Vandana Sawhney & Divya Bindra

  •, PTI, New Delhi
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  • Updated: May 02, 2004 19:55 IST

Dabiri by Vandana Sawhney and Divya Bindra was classic elegance at its best, a sophisticated collection that had been beautifully cut, gracefully embellished, and exquisitely finished.

Glamorous in a subtle way, never overbearing or loud, it comprised of western Indian and fusion wear, with a contemporary Indian essence. Fitted knee length kurtis, sarees, and jackets were seen alongside soft, floaty, tiered skirts, dresses with asymmetric hemlines, and cowl necked blouses.

The treatment of the supple flesh toned chiffons, georgettes and tulles were done so as to create clean straight lines, and the silhouettes skimmed lovingly over the body. The embellishment incorporated the finest traditions of Indian handwork - chikankari and resham  work embroideries, sequins, mirrors, tassels of beads, crystals and pearls. Their colour scheme was limited to whites, bronze and clear transparent, which ensured that the elaborate ornamentation never got imperious or shrill. Seductive gold sequined blouses with deep necks and shirt collar blouses added the glam-power to the sarees and plain silk skirts.

A study in the fine traditions of fashion, Dabiri proved that nothing is more modern than well applied tradition.


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