Kersi Dubash attire attracts customers


February 21, 2011

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A weeklong dazzling variety of Indian saris, shalwar kameez, jewellery and bags in an exhibition by Kersi Dubash of Nazakat Collection at Jacaranda Guest House, continued to attract a large number of visitors especially women interested in good taste of dressing in capital.

By Mahtab Bashir | Daily Times Pakistan

Displaying a wide range of exclusive Indian Saris, antique Parsi Garas, Gara borders and Gara Shalwar Kameez suits, Tancholi, French chiffons, Lucknow saris and shalwar kameez suits, Kantha Saris and pure cotton saris, Satya Paul Crepe De-Chine Sari’s and Shalwar Suits, evening bags.

Besides, Indian Jewellery, with their striking colour combinations and trendy designs, Kersi Dubash under his brand name ‘Nazakat Collections’ from Mumbai, presented a seamless transition from Indian Banarsi and Lucknowi formal and casual wear to delicate wedding saris and dinner wear.

Kersi has exclusively designed the cuts and flow of material. All saris and suits woven in different ways, patterns and materials with different prints depicted a soothing effect. Most of the saris were handmade and embroidered with traditional sari blouses having embellishment of pearls, crystals, beads and sequence work.

The exhibition would continue till January 22 and is likely to be extended, is offering everything to meet the requirements of those ladies who prefer to wear something elegant, exquisite and unique. Dubash is exhibiting the traditional saris and shalwar kameez for last 15 years under the name of ‘Nazakat Collection’. He picks up exclusive pieces from different manufacturers and brings them in Pakistan once or twice a year as according to him he had a huge clientele here and his pieces sold like hot cake. “Each time the response is just marvelous which encourages me to continue the exercise of conducting exhibitions more frequently,” Dubash said.

Talking about the response of customers this time, Dubash said people of Pakistan are very loving and unlike Indians and European countries fellow, they (Pakistani) love to purchase dresses. “Indians are very miser and so are people from other countries who happened to reach my exhibition but hardly purchase any item,” tall Dubash said smilingly.

“I love Pakistan and Islamabad perhaps that is why I came here with all my stuff once or twice every year and I have brought quality items all the time that is why prices of my goods are expensive,” Dubash said.

He said he had been visiting Pakistan for over a decade now, and he always felt pleasant to be here to display his collection exclusively designed for females. “Since both countries’ culture, traditions and folklore are same and so is the code of dressing and my work has always been appreciated by Pakistani women,” Dubash told Daily Times.

Besides clothes, the traditional Indian jewellery both artificial and coated gold was also displayed on the occasion. The Indian artificial jewellery is already very popular in Pakistan due to the advent of Indian Television channels. So the jewellery displayed by Dubash received a huge public response. Moreover, evening bags with fancy work were also displayed in the exhibition.

The exhibition would conclude on January 22, which is likely to be extended. This exhibition would also be held in Karachi and Peshawar, while Dubash has exhibited his work in Lahore last week.