Soft, silk appeal
Cotton fabrics get a trendy look
THE BEAUTY of Indian textiles has mesmerised one and all. Fabrics like mul fascinated certain invaders who carried it back to their homeland. According to the legend, the Daccaka Mul Mul was so soft that it passed through a finger ring. In fact, cotton is the most coveted Indian fabric, so much so that most of the fabrics woven in the country have a cotton or mul base.
Fashion store Roman Cotton World (Tel: 55324118), situated near Mahankali temple, is synonymous with these wonder fabrics called cotton mul and linen. The store has recently made inroads into retailing some new designer ranges in pure cottons, plus cotton blends (with different yarn) to give the right finish and fall. Ritesh Aggarwal, the owner of the store, has a regular designer clientele who are now dabbling with the ordinary-looking inexpensive cotton in an attempt to create trendy and fashionable outfits.
This season, Ritesh is dealing in much softer versions of fine muslin, cheese cotton muls and linen.
The latest line, like the club range or the purple club range in Irish linen, is a big hit with both men and women.
Available in white, butter, cloud and natural colours, these wrinkle-free fabrics can be designed into a shirt a la Shah Rukh Khan's full sleeve, front open and tied with strings or criss-crossed with leather lace.
Similarly, women and girls can get a top designed in mul or linen to go with their capris.
The fabric can also be used for a top with badla work in the neckline and loose sleeves belled at the wrist or with a frill at the wrist and a dainty lace separating the frill and the sleeve a little above the wrist.
Multi-layered imported collar fusing, thermo-fused buttoning, genuine shell buttons and an easy-to-iron finish are the features of some wrinkle-free shirts designed here with imported material.
RATNA G. CHOTRANI
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