How Nandita Das is flaunting Indian Handloom Worldwide?

If there is any actress who has made impact in the global cinema while staying true to her Indian roots, then it is certainly Nandita Das. The actress has been known to create a strong fashion statement by flaunting her love for Indian handlooms. As an actress and a woman of substance, Nandita Das is really getting a lot of attention by wearing clothes that are made of Indian handlooms. Whether it is in her home country or in Cannes, Nandita chooses to sport the best of Indian handloom clothing that makes her stand apart from the rest. While the usual fashion scene at the Cannes Film Festival is characterized by Swarovski studded gowns or long, sweeping dresses, Nandita is sticking to her usual signature style by wearing the best of Indian handloom clothing.

Recently Nandita Das was at the Cannes Film Festival to promote her latest movie Manto. The filmmaker stayed in France for the Festival de Cannes which went on from May 17 to May 28. She met with the producers for the film as well as the lead actors of the movie Rasika Dugal and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. In this event, she was mostly seen in traditional Indian handloom clothing which she carries with a complete élan. As an individual with Odisha roots, she always had a strong love for traditional Indian handloom clothing and this can be seen clearly in her choice of personal wardrobe. For the Cannes event, she was seen in a peach and gold saree which made her look simple yet elegant. She had her hair artfully folded into a small bun and wore earrings in the form of handcrafted Indian danglers. The saree was designed and crafted by Anavila Misra which had a distinct classic appeal of its own.

Nandita Das wearing a handloom saree at Cannes
Nandita Das wearing a handloom saree at Cannes

To add more versatility to her Cannes wardrobe, Nandita chose to wear another handloom set by Anavila Misra that consisted of a charcoal kurta and tassar stole. This fine set created nice chic look that was quite comfortable at the same time. Over the years, this talented actress turned director sported numerous stylish handloom garments for the most important red carpet event at Cannes. Whether it was short tops, block print kurtis or silk sarees, Nandita Das was seen flaunting them all with her characteristic confidence and charisma. In her own way, she has become the ambassador of Indian handloom fashion in the foreign soils. Last year she was seen in some strikingly elegant clothes that were created by Swati Garodia for her label Sartorial. In 2016, she was seen at the Festival de Cannes in a white embroidered and beautifully sequined maxi dress that was created by designer Purvi Doshi.

From the very beginning, Nandita Das has been known to create a distinct style statement of her own by wearing simple silk and cotton sarees. Her simplicity was one of the distinct qualities that immediately attracted the attention of cinema lovers and industry insiders. She also instinctively understands how to combine her dresses with the best of ethnic jewelry which in turn has always helped her to create a strong impression. She also loves to wear stylish Indian handloom clothes when she is overseas promoting her projects. This strong love of Indian ethnic wear has characterized her way of life from the very beginning. She can also carry any kind of traditional ethnic wear easily and effortlessly which makes them look great on her. In her own way, she has inspired countless women in India and abroad to adapt a more ethnic fashion sense which in turn has popularized this form of clothing everywhere.