Festive wear trends that you must own this season
Here’s a roll out of note-worthy trends that you must own this season.
Considering India still celebrates the softness and royalty of this Kashmiri fabric , designers left no stone unturned to include it in their collection this season. A winter favourite, velvet was spotted in lehengas, dupattas, jackets and even sewn on hemlines to add volume. Some embroidered some overlapped, the soft woven handloom clearly is one of the key highlights of the festive season this year.
Demonstrating the uniqueness of Indian couture, designers like Manish Malhotra, Tarun Tahiliani, Sabyasachi Mukherjee and a few more rolled out a stunning line up of gilded and hand-woven lehengas, which were overtly extravagant and celebratory. Some featuring a long trail and some in asymmetrical cuts displayed intricate handwork of the artisans working with these designers.
Black for Bridal
However ignored by most amongst the bridal colour palette, black was the dominating shade this season amidst many sartorial collections. While designer Kunal Rawal had the idea ‘Black is Back’ printed on one of his outfits, designers like Shantanu & Nikhil, Tarun Tahiliani, Ritu Kumar, Ashish n Soni infused the colour in their collections. From zari worked lehengas to long-embroidered jackets and sarees, the festive season’s must-have definitely demands black to be included.
The street-style fringe is now a couture favourite. With designers like Tarun Tahiliani and Ritu Kumar infusing this pattern in their collections, it no longer casual, but has evolved to beaded and sequinned tassel-like charms.
Back to Basics
While concept sarees still rule the trend chart, this season raw silk sarees, zari skirts and other such traditional outfits were celebrated on the ramp. With designers like Sanjay Garg and Gaurang Shah reviving India’s forgotten handlooms and textiles, the fashion week ramps this season were graced by some of the most basic yet elegant styles of the yesteryears.
If sequins were not enough, this season displayed a stunning line up of embroidered sheer. Basic tulle and organza handwoven into couture masterpieces were fronted by designers like Manish Malhotra and Sabyasachi who celebrated this unique style. In fact, Shraddha Kapoor who walked for Manish Malhotra demonstrated this style in her show outfit, complementing her statement lehenga with a sheer choli embellished with embroidered motifs.