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Label of Palkan

8 Jul

Label of Palkan

Lehenga by Palkan

5 Jul

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Reddish orange skirt with a hand emroidered corset by Palkan.

Elegant Lehenga by Palkan

5 Jul

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Reddish orange skirt with a hand emroidered black corset in this elegant lehenga by Palkan.

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What went wrong with the FIT ??

4 Jul

Have you ever wondered about things as small as “Measuring Tape” affecting fitting of some of your dresses. I am sure most of you would not have thought about it ?? right ?

In this post , We are yet again bringing you closer to things which make or break products. Our notion of a good quality product at Palkan not just end at the dress itself however we think of quality as a complete package which should ensure even the perfect fitting of the dress. We will share with you how a measuring tape can actually account for your misfit dresses even when you gave the right measurements and there was no gap what so ever.

Quality means doing it the right way

Quality means doing it the right way

Like any other thing under the sun, a measuring tape is also manufactured under different names from different companies but only few produce a good quality product. A very important factor for choosing the correct measuring tape is to measure the tape against a standard length and check for any variation in length. In simple words, to check whether the tape is not shorter or longer than the standard length. Most of the times, all the kaarigars of a boutique working on dresses tend to have measuring tapes of different brands and the length of the tape varies from each other.

Variying Tapes

Varying Tapes

“Crown” is an Indian brand which manufactures measuring tapes and since many years its name is synonymous to measuring exact lengths. All our executives,kaarigars at Palkan use “Crown Measuring Tapes” to ensure that there is no mismatch in the fitting when a dress is being made.

 

Crown measuring tape                           Lengths comparison in two correct tapes

 

Rest assured, we care for your dress and it fitting.

Signing off,

Team Palkan

Don’t spoil your occasions

8 May

Buying a dress and getting one stitched are two entirely different processes and latter being the preference of many. While buying a new dress, we take care of all the fabric and stitches and all the stuff that clicks at that time, but the mistake is committed while making a selection when getting one stitched. We often chose the right fabric but ignore all the other stuff that may not be as attention seeker but is a vital part of your dress. Just imagine, you are walking down the aisle, probably experiencing the most precious and celebrated hours of your life, and snap, suddenly the zipper in the back malfunctions or the stitching of some portion becomes ineffective, well that’s a complete occasion spoiler and most of the brides will suffer an instant Nervous breakdown. Well obviously you don’t want that. Well that is why we are here today sharing this vital information with you to ensure that your life’s perfect occasion is not spoiled by a miser tailor or a cheap zipper.

Choose the material used in your dress very carefully. The choice of beads, zippers, embroidery should be made very carefully. The quality of the zipper should be checked and made sure that it can withstand and malfunction. We personally recommend and use YKK Zippers.

Good Quality Zip

Good Quality Zip

Good Quality Conceal Zip

Good Quality Conceal Zip

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Likewise the thread used for stitching should be checked carefully, it should be high tenacity spun polyester. We recommend and use Vardhman threads to provide you the best quality.

Good Quality Thread

Good Quality Thread

 

The Beads and embroidery used should be very carefully checked. Beads should not lose the upper coating on a single wash. It should not get broken easily. Choose the buttons carefully. Always go for genuine buttons and not cheap plastic. It should not wear off easily and should persist. The locks or hooks used should be checked likewise.

Buttons

Buttons

Beads

Beads

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All this takes is a moment and can spoil many if not done carefully. So go on and check for these in future whenever you get a dress stitched. We’ll be coming up with more such posts to help you because it is us who need you and not the other way round. Till then, enjoy dressing

 

Team Palkan

 

Dress to Impress and Express

23 Apr

Have you ever experienced the confidence that oozes out when you wear that brand new dress or your favorite dress? I know most of us will answer YES for that.

In reality, when we dress well, we feel good about ourselves.  People, mostly women experience this phenomenon. The more happy and jolly they are, the more time they’ll spend on looking good and perfect for any occasion. Women who look most happy wear their favorite dress with their most ravishing jewelry, this signifies that they are in a happy mood. These clothing choices mean that women who are feeling low and unhappy tends to wear loose, and less thought upon, clothes. The choice of what you wear determines and reflects the confidence level in you. Not only that, but it also makes you feel more confident about yourself.

Dress well to feel Happy

Dress well to feel Happy

The strong link between clothing and mood state suggests we should put on clothes that we associate with happiness, even when feeling low. Even if you are depressed, dress well and not according to your state of emotion.
The below facts may be a trigger of shock for you, but In a study, 51% of women would wear jeans when they felt sad or depressed, and only 33% of women would wear jeans when they felt happy or positive, according to the news release. So if people still wear jeans when they are happy, just to a lesser degree, why are they such a bad choice? Why are baggy clothes associated with a sad or depressed emotional state and dresses and jewelry associated with a happy or positive emotional state?  This is because we don’t wish to spend much time on clothing when we are in a depressed state of mind. People who wear baggy clothes are often found to be unhappy of their physical appearance and are unwilling to experiment with it.

