Navyas Fashion Blog - Feel the Vibes of Indian Fabrics and Clothing

  1. Glam up the festive season with block printed kurta sets for women

    With the festive season coming soon, designer houses are all geared to introduce their collections. Some are experimenting with the traditional wear and are introducing fusion wear while some are working on age-old traditional wear and working on ethnic wear collection following the old handloom patterns. At Navyas Fashion house, we follow the traditional hand block printing method to design our clothing line be it night wear, kurtas or kaftans. This year as well we have introduced block print kurta sets that too in bright colours. Done with detailed embroidery work by skilled workers, the dresses are handmade with a lot of passion. The gota work portrays the festive wear with golden motifs and bright floral prints.



    Indian festivals are full of colours and are glamourous in nature. Inspired by our culture itself, the collection imbibes festivity with its bold colours with golden prints and heavy embroidery work. Even the pattern of the kurta sets for women designed are made keeping in mind the comfort and convenience so that ladies can move around easily. During Indian festivals, there are lot of tasks which needs to be taken care of with food for guests to home décor to hosting guests. Keeping all these in mind, the dress also needs to be designed in such a way that it becomes easy for them to manage all these work and yet look glamourous. Some of the designs which are must try this festive are listed below:

    Pistachio Green Lehenga Set- This festive wear lehenga set in pistachio green colour with top front open is sure to upgrade your glam quotient. The flora embroidery kurta with gota work details resembles festive season. The zari work and laheriya lehenga set not only is comfortable to the skin but portrays grace.

    Lilac Embroidered Kurta Pant Set- Of late lilac has become the most favourable colour and this year festive season is sure to have a kurta set for women in this colour tone. Beautifully embroidered around the neck line and even on the pant, this colour and the delicate work resembles festivity in itself. The bright colour brings out the radiance of the collection and is a perfect dress for any occasion.

    Garnet Marron Muslin Silk Kurta Set for Women- Silk has always been the preferred fabric during festivities and with muslin silk, the comfort is guaranteed. The garnet colours resembles the spirit of Indian occasions and the beautiful gota work in the kurta makes it all the more glamorous for festival.

    These are few of the kurta sets from our festival collection. Explore the New Arrivals section from our main menu to check out dresses which suits your style.

  2. Get Your Own Style with Indian Fabric

    Indian fabric has always been popular globally. In history as well, India has always been considered rich in fabric and artefacts.  Even if we see the folklores, the fabrics resourced from India has been considered very rich and thus was a costly affair. It was suited only for the royals at that time since it was not only tough to procure but was very comfortable to carry around throughout the day with heavy tasks. The popularity was among the ladies most who prefer to have it for its comfort to the skin and bright bold colours. Even the floral patterns were mesmerising enough for ladies to have their gown made of these.

    Get customised design made with Indian Fabric

    The benefit of purchasing Indian fabric by the yard is the option of getting it stitched in whatever pattern or design you wish to. Moreover, one can design it in dress or salwar kameez with matching fabric or making a fusion clothing of it. The versatility of Indian fabric provides makes it easy to design in multiple formats. Another benefit is the fabric’s comfort to the skin, especially during summers.

    Indian printed fabrics

    Indian fabrics are usually handmade by skilled artisans. The printing also is done by hand using wooden blocks which are then pressed on the cloth using coloured dye. The patterns are of different designs of which the wooden block is carved with the pattern protruded to the outer side so that it can be hand-pressed. The overall process is called hand block printing and is a traditional art form that is popular globally.

    Indian Fabric by yard comes in silk, cotton, linen etc and are very comfortable to the skin

    Indian fabric comes in various forms, silk, handloom, cotton and linen. The most popular fabric among these especially during the summer is cotton. Cotton fabric has the speciality of being comfortable and easy for all skin types. The comfort and convenience with Indian cotton fabric are at par compared to any other fabric.

    Silk, however, falls under the luxurious category. The fabric is usually worn during festivities.

    Although both the fabric has a long process of making with skilled labours and handlooms involved.

    We see even home décor done by home linen and people have found beautiful ways to use it to decorate their homes. Table covers, cushions, curtains, dhuri, everything now comes using Indian fabric in some form. We love how many designers are using Indian fabric to create their amazing collections and popularising it globally.

