Fashion special: Your fashion checklist

Sep 07, 2015, 08:24 IST | Dhara Vora

A major trend that the recently-concluded fashion week in Mumbai highlighted was checks in various patterns. Dhara Vora picks the best so you don’t restrict checks to tablecloths

Who says matching is boring? Like designer Manish Bansal, add the same pattern of checks to your shoes. Also experiment with a slant hem that takes a simple chequered shirt to a new level


Manish Bansal

Sooraj Pancholi plays rebel with dispersed checks like on this blazer by Masaba Gupta. Gupta presented scattered checks in different colours and gradations for her show. Pic/Shadab Khan

Sooraj Pancholi

Print clash gets a new meaning with this bittergourd print on checks by Aartivijay Gupta. Gupta also used different checks for lining her jackets for peek-a-boo checks. Pic/Shadab Khan

Print clash

Create a high-low hem with layering as Kriti Tula. Tula used solid blocks of colour to add some rugged drama to no fuss checks. Pic/Bipin Kokate

Kriti Tula

For a bold statement, go for bold checks like designers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla. The key in not going overboard here is to restrict the print just to the hem. Pic/Shadab Khan

bold checks

Several traditional Indian weaving techniques help create checks. Like designer Gaurang Shah, you can mix two distinct styles, one for the blouse other for the sari. Pic/Shadab Khan

traditional Indian

Don’t just restrict your checks usage to prints. Take inspiration from Tanieya Khanuja’s origami-style chequered creation that makes basket and chair weaving patterns look glam.

basket and chair

Borrow a chequered shirt from your other half’s wardrobe to pair with a sari. You can also tuck in the shirt to shorten the length. Pic/Bipin Kokate


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