The fall 2019 boot season has begun in Paris with mega-platforms and chunky soles. Last year was ruled by stilettos and block heels. This year fashion is being blended with function with over-the-knee and sock boots with a bulky lug sole. Popular brands like Mango, Burberry, Rachel Comey, Bershka, Zara, and Topshop are also onboard with the trend.
The 3 piece ensemble - a skirt, a choli, and a dupatta come from Mughal times. It was created with embroidered brocade or silk and worn with a diaphanous dupatta. Tarun Tahiliani started the trend of lighter lehenga. Bollywood brides played a huge role in setting trends. The latest is Priyanka Chopra’s shirt with lehenga look in Instyle magazine.
Pairing unexpected colours can be fun and interesting. Some of the combos that work well together are navy blue with yellow, pink with brown, bright green with dark blue, mustard yellow with burgundy, and navy blue with grey. Pairing a pastel or neutral tones with a bright, or darker shaded with popping colour is the key to creating an outfit.
Sometimes the simplest additions make the biggest impacts on your outfit. You can elevate the outfit with a plain ribbon or a bow. It will make the outfit look cute and elite at the same time. Draped it around my neck like a tie, and then simply tie it into a bow. You can use this trick while wearing a simple turtleneck, jeans, and a jacket.
Denim jeans have been there for 150 years and it still represents the timeless symbol of classic Americana. It goes with everything, whether it be a jacket or a dress. To those who are unaware, authentic denim is made from cotton. It it cotton that makes the fabric sturdy yet softening with each wear, fades naturally and fitting like a second skin.
India has many fashion designers that blend tradition effortlessly with forward-thinking aesthetics. And they are at par with legendary pioneers like Ritu Kumar and Sabyasachi. Some such fashion designers are Masaba Gupta, Bibhu Mohapatra, Manish Malhotra, Payal Singhal, Manish Arora, Priyanka Ella Lorena Lama, Tarun Tahiliani, and Kanika Goyal.