The oldest and most outdated fashion rule is ‘don’t mix prints and embroideries’. And yet we get inspired from clashing prints all the time, however, we still think twice before wearing two different patterns together. Zara Shahjahan’s latest lawn collection – Morocco: A Love Affair with Marrakech – not just busts these old-fashioned ideas, but is also an ode to the North African country and its culture.
The brand has sought inspiration from the Islamic art of Morocco, including its historic pottery. The designs incorporate complex geometric arabesque patterns and floral motifs over vibrant hues and subtle pastels. Most of them are available in two color ways. When stitched in classy styles, the range can be worn for luncheons and soirée alike.
Here are the best picks of the season and prints that won us over…
Soft & Sophisticated
With a checkered ivory base, the design boasts of red or blue floral motifs. The wide-legged printed trouser with tiny gold specks complements well the crisscross shirt. Another hit number is this beautifully balanced palette of earthy tones. Accentuated by a finely rendered paisley pattern and delicate embroidery, the dress has been paired with a colourful silk dupatta and schiffli pants.
Look at the intricate scalloped borders of this breezy organza dupatta. The shirt and dupatta are fully embroidered with cross-stitch motifs. The dress is appropriate for all ages. If you want to add a pop of colour, opt for this hand-dyed jacquard dress. With classic embroidery on a contemporary pattern and a vibrant dupatta, this piece is a perfect amalgam of old charm and new technique.
Bright & Popping
Also available in pale white, this grey number has a subdued paisley design with a floral print. Paired with an understated chiffon dupatta and embroidered pants, it is an ideal evening wear outfit. Moving on to another vivid and lively print, here’s one in a bright green hue with embroidered patches for neck and hem. The design is also available in a demure lilac shade for a more subtle look.
This melon pink number with its intricate shading and embroideries looks right at home in Moroccan atmosphere. The architectural pattern on the borders stylishly finishes the look. With vibrant hues like pink and yellow exuding glam with its ombre effect, this number has elaborate pattern overlaid with floral embroidery at the front.
What stands out the most in Zara Shahjahan’s lawn collection is its beautiful dupattas. We spotted digitally printed drapes in chiffon and silk along with jacquard and organza nets. A myriad of embellishments and patterns can be seen including plaids, checks, scalloping and tassels.
Check out the complete Zara Shahjahan Lawn 2019 collection and grab your favourite pieces!