For women, the sari evokes different feelings. It could be nostalgia, a fond memory, feeling confident, beautiful et al. To make sure the sari is not reserved for special occasions only, Chandigarh-based entrepreneur Seema Sharma started a unique initiative last year called ‘Nari in a Sari’. The idea, as Sharma puts it, is to encourage sari wearing among all age groups of women. She organised a fashion show last year and is now ready to roll out the second edition.
This year’s edition that will be held on March 3 (at Kingdom of Beer, Microbrewery and Wine Cafe, SCO 28, Madhya Marg, Sector 26, Chandigarh) looks to celebrate the silent achievers, women who diligently support their families while taking a backseat themselves and their personal ambitions. “It is to celebrate and honour the everyday diva, who embraces tradition in the midst of modernity with ease. It also aims to promote the sari in association with Rehwa,” informs Sharma.
The 2017 edition of the fashion show will also exhibit different weaves and ways to drape a sari. Coinciding with the fashion show will be a two-day exhibition of saris, starting March 4, by Rehwa Society that works with rural women and has been instrumental in reviving Maheshwari weaves.
The venue for the exhibition is Ronnie Grey store, SCO 26, Inner Market, Sector 8, Chandigarh.