CHENNAI: If you can’t tell the difference between cotton and cashmere, fret not. There’s a foolproof way to get your fabric fix this summer. And it’s a secret that even top designers use when they get in a tizzy. Here we go… Read the label.
To stay cool and breathe easy this season, you need to identify fabrics that breathe well too. Mridulika Menon who runs the designer boutique, Samasta that specialises in natural fibres, clarifies, “And that doesn’t mean just cotton.” Try linen, rayon, viscose, khadi, modal and even matka silk!
While most people immediately associate silk with sweaty memories, Mridulika reveals the magic of matka silk is in the loose weave. “I personally wear this fabric quite a bit because it breathes like linen, but doesn’t crush as easily, so it’s a great option for a formal evening out, even if the weather is sultry,” she shares.
Look for these fabrics structured in loose-fitted clothing that cover every style. “Drop the leggings and pair your kurta with loose-fitted pants or a palazzo instead. It’s become quite a popular look these days,” explains Nazia Syed, a designer known for her Indo-Western designs.