A Royal Sense of Fashion

There is something truly enticing about royalty. The tales of victorious wars, stunning palaces, and luxurious lifestyles – every aspect is a story come alive. India’s association with kings and kingdoms has existed since time immemorial; but for a designer like Latha Puttanna what is most fascinating is the grace and elegance royal fashion prides itself on.

Speaking of style, the royal icons that head Latha’s list of favorites are Maharani Gayatri Devi of Jaipur and Princess Niloufer of Hyderabad. Particularly impressed by the fashion of the Mysore royalty, Latha has successfully recreated the look with her latest collection of weaves, ‘Aramana’ — the designer’s first showcase at the prestigious Vogue Wedding Collection 2016 in New Delhi.

For the first time in 24 years, Latha indulges in the subtlety of pastel shades. Take for instance this alluring saree from the ‘Aramana’ collection – its soft mauve shade highlights and accentuates the complexion of the beautiful Indian woman. Crafted in georgette silk, the saree boasts woven gold polka dots on the pleats and intricate applique embroidery along its border. And completing the ensemble is a stylish, sleeveless blouse, sporting hand-beaten gold and silver embroidery.

This saree is among Latha’s most versatile creations. When paired with the right accessories, it can be worn for all kinds of occasions: from weddings and pujas to a casual evening with friends. After all, one doesn’t need much reason to look like a royal!