Saroj Jalan’s latest lehengas are all about mukaish work, bold necklines and a touch of poetry
Designer Saroj Jalan knows how to deftly fuse her traditional techniques with a touch of contemporary silhouettes. The label that is known for its intricate embroidery and surface embellishments has launched its latest Winter 2018 collection, titled Qurbat at their studio at Bangur Avenue.“This time my designs draw inspiration from the verses of prominent Urdu writer and poet, Nida Fazli. The idea of nazakhat (finesse) expressed in his poems is what I want my designs to reflect,” says the self-taught designer who started designing nearly 20 years ago. This time her creations come in darker shades such as maroon and red for the night and lighter ones like blush pink, designed especially for daytime sangeets. There are mustard and gold lehengas, paired with richly embroidered red dupattas to complete the look.
When one looks at her latest ensembles, what is striking are the blouses with bold, plunging necklines. “I kept the necklines deep such that the brides-to-be wear can pair it with chokers of their choice,” says the Kolkata designer. The lehengas have been crafted from fabrics such as raw silk, velvet and organza to make them voluminous. What also adds to the look are the tassels.
That apart, one can also notice silver mukaish work, gold accents, carefully crafted silver sequins, beads and thread work on the body of the lehenga. What adds to the dreamy feel of her outfits are the detailed floral adornments which can make fashionistas who are on the lookout for understated elegance quite happy.
Rs 1 lakh onwards.