Culture | Craft | Couture
A gold medalist from National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), fashion designer Nivedita Saboo is one of the most sparkling couturiers in the city of Pune. Drawing inspiration from twisted nuances of life itself, her new collection features impeccable craftsmanship of Lucknowi chikankari and, is showcased at her stores on F.C. Road and Kalyani Nagar. For couture lovers, her latest designs are awe-inspiring to say the least.
A delectable array of sheer artwork, beauty, intricacy and pure magnificence, the impeccable craftsmanship of these pieces echoes in each and every stitch, making this classic collection absolutely mesmerising. Conceptualised specifically as an initiative to revive the most luxurious and rarest of ancient Indian crafts, the range is showcased in its pure form, saving them to be customised exclusively for clients. Right from the colour to surface ornamentation techniques, the designing and the entire concept is a remarkable effort to revive the classic fine art of embroidery.
Contemporising timeless pieces of art by adding modern techniques gives way to sublime creations which is highly coveted by both men and women for traditional and western wear. The collection features an array of intricately embroidered lehengas and sarees, which makes it a perfect choice for elegant bridal wear.
From the Pakistani-influenced chogas to the star-studded ‘Eklaakh mukaish’ draped red carpet gowns, the diversity and versatility of this collection is Lucknowi at heart. Other classic designs include heavily embellished pieces of chikankari, mukaish, badla work, jaaliwork and more to simpler and trendier ones on net and georgettes. This delicate and versatile embroidery is put to use, not only keeping design and innovation in mind but also to create awareness of this forgotten craft, its finesse and its torchbearers.
Developing this small cottage industry into a sustainable career for the younger generations of the artisan’s families is where the Nivedita Saboo Couture team focuses its attention. Showcasing their craft, working towards the betterment of their quality of life and supporting these numbered artisans is their priority.