All Nine Yards
Grazia|January 2017

The Sari Project will be the first digital anthology on how to the drape the sari, showcased via a series of short films. Spearheaded by Malika Verma Kashyap, it also shows us why it’s cool enough to be worn with sneakers.

Tanya Mehta

Nivi, Koli, Surguja, Meher – just some of the innumerable species of drapes your grandmother would probably know by the back of her hand. The sari is often viewed as cumbersome, held together by an army of pesky safety pins and monumental layers. On the contrary, it happens to be the most versatile garment, and forgiving, with the ability to suit women of any age or silhouette. “I grew up in Montreal, and I remember the first present I ever asked for from my nani was a sari; at age five I designed my first sari with a rainbow blouse in beautiful mashru with a dyed chiffon dupatta,” recalls Malika Verma Kashyap.

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