Subtle Finery: Chikankari Ensembles

Vajor’s next edition for your summer wardrobes is born out of an age old embroidery technique from the lands of Lucknow. “Chikankari” or “Chikan” literally translated, means embroidery. Believed to have been introduced by NurJahan , the wife of Mughal emperor Jahangir, it is one of Lucknow’s best known textile decoration styles. Vajor reinvents Chikankari by creating modern, flowing silhouettes that will instantly launch you into that pre-festive mood. A soothing pastel color palette with intricate thread work, imagine what a coming together of the mughal-esque art with 21st century practical wardrobe would look like. Equipped with serene whites for an everyday look, pastel yet earthy hues that could go from morning till evening, the collection boasts of dresses, jumpsuits, tops, jackets and jewelry to give your wardrobe a boost before you enter the festivities.

Chikankari motifs are quite mesmerizing. They have an aura which captivates us with its simplicity dipped into a classic charm. Our ongoing love affair with tinted summer hues and captivating  Chikankari threads continues for this season also but with a radical renaissance.  Chikankari has evolved from it’s boundaries and risen-up from the typical ethnic silhouettes and how! This collection is a kaleidoscopic experience of Chikankari threads with delicate sugary-almond shades in modern bohemian silhouettes.

The silhouettes are flowy and feminine with the comfort  of body friendly fits and a very functional set of side pockets. This collection complements every body type like a second skin. From being petite to being curvy , there’s something for everybody  to look forward to.

Chikankari  collection has a gossamer quality spun together for every occasion, it can be repeated and styled in varied contrasts and combinations! With a minimal addition of chic sunglasses and tan color brogues you can easily pull off a new age work-wear look. For a night-party  look go for those sequined party dresses . Style with a pair of jute espadrilles and a layered necklace to put together a everyday effortless look and for all those classic minimalists, just pull back your hair in a clean middle parting bun and pick any midi dress from this collection and style it for an easy-chic look. So this summer go back-to-classic with a chikankari twist. Immerse yourself in the perfect marriage of this iconic Lucknawi art with modern day style.

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