Tisha Saxena Draped Saree // New Look Shoes
For as far as my memory takes me, we Indians have held the good old 6 yard wonder (or 9 in some cases) close to our hearts and watched it, rather, experienced it, being reinvented as per the whims and fancies of the changing generations.
I remember haphazardly wrapping myself in my mum’s sarees as a child (or even an isolated dupatta if that had easier access), spending hours in isolation with a bulky mirror and my comical expressions. But as my little feet transitioned from comfortable jelly boots into gem-embellished stilletos and as ‘wrapping’ quickly transformed to ‘draping', I felt the urge to add my own touch of originality to this evergreen silhouette.
With so much being talked about the saree revival, I couldn't wait to add my own touch to Tisha Saksena's beautiful version of it. For a person whose job and world revolves around experimentation and innovation of fashion, this outfit spoke volumes to me in terms of its modernity, innovation and technique while not losing the touch of the Indian-ness of it all. The ensemble, to me, seems like an amalgamation of the modern saree, dhoti and choli reflecting perfectly well the signature style of Tisha Saksena’s sartorial work. But what stole my heart was the intricately crafted Zardozi work and the comfort of the silhouette in its entirety. I simply adored how the colours and cuts were experimented upon, befitting what we millennials desire in our avant-garde Indian avatar.