Worlds Longest Saree – Suneet Varma

Indian style guru Suneet Varma has gone beyond the ramp and has created the world’s longest embroidered saree at 55 meters. Beams the designer, “The saree is my forte. I have always looked up to this five yard wonder as a canvas on which I can do interesting things. It has paid off with this world’s longest embroidered saree, which a labour of love and a tribute to its timeless allure.”It took 10 weeks for Suneet and his team to complete the masterpiece, which includeshand sequins embroidery, mirror work, thread work in aari and zardozi, hand sprinkle of bead work, and 3D flowers.

Ask him what inspired him to come out with something like this, and he say, “I took inspiration from Draupadi’s ‘chirharan’ episode in the Mahabharata. Therefore, the motifs and work on the saree are very Indian.” Now this saree finds its way into the World  Records.

Meanwhile, the designer who’s taught at various fashion houses plans to start a fashion archive. “As teachers, we only know to impart knowledge, and as a student the key to success is to absorb as much knowledge as one can. Therefore, I want to create an archival resource where we have works of all the prominent designers from India.”

After the super success of his clutch collection in Hollywood with the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Lopez et al sporting it at various red carpet events, Suneet is all set to present the second collection of his clutch line with a high end luxury clutch brand.

“This time, the theme is inspired by minerals from India. I have created textures with the help of crystals of Tamba (brass), black soil instead of the motifs. It’ll be global in styling and yet Indian in essence and feel,” concurs the designer.

Paavan S.

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