Beauty & Fashion

Adorn your wardrobe with checks this summer

Roopa Pemmaraju showcases her Spring Summer collection 2011 in kanjeevaram and Pochampally in interesting checks and designs.

Checkered sarees in Kanjeevaram and Pochampally from Calantha Checkered sarees in Kanjeevaram and Pochampally from Calantha

Roopa Pemmaraju is a designer who
reinvents traditional styles and adapts them to modern sensibilities. Merging two distinctive cultures, of her homeland India and her adopted land Australia, Roopa has successfully built up a label that celebrates the contemporary woman.She is inspired by all things beautiful, all things hand crafted in age old handloom fabrics. Her Spring Summer collection 2011 epitomizes the luxury of an incredible range of hand woven garments.

Her label Calantha wardrobe showcased their collection varying from checkered sarees in Kanjeevaram to Pochampally printed jumpsuits.  The collection comprised of block printed cotton sarees with silk borders, shift dresses, skirts and jumpsuits. We also saw elegant sarees with cutworks detailing on them.
“This time we have brought in the thread work, we have also used pearls, zari in our range of cotton sarees,” says the designer who has used checks for the first time in her summer collection.



 “When it comes to checks people often think of Madras checks or lungi’s. I wanted to break that monotony and do something different with checks. A garment full of checks might be overboard at times but then with a little balance it can make an ensemble unique and interesting.” she adds. She has incorporated the essence of southern checks with block prints in vibrant hues on kanchi cottons. These sarees were teamed up with a variety of blouses, wrap tie ups to elongated bodice. The pret line was young and effortlessly chic.

 She also introduced Pochampally patterns in summer hues, catering to the younger clients with a variety of styles and cuts to choose from. “The summer brunch dresses are in cotton silk, light weight cotton and linen which are perfect for the summers. Roopa also showcased her wedding collection which had the Calantha’s signature geometric prints in hand blocks with a lot of hand embroidery detailing. It was vibrant colourful and rich. The kanjeevaram sarees were teamed up with heavy embellished silk blouses, which seemed perfect for the wedding season.
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The pricing of the prêt line ranges from Rs. 850/- to Rs. 2800/-The wedding range starts from Rs. 15,000/- onwards. The heavy embellished blouses start from Rs. 4800/- onwards. 



Calantha Wardrobe

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Tags: australia, cotton sarees, pochampally sarees, pret wear, modern sensibilities, contemporary woman

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