Sari not sorry

If you belong to the clique of people who don’t care about the world and have the nerve to wear that attitude,then designer Sanya Dhir has something,which matches that swagger of yours.

Written by Nirvangni Nand | Published: January 23, 2012 3:59:58 am

If you belong to the clique of people who don’t care about the world and have the nerve to wear that attitude,then designer Sanya Dhir has something,which matches that swagger of yours. She literally translates the commonly used slangs — OMG (Oh my god),Oye teri behen ki and more — into the six-metre unstitched beauty,the sari. On Friday night at ITC Maurya,Dhir showcased her sari collection,“Go Jawani: Weapons of Mass Destruction” through a theatrical fashion show directed by Madhu Sagar.

Eclectic and quirky with shades of eccentricity and newness,the collection comprised four ranges — “Anti-Behenji” for the casual daily wear look,“Oye..teri behen ki” for the rebellious college types,“Da Ping” for the slick corporate look and the “OMG” range for the wild party animal. Some saris were slit and worn over shorts and paired with shoes,others were in rainbow colours,while some were worn with short jackets and belts by the models

Dressed in a black,lacy sari from her own collection,Dhir said,“Saris have now become so personalised that they can be draped as skirts,trousers and even shorts. The industry demands something new and we decided to present the timeless drape with a modern twist.” The range is priced between Rs 1500 and Rs 25,000 and will be available for sale at the Karol Bagh Saree House and will also be available online.

Our favourite was a black and yellow sari that had words of caution written on it,paired with a strapless blouse and to top it all,the model wearing it strummed a guitar on the runway. While the idea is definitely a hit to attract a younger crowd,it lacks practicality in aspects. For instance,the corporate sari is a twisted piece of work — wearing it on top of trousers or trousers attached to the garment — we are slightly befuddled.

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