Worth the Wait

Satya Paul proved once again on why he's the leading saree specialist!

Keeping the best for last, the Chandigarh Fashion Week (CFW) rolled out big names on the finale day.The crowd puller surprisingly wasn't just Ritu Kumar but the saree specialist Satya Paul. Invited by Samsaara to be a part of the special showcase, the collection that was presented to a packed house on Sunday evening made everything — the chaos, the late timing, the stuffy setting, so worth it. The show opened to a sultry-looking Jesse Randhawa (she's surely looking hotter by the day) walk in wearing a saffron- meets-burnt-orange saree with a teeny-weeny all-sequinned blouse. Then came in Shriya Kishore looking resplendent in a mutli-hued saree that made the most of colour. The collection was almost like artwork with the Satya Paul signature style running through sans any overt use of embellishments. Hinting at a summer that's not too far away, the designs were playful just as the colour palette. Then came a special line-up of metallic hued sarees in a lurex-like fabric. Model Barkha Kaul stepped on the ramp wearing a black and yellow printed saree that brought in applause from the audience. That was followed by Amapreet Wahi in an animal print that boasted of a heavily embroidered blouse. Speaking of which, blouses have been the high point of the collection. From sheer net ones to those that came fully embellished, racer backs to those with cut-away sleeves, it seems the blouse is now as important as the seven yards! The pastels were amiss in this evening's show with black ruling supreme. But bringing in strong colours in an almost kite-like pattern was the final collection. Blues, reds, greens, orange...Satya Paul continues to colour our life and how! Also making it to the show were Satya Paul lehengas, an all gold one, another in turquoise and the one in soft pink that made many a lady sigh in admiration. It's heartening to know that the collection that made it to the CFW would now be present at the Satya Paul outlet at the Taj Chandigarh.

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