Going ghaghra

CHIC A model flaunts her ghagra

CHIC A model flaunts her ghagra  

Who would have thought the humble Ghaghra - a mighty swirling skirt with much embroidery that is super popular in Rajasthan would become a pan Indian style statement? More ethnic than the salwar kameez and less exotic compared to the sari, the ghaghra now seems to be the outfit of choice for weddings and sundry functions. Keeping this in mind, Meena Bazaar, has come up with a Ghaghra festival. While traditionally, the ten-kali ghaghra is pleated from the waist and billows out at the ankles, at the festival, designer Sushee Jethwani has come up with newer silhouettes like the fish cut and mermaid cut. The choli or the blouse has also transformed to off shoulder and backless numbers as well as the corset cut. Fabrics include jacquard and georgettes. With the traditional Mughal motifs with heavy use of salma and dhanak, there is also interesting fusion work. There is Lucknowi Chikankari and dabka work from Kolkata on sheer fabrics. Multi-coloured Zardosi replaces the antique look. Kundan work and pure crystal in oval and hexagonal shapes in vibrant hues are the order of the day. Colours include striking turquoise, greens and the gloriously royal purple. The ghaghras are available in a price range of Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 1,00,000. You could also get one-of-a-kind ghaghras on order. So if you need some colour in your life or have some big time festivities coming up, you know where to head.


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