A different kinda on-the-way-to-work Monday morning traffic. On a textile trail in Tamilnadu
The puff sleeved blouse shirt was a 19th century Victorian adaptation of men’s dress shirts with a little gathering at the top to make it feminine. Indian high society ladies brought the fashion to India by pairing puff sleeved blouses with their sarees.
We added the iconic puffed sleeve to our short hemmed dress made from an ikat bordered saree to retain its old world feminine charm
Our every morning detox for the eyes…this quaint teal and russet colored bungalow with trellised windows circa 1899, in the lane next to our studio…a blessed sight amongst the towering skyscrapers of South Mumbai
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What: The Revival Project retails western wear such as dresses, jackets, tops and palazzo pants made from Chettinad saris that Raja procures from weavers in Kanchipuram, Aruppukkottai and Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu.
Why we like it: Raja’s clothes are designed in a way that shows off the fabric, which comes in winsome checks and stripes and combinations of solid colours and patterned borders.
Where to get it: Raja’s clothes will be available for purchase through the The Revival Project website in two weeks. Until then, you can visit her Kemps Corner studio by booking an appointment. Call 98330 30809. For more information, visit the Facebook page.
How much?: Prices start at Rs2,500 for tops.
As common as the temples dotting the country, the temple motif can be found in sarees across the length and breadth of India -Bengal, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Karnatka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat. Woven in varying forms, as long serrated edges or small triangles, it is simple yet dramatic, enlivening the most staid of background colours.
Displayed here, our “Playing the angel” dresses edged with the temple motif border