With Bollywood divas sporting the elegant sari with fancy twists all the time and paving the way for the drape even in international fests (hint: Cannes), Pakistani stars have also followed suit. However, is it difficult to turn the six yards into a fashion inspiration every time. Sania Maskatiya has launched a range of printed saris as part of her latest formalwear collection — Alef Edit II — and these saris are a must-buy if you love the timeless drape.
Though these are not dresses, Sana Maskatiya didn’t leave her edgy signature cuts and colour combinations out of the picture. In Alef Edit II, the designer has incorporated her trademark touches and embellishments while paying homage to what defines the label’s style: intrinsically relaxed and feminine with an elegance that imbues tradition with modern-day fashion.
Sania has kept the embellishments to a minimal so that the focus remains on the lush fabric and vivacious prints. She used multiple styles to make these printed saris stand out from the crowd. We loved all four of them and here’s why:
The good old traditional drape
This printed charmeuse sari has a soft satin base with colourful digital print spread all over the yard. Featuring a sleeveless blouse, this one will surely make heads turn with its modern aesthetics. This sari is simple yet elegant; something that is ideal for soirees as well as formal parties.
A little ruffle goes a long way
Sania proves her expertise in making simple yet festive wear with this drape. The sumptuous hot pink colour with sea green and tangerine hues exude effortless grace. The print is easy on eyes, but the printed organza blouse is the highlight of the ensemble. Those accentuated sleeves with dramatic ruffle details are hard to miss out. This can be you go-to outfit for formal events or mehendis.
Turn it into a dress
With festive wear like a sari, the struggle to keep it traditional, trendy yet easy to carry is always tricky. Another way to take sari to the next level is to drape it like a dress. The design of Sania’s printed crushed piece has the power to effortlessly uplift the glamorous khadi silk print. With an embroidered black bodice, a beautiful belt cinching the waist and pretty tassels in the front, this one is a sure shot show-stealer.
Small details matter
In soothing sand tones, this sari dress has an eclectic feel. Rendered in khadi silk printed and crushed fabric, it has a hand-embellished neckline and belt. A lot of attention has been given to small details in the outfit, from applique tassels in various shapes to a bunch of pleats in the back and a loosely tied pallu at the front, which won us over at the first sight.
Check out the complete Alef Edit II collection by Sania Maskatiya and order your favourites right away.