Couture and haute, you thought, stuck together through thick and thin in as far
as the prices went. The appeal of Varsha's stuff to you will depend on how much
you are willing to question that statement. If you are, these might be some cool
works, and if you are not, then this is no couture.
After Maria Amir Hussain from Pakistan, it is now the turn of Varsha Majhendra of New Delhi to display her work of couture at Con'Traditions, as part of the store's initiative to bring designers from various places and showcase their garments at the outlet.
Varsha's forte is saris. Her products are made of natural fabrics and jute silks, and have a contemporary touch. She has traveled across the country and experimented with Himachali embroidery, Kantha, Dabka, Ektaar Resham and Jaal besides Madhubani, Sanjhi and Warli paintings on saris and dupattas. She will display saris and salwar suits in pure cotton, silk, mulberry silk, murga silk (in different weaves) and ikkat, embellished with tribal embroidery, Rajastani soof embroidery, Kasuti and Banjara work.
Besides developing new weaves and exquisite cuts, Varsha has also tried to revive the old jamdanis, ashavalis and uppadas in pure silks, which she claims to be rare. The prices of her products range between Rs. 1,000 and Rs. 4,000.
Please contact Varsha at 658-1492 for further details.