Dolce & Gabbana showcase fashion’s greatest chameleon: The sari

Sari has inspired many international designers over the decades, and continues to do so.

Dipti Sharma

Neighbourhood Lifestyle Desk/Avi Arya:  Sari’s have inspired many international designers over the decades, and continues to do so. Recently, at a Dolce & Gabbana show in Italy, the designer label presented its Alta Moda and Alta Sartoria collection, and Indian model Dipti Sharma walked the runway in a printed sari. Style-savvy Bollywood actors like Sonam Kapoor and Rekha have also put the stamp of their individuality on the sari, wearing it in innovative ways, and with unpredictable footwear, showing how cool this garment can be.

The sari is constantly evolving in the fashion world, new ways of draping, innovations with prints, cuts, and accessories keep happening. There have been various interpretations by designers ranging from Jean Paul Gaultier to Masaba Gupta. Then there are those who create something completely unique with a sari, e.g. British designer Christopher Bailey’s sari-trench coat; and Indian designer duo Shivan-Narresh’s bikini sari.

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