Seeping Through History and Exemplifying Modern Art:
THE JOURNEY OF ZARDOZI WORK: Be it sangeet, mehendi, shaddi or someone’s anniversary, all Indian wedding ceremonies call for you to dress ostentatiously. Though we might adorn western fashion in our daily lives, nothing beats the opulence and sophistication of Indian tradition wear. With the advent of time, many fashion houses in India have presented us again and again with their explicit designs. Inspired by our ancient art, they have congruously ushered styles in vogue that have today become a part of mainstream fashion.
One such ancient art integrated into modern fashion today is that of zardozi work. Many of the renowned Indian bridal designers have created a plethora of designs adorned with zardozi embroidery.Dupattas, lehengas and even men’s wear collections now feature intricate designs carved to perfection in detailed, elegant zardozi work.
When speaking of top Indian bridal designers, a name that never seems to abandon our minds is that of Manish Malhotra. With the right amount of attitude, the lovely and bubbly Alia Bhatt flaunted a red and golden zardozi embroidered lehengaform Manish Malhotra’s bridal collection at the Indian Couture Week. She looked insanely stunning.
Neeta Lulla zardozi collection has opened new dimensions by incorporating modern yet magnificent zardozi details in her bridal collection. Pooja Hedge all styled up in a fully flaredzardozi and thread embellished beige lehenga from Neeta Lulla bridal collection makes it an elegant choice for sangeet, cocktail and reception ceremonies.
Another great fashion house famed for its extravagant bridal couture, House of Kotwara, offers meticulous collections which are soothing to everyone’s eyes. The intricate work of zardozi details in a dull gold and off-white bridal lehenga that was beautifully carried by our former Miss Universe, Susmita Sen at the Lakme Fashion Week.With wide zardozi detailed border and embellished net dupatta, it easily tops our list of bridal wear clothes!
The art of zardozi outfits isn’t just limited to bridal collections. And to prove this, Rimple & Harpreet Narula have done complete justice to their floor-length anarkali paired with a jacket of elegant zardozi work that was carried off with pride by Sonali Bendre at a TV reality show. Simple and minimalistic, designer zardozi ethnics aptly bring out the best side of any actress at casual occasions!
An off-white or ivory lehengasetdeemed in delicate and detailed zardozi work makes it a go-to choice for casual yet important occasions, just like Anushree Reddy’s 2016 collection inspired from the Mughal dynasty. Shruti Hassan looked her best in Anushree’s signature creation - an ivory woven chanderi lehenga with intricate scalloped handmade zardozi. Doesn’t this make you want one for yourself?
And the journey doesn’t stop here, for zardozi designs cross all barriers laid by time and space, thereby marking their impression on international fashion brands. The trend of zardozi designs is unlikely to fade anytime soon!