Designer: Sanjukta Dutta, the winner of the prestigious Dada Saheb Award for the best designer 2018, who designs especially traditional Assamese outfits, mekhela chadar treasures, and transports from the Brahmaputra to the Thames, the Ganges to the Hudson. Sanjukta's designs are a symphony of colors and medley of motifs from the traditional Assamese to the tribal tales around the world, a sheer visual delight. I chose this Crisp and charismatic black mekhela chadar woven with traditional Assamese motifs in silver that melds with the modern royal blue and crimson for the 2nd day of Assam Convention 2018. Got this mekhela chadar a couple of years back, but the best part of Sanjukta Dutta's mekhela chadar is that it remains trendy and classy even as days go by.
While planning the outfit, I was a little overwhelmed while choosing the jewelry. Then I thought about this Amrapali necklace, I didn't have to think twice. Traditional mask motif is a very traditional Indian art form that merges into the modern muse. The mask reminds me of Majuli's mask making visit experience. As I wanted to give the mekhela chadar a modern look, instead of wearing a traditional blouse, I wore a silk bell sleeve off-white crop top that blended well with Assam silk and a crochet potli to complete the look. Wearing the most traditional outfit of my home state, I incorporated the look with current trends, just like a woman of today who never leaves behind tradition yet always slaying the trends.