INNOVATIVE SAREE BLOUSE DESIGNS ’19

by Vijaya Durga Ram

Regardless of shape, size or style…a saree looks great on every woman.

We have seen a huge lifestyle shift and culture change, where we accepted the western wardrobe graciously and have made tremendous advancement towards experimenting pretty much all the styles we see on the international magazine and yet, a SAREE somehow always fits in, stays perfectly in trend and will always do.

Through different generations, it has been worn in so many different styles.

And, I would say, that’s the best part! Let’s get creative and add in a streak of our own style to the blouses! 

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A saree is the trendiest wear for girls! It looks more comfortable and stylish for women. However, the blouse is what makes or the breaks the perfect saree look. It’s is the vital element of the saree look. Every year we are blessed with new saree blouse designs. Here, we have a shirt blouse that is draped with an indigo-dyed saree. The abstract elements on the blouse makes it trendier as by combining both traditional and fusion elements. 

Here are some of the looks that I found really interesting!

Pradaini Surva, fashion model.

A Sheath turtleneck top, with an illusion neckline that just grabs the look of this simple and elegant cotton saree to the next level. The waist belt and the shoes add an extra fusion vibe to the look!

You Need To Check Out Sabyasachi’s New Collection Which Is Perfect For Summer Brides!

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Sabyasachi’s  Fiza – Spring Summer 2019 collection has made us go wowww! Everything from the silhouettes to the cuts, created over a series of adorable colour palettes, left us in awe! The exquisite jewellery, flowy embroidered fabrics and the strikingly shot collection have us glued to his Instagram profile, as he updated one post after another. We also noticed a freshness in styling and also, instead of going heavy on jewellery he switched to dainty but timeless pieces, super apt for summers. Is that an inception of a new trend?!  Whatever it may be, but it literally melted our weak hearts.

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Yami Gautham,Actor.

Indigo dyed Indo-western saree with a mustard embroidered shrug!

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Taapse Pannu,Actor.

Taapse Pannu at one her recent movie promotions, wore a thin striped shirt blouse and saree. It came off too strong on her and I just found it overwhelming!

The tie and the bindi just make it look effortlessly stylish yet traditional!

 

 

 

 

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Dressire x Designers : Aamna Singh “Divinitti”

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Label Divinitti is a premium and contemporary womenswear and accessories brand by fashion industry expert Aamna Singh. We distribute fabrics to trade customers, both wholesale and retail throughout the UK and India. (Elite fabrics/Designer pcs/stitched/semi stitched to state a few  ) and we only do corporates and Exhibitions.
Among the pieces on display are the label’s hand curated/ handpicked hugely influential “designs, offering visitors something they would love to add to their wardrobe.
Combining eclectic mix of textures, colours and silhouettes, Label Divinitii is focused with a signature identity our customers relish.
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What sparked your interest in fashion?

I love the power of clothing and the transformative quality of dressing up. I think my love of fashion has always been there for as long as I can remember. I enjoy doing crafty things at home; art, drawing, small sewing projects, knitting, cross stitch, embroidery, etc.

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How would you describe your brand?

Label Divinitti is a mix of several influences including contemporary and western. I love the delicate craftsmanship of Indian artisans and also showcasing high quality fabrics.

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What is the inspiration behind your designs?

Inspiration can strike when you least expect it. A lot of the influences come from my travels, flamboyant textiles, bold colours and flattering cuts. Everybody is looking for things that are difficult to find, so I strive to strike a balance between what’s in trend and my individual signature.

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What are the key elements for you when designing a collection for each season?

In general, we all search for inspiration in the same places: fashion blogs, movies, and travels, but the element that will make any work stand out is the personal interpretation of those things. For me, it may be a certain colour story or silhouette or fabric that I’m drawn to, so I may use this as the foundation for the collection.

What challenges did you face when launching your brand?

It is really difficult to be a fashion start up nowadays simply because there are so many brands competing out there. The industry is crowded and consequently it gets harder to sell and make your mark. From the organisational point, there are so many areas that need to be covered before launching (business plan, capital, vendors, design, production etc.) and then many practical elements once you are up and running (creating your niche, marketing, developing the brand, collaborations, etc.). Having said that, I think the biggest challenge I have faced is balancing family life (I’m blessed with 2 kids), plus running another business alongside (a thriving playschool) which left me with limited time to develop Label Divinittii.

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What are your plans for the future?

As a new brand I believe in the importance of collaborations so I’m always engaging with emerging brands – in particular the ones that resonate with Label Divinitti’s aesthetic. I plan to open up couple stores over the next year as well as showcasing my collection in independent boutiques.

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What do you think are the keys to professional and business success for women in India?

Be prepared to make lots of mistakes but know those mistakes are your learning curve. Also, if you want to take it seriously you need clarity and passion. Without passion, our dreams become a burden and nobody achieves great success if they feel stressed all the time. So have fun whilst you are at it!

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What advice would you give to young women readers who want to follow a similar career path as you?

