GOing truly diverse, has launched an exquisite collection of saris along with their regular line of women's and men's wear. Designed by Supratik Sen from India, “Kalpana - the dream evoked collection” is a mixture of classic sophistication and modern uniqueness.
Saris in the “Kalpana” collection have been done in silks, crepes and georgette and fabrics hailing from as far as Surat, India. Ranging in colours from aristocratic reds and blacks to shocking pinks and ultramarine blues, these Saris go against the so hyped up trend of simplicity and make a bold fashion statement with heavy embellishments. The very in fabric when it comes to saris, Muslin has been consciously left out to keep the collection atypical.
The zameen of the saris have been embellished with hand blocked motifs, embroidery and sequins. Some saris have been custom dyed with bright colours to make them stand out in any party. Pieces of Katan have been patched together to create borders alongside zari and lace. Moreover, contrasting colours of velvet used both as strips for borders and as appliqué has given a new dimension to hand embellishments. Jute cotton has also been used as a unique embellishment. Another very in thing used in this collection is netting in the aanchals. Every sari has been hand worked to create a very unique one of a kind piece.
The collection also has some custom-made exclusive shalwar kamiz sets that are set apart in their use of colour combinations and fabrics.
The great thing about the “Kalpana” collection is that no two pieces are alike and even the similar pieces have their own uniqueness differentiated with either colour or embellishment. The amount of work that went into per sari is mind blowing thus justifying the price range for the collection. Prices for the saris range from Tk 3, 500 to Tk 30, 000 and the shalwar kamiz sets are available from Tk 1, 500 to Tk 10, 000.
Apart from his collection Supratik has also collaborated with Goutam Saha for saris and anarkalis. Saris in this collection have used a lot of glass nylon and mixed polyester giving the saris a very fragile, demure and sophisticated look. Anarkalis have been done in soft shades of pinks, blues and greens with detailed embroideries of katan, Brocade and block. The katan and gold embroideries have been antiqued to evoke a sense of romanticism of the bygone era of the days when anarkalis originated.
As usual O2 also has one of the best collections of men's wear out for Eid. Taking traditional designs to the next level are O2's short panjabis and kurtas. They range from plain white with minimal design details in black and white to really gorgeously embroidered and sequined dark coloured ones. Colours range from black, chocolate, deep crimson and blues. Regular panjabis are done in mostly white with some other light colours like pinks and blues.
O2 has also launched their footwear for both men and women. The line of women footwear has already grabbed the attention of the crowd. Range from very traditional straps to modern ones men's line is also not falling behind.
So make sure to go and browse at O2's outlet in Banani, Road 12 and whether you are shopping for yourself or someone else, you will be sure to find something irresistibly unique, different and sophisticated.
Banani, Road 12, Dhaka.