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Royal baroque

Four high-end sherwanis to make your special day royal and memorable

Courtesy: Nivedita Saboo Couture

The much-awaited wedding season is just round the corner. To-be brides are on a gleeful shopping spree to look their best on the awaited, memorable day with colourful sarees and lehengas to complement their grace and beauty. What the groom however needs is an elegant and a perfectly designed sherwani to add class to his looks and grandeur in appearance to make this special day memorable. Exclusive designers across the country are all set to dress the groom-to-be to make him standout royally on his special day, with their intricately designed sherwanis.

For renowned fashion designer Tarun Tahiliani, uniqueness is the key. The couturier, who is known for designing exclusive, world-class sherwanis, designs just two to three sherwanis every wedding season in his couture collection. This season, Tahiliani’s collection features a butta-jaal design that is adorned with zardozi work all over along with an ivory chikankari sherwani that has exquisite workmanship. “Our sherwanis are all made to fit the exact measurements and other customisations like color preferences, length and embellishments of our clients. We also use the best quality of fabrics in silks, crepes, georgettes, velvets, wool etc depending upon the specifications of the customer, to design it,” shares Tahiliani. This masterpiece, that is priced anywhere between Rs.8 lakh to Rs.10 lakh depending on the extent of customisation, will surely swoon the bride-to-be in your rustic and majestic flair. 

If your heart is set on looking royal, designer Nivedita Saboo’s vintage Kinkhwab brocade Sherwani will make you look like the king. The sherwani is fully encrusted with Swarovski crystals with a combination of antique gold zardosi and real gold zari embroidery, further decorated with precious emerald and diamond buttons. Priced at Rs. 3 lakh, the sherwani embodies the majestic traditional wedding get-ups created to suit the modern Indian groom. Speaking of its exclusivity, Nivedita Saboo says, “Using a luxurious heritage, the gold Kinkhwab brocade, which forms the base fabric of the sherwani, holds an exquisite combination of the most intricate of hand embroideries. The sherwani takes close to 2,000 hours to be completed.”

Personal touch

For the contemporary urban groom who is rooted to his traditions, Shantanu & Nikhil’s Cocktail Sherwanis should be your instant pick. Priced between Rs.78,000 to Rs.300,000, the Cocktail sherwani collection features unique leather detailing such as tonal embroidery, angular, sharp cuts and drapes. What steals the limelight is the bespoke tailoring process once you place an order. “The creative process begins with a one-to-one interaction with the groom to understand his personal tastes and preferences, and ceremonial needs. The next step is the creation of a detailed palette of sherwani sketches and swatches, which comprises surface techniques, colour and fabric options. Once the design is locked down, dummy trials as well as muslin fits and drapes are conducted to achieve the perfect contour and the desired outfit,” explains Nikhil Mehra, couturier and director of the brand.

Rajesh Pratap Singh’s brocade sherwani made with metallic silver and gold yarn, will also satiate your quest for bespoke design making you look grand on the big day. The luxury masterpiece, priced at Rs. 120,000, is made out of specially woven metallic brocade and takes a month to be created. Explaining the customisation process, designer Rajesh Pratap Singh says, “A sherwani takes 3-4 meetings with the clients who are involved in selecting the fabric, measurements, designs, trial and fitting, the final trial and delivery. Linings buttons and trims can be also selected for each piece.”

 A memorable experience that it is, marriage is an important milestone in one’s life. Why not make it royal and exclusive with these high-end sherwanis?