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Indian fashion goes for ethnic theme this season

19
Jan '07
Designers these days emphasis on traditional designs and celebs like actor Arbaaz Khan too prefers a well cut sherwani with churidar and flowing dupattas on formal occasions to flaunt them. Designer Ritu Kumar advises to look more Indian through proper choice of clothes.

SAREES

Zardosi, buta-butis, sequins, cutwork, mirrorwork, patchwork, pearl-work and kundan embellishment to enhance the look of sarees.

“Soft-flowing, lycrabased, sheer fabrics go with the season,” says designer Shaina NC. Emphasising on a 'sensuous look', she adds, “The vogue for well-cut blouses, low-cut backs, short sleeves or sleeveless styling continues.” In summer georgettes, crepes and mulmul work well.

Ritu Kumar roots for ladies to always go for sarees on formal evenings. “No matter, what the drape, a saree is always elegant, graceful and youthful. It's the most stylish dress,” she adds.

LONG FLOWING SKIRTS

Abu Jani, Sandeep Khosla, Manish Arora and Malini Ramani prefers long skirts this season to go for the ethnic look.

“Multi coloured panel skirts need a simple choli to be transformed into a lehenga,” says Manish Arora. Embellished tops and even Bandhani prints are a rage now.

KHADI FOR ALL

The finest khadi originating from India is displayed at Harrods, Sak's Fifth Avenue and the couture ramps of New York, Milan and Paris. Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla have embellished Khadi with badla and gota work and observe that “Since it drapes well, Khadi suits ethnic wear whether it's kurtas for men or kurtis for women. The natural colour of Khadi is beige, so it suits all skin tones and has very elegant understated look.”


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