Research and write a business plan! Ask questions and get out there and talk to your ideal customer and/or mentors. Choose who you work with, be organized and enjoy the whole process!

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What is the biggest lesson that you have learned since you started your company?

I’ve learned that in any business you depend on many, many people to make things happen so you need to assemble a great team of people to do things well.

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Dressire x Designers : Rinkoo Shroff

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Rinkoo shroff -The label

A beautiful studio in Noida for apparels, with a tagline EVERYTHING DESIRED for over a decade that has pret, couture, fusions to formals and casuals to bridal especially for women and coordinates for men.

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What is the inspiration behind your designs?
The inspiration behind my designs is opulence with glamour. For strong women who can carry anything and everything with elegance.
What are the key elements for you when designing a collection for each season?
The key element is the fabric and the finesse in work.
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What challenges did you face when launching your brand?
Challenges I faced and I’m still facing is managing the whole show single handedly and oscillating  between my family and work.
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What are your plans for the future?
The future plans are to serve more and to expand.
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What do you think are the keys to professional and business success for women in India?
The key is to be honest with your work and to maintain business ethics in terms of quality and commitment. Women seldom realize their worth, step out of your fears.
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What advice would you give to young women readers who want to follow a similar career path as you?
Those women who want to pursue a similar path, my advice is to follow your passion. Fashion is sexy and its not about the size or colour, it is intelligence and class.
What you will wear with confidence will become fashion.
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What sparked your interest in fashion?
Since my childhood, I have read lot of fashion magazine. Burlingtons was my favourite and I’m a creative person. Any form of creativity pacifies my senses and fashion is my passion.
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What is the biggest lesson that you have learned since you started your company?
Not every client is your loyal client. You have to keep evolving your stuff and don’t push yourself to fit into someone else’s wardrobe. Those who have an eye for your product, they will genuinely come to you
Have patience and do good work rather than becoming a lime light seeker.
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How would you describe your brand?
Authenticity clubbed with opulence and glamour, along with quality check and commitment in all sorts of apparels.
We embrace our mistakes and rise above criticism as our logo describes.
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Dressire x Designers : Kiwi by Musskan

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One of the most acknowledged Jewellery Designer, Musskan Agarwaal is the name to reckon with.

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Musskan seeks to have a universal appeal with her creations, taking cue from the timeless sensibility that fuses global influences with modern Indian techniques and materials. A graduate from Delhi University, Musskan Agarwaal is an avid arts enthusiast with a strong inclination towards designing jewellery. Mastered from Indian Institute of Gems and Jewellery she opened her very first retail store in Delhi by the name of PROROYAL “KIWI by MUSSKAN”.

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Musskan’s emphasis on feminism and the shades that she brings out to signify youth, glamour and sophistication are clearly apparent in her collections. Designing for today’s women, who is out to conquer the world with the right attitude and with the kind of jewellery that compliments her aura.

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For Musskan, jewellery designing is not work but living her passion & she likes it that way. Her designs are urban & youthful, yet they have a compelling allure of old-world charm. Her jewellery depict a lot of deities from various stories; gorgeous, serene images through use of thoughtful gemstones. Her collections have a lot of Indian earthiness to it portraying her connection with culture & religion.

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While on one hand, she chooses not to play safe with her designs, on the other, she is very careful-almost obsessed about adhering to the long-established ways of making handcrafted jewellery. The result is that her brawny jewels possess a radical & fierce spirits with shapes varying from free flowing forms to clean, sharp pattern, mystic motifs to soft & romantic elements.

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Musskan Agarwaal’s jewelry exuberate a great deal of spirit and energy with the color’s & designs she feels free to indulge in.

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Her Label Kiwi By Musskan is all about dazzling arrays of fashion apparel for just about every women from the daring,the dynamic and dignified,the discerning to the down right difficult!

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Musskan has started New line which is all about Customized Jewellery with names engraved. It is currently a  hot- selling trend in Delhi.

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My fashion motto?

I have always believed in carrying the fashion that suits your body. My fashion motto stays intact- carry the fashion that suits you!

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3 words to describe my sense of style?

Fun, quirky and carefree!

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My 5 essential wardrobe elements?

White pants, jacket, a bold neck piece, rings, earrings.

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My favourite style influencers?

Sonam kapoor and Deepika Padukone

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My favourite party attire?

A bling dress with bold accessories

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The worst trend to ever become popular is?

I am not too fond of crop tops!

 

I’m waiting to splurge on?

A unique handcrafted bold, customized neck piece for myself from Kiwi by Musskan

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Dressire x Designers : Harshita Punjabi

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Harshita dreamed of being a designer as a little girl, she realized this dream at the age of 20 when she shaped her Indo – Western fusion brand “Jorss”. She graduated from NIFT and soon found herself creating couture for the ‘Modern Indian Woman’.
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Jorrs fashion is exclusive, elaborate and elegant. Harshita’s designs are frivolous and tasteful, effective with a variety of textiles and sophisticated embellishments. The heart of her designs lie in one of a kind outfits tailored to perfection for the Urban Woman.
What sparked your interest in fashion?
I’ve been interested in fashion since I was literally 10 years of age, I used to stitch clothes for my barbies and sketch outfits back then. Besides that, I would love to go to the tailors and fabric stores, at that age I knew clothing was my calling.
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How would you describe your brand?
My brand is for the everyday girl who wants to look different on every occasion, she stands out in the crowd because she’s dressed in Jorss by Harshita Punjabi.
What is the inspiration behind your designs?


