Journey Of Handloom Khadi Sarees: From Quintessential to Experimental

Sustainable fashion is the most challenging area for upcoming fashion designers. Making something new out of raw fabrics and local crafts is a tough task and needs sheer creativity. However, with many well-established designer labels working towards making sustainable fashion mainstream, there is a huge probability that this is the next big thing in the fashion world. Names like Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Ritu Beri, Ritu Kumar, Anita Dongre are working towards promoting hand-weaves and resurrecting the Indian handloom industry.

Khadi is the latest experimental fabric that is being used for contemporary fashion ventures. Interestingly, Khadi has become a sensation among tinsel town divas who were seen donning classic khadi sarees recently. Amidst its rising popularity, Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) has even showcased some of the finest collections of khadi drapes that were too pleasing to human eyes.

Taking inspirations from our filmy divas, we bring to you the five most essential khadi sarees that you need to own for a picture-perfect ethnic look.

1. The pretty printed/painted one:-

This is a very urban take on classic fashion. A successful mix of print and khadi can do wonders to your look. This hand painted Madhubani is a quintessential example of how to infuse glamorous elements into sophisticated fabrics.

Pic1: 1. img01.ibnlive.in, Pic2: Off White Khadi Silk Hand Painted Madhubani Saree By Buddha And Beyond
Pic1: 1. img01.ibnlive.in, Pic2: Off White Khadi Silk Hand Painted Madhubani Saree By Buddha And Beyond

 

2. The ‘evergreen’ White with Red border:-

The white and red bordered khadi saree is anything but basic. Call it mainstream or obvious, this remarkable drape never fails to leave a mark.

Pic1: s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com, Pic2: White Khadi & Silk Woven Saree With Blouse Piece By Shasa
Pic1: s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com, Pic2: White Khadi & Silk Woven Saree With Blouse Piece By Shasa

 

3. The party wear khadi experiment:-

This is a fancy khadi essential that you can wear for that exclusive gala evening. Not only would you look alluring, it has the power to create an instant notable impression turning you into a stunning diva.

Pic1: boutiquesarees.com, Pic2: Blue Khadi Organza Saree Combined With Pants From Golden Feathers By Poonam Dubey
Pic1: boutiquesarees.com, Pic2: Blue Khadi Organza Saree Combined With Pants From Golden Feathers By Poonam Dubey

 

4. The dual-toned game:-

An improvised take on basic khadi sarees, the dual tone look is more convincing when worn wth a contrasting colour blouse. Take inspiration from this particular look of Vidya Balan and create your own fashion statement.

Pic1: cdn.strandofsilk.com, Pic2: Navy Khadi Woven Saree With Blouse Piece By Shasa
Pic1: cdn.strandofsilk.com, Pic2: Navy Khadi Woven Saree With Blouse Piece By Shasa

 

5. The basic Black:-

Konkana Sen Sharma wears a basic black khadi saree and looks effervescent to say the least. This is a must-have in every fashionista’s wardrobe. This classic black can be worn in formal and ceremonial events giving you an elegant yet modish look without fail.

Pic1: s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com, Pic2: Black Khadi & Kora Silk Woven Saree With Blouse Piece By Shasa
Pic1: s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com, Pic2: Black Khadi & Kora Silk Woven Saree With Blouse Piece By Shasa

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