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Sari-torial Diwali: Here’s a fashion week inspiration you need

This festive season, we take inspiration from the runway to add some drape drama to your wardrobe. Pick your favourite to light up your celebrations.

Diwali 2016 Updated: Oct 26, 2016 16:33 IST
Snigdha Ahuja
Snigdha Ahuja
Hindustan Times
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JJ Valaya and Alpana-Neeraj’s creations for the fashion week finale.(Waseem Gashroo/HT Photo)

It’s that time of the year again when your closet craves a makeover and your wardrobe needs a traditional touch of glamour. We saw lots of style inspiration at the recently held Amazon India Fashion Week in the Capital, and, we’ve got our own sari-torial story to write.

Back to basics
: Gone are the days of shimmer-high drapes paired with barely-there blouses. With handloom making a big noise on the ramp, not only are designers making a noise about the beauty of organic and earthy weaves, but their patrons are also increasing in numbers. So, your Maheshwaris and Bhagalpuri silks are meeting Benarasi brocades, across ages and across occasions.

Bandhgala brigade: While the backs continue to see the cut-out high, the necklines for your neo-blouses continue to go collared, Nehruvian and clasping the neck closely. Check out our six yard favourites and get some inspiration for the festivities.

All that glistens
Who says one can’t dip their fingertips in stylish gold without looking overwhelmed? The styling is the key! Something that we’ve learned from this look by designer JJ Valaya and Alpana-Neeraj’s creation. Again, the cinching belt here keeps the look modern, as the splash of bold gold on the pallu and the blouse brings in some Diwali sheen. Pick up some gleam and be on the gold team during the festivities.

Metallic’s got some mettle

Photo: Waseem Gashroo/HT Photo

One has to agree that the festival of lights deserves its own share of sheen. And, this can be achieved without screaming OTT. Draw inspiration from this sari by designer Gaurav Jai Gupta. Gupta describes the drape as a “handwoven cotton silk-zari, engineered stripe sari, woven in Chanderi.” So pick up some handwoven beauties and add glam to the festival.

Chintz Inspiration

Photo: Waseem Gashroo/HT Photo

Florals can also be your saviour for the fall, so why not celebrate Diwali with a touch of vine-wrapped glamour? Inspired by chintz flowers, take a cue from designer Rina Dhaka’s creation and pick up some flower power. Also, the blouse here makes all the difference. Mandarin collared, turtleneck blouses can be your go-to this festive season.

Minimal Mavens

Photo: Amal KS/HT

We have been harping on the fact that less is definitely more this Diwali, and what better way to tap into that inspiration than going minimal chic. Take inspiration from this creation by designer Urvashi Kaur and make the classic checkered shirt your blouse pick. And what’s more? The functionality and comfort factor — who wouldn’t want a pocket-to-go with their drape?

Belted beauties

Photo: Waseem Gashroo/HT

When a riot of traditional colours meet a touch of contemporary styling, your Diwali is made! This Krishna Mehta drape is inspiration enough for someone who wants to light up the celebrations. By cinching the pallu with a top-up shirt, and a kimono-style belt, the modern edge is apparent. Pick lush Benarasis or Maheshwari silks to add that glisten to your celebrations.