What A Kanjeevaram Lehenga Looks Like + Silk Sarees From Sailesh Singhania’s LFW Collection

by Namrata Nautiyal
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Kanjeevaram Lehenga

A Kanjeevaram Lehenga? Have you ever thought of that? Banarasi, sure. But a Kanjeevaram Lehenga? Sailesh Singhania is an expert in bringing back old culture in new formats. So this year he showcased a bunch of beautiful paithani, kanjeevaram, banarasi sarees along with one absolutely stunning Kanjeevaram Lehenga.

I am a little late in reporting this year Lakme Fashion Weeks looks to you. Only because, I was waiting for the prices to be released. You know how important that is to us all. After Anita Dongre’s budget lehenga collection at LFW, the next one that caught my eye was Sailesh Singhania’s outfits.

Sailesh Singhania’s Kanjeevaram Lehenga For 2019 LFW

Ivory Peacock Motif Kanjeevaram Lehenga Cost – INR 1,23,080

Aditi Rao Hydari walked down the runway in a custom handwoven Kanjeevaram lehenga, adorned with opulent peacock motifs in it’s folds. The exquisite lehenga was paired with a tissue pleated blouse and a gold tissue dupatta with a handworked, scalloped hem

When anyone tells me Kanjeevaram, I immediately associate it with heavy silk sarees typically worn by our mothers at weddings. Kanjeevaram always looks exquisite but having a Kanjeevaram Lehenga that looks subtle and nice. Now, that’s commendable.

While it might not be the prettiest of the lehengas we have seen, I agree. But it’s a nice change from the regular stuff we see around. Banarasi Lehengas, you know are expensive. Nothing below a lakh at least. Ditto with Chikankari Lehengas as well. Hopefully, the trend will move towards including more of Kanjeevaram Lehengas in the future. Maybe some of them might even come within budget. *fingers crossed*

Silk Lehengas by Sailesh Singhania

Gold Silver Sailesh Singhnaia Banarasi Lehenga Price – INR 93,500

This is a pearl white tiered banarasi lehenga paired with a silver tissue blouse and a gold tissue dupatta.

“Through my collection, I wanted to showcase all the various famous weaves of our country, with different motifs and stories. So, we chose to have clothes and designs from the four major textile craft of the country — Banrasi, Paithani, Jamdani and Kanjeevaram. In fact, we tried to retain the natural colour of the yarn.” – Sailesh Singhania on Deccan Chronicle

Pearl White Banarasi Sailesh Singhania Lehenga Cost – INR 1,06,690

Sailesh Singhania brings layered ensembles in soft hues featuring a pearl white lehenga with intricately embroidered jaal motifs, paired with light gold strappy choli, layered with a light gold check patterned jacket.

Honestly, silk looks even better in person. You may not pick this as your pre-bridal piece, but your sister definitely can. Plus, if you have a winter wedding in your family, that gorgeous silk jacket is the most comfy fashionable thing you could wear.

Beige Floral Sailesh Singhania Lehenga Price – INR 2,07,680

A combination of our signature hand-spun and handwoven Khadi Jamdani lehenga with a tissue slip and a gossamer organza Jacket.

Sailesh Singhania’s Sarees

Pale Pink & Gold Saree – INR 62,450

The collection comprises only 15 saris, woven painstakingly for over 8 to 12 months by weavers.  Saris have been crafted from khadi and fused with the traditional technique of Jamdani. Kanjeevaram silk saris find a place in this collection. The collection will also comprise blouses with metallic hues, surface orientation, with texturing which complement the saris. – Indian Express

This time around, the designer ’s muse is the fictional Queen Gulnaar, the stuff of Persian legends, who was the protagonist Sarojini Naidu’s The Queen’s Rival. “Any mention of Queen Gulnaar always reminds us of her unmatched beauty. I want my Spring/Summer collection to reflect that,” says the designer – Indian Express.

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