How to Wear Satya Paul’s new collection of Saree

Wear Satya Paul's new collection

The house of Satya Paul recently unveiled a line of sarees inspired by paintings of Raja Ravi Varma. The Maharaja Fatesingh Museum of Baroda commissioned Satya Paul to create a collection inspired by the paintings from its vast collection.

Held at the JW Marriott Hotel in Mumbai, the evening began with cocktails and a viewing of oleographs, prints and paintings by artists inspired by the works of Raja Ravi Varma.

Interspersed in the display were a few original works of the famed painter himself and a few mannequins draped in a rich collection of antique traditional Indian garments from the royal family’s private collection.

Their Highnesses, the Maharaja and Maharani of Baroda were Chief guests at the function and the show opened with the Yuvraj and Yuvrani of Baroda walking down the ramp in Satya Paul creations.

Of course, there were many famous faces in the audience which included Amar Singh, Jaya Bachchan, Harsh Goenka, Yash and Avanti Birla, Preeti Jhangiani, Aki Narula, Ashok Salian, Padmini and Tejaswani Kolhapuri, Rhea Pillai, Pria Kataria-Puri and Atul Kasbekar.

Incorporating exquisite elements from the vibrant paintings the sarees were fashioned from brocades, georgettes, tissue and crepe de chine. This collection also showcased a special line of Chanderi saris especially designed by Maharani Shubhangini Raje of Baroda.

Says the Maharani: “Raja Ravi Varma was a pioneer in art and fashion. The saris he painted on the women in his paintings were a major source of inspiration for the elite of that era. The women of many royal families designed saris to look similar to the saris draped on the women in Raja