.Rs 21,000 approx. At Khar West,Mumbai. Details:09920050300
Handled with care
Best paired with a plain cream coloured cotton kurta, this dupattastands out because of its unusual hue.
The silk fabric has a striped body with contrasting off white teardrop motifs on both ends. From textile revivalist Ghanshyam Sarode, this handwoven piece is a must-have. `2,790. On parisera.com
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