As the temperature soars with the beginning of the summer season it is the time to invest and splurge on cool muslins and soft mulls and then the chickan Kari comes to rescue. The ageless chicken Kari the very need of the season not only enlivens one’s style quotient but also alleviates and keeps one’s going through the summer season in vogue.
Chickan Kari, one of the most traditional embroidery styles from Luknow is believed to be introduced by Nur Jehan Mughal emperor Jahangir’s wife in India. The word “chikan Kari” means dainty and intricate embroidery and also shadow work type of embroidery.
Here are the three labels that are worth investing and splurging for a classic chicken ensemble
1. SAIRA SHAKIRA
Exhibiting decency and sophistication the detailing on the ensemble is woth drolling for, the lovely ensemble is carefully curated for summer season. The beige and pink ensemble is exhibiting soft hues and sophistication and the detailing on the ensemble is worth drooling for. The lovely ensemble is carefully curated for summer season. With dazzling floral prints on the organza dupatta and the excessive chikan Kari embroidery on the shirt surely compliments the ensemble name that is “Heads in the Clouds”.
Saira Faisal & Shakira Usman, both graduates and distinction holders from Pakistan School of Fashion Design, are the principal designers of the brand. Saira Faisal has had the privilege of working as a fashion model with the industry’s leading photographers and designers in early 2000’s while Shakira Usman is renowned for her intricate sketches. Put together, both have over a decade worth of experience in the fashion industry. They came together in 2012 to start the brand which we now know as Saira Shakira.
2. THE LEON
An off white easy breezy kurta featuring two different design classic ivory chikan with dazzling beautiful rosette embroidery on the neck long with pretty lace detailing and splash of beautiful bright colored lawn and organza detailing on the Daman. The color and the fabric is so fine and summery making it top tier pick for all the occasions and events. Such off white pieces are must to have for this summer season.
3. FASHION DIVA
The celebrity approved, Fashion diva has added new element to the classic chikan Kari. They have level up the chicken Kari by adding up real mirror work and gotta patti work to the classic chikan Kari embroidery. What made their collection out of ordinary is they have Anarkali and lehenga made out of Chikan Kari works. While they have also retained the essence of a timeless chicken ensemble throughout in collection ranging from pure whites to the pastel hues.