In the world of global fashion, Bodice is a brand of South Asian origin that has continued to stay true to its authentic perspective and unique design philosophy. The brainchild of designer Ruchika Sachdeva, Bodice has become synonymous with a harmonious blend of Indian craftsmanship and contemporary aesthetics on a global scale. The latest addition to Bodice's repertoire is their sarees that were recently launched.
Bodice's journey has been marked by many milestones, from being listed on Business of Fashion (BOF 500) to winning the prestigious International Woolmark Prize in 2018. However, Sachdeva's unwavering commitment to social entrepreneurial ventures is what sets Bodice apart in the fashion landscape. The brand is not just a label; it's a manifestation of a visionary's quest to redefine contemporary Indian clothing.
The design philosophy of Bodice transcends fleeting trends, embracing the eternal elegance of meticulous craftsmanship. With roots in West Delhi and an education from the London College of Fashion, Sachdeva's global vision is a testament to her ability to bridge the gap between tradition and modernity. Just in time for the festive season, Their Saree Edit is a celebration that reflects how tradition meets modernity.
The Saree Edit, the latest offering from Bodice, redefines the traditional saree by seamlessly blending the classic with the contemporary. The pre-stitched sarees are not just a sartorial treat, but also a practical addition to festive dressing. Featuring Bodice’s signature hand-bound pleats, but with utilitarian side seam pockets, the sarees from the collection become more than just attire — it is a marker of both style and functionality. The designer's skill in designing pieces that capture cultural fusion and innovation is reflected in this edit as well.
The saree is a traditional symbol of grace and it undergoes transformation in the hands of Bodice. The brand breathes new life into the silk fabric used for crafting the saree, crafted in a contrasting colour palette that makes a statement. The result is a collection that pays homage to heritage while embracing the modern woman's need for practicality and comfort.
But what sets the Bodice Saree Edit apart is in the fine details—the meticulous hand-bound pleats, the thoughtful addition of side seam pockets, and the binding detail that elevates each piece. The sarees are not just garments; they are stories woven with threads of tradition and contemporary flair.
While only two styles are available on the website, the entire collection boasts around 8-9 styles, waiting to be explored and embraced. The sarees can be not just admired but experienced at Bodice's offline stores at Ogaan, The Dhanmill compound, and Hauz Khas village.
In a world where fashion often succumbs to the pressures of trends, Bodice's Saree Edit stands as a testament to its commitment to timeless elegance and thoughtful design. It's not just a collection; it's a showcase of all that a saree can be; with Bodice, it is an attire where utility meets grace, and tradition meets contemporary flair.
You can learn more about the collection here.