Fighting the heat and sweat in general can be quite the feat on its own, let alone trying to look comfortable, happy and trendy while doing so. But worry not, for this year, Le Reve’ s Eid collection is already here to take care of all your worries!
Drawing inspiration from all things local and cultural, the collection highlights traditional fabrics like muslin, silks and cottons and traditional embroideries, motifs and also jamdani prints.
The women’s collection is a beautiful range of saris, shalwar kameezs, ethnic gowns, and kurtis or single pieces and showcases a range of traditional embroideries from karchupi to glasswork and even combinations of the two.
Le Reve’s collection also offers outfits that are perfect for evening wear, such as ethnic gowns or the “gypsy suit”, as they say; a fusion between a sari and a kameez that comes with a skirt like palazzo, paired with a top, making it a hassle free choice if you wanted to go the traditional route but without sacrificing creature comforts.
In addition to that, their Nine-to-Nine collection is also available. As the name goes, this range is the one stop solution for women on the go, and offers a range of tops, tunics, shirts, culottes and formal trousers. The collection is the perfect balance between restraint and a colourful palette of summer through tailored cuts, flairs and silhouettes dripped in tradition.
For men, Le Reve offers a range of formal and regular wear, but with Eid coming soon, nothing beats a crisp, white cotton panjabi this summer, as you make your way early morning to the mosque for Eid prayers. For those in the mood to experiment, this year’s Le Reve Eid collection for men also offers Kabuli sets which is just another variation of the humble white panjabi and shalwar. If you want something more casual but still traditional, then opt for their all over subtle embroidered, printed or vegetable dyed panjabis instead, which comes in two sizes; fitted and semi-fitted
The little ones have not been forgotten either, for the collection also includes comfy cotton panjabi options for boys, and for girls, it extends all the way from ghagra cholis, three pieces to party wear of different lengths.
Smack dab in your face is the name of the game this summer, and that is exactly when Ramadan, and ergo Eid, will take place. Simply put, this means, whatever you shop for to turn heads (times three) for Eid must not only be fashionable, but breathable to combat that humidity. Le Reve’s Eid collection offers exactly that with its range of options, for that formal dinner Eid invite to the perfect casual look for a meet and greet with friends over a dose of your favourite chilled caffeinated drink of choice.
Photo: Sazzad Ibne Sayed
Model: Raj, Niki
Wardrobe: Le Reve
Make-up: Farzana Shakil’s Makeover Salon
Styling: Sonia Yeasmin Isha
Location: Horse and Horse