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India is a country where every state has a different flavor, a unique culture and a distinct valuable craft. All the states reflect diverse cultures and hence increases the potential of this country to provide the much needed new flavor and so has also become a muse for the Designers.
Indian Trends Going Global
Indian designers have been experimenting and presenting exotic creations embellished with the uniqueness of Indian crafts and techniques – Lady Gaga in a Manish Arora paco Rabanne
Louis Vuitton’s india inspired ‘L’ame du Voyage’ collection .
The Global Fashion world has taken notice of this country’s rich heritage .Britney Spears in Falguni Shane and Peacock..Bright colors have been beautifully blended with exotic hand crafted techniques of embroidery and weaving. Katy Perry In Manish Arora .
.World renowned Designers like John Galliano for Christian Dior . Alaxender McQueen and Gianne Versace have been using Indian techniques to name a few. Marc Jacobs for Louis vuitton .
Hollywood celebrities also have often expressed their love for Indian Culture by donning the Indian Attire. . most popularly The Saree.
.Fashion in India covers a whole range of clothing from ornate clothes designed for wedding ceremonies to prêt lines. sports wear and casual wear. Traditional Indian techniques of embroidery such as chikhan and zardosi. allowing the young urban Indians to choose from the best of both worlds. and traditional weaves and fabrics have been used by Indian designers to create Indo-western clothing in a fusion of the East and West.
styles. Chanderi. Bandhej.The Indian Sari The sari is a simple attire that consists of a single. Chikan. . rectangular piece of material that constantly changes in looks. Baluchari. Kanjeevaram. The most popular Indian saris are Banarasi. Hakoba. Patola. Handloom. designs and fabrics from generation to generation. Phulkari and Parsi saris.
. the Indian sari never loses its grace.Ashley judd Mallaika Arora Khan Katherine Heigl No matter how many styles and trends come into the limelight.
This beautiful fashion attire has spanned ages in India. elegant and sensuous.Indian women wearing a sari look graceful. stylish. and still exists as the quintessential element in every Indian woman’s wardrobe – but its going GLOBAL now .
sequence. embroidery. georgettes to crepe and many more. kundan etc. zardosi.Berry Indian saris come in Halle a range of fabrics starting from cotton to silk. These saris are adorned with various embellishments like mirror work. georgettes to crepe and many more. Indian saris come in a range of fabrics starting from cotton to silk. pearl work. patch work. . zari.
Its all about India – Naeem Khan .
American pop band Pussycat Dolls’ fixation with the Indian sari began when they sang the English version of AR Rahman’s Jai Ho! When the girls made headlines with their Indian look at a fashion event. we couldn’t help but notice Nicole Scherzinger’s sari which fitted her perfect owing to her sexy curves! .
Princess Diana Uma thurman .Another very popular and widespread Indian attire is the salwar kameez.
Many fashion designers in the country are focusing on this beautiful outfit. trying to provide consumers with some of the most unique and exquisite collections of salwar kameezes. This dress provides opportunities for a lot of fine embroidery and other ornamental work. . Zardosi work on salwar kameezes is evergreen.
Indian jewellery can easily make it into anyone's wardrobe. bangles. earrings. Headbands. necklaces.Celebrities are also partaking in this look.You name it! Indian inspired accessories are a go-to for a formal function or a frocktail with some stylish ladies. . once they enjoy opulence and glamour.
The maang tikka-esque jewel with pearls went well with her peach gown at the Met Gala red carpet in New York.The Maang Tikka: Australian actor Isabel Lucas of Transformers fame wore a Indian jewellery as a hair accessory. She chose earrings to match it too. .
Indiainspired Designers Abroad .
he showed how. . his Paris-Bombay collection had every grand cliche from Indian fashion and more. When he unveiled Chanel's pre-fall 2012 collection in early December in Paris.Karl Lagerfeld doesn't believe in subtlety. Part of the Metiers d'Arts series.
An array of colours blended perfectly. Traditional Indian pieces of jewelry added to the scene. The collection features intricate embroideries. .The Pre-Fall 2012 collection has pulled off a spectacularly different approach to French chic with a creative twist on Indian couture. from bright hues to ivory tones. raw silk and other extravagant materials characterise an exquisite combination of delicate Indian handcraft and Parisian fashion. The presentation for the new collection showed off an excessively creative set with sensual sights. almost stealing the show from the clothes with its bling. deep pigments of red and shades of gold and silver. sounds and smells of India.
decorating each outfit like icing on the cake. having been put together by hand. beads and other embroidery. Not only do these embellishments add a bit of bling to each of the pieces. but gave them a certain touch of extravagant uniqueness. .Embellishments: The collection was enriched with intricate pearls.
enhancing the delicateness in the appearance of the pieces and another trend you will find in-stores everywhere! .Lace: It’s been a big year for lace since Kate Middleton’s divine Alexander McQueen gown at the Royal Wedding in April. Chanel has added lace materials to the collection.
brand-savvy Indian bride's wardrobe include Chanel as well? . each piece was intrinsic to the brand's trademark design. paired with embellished leggings. seemed to channel the current bridal favourite anarkalis and churidar suits. From the classic tweed to the heavy dose of pearls.This is one aspect where Chanel's Paris-Bombay collection stood out. But the addition of full skirts. So will the fashion-conscious.
