With the festive season in full flow and people buying new things on the occasion of Navarathri celebrations, the city fashionistas and shopaholics headed to the Melange exhibition being held at Taj Krishna. Although the exhibition is held quite frequently, this time around one got to see some new merchandise on display.
In clothes, one has a variety of options to choose from especially with anarkalis and kurtis being popular this season in shades of neon, think lemon yellow, bright orange, green and pink. Floor length anarkalis in georgette and velvet teamed with shrugs embroidered with crystal, seemed very popular with the ladies. If you’re looking to pick up one for yourself, then be prepared to shell out anything between `7000 and to `13,000. One design that particularly stood out in the lot and drew the crowds in was an off-white anarkali from the city-based Varsana. Decorated with sequin work at the bottom and on the sleeves, it looked dripped sheer elegance at the price of ` 25,000.
Ringing true with international style, neons ruled the fashion, being a popular colour scheme with kurtis. Available in crochet and pure chiffon, the garments are available between the price range of `2500 and `6500. Paired with straight leg or skinny jeans or even leggings, these can look very chic.
You can never get too far into an exhibition without happening on a saree stall. For those looking for the seven yards of magic, instant- sarees are available, they only take a minute to tie as the pleats are folded and stitched already. Priced at ` 8000, young ladies, this is your solution to your saree blues. If you are the traditional kind, the usual mix of chanderis, silk, Benarasi silk, georgettes and the works are available in the range of `8000 to `13000. ready-made blouses are also among the many stalls, so you can walk away with an outfit ready to be worn immediately. The most popular choice seemed to be those from the stalls from Ahmedabad, with the blouses priced at around `1000.
If you’ve picked up your saree/salwar/kurti, then your next stop will be the accessory stalls where one can find a mix of contemporary and traditional designs. Chand balis, drops and temple designs are the top favourite picks this season, and are priced between `1600 and `3500. You may be disappointed on the hand bag front with the typical designs, but if that’s what you are looking for, then it could cost you `2500 and more. A lace-patterned tote bag though seemed to be the toast of the lot, priced at `2700.
Traditionally designed flats, fancy wedges and more kinds of footwear are there to choose from, costing an average `1800.
In the home decor front, we found LED candles adorned by colourful translucent plastic flowers in different designs. They’re quite pretty looking filigree designed lamps and at `900 - `1000, they’re a good pick, whether you’re gifting them or keep them.
Melange will remain in town for today at the Taj Krishna, from 10:30 am to 8 pm