                                                  

  3. Glam Up Night Wear with New Kaftan Designs

    One thing which surlely has changed in the past two years is how people have started investing more in nightwear. Most of the global brands including the popular designer houses have introduced collections that one can wear at home as leisurewear and be comfortable with throughout the day hustling around. Ladies have the nature to do multi-tasking and thus prefer dress which is comfortable, easy to carry and is glamourous as well.

    block printed kaftan

    Kaftan nightwear worn by celebrities

    We all know how we as Indians love celebrity trends and the one fashion trend which has been doing rounds is kaftan wear which most of the Bollywood divas including Kareena Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Neha Dhupia are popularising is comfortable kaftan wear. Although they are portrayed as perfect maternity wear but their continuation of wearing it even after that shows their growing love for the easy and free-flowing dress.

    Kaftan nightwear has become particularly become popular because of their being easy wearable nature. The fabric is also of prime importance and when we design it and Prints and Weaves, we make sure that it is soothing to the skin. Recently we have seen Malaika Arora wearing an ivory shade with a golden print Kaftan ensemble during her get out with friends. The Kaftan dress which can easily be converted into daywear to night-out party wear is a perfect example to show the versatility of this dress.

    Increasing popularity of hand block printed kaftans

    Hand block printed kaftan nightwear has become a popular search keyword on online portals. After renowned Indian homegrown brands have invested and introduced in kaftan night wears and advertising it with the ongoing theme of work from home culture, kaftans have become the popular choice among ladies.

    kaftan nightwear

    Considering the ongoing work from home culture, ladies mostly prefer a dress that they can wear even during zoom calls and yet do the homely chores at ease. Kaftan dress is one such clothing that provides that luxury and is easily adjustable as per the body type. With the option of coming in various lengths, people have got more options to either have them in mid-length or full length. Put up some accessories and it becomes a perfect night-out dress.

    Many are putting up kaftan dresses with palazzos or ‘formal trousers as well. We are loving the play around of the people with this item of dress and presenting a different form of it. Even kaftan tops, kaftan patterned blouses, shirts that too in an asymmetrical pattern. Every design adds so much glamour and options one can have with this style. Some designer houses are putting it up in a beautiful pattern to go along with the saree as well. The perfect nightwear is here to stay and the way people are adopting it in their local designs and patterns, this style is surely going to stay for long.

  4. Make Your Summer Statement Casual Yet Bold

    Kaftan for women has been officially made a summer uniform by the fashion police this time especially block printed kaftan. We love how effortlessly chic the look it gives. In the last one and a half years, everyone has gone fond of comfortable clothing and trust us, no one wants to go back to the uptight styles. We all love a relaxed environment while working from home and clothing plays a key role. The ease of movement of the clothing plays a major role in how effortlessly you work throughout the day. There is a reason why different industries have different styles of uniforms based on their nature of work. Every job requires a comfortable movement of the body around the workshop or whatever stipulated environment they have to do their work.

    With the ongoing work from home culture, ladies play multiple roles at home. They not only have to manage their official work but at the same time are taking care of their family at home. With cooking, cleaning and a lot of homely chores, it is important to wear an article of clothing which is comfortable and in the meanwhile is exquisite enough to attend the zoom or team’s call. Kaftans provide that adaptability of switching from leisurely mode to work mode and thus has gained more popularity being the most popular trend of the season.

    Many renowned brands are now investing in leisurewear and the reason is with pandemic people are moving towards sustainable clothing. There is a major shift in the shopping pattern of people, lavish tights and party wear are no more preferable. Everyone wants something casual which they can use for a long time and prefers to invest in that only.

    Kaftans not only are free-flowing but are fit for every body type especially Indian figures. The ease of adaptation kaftan provides is one of the most popular reasons for ladies to love it. People are favouring handloom made clothes for this very reason that they are breathable and are perfect for Indian summers. One can hide the excess fat or can get comfortable with whatever body type they have without any hesitation. The V neck of the kaftan adds the oomph factor and provides the overall sleek look of the person. It is perfect for summer getaways and hanging out with friends. The tassel not on the waist provides further options to adjust it as per the body type.  further to these block printed kaftan made from handloom with traditional designs are worth to have added pairs in our wardrobe. One can even style it up with a broad belt. Pair it up with a sling bag and a heel and it becomes perfect for a night party as well.

