Spring has arrived, bringing with it fresh new colours, warmer temperatures and cheery temperaments. And so, Suta’s brand new collect, Gulaal, celebrates all things spring-themed, including Holi – the festival of colours and new beginnings.
This striking collection of 13 sarees revives the centuries-old manual tie-and-dye technique of Shibori, infusing it with floral patterns and a vibrant colour palette. Each saree has been painstakingly created by indigenous artisans, who carefully fold and clamp the fabric to create striking patterns. The fabric used for this collection is mul modal, combining the brand’s signature feather-light mul cotton with modal, a bio-based fabric derived from cellulose.
“Using modal brings out the true vibrancy of the colours we’ve used, while mul is light, incredibly soft and imminently wearable, especially in warmer weather conditions. The saree patterns are predominantly floral-themed, which makes them perfect to wear at this time of the year. Some of the sarees are also embellished with chumkis (sequins) for those looking for a bit of pizzazz and flair. We’ve paired them with statement blouses, in a variety of styles and colours, to suit the sensibilities of our audiences,” explains Sujata Biswas, co-founder of Suta. Another highlight of this collection is its limited pieces per style, given the intricacies involved in producing these sarees, which makes the designs impossible to replicate in multiple batches.
“What makes Holi so special to us as a brand is that it is a celebration of abundance and new beginnings. We love how this festival transcends age, gender or even geographic boundaries, to unite everyone under the common canopy of joy and colour. That’s also the reason for the name of this collection,” adds Taniya Biswas, also a co-founder. The collection is currently live on their website (www.suta.in) as well as in their stores in Santacruz (Mumbai), Thane and Bengaluru.
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