Who would have thought that the humble, basic combination of Kurti and Churidaar would undergo a complete, modern reinvention and come out looking their contemporary best? Well, Falguni Shane Peacock did. Adding a twist of contemporary and their signature elements, the designer label rebirthed the Kurtis and fitted short dress and the Churidars into semi-sheer fitted pants. The new-age combo can be styled with a luxurious feather shrug for a chic look or a tulle dupatta with crystals for a look leaning towards the traditional mood.
We pick six such styles that embrace the atypical touch introduced by the designers in the traditional ensemble.
The faded mauve, semi-sheer, encrusted short dress, enhanced with statement feathers and a long trail is styled with embellished sheer pants. It is an apt choice if you want to move away from the regular ethnic Indian selection of Anarkalis or Kurtas.
The blush peach and beige, asymmetrical short dress, encrusted with intricate embroidery and a cascading trail is teamed with sheer embellished pants lined with tassels. The piece is an extension of the contemporary style notion of the designers.
The rose quartz hued, intricately embellished, asymmetrical kurta with an extended trail, teamed with sheer pants infuses a bold statement in the ethnic look.
The peach pink, intricately embellished, asymmetrical kurta with an extended trail is teamed with a pair of sheer embellished pants and a feathered shrug.
The deep maroon, asymmetrical Falguni Shane Peacock short dress, accentuated with tassels on the hem and feathers on the sleeves is teamed with sheer embellished pants.
The black short dress with a trail by the designers is adorned with silver and pink floral motifs, teamed with sheer, embellished pants and a feathered shrug.