Wang’s designs have even made believers out of the toughest fashion police with her decision to downplay the cultural baggage of exotic-fetishism for India that most foreign designers succumb to.Acclaimed designer and queen of bridal couture Vera Wang had the demi-monde and fashion ‘buzzards’ raving about her India-inspired fashion show. . The designer’s latest “Spring/Summer 2013” line was unveiled at the “New York Fashion Runway” to an awed audience.
Wang kept it real with a collection that was royal and racy in the same breath. The silhouettes were clean and tight. and brocade cholis in modern avatars dominated the runway with ballet-inspired shoes that were a touch decadent. whites and greens embellished with delicate Indian embroidery. Thinly veiled Nehru jackets. with careful attention to detail.The avant-garde seamstress kept her collection simple with bold and monochromatic combinations in gold. . blue.
Trinidadian designer Meiling did some really rich designs for the Bombay Dreams 3 Fashion show. where traditionally patterned silk sarees were used to create garments in Western silhouettes. I always love when people make this combination of using these lustrous fabrics to create an unexpected look. .
cap sleeve. of course. the duo who have constructed Marchesa into a label precedented upon evening gowns that are runway to red carpet ready. cropped pants and gold-embroidered flats designed in collaboration with Christian Louboutin – was an unexpected if ingenious choice from designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig. It was. an inspiration that resulted in a show of undeniable glamour and opulence. . paired with slim-cut. The opening look – a tunic. and hem.India Inspired Marchesa’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection was heavily influenced by India. an indication of apparel to come. ornately beaded at the chest. in the best of ways.
and Marchesa knocked these techniques out of the park.Citing 1960s India as their muse. . But what really sets Spring 2013 RTW apart from other Marchesa collections is the flawless handcrafted elements on these gowns. Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig put an awe-inspiring artisan spin on Marchesa’s signature show-stopping gowns for the Spring 2013 RTW collection. We love how Marchesa stays true to the saree silhouette in a lot of these looks. Bold brocade. elegant embroidery and stunning sequin work are the hallmarks of Indian fashion. showing that the classic Indian style is more than ready for the Western runway.
and mirror work adds instant impact.Sachin + Babi Spring 2013 RTW For a Bohemian twist on Indian tapestry. the navy and blue sleeveless mini. reminds us why Indian threadwork is so chic. . from military jackets and mini-dresses to embellished jeans jackets. we’re loving the new Sachin + Babi collection. Another stunner. The designers featured tapestry on every silhouette imaginable. it’s hard to overlook the innovative pattern on the lehenga-inspired full skirt that closed out the Sachin + Babi runway show. And although we’re not a fan of the red bikini top. The brocade on this strapless red mini-dress gives it a gorgeous shine as it hits the runway.
There was a streak of jewel tones and splashes of intricate embroidery. "Combining the two meant a strict silhouette with stately embellishments. Manhattan-based Wu sought inspiration in the era of maharajas. also released his India-inspired Pre-Fall 2012 collection in New York at the same time as Paris-Bombay. ." Wu explained. 29. fused together with illustrations of American wildlife artist Charley Harper.Taiwanese Canadian fashion designer Jason Wu.
Gaultier accessorized his collection with nose-rings and other traditional tribal Indian jewelry. .Jean Paul Gaultier's Indian inspired Spring 1994 collection from Vogue April 1994 Jean Paul Gaultier’s Spring 1994 collection. Using heavy Indian influences like a digital Rupee print.
the festive-looking shoe might woo fashionistas abroad with its 'exotic' appeal. but the gaudy design and bright colours are unlikely to find place in the style-conscious Indian diva's wardrobe.French shoe designer Christian Louboutin included the Bollywood shoes in his Spring/Summer 2012 collection. just in time for the opening of the label's first store in New Delhi. . Adorned with Rajasthani needlework and kundan stones.
also seen at Prada in Milan Fashion Week and Chanel in Paris Fashion .In Louis Vuitton’s Autumn Winter collection. designer Marc Jacobs wowed the world with his three-piece suit — a jacketover-skirt-over-pants combination.
Chanel’s India inspired beauty range .
Indian Fashion Designers Going Global .
Ritu Beri From showcasing at the prestigious Paris Fashion Week to dressing up notable international celebrities such as Bill Clinton. the designer's journey is a perfect representation of Indian fashion's inroads into the worldwide fashion scenario. Beri sells her creations through boutiques in France and Germany and a store in New Delhi. . Prince Charles and Nicole Kidman.
