Of colours & patterns: Sport a ‘trendy- traditional’ look this Puja

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By Tazeen Qureshi

Cotton fab exhibition bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: For fashionistas in the State looking to sport a traditional look without compromising on trends this Puja season, Cotton Fab exhibition is the place to be in. The month-long exhibition, which began on August 24, has over 100 stalls for shoppers with a range of ethnic outfits with a tinge of modernity.

From Awadh handicrafts to Kashmiri silk and Cocoon sarees, Gujarat traditional prints to Chanderi, the exhibition is the one-stop shop for the aspiring divas in City. In its ninth year in Bhubaneswar, Cotton Fab has experimented with some new varieties this year.

“With changing fashion trends, we have tried to bring about changes in our products as well. Since we deal with traditional handicrafts and dresses, we have experimented with the patterns and designs. Among few new entrants this year are the umbrella and cycle pattern sarees of Gujarat and Kalamkari work which portrays musical instruments,” said Javed Khan, Manager, Cotton Fab.

The traditional jewelry stock at the exhibition has also been revamped with ‘Afghani earrings’ selling like hot cakes. Among others, ‘Indigo’ dresses and palazzos have paved their way into the latest trends.

“Indigo is a weather-friendly colour and is trending now. So, we have brought this new variety of palazzos and dresses, which is being appreciated by the public,” says Rekha, whose stall has Indigo dresses starting from Rs 400 and palazzos starting at Rs 350.

The dresses and sarees are priced from Rs 300 onwards. The most sought after stalls are Lucknow, Kashmir and West Bengal. The exhibition will end on September 24.

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