Convertible Sari That Can Be Draped in 5 Seconds


Chennai, September 2018: Fashion designer Purushu Arie’s latest design features the convertible sari drape which can be worn within 5 seconds!  The convertible sari which features two armholes can also be worn as a notch-collared top with cowl back. This newest way of wearing the sari is also the easiest, fastest, and most comfortable way of draping a sari.

a rectangular garment tied around waist and draped over shoulders, traditionally worn by women from South Asia.

CONVERTIBLE SARI – Transforms into a notch-collared top!

Purushu Arie’s latest functional upgrade involves two armholes that interact with the body where the wearer can simply slip in their arm. This sari not only converts into a notch-collared top but one no longer has to worry about pinning the sari to blouse or the sari falling off.

The convertible sari can be worn in anywhere between 2-5 seconds. The convertible sari transforms the cumbersome image of sari by offering speed, ease and comfort for our lightening fast lives.


The versatile sari fits a variety of body types. Convertible sari is a size-neutral garment that can be worn by more than 4 different clothing sizes.

 “The convertible sari was first created as part of my graduate design collection at NIFT New Delhi. At my graduation show, the audience broke into spontaneous applause in middle of the show when the sari was transformed into a top on ramp. That thrill from backstage is a moment I carried on and I developed the style further. As a designer, it’s my job to offer simplified solutions for real life. Not every Indian knows how to drape a sari – but that statement won’t apply any longer.” – Purushu Arie

About Purushu Arie:
Purushu Arie is a Chennai based fashion designer who graduated from the department of fashion design, NIFT New Delhi. Purushu’s award winning fashion blog was founded in 2009 while studying fashion design and at a young age of 19, he was invited by Fashion Design Council to write official show reviews at India Fashion Week, New Delhi. Ever since, Purushu has collaborated with more than 70 retail and luxury brands as a fashion blogger. Following a stint as menswear designer at Lee Cooper, Future Group, Mumbai in 2013, he relocated to Chennai where he continued blogging and wrote guest columns for dailies. In 2017, Purushu Arie launched exclusive gender neutral fashion ecommerce. Purushu was invited to talk about his fashion journey at TEDxChennai in March 2018.

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