    We love to see your styling pictures on the grand and how you come up with new ideas. Keep sharing those since your contentment with our dresses is what keeps our team going and working hard toward designing new styles.

  5. Reviving the traditional art of mulmul cotton fabric

    mulmul cotton fabric by Yard

    Mulmul is one of the finest and oldest fabrics adored by the royals. It is made of plants along the banks of the Meghna river. Every year there is a limited plantation of the seeds and flowers of which this unique fabric is made. It is a limited resource and the uniqueness of the fabric is what makes it exquisite and deemed fit for the royals. It was so popular because of its lightweight and translucent fabric that foreign delegates in the old era loved it and had most of their dresses made of mulmul cotton fabric. Today there are many options to acquire mulmul fabric due to the increase in convenience and transportation facilities along with the fabric increase. The handloom industry works on reviving the old culture of making cotton fabric and makes produces mulmul cotton fabric by yard as well. You can even get beautiful creative fabric made of mulmul nowadays. The handloom industry has evolved many folds since its origin. Although mulmul has its origin in Bangladesh, different cities in India especially Rajasthan has kept this culture alive along with its diverse fabric work. One can find hand block printed fabric as well made of mulmul cotton by the yard. If you are planning to buy mulmul fabric online, there are plenty of options available but be sure of the authenticity of these fashion houses since most of the clothing is outsourced from third parties. We at Navya Fashions are dedicated to producing dresses made of pure cotton sourced from handloom and made by artisans who are skilled in fabric.

    mulmul fabric online

    Dresses made of mulmul cotton fabric has recently been more popular and in talks after Soha Ali Khan was spotted wearing mulmul kurta set with mulmul palazzo and dupatta set. Bollywood has always led India with its fashion sense. They are the trendsetters of the season. Mulmul fabric has been loved by many because of its pattern and texture which is soothing to the skin and provides easy flow. It is perfect for the summer season, especially in India. You can get multiple dress patterns made of mulmul cotton fabric, be it a chic kaftan dress, a comfortable kurta set or an indie dress. Even night suits made of mulmul cotton is popular. Moreover, at Navyas fashion house, you can get mulmul cotton fabric by yard, of which you can make designs of your choice and style it up. Do let us know how you are bringing up the styling and tips of it by tagging us on insta. Our team loves the handmade love you guys share on the gram.

  6. Reviving the tradition Indian Print Fabric

    Indian print fabric

    Indian print fabric printing process is called chintz. It is a woodblock printed, painted, stained and glazed textile. The cloth is ideally designed with floral prints with different patterns and colours preferably on a plain cloth. These Indian print fabric is then sold by yards to be designed as kurta or saree. The of designing Indian fabric by yard is a very old ancient tradition. The patterns have been so much loved by the world that it has been adapted in various forms by renowned designers. Since generations, various designers have tried to revived the old traditional Indian print fabric and the industry today has come so far that there are tons of websites from where one can but fabric online. But the catch here is… are they authentic? With time, duplicate production of fabrics and digital prints have taken over the sales of original prints. The original hand block printing involves skilled artisans and is a costly affair along with time consumption and patience. It’s an art form which gets admired by many. Those who have the knowledge of the fabrics can instantly get to know the difference but the cheaper production of digital prints and easy availability of patterns on online sites, has led to an increase in the market of duplicate patterns. Another major challenge comes with the choice of fabric. The traditional Indian fabric by yard is made of pure cotton and in the loom. The handloom industry has been following the traditional process and trust us, the purity of fabric made at handloom is of no match to the digital prints. The authenticity is the love for designers when it comes to design traditional outfit.

