A combination of elegance and simplicity

Haute Style
Last Updated 15 September 2013, 14:30 IST

Designer Namrata G believes in doing things out of the ordinary. She leaves an imprint on all her creations by giving them an unusual twist. She has done it again in her latest line of ‘lehengas’, cocktail saris, designer ‘cholis’ and a colourful collection of men’s wear, which is perfect for just about any occasion.

The cocktail saris, designed by Namrata, take the garment to a whole new level. They aren’t run-of-the-mill; rather, they are the result of a lot of research. She has perfected the art of creating cholis that truly accentuate the body. Another highlight in the college are anarkalis, which Namrata chooses to call anarkali dresses. “It is designed to resemble a dress and the saris too are not the traditional weave but those that can be worn even in a western style. The cholis are crafted in such a way that the cut, colour and fit not only leave a woman feeling comfortable, but confident as well,” Namrata shares with Metrolife. 

There are a wide range of cocktail, ready-to wear and traditional saris. There isn’t too much work on the garments, since she chooses to keep them simple and elegant.

Namrata states, “The saris are designed to look very different. There isn’t an overdose of embroidery. At the same time, the sari is designed in such a way that it gives the wearer the freedom to experiment and wear it the way she wants to.” Namrata points out that if the sari is heavily embroidered, then the matching choli is kept simple and vice versa.

There is also an impressive line of shimmery jackets for men as well and they come in a range of bright colours. “We’ve gone crazy with colours when it comes to designing for men. We’ve woven jackets for men in aqua, hot pink and bright blue. Men have now started experimenting with colours. These jackets can be teamed with dhotis, bohemian pants and trousers,” explains Namrata.

She further states that the accessories must be carefully matched with the garments. “If you are wearing a really classic sari, the accessories will have to be just as attractive. The trick is always to wear chunky jewellery with a heavily-embroidered sari and a beautiful neck piece with a simple sari,” she concludes.

Namrata G’s store is located at Studio Kairos, No. 3, Laural Lane, Richmond Town.

Mohammed Adeeb, first year, networking course, Networkers Home, chose a short wine-coloured sherwani with minimal tone-on-tone embroidery.    

Punchline: “Red is my favourite colour. This ‘sherwani is heavy and goes well even with a contrasting churidar. Short sherwanis have a charm of their own.”

Price: Sherwani set (Rs 18,000)

Bharath Stanely, third year, pharmacy, Mallige College, picked up a white brocade jacket and matched it with dark pants.

Punchline: “The jacket is heavily embroidered and leaves me feeling good. The shimmer and silver buttons add to the charm of the garment. I really like the colour and the fit.”

Price: Jacket (Rs 11,500)

Sachin Singh, third year, civil engineering, Acharya Institute of Technology, wore a blue kurta shirt and matched it with half-vest in brocade.

Punchline: “It fits really well and I don’t feel like I am wearing layers at all.”

Price: Vest and shirt (Rs 12,500)

Akshara Suresh, third year, communication design, NICC, wore a raw silk anarkali dress in burnt orange, complete with peeta embroidery.

Punchline: “The fit is good and although the outfit looked heavy, it isn’t so. The colour combination of orange, blue and green is perfect for a wedding.”

Price: Anarkali (Rs 25,000)

Roshni Ramnani, second year, BBM, Mount Carmel College, chose an off-white georgette
shimmer sari.

Punchline: “This sari is a beautiful blend of traditional and western cuts. The red velvet corset adds to the attraction of the garment and will be the next addition to my wardrobe.”

Price: Sari (Rs 16, 500) and corset (Rs 5,500).

Anam, first year, BBM, Mount Carmel College, draped a cobalt blue lehenga sari with work on the edges.

Punchline: “The sari is beautiful and elegant. It’s the best choice for a wedding and more than anything, it is easy to drape. The colour is especially very attractive.”

Price: Sari (Rs 11,000) and choli (Rs 2,500).

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(Published 15 September 2013, 14:30 IST)

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