The sari is one Indian garment that has evolved over the years. From innovative ways to wearing the six-yards attire to playing with prints and motifs, designers all over the globe have experimented with the sari, and continue to do so.
Now taking the trend further, Italian luxury fashion house, Dolce & Gabbana showcased a sari as they unveiled their Alta Moda and Alta Sartoria collections in Italy’s Lake Como last weekend. What's more, they took cues from Indian model Dipti Sharma for designing the sari.
Apparently, the designer duo had asked Dipti to drape the piece of fabric like a normal sari and then they would build a custom-made design as per the drape and add the D&G touch to the Indian silhouette. Talking about it Stefano Gabbana had said, “We have a model, an Indian girl, and we told her: ‘We'll give you a piece of fabric and you do, by yourself, the sari and after that we’ll customise the outfit. We love the tradition. In this case, we love to put our touch on the Indian tradition.”
While the entire collection was inspired by various elements, including the Indian sari and headscarf. The custom-made sari had floral and paisley prints and it was worn over a metallic blue blouse with exaggerated sleeves. Over sized earrings, small bracelet, a gold crown, a headgear that looked like a matha patti and a tiny blue bag completed the look. Bold red lips and embellished flats rounded off the look.
It won't be wrong to say that D&G's idea of an Indian royal princess was executed to perfection.
Meanwhile, the entire collection took inspiration by the location of the show, i.e. Lake Como, including the waterfront villas and the aristocrats who have lived there for ages. Extensive usage of precious materials, embellishments made the designer wear look elegant.