    block print fabric

    We at Navyas Fahion, follow the same block printing process by sourcing the fabrics locally from the handlooms and the quality of the dress is pure love. If you are following us on social media, you will soon see the behind the scene pictures of the process and the people who are keeping this old style process of handloom alive. Although in the late 1980’s people have understood the power of Indian handloom, the bollywood cinema’s western style again deviated the fashion industry from the traditional norms. It is now with urban crowd majorly moving towards traditional prints and fabric with wide knowledge of the process, the old style printing methods and fabrics are back. More so, the favourable weather condition have given more leverage to the traditional clothes. Popular brands with global reach like FabIndia, Anokhi have further been a medium to introduce the Indian fabrics but with modernised versions and costing. The importance of original handlooms now is more realised than ever. The costing, the culture, the stories behind, everything gives more power to the local brands who are working tediously to revive this industry. Even our designers come up with latest designs and patterns which are easy to carry and gives a unique look with a touch of simplicity. We love it when our team matches everyday fashion with traditional patterns and presents this up in unique fashion. Do let us know your styling ideas and feedback if you have got Navya outfit.

  7. Comfortable Handmade Night Gowns from the House of Navyas Fashions

    Comfort for people have been of utmost importance since the very beginning. The very first rule of sustainable fashion is of designing dresses which are comfortable and easy to carry. The fabric should be soft and one should feel like wearing it all day long. Night gowns for women is one such category which people designers and major brands have found a new interest in. Women’s nightgowns have now been an uptown leisurewear clothing, which one can even wear outside. Considering the ongoing situation of the pandemic with majority of the people working from home, women’s nightgowns or leisurewear shopping has seen a tremendous surge.

    night gowns for women

    We at Navya fashion house also work as per the demand of the people but the advantage with our products is the pure handloom product. Cloth which is handmade, fabric which is sourced locally. All this makes the end product a love note from the artisans in the house send to the end users. The soft fabric of cotton since sourced locally is ideal for the summers in India. We often while going for a brand miss out the key note for any kind of cloth. No matter ow flattering the design is, if the fabric is not soft to skin, people will not wear it. We try to add on the oomph factor in designs along with the softest of the fabrics made by following the traditional pattern of design. We have recently launched our new collection, “Nayab” meaning unique. Going with the true meaning of the word, we have curated night gowns, kaftans and Kurta sets which have uniqueness in them. The indian traditional patterns have been followed and the culture of the authentic handloom have been followed while curating each piece.

    handmade nightgowns

    The night gowns for women, introduced in this collection have an added charm. The pattern is bold and electric. The bright colours add on the July feeling during the summers and the fabric brings on the comfort. We believe that whatever dress you wear, it should bring rejoice to the person. The fun element is what makes it more unique and appealing. It adds on to the personality of the person carrying it. The beautiful traditionally block printed designs are the added factor which brings uniqueness to the design pattern. Check out the kurta sets with dupatta or kurta set with trouser and the looks on the model portrays the fun we had while designing it.

    Explore our night gown section as well with similar prints and we are sure you will love it.

  8. Block Print Kaftan; A Perfect Addition to Summer Collection

    Our lives are incomplete without fashion. We are in a time where everything is surrounded with fashion. Not just in terms of clothes but in all aspects. All of this is attributable to the advanced technological environment. Technology has made us want for more. And due to this, as and when technology changes, the fashion industry also changes. Or maybe we can say that the fashion industry is ever changing. Be it summers or winters, be it recession or inflation, it is hard to imagine a particular trend trending even the next day. As you wake up to a new morning, you’ll see something new passing through your eyes. 

    But, one thing that hasn’t changed is the limited options available with us for summer collection. When the scorching sun is blazing over  our heads, and the body is bathed in sweat, our body is in dire need of something that is breezy and light. The first thing that strikes a woman’s mind is block printed kaftan. Kaftans, since their introduction, have taken over the fashion industry by storm. You’ll hardly find a woman who does not have a kaftan in her closet. When it comes to summer collections, block printed kaftans find themselves at the top of every woman’s wishlist. 

    block print kaftan

    Apart from being the best summer wear, block printed kaftans have other uses as well. You can try them as your night wears too. They look stylish and trendy. Block printed kaftans also give you a comfortable night sleep. 

