Showcasing Indian designers

Showcasing Indian designers

It was a display of dazzling colours, intricately designed embroidery and luxurious fabrics as The Sandalwood Room, a boutique in Singapore, held a fashion show on Oct 15.

The show highlighted fine silk saris by designers and wedding jewellery specially imported from India. With sari collections by Sujata Pai and Rema Kumar and jewellery designs by Maya Bazaar and Nalini Pandey, the ensembles showcased the best of Indian fashion.

A high point of the collection was the beautifully handwoven Chanderi sari with shaded Banaras georgette pleats and ruffle finish by designer Sujata Pai. It was worn with a blouse made of gold silk brocade.

An expression of her love for handwoven fabrics, Rema Kumar's designs were an experiment in fusion. The designer cleverly combines chiffons and georgettes with chantilly lace on handwoven silk kota.

The jewellery showcased the unique creations of Nalini Pandey. The bold designer specialises in stylish, wearable, contemporary jewellery.

She creates semi-precious jewellery with fine and rare gemstones.

In celebration of Diwali, The Sandalwood Room is offering traditional handcrafted Indian products for those looking for unique gifts for their loved ones.

Its Diwali gift sets, ranging from $100 to $300, are one of a kind and feature traditional handwoven basketry from India called Kottan, which is a dying craft.

Says boutique founder Jayashrree S. Mani: "Finding good quality and unique gift sets and hampers is always a challenge during Diwali. We therefore decided to import genuine festive Diwali gift sets from across India so as to give people the best possible choice of authentic gifts."

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