How many ways can you wear a sari?
First images have been revealed from a new digital anthology, The Sari Series, which will demonstrate 80 different ways to drape this versatile Indian garment
Creative agency Border & Fall has unveiled images from its upcoming series of films celebrating the past, present and future of the sari and the myriad ways in which it can be draped.
The photographs have been released as part of We Wear Culture, a digital exhibition by Google’s non-profit cultural institute, that brings together stories of fashion from around the world. The most common way to wear a sari is the nivi drape, but Border & Fall's digital anthology reveals the sheer versatility of this simple length of fabric – claiming that it can be worn in 100 different ways. Some of these drapes – from various parts of India – are revealed in these images, alongside ways in which innovative textile and blouse designs are ensuring the sari remains popular.
The Sari Series: An Anthology of a Drape, which will be launched later this year, will reveal 80 of these ways through a series of how-to-drape films, alongside three documentaries that will provide contemporary and historical context.