    Block Printed Kaftans at Navyas Fashion

    When it comes to buying block printed kaftans online, Navyas Fashion is your one stop shopping destination. Our vivid variety and making use of traditional block printed technology puts us ahead of other brands. At Navyas Fashion, you can find short block printed kaftan and long block printed kaftans. With a rich variety of colors and the goodness of natural fabrics, you will not want to switch to other brands after using our kaftans. Apart from the outfit, what attracts people to Navyas Fashion is the price and easy accessibility. With Navyas Fashion, you can choose amongst a large variety of block printed kaftans and buy them online while sitting and relaxing on your couch.

    kaftan online

    Don’t miss out on adding stylish kaftan dresses in your wardrobe. Visit Navyas Fashion and shop for your favorite styles

  9. What Goes into making of Block Printed Fabrics

    It is said, whenever you are in doubt about your outfit, choose block printed fabric. And it is rightly said. Block printed fabrics have been reigning since their inception. Be it youngsters or an aged woman, be it adolescents or adults, everyone is crazy for block printed fabrics. And why not, handblock printed fabrics have a charm of their own. The process of making them, the creativity that goes on to designing them and fine intricacies are worth admiring. Unlike other designs, block prints have been in vogue since a long long time. It can be said that block prints were the first ever decoration on the fabric. 

    hand block print fabric

    The demand for hand block printed fabrics has never died. Since the very beginning, they have been one of the most preferred outfits by the women. It is not surprising that not just in India, but women from all around the world are in awe of this traditional hand block printed fabric. You might be wondering where this beautiful art was born. It is surprising to know that India is not the birthplace for block printed fabrics. As per the historians, it is the Chinese people who invented this technique many centuries ago. But once this technique stepped into Indian territory, India became its homeland. Though block printed outfits saw a dip in their demand during some centuries, the Mughals added a new lease of life in this age-old art. Mughals are credited for reviving the culture of block prints. And since then, this art has never failed to impress. It is one of the first choices of every woman. 

    block printed fabrics online

    Block Print Fabrics at Navyas Fashion

    Now, your other question would be where should you go for the best block printed fabrics? Your answer is very simple. Navyas Fashion is your one stop destination for all types of hand block printed outfits. With Navyas Fashion, you can choose from a wide variety of block printed fabrics online while relaxing in your bedroom.

    The high demand for our hand block printed fabrics can be attributed to their labour intensive technique used to create it. Every product leaves an elegant touch. It is not just a wooden teak and dye that goes in making block printed fabrics. It is a lot more. Creativity, patience and attentive eyesight is required to carry out this art. All you need to do is visit Navyas Fashion and explore the range of hand block printed fabrics and choose your favorite one.

    Visit Navyas Fashion and shop for your favorite block printed fabric now!

  10. Ever-Green World of Block Printed Fabrics

    We are in the 21st century where things change with a snap of the finger. This statement fits the best for the technology and fashion industry. These two industries are most vulnerable to rapid changes. What you see in trends today would disappear by tomorrow only to be replaced by something new and dynamic. So, in today’s fast moving world, can we expect anything to be constant? Is there anything that has refused to bow down to change?

    block print fabric

    The answer is yes. The love and charm for block printed fabrics has refused to die down. They were in trends in the past, they are in trends now and they shall remain in trends in the future as well. There is no craft or art form that can ever replace the hand block printing on fabrics.
    Block printing on Indian fabrics is not something that requires any comprehensive detailing. People associated with the textile industry would tell you that Indian fabrics have always been high in demand. Especially the Indian block printed fabrics. The Indian hand block printed fabrics are not recognised just in India but all throughout the world. This fabric attracts high demand from the foreign markets.

    hand block print fabric

    Its wide popularity can be attributed to the process by which block printing on fabrics is done. Since prehistoric times, the technique has remained constant. Just like the love for block printed fabrics has not changed, so hasn’t the technique. This is one of the most complex and time consuming types of art form. It is done using manual techniques where the craftsman impresses the wooden teak blocks dipped in dye on the fabric. It has to be done with utmost care since the margin of error is very minimal. One error can cause the whole fabric to go in trash. Apart from the traditional wooden blocks, this art form also uses Stencils, Engraved plates, Rollers and Silkscreens to carry on the printing on the fabrics.

    block print technique

    If you are looking for best in class handblock printed fabrics, Navyas fashion is your one-stop shopping destination. We tend to leverage the vast and rich culture of textile that India possesses. Every Indian block printed fabric that you see at our website is made in India by the Indian artisans.

    Visit Navyas Fashion and shop for your favorite Block printed fabrics now!

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