Sailesh Singhania’s LFW collection will be a nod to the legends of Queen Gulnaar

This time around, the designer ’s muse is the fictional Queen who was the protagonist Sarojini Naidu’s The Queen’s Rival

Paulami Sen Published :  01st February 2019 06:00 AM   |   Published :   |  01st February 2019 06:00 AM

Glimpses of Shaahana, The Royal Glory

Hyderabad-based designer Sailesh Singhania known for his luxury handwoven saris is ready with his new collection, Shaahana, The Royal Glory, which will be unveiled at the Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) Summer/Resort 2019 on February 3. This time around, the designer ’s muse is the fictional Queen Gulnaar, the stuff of Persian legends, who was the protagonist Sarojini Naidu’s The Queen’s Rival. “Any mention of Queen Gulnaar always reminds us of her unmatched beauty. I want my Spring/Summer collection to reflect that,” says the designer.

The ensembles are crafted from khadi with jamdani technique

The poem also talks about the exquisite weaves and silken threads that adorned the queen, and his collection promises to be nothing short of opulent. The repertoire comprises only 15 saris, woven painstakingly for over 8 to 12 months by weavers.  The saris have been crafted from khadi and fused with the traditional technique of jamdani. Also Kanjeevaram silk saris find a place in this collection. The collection will also comprise blouses that the with metallic hues, surface orientation, with texturing and surface orientation, which complement the saris.

Sailesh Singhania


One can spot woven motifs such as blooms from the Queen’s imagined garden, the rays of the sun entering palace windows, and hunting expeditions that formed a huge pastime for the royalty. The shade card is perfect for the summer months and includes ivory, lilacs and soft purple and neutral hues, often interspersed with gold threads. It is the natural form of the yarn with minimum adding of colour. The collection will be available at his studio after the LFW showcase.

Rs 25,000 onwards.