For a long time, Europe was considered the fashion capital of the world, with designers like Donatella Versace, Coco Chanel, Alexander McQueen ruling the roost. But the last few decades have brought out some fabulous new talent from emerging countries like India. Fashion houses across the globe are now sitting up and taking notice of our work. In fact, they are taking inspiration from us. It’s safe to say that runways around the world are going Desi and this is how they’re doing it!
The Saree Fever
Drape them in a hundred ways. Pair them with a jacket or a crop top, a backless blouse or a ribbed bandh-gala to give you an effortlessly elegant look. Designers are gaga over this versatile 7 yard!
The Golden Obsession
No, we’re not talking about Bappi Lahiri! Using heavy golden embroidery, zari, kundan or brocade work in dresses and suits is soon becoming an obsession among major fashion houses.
The Khadi Way
Not only is this cotton spun material cheaper and completely eco-friendly but it is also known to give a simple, crisp yet sophisticated look much to the liking of international designers. Here we see actors Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor walking the ramp in a uber chic Khadi attire.
Be it a Rajasthani ghaghra, or a Kancheevaram Silk Saree, our colorful clothes have been inspiring western designers to create beautiful vibrant silhouettes. Take this Louis Vuitton’s Diwali collection here for instance.
Indian jewelry like Jhumkis, Maang-tikas, Anklets, Bracelets are universal favorites at the moment. A bejeweled accessory can give a glamorous transformation to any attire!
Many designers are dropping their hats to don turbans! Turbans have a very androgynous vibe to them and can look great on men as well as women, which is why they’re just great.
The Bindi Project
Drawn as a representation of Lord Shiva’s third eye, the bindi has captured designer’s attention since a long time. Many use it for couture shows to add the sense of drama to the outfit.
It’s time to unleash the Desi within you and flaunt it with style!