Ritu Beri A graduate of the National Institute of Fashion Technology. She became the first Indian designer to present a show in Paris. Her gradual success led her to be named by Time magazine among the People to Watch in International Business. which forecasts fashion trends worldwide . She is the only Indian designer to be featured in promostyl's magazine Acustyl. where she successfully launched her first luxe collection in 1998. i. the designer launched her label in India in 1990.
. Hollywood celebrities. to the Prima Donna of Indian Movies and a bevy of other VIPs have all worn the Ritu Beri label. Bill Clinton.Ritu Beri Former US President Mr. Supermodels. famous Parisian Socialite. the Swarovski family.
Recently. Bollywood's leading stylist and ace designer Manish Malhotra celebrated Diwali night at Doha by styling six international celebrities including Dalia Albehairy. India is truly hot. Ghada Adel and Dorra Zarrouk at the 'Bollywood Night'. Elizabeth Hendrickson. Amanda Palmer Yousra.Manish Malhotra Designer Manish Malhotra styled international celebrities at the Doha Film Festival. .
.Suneet Varma Suneet Varma's new line for Judith Leiber Here's a peek at veteran Indian designer Suneet Varma's latest collection for Judith Leiber's Fall 2011 edition. the American luxury brand roped in Varma to design its international collections in 2009. A brand known for its quirky and bejewelled minaudieres. His ornate style made him a clear favourite for this unique partnership of an Indian designer with an international brand.
54. Khan brought these concepts to fruition through prints. floral imagery and fiery desert sunsets.” drew heavily from Morocco. this one. with geometric patterns taken from traditional art. threadwork and laser cuts in his signature dresses as well as in separates. as usual. While the designer’s fall collection was reminiscent of India. . including the actress and “Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi. beading. Mr. was a must-attend for all the top fashion editors and celebrities. unveiled 42 looks at Lincoln Center at a runway show. named “The Duchess of Windsor: Exotic Gardens. which. white and blue hues. Fiery Skies and the Arabian Sea. and gravitated toward black.Naeem Khan Michel obama wearing a naeem khan design Naeem Khan.
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Penelope cruz in a naeem Khan dress .
The singer wore a 'Goddess' crown created by the Indian designer for the artwork of her album .Farah Khan Ali: Jewellery designer Farah Khan Ali made headlines for designing a Swarovski crystal-studded headpiece for renowned singer Beyonce Knowles.
Manish Arora Manish Arora is invited to show case his designs at the prestigious Paris Fashion Week in September-October. president of Federation Francaise de la Couture Du Pret-a-porter des Couturiers et des Createurs de Mode. Anamika has an interesting point of view too. He is ready to enter the international arena and show his collection outside India. Didier Grumbach. Anna Orisini. said: Manish Arora is a designer who takes risks and then wins. President of London Fashion Week said: Manish Arora's work is of international standards with something unique and new. who invited Arora. This won him much praise from the visiting London Fashion Week representatives as well. . . His collection was a forecast of what people in 2015 would be wearing.
Manish Arora’s graffiti collection at Paris Fashion Week .
.India inspires Manish Arora's Paris Fashion Week collection Indian designer Manish Arora has chosen Indian jewellery as his inspiration for his Spring/Summer 2013 collection at the Paris Fashion Week.
wherein 8 International Fashion Capitals will collaborate with 8 Top Indian Designers and will walk the ramp with 8 International pageant winners and 8 prominent showstoppers.A big international fashion tour with 8 Indian designers and 8 international designers is on the cards to promote hi-fashion designs. . writes Nimisha Tiwari The lure this time is to 'experience the world of 8'. Signature Premier has announced one of the biggest International Fashion Tours.
.Shane and Falguni Peacock say people in the West have an eye for Designer duo Indian artwork and more desi designers are making inroads into the Western market.
. The four-day event will start Feb 14 at Feria Valencia in Spain and more than 400 companies are expected to participate in the event. and European markets. Bangladesh.Indian fashion designers Rocky S and Neeta Lulla will participate in the South Asia Trade Fair (SATF) 2013 being held in Spain. SATF provides a platform for promotion of trade between South Asian countries.Pakistan. Sri Lanka and Nepal. including India.
Will India’s designers seize the moment? . Today. and Manish Arora are visible at upscale retailers in the fashion capitals of London. an opportunity to make it big. Designers have become more professional. New York. a Sabyasachi Mukherjee is applauded for combining khadi with velvet. Paris. better clued in to international trends and able to deliver the huge volumes required by foreign buyers. and names like Tarun Tahiliani. like never before.The Indian fashion industry is riding this sudden wave of interest. a Ritu Beri designs clothes for Nicole Kidman. and Milan. It’s a time of optimism.
Presentation by: Vishakha Chopra NIFT Mumbai .