Since Chikan is such an exquisite and elegant form of embroidery, it is not surprising that it is still valued by designers. Designers in India especially tend to use the technique to create stunning and beautiful creations that are instantly recognisable. Designers like Tarun Tahiliani and Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla are particularly renowned and regarded for their use of Chikan in their collections.
The style of each designer varies of course. For example, Tarun Tahiliani is known to use Gara Chikan - Thick Chikan - extensively for his collections. Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla tend to use a much finer version of the Chikan and usually in the traditional white-on-white style. Some of the more famous celebrities to wear Chikan creations include Dame Judie Dench and Aishwarya Rai.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in a Chikan Saree at Cannes
Dame Judie Dench in a Chikan Embroidered Jacket
Dame Judie Dench in an embroidered jacket
Tarun Tahiliani's Chikan Embroidered Lehenga at Lakme Fashion Week 2014
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