In the epoch of globalisation, where east meets west and fragments from all across the world are plucked and harvested to fabricate fashion having an encyclopaedic acceptance, we designers get inspired by various intriguing artefacts irrespective of their nationalities, mores and cultures. In today’s post, I take the liberty of vaunting my latest “Street Style” creation which is a prodigy of various Indian elements.
Hello everyone… Its an amazing feeling to be at work, bossing around the labour, seeing my designs come alive, then coming back to my cabin and start writing the prose on my macbook while sipping tea.
Traditional ethos implicit my today’s ensemble in a few ways. These days, when crop tops paired up with high-waist skirts are a dime a dozen, I pull the envelope by wearing a high waist skirt which is inspired from an Indian Loongi, paired up with a halter neck, front zipper crop top from my own label SHRUTI S. The fitted top is manoeuvred with a curious back in red and navy blue. The most intriguing aspect of the attire is the printing of the names of the blockbusters of Bollywood, e.g.: Kamine, Paa, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham etc. in Devnagiri Manuscript — gives me a carte blanche to call it a “Filmi dress”.. LOL!!!
To complete the Indian Street look, I left my Honey-coloured, wavy locks natural, with some kohl in my eyes, a deep orange on my lips and a beige to my nails. A red Tote-bag from ZARA and white Block-heeled shoes from ASOS, complete the look.
As often as I talk about what I wear, how I wear and to where I wear, I always have the urge to mention what people around are wearing. And I, disappointedly, have to state that besides those few who reside in the fashion suburb, it is so rare to come across people trying to push the membrane. The common man in India makes, absolutely, no effort to look not-so-boring.
I think, it is high time for a commoner to evolve out of the cliche t-shirt and denims combo. It is dis-heartening to see the professionals in this boring combination or may be with a tinge of formals when they can be much more forth-coming in experimenting with their wardrobes.
I see very few men and women, who are wiling to explore their fashion sense. Cities like Chandigarh, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore definitely have the population that dresses up. But to them fashion means adorning with brands from tip to toe in the cliche format of shirts and denims. I would request all my readers to, definitely, be lithe but also be experimental in clothing. Designers and brands, have a lot more to offer that can help you enhance your persona.
P.s. Its good to be supple in fashion.