Global fashion, Indian soul
This is the season for fashion surprises as traditional themes make a contemporary comeback with fresh silhouettes, luxe drapes and next-gen accessories. Here's how to jazz up like a true world citizen
With functional fashion becoming the norm, there are limitless transformations entering the world of fashion.As new styles and trends come onto the scene, Indo-Western fashion is set to own festive wardrobes. And no we're not talking of the humble kurta worn over a classic pair of blue denims. Fusion fashion today involves a wide range of garments which are conceived by merging international fashion elements into Indian sensibilities, silhouettes and fabrics. From sari gowns for women to westernisedbandhgala jackets for men, Indian designers have been pushing the boundaries of creativity to bring the world into our Indian wardrobes.
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WGSN presents global trends for Amazon Indian Fashion Week
In a first for the fashion industry in India, Amazon.in and FDCI brought in WGSN, the world's leading fashion and consumer trend forecasting service, to unveil the Spring/Summer 2016 Global Trends Insights for women's wear. The presentation at the Amazon India Fashion Week in New Delhi gave an outline of macro trend forecasts and clear visual themes that will dominate the upcoming season's fashion demand.
The trend presentation will be another input to sellers, designers, retailers and the fashion industry at large to support their ability to deliver the latest fashion-rich offerings to customers. Derived from a broad range of research from catwalks and editorials to street style and directional retail, the briefing includes detailed insights on colour, fabrics, and patterns with key styles in apparels and accessories. The content also covers fashion concepts presented through insightful imagery with a strong product focus to provide tangible takeaways on not-to-miss global and local ethnic-wear trends.
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Why Indian designers prefer to play it safe
The international fashion week season has finally come to an end. In September and October, style meccas like Paris (France), Milan (Italy), London (UK) and New York (USA) showcased myriads of new collections, and set the pace for the latest trends to come in fashion. However, what stood out at these events, apart from the collections, were some dramatic elements that many designers relied heavily on to make statements on the ramp. For instance, designer Rick Owens left his audience in a tizzy, during his Paris Fashion Week show, when his models walked down the runway, literally carrying other models as human backpacks.
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The Indian summer of Western fashion
It might be subtle as a pattern of stitching or eye-catching as a burst of glitter. It might be a vivid combination of blue and green that suggests peacock feathers or the foliage of a pleasure garden. But when it comes to the most sought-after clothing and jewellery produced by designers in Paris, New York or Milan, there is nearly always an Indian element.
Fashion editors in Europe and the US regularly anoint styles like tunic tops, tie-dyed scarves or embroidered jackets as the latest high street trend, often under the moniker of “hippie chic” or “luxury bohemian”. Yet the Indian aesthetic has never really gone out of style. As shown by a pair of exhibitions, on this autumn at the V&A Museum in London, Indian ornamentation and design skills have been a major influence on European tastemakers since at least the 19th century.
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Menswear outshines womenswear at Indian beach fashion gala
Bright coloured swimming trunks, shirts with lungis and sherwanis with palazzo pants -- these fashion trends and more grabbed the attention at the three-day Gionee India Beach Fashion Week (GIBFW) 2015, where menswear stole the show.
From the opening day to veteran designer Wendell Rodricks's closing show on Saturday night -- menswear turned out to be a highlight and delight for many.
Rodricks's collection clad both men and women, but what caught the eyeballs was when some male models started his show on a dramatic note. They got on the stage together and removed their robes only to reveal their toned physique and colourful (even pink and blue) swimming trunks.
Source: indiatvnews Website