It shows that clothing impact strongly on how you feel and may also influence how you think. It suggests we should give more thought to what we wear and even dress for happiness, irrespective of how we are feeling. If we knew more about
which clothes could lift a person’s mood perhaps there would be less need for anti-depressant medication. When we are feeling depressed or unhappy, looking our best is not on our minds. In fact, it becomes a hassle and waste of time.
Mental energy is turned inwards towards emotional thoughts. Dressing simply becomes function versus adornment or fun

Remove sadness by dressing well

Remove sadness by dressing well

People shouldn’t necessarily make assumptions about the feelings and emotions of another person based on their clothing though. To certain extent, you can read whether someone is feeling insecure based on their clothing, but body language and nonverbal communication is much more representative of one’s feelings.

If something makes our figure look poor, we generally don’t like this and thus are unhappy about it. When we don’t like what we wear, we focus on it throughout the day. It takes away the focus from the daily tasks that are important—work, relationships, family. A woman should walk out of the door and not have to think about what she’s wearing for the rest of the day. You’d be amazed at how much mental energy is exhausted pondering about how we look.

Dress to Impress and express happiness

Dress to Impress and express happiness

So, remember, next time you walk out of the door, be sure that you are well dressed even if you are depressed, wear what makes you feel good, take a pause and give some time to your clothing, it’ll boost your confidence eventually.

As they say, Dress to impress and express.

Happy Wearing,

Team Palkan

Wills India Fashion Week 2013

13 Apr

So we at Palkan, thought of bringing you something to look forward to and that is Wills India Fashion Week 2013 edition. This year’s fashion week saw 138 leading and young designers from across the country congregate at Hall No. 18 of India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO), Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

The five-day showcase kick started on 15th Feb. 2013. The inauguration happened on the same day, the list of designers was disclosed. It saw many renowned personalities walk the ramp. Some well experienced, some doing it for the first time and some who paved their way into Bollywood by walking on the ramp. The likes of which include Anushka Sharma, Bipasha Basu, Ranveer Singh, Milind Soman and many others.

The fashion buffet as always showcased designs and clothes for every season and occasion. From day-to-day wear to formal, from ethnic wear to the swim wear, from guards of winters to the summer cottons. As always, the funky Bollywood wear was also showcased at the event. Day 1 of WIFW saw designers like Vineet Bahl, Nikasha etc. display ethnic designs of class and culture.

Green Lehenga by Nikaasha

Green Lehenga by Nikaasha

Model displaying beautiful green and gold mixed designer lehenga. Designed by Nikasha at Day 1 WIFW Autumn/Winter 2013. Gold brasso work has been used in the lehenga. Golden thread work has been done around the pink border. The pink embroidered dupatta of net has embroidered zardosi work all over with mirror work complimenting it. The green designer matching sleeveless blouse of the saree pairs up well with it.

Jaqueline Fernandes walking the ramp at WIFW

Jaqueline Fernandes walking the ramp at WIFW

Model wearing beautiful wearing Saree

Model wearing beautiful Saree

A beautiful model walking the ramp in blue designer saree (shimmer faux georgette). It has been highlighted by extensively using silver thread work all over and a blue ribbon has been used for border. Blue designer full sleeves saree blouse wit ‘V’ shape neck pattern and silver border work around it. Designed by Nikasha at Day 1 WIFW Autumn/Winter 2013.

Lehenga by Anand Kabra

Lehenga by Anand Kabra

A model displaying a beautiful red and tan designer lehenga with embroidered green matching dupatta and paired with designer full sleeves saree blouse. The lehenga has been designed by Anand Kabra at Wills Life Style India Fashion Week Spring 2013.

Sidharth Malhotra at WIFW

Sidharth Malhotra at WIFW

Recent heart-throb Sidharth Malhotra(Student of The Year) walking the ramp for Manish Manish Malhotra in a traditional Sherwani with embroidery around the neck. The designer paid an ode to Phulkari embroidery from Punjab through his collection.

Models for Vineet Bahl

Models walking for Vineet Bahl

Saree by Samant Chauhan

Saree by Samant Chauhan

A model displaying black chanderi cotton saree with broad golden zari border paired up with black designer sleeveless blouse with patch work and paisley design at the back and in the front. The thin red zari line along the gold color is very attractive. This is designed by Samant Chauhan at Wills India Fashion Week 2013.

Saree by Dev R Nil

Saree by Dev R Nil

A model displaying black and white net saree in trendy design with red velvet border on both sides. It is designed by Dev R Nil at Wills India Fashion Week Spring 2013. It is paired with red blouse in mega sleeves and high neck design.

Bipasha and Madhvan with desginer Rocky S

Bipasha and Madhvan with desginer Rocky S

Bollywood Actors Bipasha basu and R. Madhvan for designer Rocky S at the WIFW 2013.

Half Saree by Anand Kabra

Half Saree by Anand Kabra

Model in beautiful half saree designed by Anand Kabra at Wills India Fashion Week 2013. The lehenga is in cream and golden brown half and half combination with matching blouse in high neck and mega sleeves. While the dupatta is in contrast bright greenish yellow color in plain with patchwork border matching with the lehenga.

Model walking for Anand Kabra

Model walking for Anand Kabra

Model displaying plain cream color saree in flowing material at Wills India Fashion Week Spring 2013 by Anand Kabra. The saree is plain with blending golden color border and is paired with light brown color sleeveless high neck blouse.

WIFW 2013 witnessed some flawless and adaptable designs from various budding and experienced designers. The fantastic and wide range of lehengas, sarees and other ethnic wear displayed by the designers took the standard of WIFW up by a notch.

Enjoy the collection,

Team Palkan
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