Designers, brands are fixated on Chikankari, the hottest trend this summer

Chikankari is widely believed to have been introduced by Persian craftspeople who came to India looking for patronage and found it in Mughal empress Noor Jahan's court

The Medini chanderi skirt and shirt from ‘Cloud People’; Price Rs 15,800 for the shirt; Rs 35,000 for the skirt;  Available at Raw Mango stores in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru
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The Medini chanderi skirt and shirt from ‘Cloud People’; Price Rs 15,800 for the shirt; Rs 35,000 for the skirt; Available at Raw Mango stores in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru

Manavi Kapur
Popular Instagram artist Marie Andrew recently posted her “April Heart” online — a heart made up of typical summer things — and at the core of it was the intense emotional need for a haircut. If you’re living in India, you can probably add mangoes, a glass of Rooh Afza and chikankari apparel to the list. And you won’t be alone. Couture labels, high-street brands and even fast-fashion knock-offs seem to be echoing this seasonal sentiment.

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First Published: Apr 26 2019 | 11:48 PM IST

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