Ethnic wear needs to strike a balance between classic glamour and edgy urban chic. Having an eclectic mix of stylish custs with flawless details and not-so-busy flowy chiffons or crapes. Ultimate goal is to strive for fusion of feminity and strength in a perfectly beautiful coexistence.
Indo-western clothing represents an amalgamation of vibrant embroideries of Kelash and Sindh. It is well known for its bridal, pret-a-porter and haute Couture lines. Fusion clothing caters to a range of smart casuals, luxury pret wear and classic formals. It’s style ethos is based on understated elegance with a balance of trendy and eastern elements whose work truly reflects the heart of authentic skilled hand craft which defines south asian culture. Ethnic luxurious formal wear collections are beautifully enlaiden with zardozi kaam and miniature embroidery with delicate detailing of sequin and bead work. Most collections comprise luxury formals and modern pret wear that experiment with patterns, figures and faces and displays a bold color pallet. Some designs showcase aesthetic abilities and distinctly alluring ensembles. bright color silk screen print ready-to-wear semi-formals are a force to rekon with. Strong in intricate handcrafts and classic silhouettes. New fusion fashions are emerging rapidly, as designers compete to produce designs in tune with current trends.
Thin line of clothing caters mainly to working women who are looking for contemporary fresh designs and cuts Chikankari fabrics – is a classic art from the sub-continent dating back to Mughal period and consisting of a style inspired by ancient persians. lucknow , heart of india of chikankari kaam dedicated to ancient craft of crochet, a centuries old craft involving weaving threadinto numerous floral and geometrical patterns. Some of the patterns resemble fruits and animals . like swans and elephants.
Fusion wedding wear has a collection of of strong traditional yet very contemporary feel about it – truly an interesting mix. The Rajwads of Jaipur descend with their royal splendor and form the desi version of boho-chic. Most indian designers are playing a perfect host to these designs in their spring and fall collections. There is a majic in clothes that cannot be found elsewhere…The perfect cut can bring joy,a sparkle of sequins builds confidence; a mixture of textures exudes adventure and simplicity of classic linens radites contentment. Lachesis, a well known boutique in India is named after a Godess of Fate who weaves the color and pattern of out lives. It has a simple ethos – no two women are the same, no two lives are the same and no two outfits are the same. What a way to kick start with Lachesis!
Hand woven fabrics not only help artisans but also in high demand as it used for kurtis, lehengas, sarees, and suits. They bring to us a succession of dresses making every woman into a star. Designing in hand woven garments started off with an initiative to save Indian artisans and weavers to minimize the use of machine embroidery and machine made fabrics. Collections consist of vibrant hues in silks, chiffons and georgettes.
The Japanese Shibori art has given an indian twist. Inspired by the western women of today it creates a true feast to the eye. Age old garment construction techniques are heavily used in Mexico, India and China. Cut to flatter, garments have a sense of flow and drape about them and sparkle with a sense of quirky freshness. Bright flowers, butterflies, dragon flies, birds, celtic and mayan symbols are interestingly embroidered and appliqued on the garments.
Going traditional with some of my all time favorites -Paithani, Real zarikota, designer ethnic wear, Bailoos, Chanderis, Banarasis, Pochampallys and last but not the least Kanchi pattu.