Mandira Bedi explores her designing skills
Mandira Bedi, who contributed to the glamourising of sarees as a fashion statement with the iconic noodle strap blouses, during her stint as a sports presenter, displayed her designing skills to the sartorial connoisseurs.
She presented her new collection of sarees for the first time in the national Capital on Wednesday.
‘The Spirit of the Zoya Woman’ (Zoya is the chain of exquisite diamond boutiques from the House of Tata) was the second in a series of conversations over coffee, with iconic women achievers who exemplify the brand’s approach to Zoya’s creations.
Mandira’s collection was showcased in four segments wherein there were breaks for discussions. The evening included a preview of Mandira’s Autumn-Winter collection of sarees. The evening had guests and media interacting with Mandira Bedi and Sangeeta Dewan, the designer for Zoya. The 16 looks presented by models through the evening were complemented by the finest pieces from Zoya’s new collections Lace and Wedding, Sangeeta Dewan, designer, Zoya said, “Today we’ve chosen to show two of Zoya’s newest collections. They complement sarees <g data-gr-id="23">beautifully,</g> though the versatility of diamonds and this collection design allows them to be paired well with contemporary wear as well.”
Mandira mentioned that she didn’t have a degree in designing and was inspired from her surroundings, hence, some of her sarees had very obvious designs.
Elaborating the stories behind them, she said, “Once I was dropping my kid to school and I saw these arrow signs and I felt that it would probably look amazing on a saree.” The crisp winter air, the soft autumn hues and the colors of festivity are the prime inspiration behind Mandira’s Autumn Winter Collection.
Each saree is unique as it has its own story yet together they all form a collection that is not just unique and alive but also a style statement of the modern Indian woman. The collection is a fusion of graphic designs and traditional craftsmanship with the pure elements and the festivities of the season.
Mandira said, “I’m very happy to be here for the Spirit of the Zoya Woman. I’m excited to be presenting a collection of my work in Delhi for the very first time.”