Deepika Padukone launches India’s first new-age Saree Brand

Navyasa by Liva, a contemporary saree brand from the Aditya Birla Group, was launched on February 28, 2022.

Deepika will be the face of the much-awaited creative fashion retail brand.

The first four stores launched are in India’s top cities such as Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore and will open doors to a world of artful and fashionable sarees.

Navyasa by Liva currently offers 17 collections in 5 different varieties of nature-based Liva fabrics.

There is a saree for each sensibility including printed, embroidered, embellished and woven styles.

Talking about the launch of the saree brand, Rajnikant Sabnavis, Chief Marketing Officer at Grasim Industries said:

“Aimed at perceiving sarees as the new ‘cool’ and making it the preferred attire for the modern Indian women, brand Navyasa by Liva is coined from navya which means new, and rasa, which is the art of everything we do.

“With a national brand like ABG and Liva venturing into sarees, I am hoping to see a much larger shift in the perception and adaptability to sarees, especially among the younger generation and urban women.

“The brand is an ode to true contemporary, cosmopolitan Indian women who believe that style is a combination of fashion and comfort.”

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The collection features ethereal prints and chic styles. Each saree tells a colour-rich story with a modern twist.

The unique bold designs and diverse themes are designed to allow style to converge with fashion.

Renowned fashion designers Abir and Nanki, along with the internal design team at Liva have been instrumental in bringing the collection alive.

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Talking about the first collection of the brand, Nanki said:

“We have taken it upon ourselves to break the social stigma of sarees perceived as dated attire for older women or occasional wear.

“To alter the misconception of physical barriers associated with it, we have designed free-form drapes that are subtle yet make a statement encouraging women to push boundaries, blur the edges, and reach a limitless sky.

“With finesse as its essence, Navyasa by Liva is designed to empower women with freedom of expression; enabling adventure, boldness and their vibrant personality with versatile prints.”

Abir added: “It’s easy to get bogged down by the pre-conceived notion of the effort it takes to wear a saree.

“However, draping those nine yards of elegance can be magical if we allow it to be.

“Today’s woman wants the saree to feel good, look good and be so comfortable that it feels like a second skin.

“Navyasa by Liva does that for the wearer. The nature-based fabrics are extremely breathable.”

“With this launch, I foresee a revolution in Indian fashion as young women will find it very easy to express their sense of fashion through this under-rated beautiful attire called saree.

“The wide range of bold and vivacious prints will inspire many women to adopt sarees in their wardrobe.”