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    Jyoti Sachdev Iyera��s new line A�keeps it minimal and elegant

    SILK muslin has often featured in designer Jyoti Sachdev Iyera��s creations, though only sparingly. But she has gone all out this time around with her recently-launched Spring/Summer collection a�� Emergence. a�?Silk muslins feel like butter a�� so soft and light. They just melt into your hands. I thought I could play around with layers of this fabric. Though I had used them in my past collections, I wanted to wait until I got my thought process just right, so that I could utilise them to their maximum potential,a�? she tells us.
    Most of the garments in the line are made from 20 meters of silk muslin, but youa��ll never be bogged down by the weight, she says. Experimenting with cuts and textures, the pieces also make use of muls, and Chanderis.
    Starting at `19,000, the range comprises 20 styles spanning unusual floor-length anarkalis, jackets, and lehengas (which go upto `2 lakh).
    Heavy embellishments have never been her preference, so at the most, youa��ll find the use of sequins, French knots, and ikat embroidery in this range. a�?These embellishments are mostly tone on tone; they blend into the garment,a�? says the city-based designer, who is known for saris and Western silhouettes. The use of pastel shades (pink and green), offwhite, and beige takes the elegance of these outfits a notch higher.
    a�?I have always designed for women who are bold, who dona��t follow trends blindly, and who think out-of-the-box. You will find a lot of feminity, as well as a headstrong point of view in my garments,a�? signs off Iyer, adding that she is working on her pret line of tops, and shift dresses, made from linen, with applique work.

    Rs 19,000 to Rs 2 lakh. At her flagship store at Jayanagar.
    Details: 22218142

    a�� Barkha Kumari


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