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Intricate embroidery, fine cuts

Treena Mukherjee , Nov 26,2012:

Haute Style

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No dearth of choice, the festive and wedding collection has myriad colours and some eye-catching handwork — it comprises the latest designs, which are sure to suit all body and skin types.Tapering lehengas,panel-work anarkalis, puffed ghagras and richly-coloured kurtas are the highlight ofthis season. The drapes and silhouettes are designed in such a way that they bring out the best in any woman and add to her beauty.For those who want to keep it simple yet stylish, there are a variety of kurtis — like kalamkari-printed ones — with a hint of lace here and there.


Bright chiffon kurtis with sequin work or cotton anarkalis with brightpatchwork are also a part of the collection.“The store was started by Lokesh Pandya in the year 1997 and since then, we have been catering to the various demands of men and women who often come here seeking the finest drapes and clothes. We stick to the latest designs and have craftsmen whoproduce unmatched samples,” says Umega, the store manager.Located at Dispensary Road, the store has a huge NRI clientele along with its loyal local clientele.

Keeping in mind the fast-changing trends in the fashion industry, the store updates its designs regularly so as to match the demands of thecustomers. “The store offers a wide collection of classic and contemporary designs as well as Indian ethnic wear. Tamanna also specialises in customising personal orders. Along with this, we also export our clothes to various countries like the USA, UK and Canada,” informs Umega.The bridal collection has a wide range of options and provides a platform to the young designers of the country.

“The latest looks are available in glorious colours and are embellished to perfection with stones and sequin work, zardozi and intricate embroidery. The Tamanna collection features options for mehendi, sangeet and other bridal ceremonies,” adds Umega.From the most traditional saris and ghagras to themodern cocktail collections that are dazzling and stylish, the store has something for everyone.The grooms’ collection of suits, bandhgalas andsherwanis are elegant and stylish. The latest option to be added to this collection are the Indo-Western suits. Chic and classy, these suits are multi-layered and have heavy zari work on them.

“The design is based on the Chinese style of tailoring and is generally worn with breaches, which are the flavour of the season,” Umega adds.

Osinery, Final Year, Oxford College of Arts, wore a heavily-embroidered yellow and black puffy ghagra and choli.

It was made with cotton brocade and panel-work as well

as patchwork with zari and kardana.

Punchline: “I like the fact that this is so comfortable despite being so heavily embellished and it fits me well. It’s ideal for a wedding ceremony and I can wear it during the festive season as well. The work done on it is breathtaking. The craftsmanship is beautiful.”

Price: Ghagra, choli and

dupatta - Rs 46,890.

Rida, Final Year, Oxford College of Arts, wore a parrot-green anarkali with a gold, pink and blue border. She teamed it with a matching net dupatta and churidar.

Punchline: “It is feminine and the look is very suave. I like the way it fits me. I have worn anarkalis before, but this one is very comfortable. The colours used here are very attractive and eye-catching.”

Price: Anarkali, dupatta and churidar - Rs 29,890.

Dipesh, Final Year, Oxford College of Science, wore a blue sherwani with Banarasi work with a golden churidar.

Punchline: “I like the colour of the ‘sherwani‘. It’s a very unique colour and has an elegant look. The fit is very nice and I would definitely wear something like this for a formal function.”

Price: Sherwani and

churidar - Rs 24,890

Praneeta, I Year, Oxford College of Arts, wore a pink sari with an electric blue choli. The sari had a peacock blue and gold border and was heavily embellished with zari, moti and stone work. The border was embellished with kundan work.

Punchline: “The kundan work on the border is admirable and the colour combination is very rich and unique. The sari can be worn for all kinds of festive occasions as well as parties. I like the way it falls — the best part is that I can wear it with minimal jewelery.”

Price: Net sari and choli - Rs 26,000.

Monthang, Final Year, Oxford College of Arts, wore a multi-layered Indo-Western suit with black breaches.

Punchline: “I love my look — it’s stylish and classy. I can wear it to a party and the fact that the colour is multi-layered gives it a different edge. It is comfortable and very fashionable.”

Price: Indo-Western suit (Rs 35,890)

Prashanth, Final Year, Seshadripuram Degree College, opted for a maroon
kurta with a golden churidar
and matching mojris.
Punchline: “I like the colour and the kurta fits me well. It is great for the festive season and I can wear it to a puja or to a wedding function.”
Price: Kurta and churidar - Rs 11,890.


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