Designer Umair Zafar shoots high fashioned Anarkali Collection

By Faisal Saif

Umair Zafar with top Indian fashion models Ashleysha Yesugade, Gauri Janwalikar, Krupa Vilambiya and Satarupa Pyne - Anarkali Collection

Fashion designer Umair Zafar shot with top fashion models Ashleysha Yesugade, Gauri Janwalikar, Krupa Vilambiya and Satarupa Pyne featuring his latest Anarkali Collection at Mud Island, Mumbai.

Says Umair Zafar, “Anarkalis are one of the hottest selling fashion garment items which have crossed all social and sociology-religious barriers in India. For the last few years, Anarkalis have over taken saris, salwar kameezes and lehanga cholis to become the favorite of all fashionistas in the country. Bollywood stars are seen sporting Anarkalis which have replaced gowns and evening gowns.”

The Umair Zafar Princess Anarkali collection includes hi-end Anarkalis which are a limited edition with no repeat pieces. The fabrics used range from pure georgettes to velvets and chiffons with embellishments like mirror work and traditional lace borders, tassels, thread work and Persian motifs with a touch of Swarovski stones to enhance the rich feel. The fabric colours include white and red, black and red, rust with antique gold, vibrant yellow with royal blues, etc.

The shoot also incorporated some editorial work for a reputed fashion publication with a dedicated ultra hi fashion, Indian ethnic anarkali dress in a traditional Mogul-era Indian home setting.

Faisal SaifFaisal Saif is co-editor of Global Movie Magazine and sub-editor of Youth Eye Magazine. A passionate Bollywood Feature News Writer and film critic, Saif is a regular contributor to Santabanta, Page 3 Bollywood, Orissa Diary, PardaPhash, NewsWala, The News Tribe, Bolega India and many more online and print journals. Saif lives in Mumbai and can be reached at thatfaisalsaif at gmail.