Upcoming Trends in Ethnic Wear

Today’s designers are coming up with edgy and head turning fashion ideas. Mostly chalk and cheese combinations are the rage these days. To say, the most crazy fashion proximity that has been doing the round these days is linen and wool weaved in a fluid sari or western attire.

Tussar long dresses too have aged before other summer fabrics for they look way too graceful, and if there is wool weaved in the fall, you’re sorted for a perfect evening look. Until recently, the word ‘Linen’ always gave us a mental image of summer shirts and trousers, which is now being used to make saris, and designer Anavila Misra has won the race for coming up with this out of the box fashion idea.

The idea of a successful fashion is the fabric and the weaves that fall in harmony with each other. While you’re attempting something unusual, the design and the fabric mightn’t go down well with each other but all hail the creative minds like designer Rahul Misra and Anavila Misra that are pushing the envelope of fashion more by the day. In Milan recently, Rahul Misra’s designs were held in high regard. He has successfully created wool so thin that could easily be worn in summer. Those have been embellished with zardozi and tie-and-dye designs too.

Today, FabIndia’s collection is adorned with freshly designed chanderi apparels. Goa based designer Alastair Blair has blown the lead of the renewed designs with glossy-light-chanderi especially designed for FabIndia.

To make a go of the Linen sari idea, Anavila had to cross path with many hardships because a linen fabric would easily develop crush in it, the drape wouldn’t be like the usual sari, such problems had been dealt with utmost dexterity by Anavila and the result is the Linen saris with woollen motifs doing it big in the market. She increased the spacing in the loom so as to give the fabric a different texture and she was sorted for the classiest rage in textile designing. As luck did have it, the saris have charmed its way into the Lakme India Fashion Week this year.

Summarily, Rahul Misra grabbed the International Woolmark Prize for his outstanding contribution in making wool wearable in summer. The Trans-seasonal wool has been prepared with a blend of Chanderi by the weavers of Madhya Pradesh. While Chanderi is already weaved with a combination of silk warp and cotton weft, Rahul insinuated Merino wool weft to create the summer-wool which resembles linen and cotton and feels soft against the skin. There is also zardozi work available in the market on male jackets that could be worn grandly in a marriage ceremony.

The hand woven textiles this way got a leg up from the brilliant designers and the popular ethnic brands are thinking in the same lines today, not the least bit apprehensive on the sell because fashion conscious crowd is clearly turning towards the apparels made of heritage textiles now-a-days.


About the author: Shreyashi Das

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