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Mandira Bedi launches new saree collection inspired by nature

Mandira Bedi

New Delhi : Popular actress, TV host and sports presenter, Mandira Bedi who turned fashion designer about two years ago showcased her upcoming autumn-winter collection here, marking a debut show in her homecity.

Bedi says she has been inspired by the crisp winter air, the soft autumn hues and the colors of festivity to bring out a new autumn winter collection of sarees.

“This collection has got a little bit of everything. When I started making sarees I went very geometric. My sarees have more of strips, triangles, I have kept that but apart for that I have tried something different this time. We have gone into space of nature,” Bedi told PTI.

Each of the 16 sarees presented by the models through the evening had a story to tell. Some were a fusion of graphic designs and traditional craftsmanship; others were inspired by nature and daily life examples like traffic arrows.

“I am showing a total of 16 sarees. So four sarees connected with nature with elements of leaves, wings, flowers. In some sarees I have gone very geometric and graphic. There are two sarees which are inspired from traffic arrows on the road which I saw when I was dropping my son off to school,” Bedi says.

At an event organised by Zoya, a chain of diamond boutiques from the House of Tata here recently BediĀ  displayed new geometric designs.

For the first time Bedi has also introduced a little bit of embroidery in her sarees and the blouses, which she says is the integral part of the garment, to make it more beautiful and sensual.

“I stayed away from embroidery for a while. But when I did get into it, it had to be in keeping with my aesthetic sensibility. I could get inspiration from just about anywhere. Nature, geometric patterns you see in every day life,” Bedi says.

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