Trend to Watch Out for : Phulkari!

by mehak on March 23, 2013

in Fashion



Phulkari is  slowly but surely creeping up to be one of the hottest trends of 2013 ! Not only did Manish Malhotra put a completely modern twist on Phulkari for WLIFW Autumn Winter 2013, Malaga’s latest bag collection is inspired by Phulkari as well!

Here is what Malaga says :

 What better way to celebrate the oncoming Holi Festival than to have your wardrobe brimming with colour, vitality and ethnic opulence. Malaga presents its latest line of festive handbags, its Phulkari range, which does just that. Using the hand embroidered Phulkari fabrics from the Punjab region, Malaga has combined the hand-picked patterns and colour combinations with sleek silhouettes and simple metal embellishments that highlight the vibrancy and inherent character of the fabric. With complementing colours and tonal options as well, these handbags are the perfect to gift your loved ones on an auspicious occasion of Holi festival.

Price Range- Rs 5000 to 8000

Peachesandblush101Here are my favourite pieces from the Manish Collection, which featured Phulkari in really unique, different colors  and in small doses ! Love!

Here are some ways yoou can incorporate Phulkari in your own outfit

1. Get a plain, Patiala Salwar and a fitted kurta with a vibrant Phulkari Dupatta !!

2. Get a Phulkari corset like i got made for my Mehendi

3.Wear a Phulkari Belt ! I saw someone at my wedding do this- an embroidered sash worn across a plain hot pink chiffon sari. Super trendy!!!!

4.Get a Phulkari Bolero! My mom and her sis got the cutest little bolero jackets made with red and green phulkari, and wore them over their anarkali’s for my ladies sangeet *Refer to Maasi#3*

5. Get an Anarkali, with Phulkari Embroidery all across the bust and the rest loose and flowy!



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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Preeti Kaur March 23, 2013 at 7:33 pm

looking forward to own one some day :)


Orangepink March 23, 2013 at 8:10 pm

Gr8 Ideas Mehak… But I’m already on my way for my Phulkari Anarkali.. Will share the final outcome:)


mehak March 23, 2013 at 8:49 pm

OOh please do share!


Xuvious March 23, 2013 at 8:22 pm

They’re gorgeous!! An anarkali like that would be perfect!


deepti March 23, 2013 at 8:30 pm

I have always been a fan of Pulkari work and already own 3 suits and 2 chunni made out of phulkari. Its very elegant in its own way :)


mehak March 23, 2013 at 8:50 pm

OO pretty! I have one phulkari dupatta with a suit, but thats about it. But the Manish Collection gave me tons of ideas to make my own phulkari stuff.


RJ March 23, 2013 at 8:53 pm

Will go for phulkari dupatta/ anarkali suit…


neetu92 March 23, 2013 at 9:20 pm

I have so many suits/ articles with phulkari work on them, but the collection is never finished lol. I just asked my mom to buy me some more, and she was like, “Where are you going to keep them? there is no room in your closet.” It’s gonna be hard, but I am on the mission to get me some now.


aditi March 23, 2013 at 10:28 pm

I like the anarkali idea!

I saw a beautiful phulkari duppata in lajpt nagr (those fabric shops) was darn expensive! 2500/-


mehak March 23, 2013 at 10:53 pm

Yeah thats how much they come for in Delhi. If you get em from Ludhiana/Patiala you can get one for about 500-600


khaddu March 23, 2013 at 10:56 pm

i love ur idea no . 1 Mehak .. it is classic .. will never fail :) !


Sophia March 24, 2013 at 3:39 am

i have two phulkari dupattas which i pair with a white fitted salwar top & legging…that way all the limelight is on the phulkari work……


Richa Saxena March 24, 2013 at 10:29 am

I love phulkari work….but they are really expensive in Mumbai :(


Rajvi Bhow March 24, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Im gng to amritsar next week and am so gonna buy myself a nice heavy phulkari it especially after seeing manish’s collection..


deepti March 24, 2013 at 2:45 pm

I love phulkaari dupattas.. they look so fresh and young :)


Bhumika M March 24, 2013 at 4:30 pm

The Malaga Phulkari range is not that new though.. They have been showcasing it last bridal Asia onwards! That aside, super pretty they are! Been eyeing one for quite a while! Huge Phulkari fan too!£


Swati March 24, 2013 at 6:58 pm

They all look beautiful.. would love to buy a phulkari dupatta.. :)


Yumna March 25, 2013 at 5:58 am

Wow, very unusual bags…lol.

Unusual can be in a good sense here. Love the patterns. :)


Sanya March 25, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Wow! Now that’s something very traditional. Not bad! But my latest crush is on Power Red Campaign bags from Oriflame. The bag is in red and is super chic. Really! Awesome shade!


Nithya March 25, 2013 at 8:30 pm

Those bags I like.. I want :P


n March 25, 2013 at 11:25 pm

Saw this on Karishma (for Manish Malhotra) at the Lakme fashion week. Nice!

btw, did not like Kajol outfit on the ramp for the same. I wonder what they could have done right there…Mehak, what do you think?


Palak Kamboj June 8, 2015 at 8:43 am

Hi everyone

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