My inspiration is the modern day Indian woman, who does everything from taking care of her house and family to handling her career.
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What are the key elements for you when designing a collection for each season?
Fabric and colours that suit the season.
What challenges did you face when launching your brand?
Finding the right team was my biggest challenge.
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What are your plans for the future?
Plans for the future is to expand as much as I can, to make my label a global name.
What do you think are the keys to professional and business success for women in India?
Focus, support of your family and a long term goal are the keys.
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What advice would you give to young women readers who want to follow a similar career path as you?
The best advice I can give is to always look into details and make sure you are involved in each and every step of the making of your product.
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What is the biggest lesson that you have learned since you started your company?
Biggest lesson is to innovate and reinvent.
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Dressire x Designers : Ritambhara Paliya

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Ritambhara Paliya whirled into the fashion scene more than a decade ago as a contemporary Indian designer. She had a passion for style since childhood. Born to do fashion designing which she is always very passionate about, she completed her diploma from IIFT (Indian Institute of Fashion Technology).

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In her initial days, she teamed up with her mom and worked in her boutique. This is where she understood fabric and clients requirements. Here is where her dream to become a successful fashion designer started to get wings.

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She also did modelling and events until in 2012 she opened her own brand RUTTBA.

Ritambhara Paliya today is a force to reckon with in the glamour and fashion industry as a leading Indian base Designer creating something new every day. She has done many Fashion Shows and has been awarded as a ‘Best Designer 2014’.


Expertise, clarity and creativity, humility arising from self-confidence has earned her both respect and clientele

My first store was Ruttba by Ritambhara Paliya in Panipat which she opened in 2012, her second store Ritambhara Paliya was opened in Shahpurjat, Delhi on 30th July, 2017.

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How would you describe your brand?

Known for luxury contemporary Indian wear couture, Ritambhara Paliya is a noted name in Indian Fashion Fraternity whose hands are well skilled in designing outfits for women of all ages. She completed her education from Indian Institute of fashion technology and fascinated the world of fashion with her unique and mesmerizing creations, innovative ideas and style in Haute Couture which are modern yet classy. She specializes in evening gowns, lehengas, Anarkalis and maxi dresses. She is also into fairytale and destination wedding couture that are rooted in quintessential Indian sensibilities but with a modern sensibility.

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What is the inspiration behind your designs?
Inspiration comes from everywhere! Today’s youth, home decor, wall arts …I mean so many things in daily life.
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What do you think are the keys to professional and business success for women in India?
Key to success is for me to give it my best and to maintain my quality. Be true to your clients. When my clients come back and say that they loved the garments, that means everything to me.
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What are the key elements for you when designing a collection for each season?
To work only on pure fabrics. Quality comes first in my life.
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What challenges did you face when launching your brand?
I think every day is a challenge but no difficulty will ever stop me!
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Dressire x Designers : Jahaan by Nisha Nagpal

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Nisha Nagpal is a designer from Delhi. She has displayed her work in many exhibitions through her label, Jahaan.

Jahaan by Nisha features bespoke designer collections and believes strongly in the prime satisfaction of its client. The store is located in Paschim Vihar, Delhi.

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How would you describe your brand?
My brand is basically a combination of Indian and western blend. My outfits look equally sexy and beautiful at the same time!
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What sparked your interest in fashion?
Fashion is a very big deal now a days. For me, fashion is not just wearing nice clothes, it’s a lifestyle. Everyday is fashion show and the world is the runway.
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What is the inspiration behind your designs?
The main inspiration behind my work is my passion for my work and our Indian history and heritage which gets reflected in my creations.
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What are the key elements for you when designing a collection for each season?
The key elements when I’m designing for each season is the weather conditions and comfort factor.
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What challenges did you face when launching your brand?
The main challenges I faced when I launched my brand was the fear of competition around! I took this as a challenge and started with a very different and wearable collection of outfits which were really appreciated.
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What are your plans for the future?
My plan for the future is launching my designer menswear label.
What do you think are the keys to professional and business success for women in India?
The main keys to professional and business success for women in India is references.
Women always share designer names and new trends with her friends and family which makes it very easy to spread the word around and give the best publicity.
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What advice would you give to our young women readers who want to follow a similar career path as you?
The best advice I can give to my young women readers is to maintain the clients which come to you and to also manage everything in a well organised manner.

What is the biggest lesson that you have learned since you started your company?
The biggest lesson I have learnt in my work is to follow my instincts well. One must do business with brains and it should be done professionally, always.
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