Saree is be-all, who needs curves? (Getty Images) (Photo:evening gowns)

So, is saree still a thing? Oh, it is still the thing. That's one piece of Indianfashion that should nationally be declared the staple wardrobe for womenof the country. And that won't be too much.

Sarees have always been our favourite, be it a silk, a cotton, a pink, or a coral, we always get to make it our way. Centuries of let-us-try-it-a-different-way have led to the range of draping styles we have today. Drape it Bengali, or Maharashtrian, or the classic Mumtaz or Rajrani, sarees always manage to steal attention.

The trajectory of this piece of fabric has not only been an Indian fascination though. It has travelled offshore and Australian designer Juby Jacob McDonald thinks it to be the "most mesmerizing attire". For her, sarees are the most elegant piece of clothing and more importantly, it is a canvas where one can paint his imagination. Choose your color, choose your print, and you are good to go. Though one can't deny that they might not be the most comfortable piece of clothing to be running around in, but its gorgeous look outweighs most of the discomforts we might have to go through.

Juby developed a liking for sarees because her Indian mother would wear it often. She admires it so much that the international fashion icon has called it her favourite. She is often amazed at how versatile a saree can be and how a piece of fabric draped on a woman can be the most elegant thing the world has seen.

Juby, in fact, is soon to launch her International fashion clothing label Juby McDonald in India. In an exclusive interview with us, she said that these years offer the best fashion scenario on the Indian continent so far. Women have lately become more fashionable and are boldly experimenting with international style statements. This is the best time and the best opportunity to enter Indian markets.

To start with, Juby McDonald will be serving customers online and in no time, it plans to go retail. Juby confirmed that within two to three months, the brand will be available in stores. When asked if plagiarism in the industry affects her brand, she said "barely". Quite confident and excited about her upcoming endeavour, she believes that their pieces are very hard to replicate. They are lined with bustiers and boning, which is exclusive to their fittings. The only thing that concerns her about plagiarism is a bad copy of her designs, she said, playfully.

For her spring summer collection, Juby McDonald will be launching a unique pique of resort wear. Juby's love of colours can be explicitly witnessed in the collection that will have swim wears, bikinis, evening dresses, see-throughs and all that you might need for your next stay at a resort. The launch is expected in two months.

Indian women are the most elegant, said Juby, and that's the thing bringing her to India. They love to dress up, and their piquing independence has added a bold flair to their dressing. The beauty of the subcontinent, its cultural extravagance, and the multicoloured aspects to its fashion sense is what is bringing the brand to the country.

But yes, saree outweighs it all. And curves aren't mandatory, please.See more at:red carpet dresses