With India’s Modi-fication, came a new revolution in the Indian fashion and textile industry, the Handloom Revolution.
Handwoven fabrics weaves and handcrafted outfits over these years have become the focal point of all the pioneer fashion weeks across India, compelling designers to cut across traditions and observe breakthrough results.
Courtesy their persistent efforts and ability to fuse in these age long weaves into their modern forms and contemporary silhouettes, Handlooms have almost become a rage within the young India.
The feelings are heightened to the levels, that the bearer does not just appreciate the garment but takes a certain sense of pride, donning these archaic but revived classics.
Our tinsel town beauties along with their bandwagon of stylists, deserve due credit for making our roots looks so good and much wearable.
Like the past two years, 2017 till date has also been graced with a whole range of jaw-dropping appearances in handwoven weaves and handcrafted embroideries. From Bollywood biggies like Manish Malhotra to the flagbearers of handloom fashion like Sanjay Garg and Payal Khandwala, the tinsel town was dressed by all.
Scroll down to see few of our favorite spottings.
Top Looks Of Bollywood Actresses Dressed In Handlooms, 2017
Most recently actress Vidya Balan delighted us wearing a Gaurang Shah handwoven saree. The master of weaves dressed up his favorite muse in a pretty rustic orange and brown Kanjeevaram silk saree. Taking inspiration from the Palash flower the designer borrowed colors from the flame of a forest and infused it aesthetically with the korvai weaving technique of Kanchipuram silk. We totally love that opulent gold border. Vidya finished her look to perfection wearing a pair of golden jhumkas from Kishandas. A bright orange bindi and tresses rolled in a bun sealed with gajra were the tail-enders.
Nothing lifts up an Indian skin more than a bright-hued silk saree. At a recent event, actress Tamannaah Bhatia added more gorgeousness to her being wearing a vibrant pink and orange banarsi from Sanjay Garg’s, Raw Mango. The striking brocade saree belonged to the “Balika” collection from Varanasi.
Giving us all new inspiration to work the dull greys so fabulously was actress Sonali Bendre.
To welcome Bappa this year on Ganesh Chaturthi the beautiful Sonali dressed up in a gorgeous contemporary ethnic from the queen of handlooms, Anavila Misra. In a stone linen jamdani saree worn with pants, Sonali aced her saree style files.
In a laid-back sunshine handloom outfit, Neha Dhupia took us back to those lazy summer afternoons. We loved how the outfit mixed comfort with chic. The relaxed Dokai shirt and Daulati pants in vibrant yellow silk from the house of Raw Mango pleased our eyes and soothed our souls.
The not so saree friendly Alia Bhatt, surprised us with her red carpet look at the Zee Cine Awards 2017. Wearing a peach pink soft saree from designer label Madhurya Creations, Alia channeled her prettiness with much elegance. While the green parrot print looked suave the contrasting rani pink blouse added much brightness to this divaliscious appearance. Styled by Ami Patel, the look was finished with staples, a bindi, golden jhumkas and gajra.
For the Manikarnika poster launch event in Varanasi, Kangana dressed up in a local look, wearing a banarsi from the house of Sanjay Garg. We absolutely heart this new handloom combination of yellow and sea green. Stylist Ami Patel was at the helm of this traditional look. Looking absolutely regal, Kangana’s look was finished with decadent kundan earrings and necklace.
For a wedding soiree, Kangana took to handlooms to give us major wedding dress up goals wearing a grey saree from the label Swati and Sunaina. The traditional chanderi got a makeover with some styling magic by Ami Patel. A more relaxed drape and the cold-shoulder bell sleeve blouse added all the new to the handwoven six yards. We suggest you try the look this wedding season.
Actress Kriti Sanon redefined her style game wearing a one-shoulder handwoven yellow silk poncho from the label Payal Khandwala. The poncho worn with palazzos in earthy tones and a head turning Tachi Goods brass neckpiece. The look appeared to be a perfect blend of traditional handlooms and contemporary cuts translated well into a much wearable form.
When Bollywood’s favorite works with India’s favorite textile, fireworks are a mandate.
Manish Malhotra rendered his glamorous touch to the banarsi weaves to create a gorgeous piece of six yards in bright pink hue. Accentuated with golden motifs and ghungroo detailing, his fabulous piece was worn by Sophie Chowdhry most recently. We have to admit she totally wowed us with her purely ethnic sari style.
For Sanjay Garg’s store launch earlier this year, Sonam Kapoor gave us all new monochrome goals, wearing a handloom number in black and white from the designer himself. The white handwoven saree worn with black and white striped blouse looked vintage with a modern touch up. The belted waist and the drape style took this appearance notches higher on our fashion scorecard. Sonam restored that vintage feels with her retro hair updo and a bright red pout.
Malaika Arora Khan
Spotted in Mumbai at the Beauty India Show this year, Malaika swept us with her unconventional handloom appearance. Wearing a pale blue outfit from ace designers Abraham and Thakore’s “Back to Work” collection, Malaika worked the cape jacket and long skirt look like a boss. Now that’s some serious handloom goals, coming from this fashionista.
With such awesome spottings, we hope we have given you all the motivation to go completely desi this Gandhi Jayanti. Paying a deserving homage to the man who turned India’s fate with his spinning wheel and the man who is on his mission to transform India, it’s a mandate you dress up in handlooms this 2nd October.
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