Exploring Chanderi Stories with Samant Chauhan

Ever since I came across this beautiful royal fabric- Chanderi, I have been mesmerized by its texture.

Chanderi fabric is produced by weaving in Silk and golden Zari in the traditional cotton yarn that results in the creation of the shimmering texture.

The fabric borrowed its name from the small town ‘Chanderi’ in Madhya Pradesh where traditional weavers practice the art of producing textured sarees in cotton and silk, decorated with fine zari work.

I feel so proud to see the rich cultural heritage which reflects not only in the architecture of our country but also in the Indian fashion industry. Samant Chauhan- one of the finest designers, has very beautifully woven a story out of the outfit that I am donning which is from one of his latest collections. The designer’s beautiful narration of the ideation behind his collection will evoke memories out of each one of us.

Reminiscences of the train journeys and the passing views of lush green fields of maize, barley, wheat and flowers; are clearly reflecting in this collection.

The amalgamation of golden thread work and block printing on this ‘angarakha’ style Chanderi outfit speaks of elegance, opulence and craftsmanship. The designer has very beautifully compared the gleaming wheat and maize felids with golden threads, hence preserving all his memories in the golden hues. It seemed no less than a poetry to me!

Of course, this goes without saying that I was completely blown away when I saw such stunning pieces. I chose this angarakha style, versatile piece to style my look and narrate a different story through the pictures. Hues of red, green and pink have ruled our Indian fashion industry and that can never lose its charm. However, I totally feel in love with something as soothing as this off- white ‘chanderi’ piece which is my preference for an Indian Wear. The shoot was done at the Safdarjung tomb, Delhi which was a perfect location to bring out the classy, royal and Indian quotient of the outfit. After, wandering every nook and corner of the beautiful Safdarjung tomb, I and my photographer has really tried to capture some of the best shots for you all. I hope you enjoy reading the post.

Concept, Styling and Content by Karishma Kambo | Photography by Bhuwan Gupta
Outfit and Jewellery – Samant Chauhan
Make Up- Jasleen Kaur Makin

Chanderi Fabric