True to it’s name, this brand’s designer wear will make you say those two words out loud - Oh Fab! The label offers an exquisite collection of hand woven sarees, dupattas and fabrics from Varanasi, Paithan and Kota. With motifs and techniques that are over a hundred years old, each garment of Ohfab exudes timelessness, heritage and exclusivity.
Ohfab has taken up the mantle to revive and reinvigorate the age-old weaving techniques and designs woven by the most skilled artisans across India. They use high quality mulberry silk, fine count cotton yarns (typically exceeding 100 count) or pure zari. I was stumped by the look and feel of the Vasanti Saree, an ethereal, dreamy and glamorous organza jaal decorated with both silver and gold zari. Another absolutely timeless piece of art is the Medhavi Niloofar Saree. This gorgeous saree boasts of a 80 year old design, where the mina jaal is woven using the 'Karhua' weaving technique, which takes about 2 -3 months to weave. Fascinating, ha? Some of their sarees are inspired by the sarees on display at the National Textile Museum, Delhi. Like the exceptionally stunning Pavitra Medhavi Saree - that has a woven pattern of an elephant in a 'chaudani' of parrots.
If you have been looking for a classic piece that will make for the perfect festive wear, look no further. Ohfab’s pure zari woven with pure mulberry silk in colours that are quintessentially Indian, looks beyond gorgeous and drapes like a dream. A classic white and gold pure silk Banarasi was love at first sight. A great fit for summer weddings and parties.
What’s really awesome about the brand is that they work at the grassroots level with the weaving communities in various parts of India. Empowering them to carry forward their traditional practises by weaving them into timeless sarees that carry forward that legacy for generations to come.