I have always been a fan of Indian Ethnic wear. I love sarees and lehngaas on women and jodhpuris and sherwanis on men. I like to watch the detailed work on these clothing pieces as it always depicts the brilliant combination of imagination, creativity and art work. You look well and feel so royal and elegant in these cloths. They are being part of our lives for so long and in so many special occasions that we connect with them emotionally. I bet your Mum still has her wedding saree stored carefully in her closet and I bet that it must be beautiful too! :)
Though we love our heavy, designer Indian ethnic clothes it’s not practical to wear them every day, they are special and made for special occasions, right? But wait! How come we forget our beloved kurtis, tops and long skirts? I remember when I was in college my go to combination was my favorite kurtis with jeans, some jewelry (preferably ethnic) and stoles and I was good to go. So casual yet fashionable. I do love the heavy use of cotton in these cloths, perfect for Indian weather.
Ethnic jewelry and accessories can completely transform any look. They are so elegant. You can go for very simple jewelry to heavy ‘Jadau’ ethnic jewelry and you are guaranteed to look good. Accessories like dupattas, shawls and stoles can instantly work like magic for your simple outfits and add pop of color to them. For handbags you have variety of options ranging from clutches to sling tote bags. We find ethnic influence on our home accessories too. Seriously! What else you need?
I so love ethnic/tribal fashion that it’s never enough for me. My favorite shopping destination for ethnic fashion in India is Fabindia. I shop like crazy when I enter that store. I also like Colaba Causeway for some fun shopping (As Mumbai is my hometown). So if you haven’t been there or you are a tourist in India please check out Fabindia and Colaba causeway if you visit Mumbai :)
We all know that ethnic fashion has heavy influence on Indian fashion industry since long. But it is making its impact on western world too. In fact, for spring/summer 2012 tribal/ethnic fashion is very ‘in trend’. It’s all about patterns this season. We can already see Bohemian print being quite popular. So it’s sure that we are going to see a lot of prints and weaves this spring/summer.
I personally like both Eastern and Western trends and when East meets West, I could not be happier!! :)
Disclaimer: I don't own images included in these collages. I have collected these images from the Internet according to my taste and organised them in a presentable manner. All pictures featured in this blog belong to their respective owners.I don't claim ownership of any of these images.