Traditional sarees and embroidered blouses gain popularity :Fashion Entrepreneur Shloka Sudhakar’s innovate approach.
In every South Indian household wedding, the bride traditionally wears the timeless Kanchivaram saree. However, when it comes to designers specializing in crafting intricate and delicate blouses, there are only a handful who have gained recognition. Shloka Sudhakar, based in Bangalore, stands out as a renowned designer known for her expertise in both the south Indian traditional designs and her signature bridal designs.
Among Kanchivaram sarees, what’s gaining all the more popularity now? Shloka says, “The customisation of the intricate embroidery especially for the accompanying blouses is what a designer was always looked up at. But, we can weave the sarees exactly to how the bride or the client wants , we have weavers who weave exclusively for us. And then we embroider the woven saree to make it apt for the occasion along with an intricate embroidered and embellished well-fit blousethat enhance the beauty of these traditional sarees.Besides, sarees that have been passed down generations is always evergreen”.
Hailing from the coffee hills of Chikmagalur and raised in Bangalore. The young fashion entrepreneur is definitely making waves in the fashion industry with each of her collection. “Blending the traditional zari embroidery along with cutdhana and zardozi and blending fun vintage colours is what my next collection is all about. This is the first time I will be going completely traditional with a collection and I couldn’t have chosen something better than woven and embroidered kanchivaram and banaras sarees. The collection is inspired by the sculptures , scripts, flowers, trees and all elements in the nature. The highlight of the collection is the intricate – fine detailing of the embroidery on the blouses and the elegant embellishments used”, says Shloka.
Women enjoy exploring and embracing novelty on every occasion. There are many ways we can strike the perfect balance between a traditional saree and other elements to create an ideal fusion looks. “I prefer to pairtraditional sarees with elegant and intricately embroidered blouses, with classic plunging necklines and deep backs. However, for those who enjoy experimenting, there are numerous ways to style both the blouses and the saree. You can create an indo-western look by pairing a blazer blouse, corsets, or a shirt blouse with traditional sarees. Additionally, experimenting with different saree draping styles, such as the overlapping pallu or the reverse drape, can add a unique touch. Nevertheless, when it comes to my personal choice, I tend to stick with a “classic” when pairing with anything traditional”, signs of Shloka Sudhakar.
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