We often hear our mother’s say that this thing (let’s say Anarkalis or Net) will soon go out of fashion, so don’t buy this now. At least till 5 years back, I heard people say that fashion trends change in a way that some fabrics or this particular work just doesn’t seem to look good when they go out of fashion. For instance Velvet-there was a time I remember that velvet was used everywhere from dresses, sarees, blouses, Indian suits to dupattas. And the bubble burst as quickly as it grew and then no one wanted to look at Velvet.
However, I think Indian fashion trends are now maturing, we can appreciate any kind of material whether it’s the trendy types like net, lace, velvet, raw silk, lahriya or the traditional types like cotton, silks, satins, georgette, chiffon & chinon. We can now admire any kind of work as well, whether it is, kundan, tilla, pearl work, swaroski work, gotta patti, mirror, patch work, phulkari or embroidery. The use of fabric should be done aesthetically complimenting it with elegant work.
I came across one such designer, Simran Raju, who excels in doing “gotta patti” work. She has a wide variety of stuff with gotta patti work right from sarees, blouse, kurtis, jackets, dupattas to potli bags all in the affordable price range. Simran gets this gotta patti work done by artisans from the villages of Rajasthan, thus providing an occupation and source of income to many a needy.
Here’s a preview to some of her fabulous gotta patti work that you would love to own. I personally love her potli bags, they are so ethnic and pretty.