Puja fashion 2019: Here are three different sari drapes by Rita Kapur Chisti
If we say a sari can be worn in a thousand ways and can look hipper and cooler than Western chic wear, you might well doubt us. But that’s exactly what sari chronicler Rita Kapur Chisti is promising. A reputed textile scholar and author, she has been consistently involved with the research and development of handspun and handwoven textiles, and is the founder of Sari School, which produces saris and fabrics, and organises workshops on the wonders of this unstitched garment, and how to make it more relevant to modern sartorial needs.
Here in Kolkata on a short trip, she showed us how to drape saris in interesting and trendy ways, to make it more appealing to millennials. Here are three looks that you can try this Puja,
and become the cynosure of all eyes.
Green with envy
The model is looking cool in this beautiful and crisp handwoven green Chettinad sari, beautifully draped in Pink Kossavam style — a rural back pleat drape prevalent in Tamil Nadu.
Mix and match
This beautiful black, red and beige Bengali tangail sari has been worn in the typical dhokla style, prevalent in the Jalpaguri district of North Bengal. The model looks resplendent in just a pair of silver danglers.
This beautiful red Dongria sari has been draped in typical kachha (dhoti) style, a very common drape in Odissi dance performances. A contrast blouse in white with hand-embroidered work in red and black has elevated the look further.
Hair & Makeup: Abhijit Paul
Model: Sneha Bose
saris and accessories: CIMA Art Gallery
Blouses: Meghna Nayak
Pictures: Shiladitya Dutta
Location Courtesy: CIMA Art Gallery