PASTELS HAVE been replaced by bright saffron, fuchsia and aqua colours this season. And ushering in the trend is the Vimonisha Private Collection-Summer 2004, which will be showcased at the Vimonisha Gallery, 12, Khader Nawaz Khan Road, Nungambakkam, on April 22, 23 and 24. Celebrate summer by draping yourself in classic Maheswari handlooms brought by Rewa to the city all the way from Maheswar, Madhya Pradesh. Besides dupattas, saris, scarves and yardage, Rewa's range has been expanded to include household linen and furnishing. A highlight this season is the pure cotton, cotton silk salwar kurtas, dupattas, saris and fabrics in a colour palette that varies from stunning red and pink to brilliant blue.
Tradition Arts brings an exciting range of chikankari salwar suits, short kurtis, tops, unstitched fabrics and men's kurtas. New additions include bandini and intricately embroidered salwars instead of kurtas.
Coming from Jaipur is Dogri with a variety of hand block printed fabrics and garments.
If you are looking for something cool and comfortable to wear at bedtime, then Mona's Dreamwear offers a selection of soft, sheer, flowing nightwear. The range also includes rich satins and chiffons with dainty embroidery, delicate pin tucks and lace.
Vani Creations from New Delhi is back with designer salwar suits and fabrics in crepe, georgette and cotton.
It's saris for the wedding season from Pallava Sarees, Bangalore.
Bhuvana from Hyderabad, a NIFT designer, showcases a range of exclusive saris, kurtis and accessories prefect for trousseau shoppers. So drop in at Vimonisha to check out the season's best.
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