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SS’20: Groove Into the 70s Era! #TrendAlert

Whether it was about Stayin’ Alive with the Bee Gees, being the Dancing Queen with ABBA or a Champion with Freddie Mercury… the 70s were totally lit! Annnnnddd ready for a comeback! The 70s made a flashy entrance in all it’s Disco format this season. With a clash of prints and a kaleidoscope of colours, the retro vibe was hard to miss! Pairing floral print with stripes or colour-blocking with hallucinating patterns, everything was in. Polka dot it, stripe it or just let your imagination take over, anything and everything works! The 70s era was essentially a time of self-expression, anti-war movements, hippies and how can we forget – Disco. After all the blunders of 60s, the youth was ready to maximalize their clothes and their expressions with it too. Music was one such stream that influenced fashion in a big way. The 1970s became a musical bridge for the…

SS ’20 The Raffia Weave: From the Designer’s Desk

While sustainable and ethical are clearly the call of the season, there’s a new fabric on the ramps – Raffia. An African inspiration for this Spring, this trend was not just for clothing, but all accessories too! Giving it a head-to-toe look, Oscar de la Renta added bags and dresses with floral patterns while Dolce and Gabbana dyed the fabric and created dresses and skirts. Raffia took a turn this season from its conventional methods and adopted a modern silhouette. While this fabric trend was moving all across the ramps and red carpets, our designer too, was feeling inspired. Here’s a little behind-the-scenes! What is this material exactly? Raffia material basically comes from the Raffia palm leaves found in the Madagascar region. These leaves are first dried, created into strands and woven together to make a fabric. Raffia is also known as Kuba clothing in Africa and was traditionally woven…

SS ’20: The African Weave Work #TrendAlert

Sustainability is in, everything else is out! Spring-Summer 2020 is changing the fashion game, and with it comes in a new fabric – Raffia! There’s an African inspiration in town, and we’re totally in awe! Made out of Raffia palm leaves, this trend is woven in a typical basketweave pattern. However, this season it went to another level! Incorporating modern techniques and their flair, it was quite a spectacle to watch! A sustainable soft fibre, it is the new path of eco-friendly clothing. Raffia Ramps Dolce and Gabbana were clearly excited about this fabric. From tassels, bralettes to dyed fibres and bias-cut dresses, there was an excitement in the air. Adding scarves around the neck, Sunflowers in the hair and, of course, Raffia bags, it was a full-power Raffia takeover. Christian Dior was all things planetary this season and Raffia was not something they left behind either! From Raffia hats…

SS ’20 Eco-Conscious: From the Designer’s Desk

Sustainable, ethical, eco-conscious, are no longer just words but have transformed into what we call fashion today. Spring Summer 2020 gave us a whole macro trend of Climate Change. With designers showcasing their take on recycling, reusing and upcycling, it was about saving our environment. And more than that, it was about leaving a better world for our future generations, than just stories! While Vivienne Westwood’s quote of – ‘Buy Less, Make it Last’ echoed through, her collection included squiggly prints & mishmash shirting made from leftovers fabrics. Tiziano Guardini showcased his Atlantis inspiration with wavy patterns in cruelty-free silk and impressions of the sea.  On the other hand, Marine Serre incorporated recycled plastic for her theme. From accessories to clothes, everything was recycled. While all the ramps had a thing to say and contribute, we too were inspired to take a stand! So here we are sitting down with…

SS’20 Trend: Sustainable Fashion #TrendAlert

This Spring Summer 2020, think recycle, think reuse, think ethical! Fashion is taking a turn this season, for the environment. Our Earth has been calling out to us for quite some time now. With the increasing pollution and the changing climate, there’s been a lot of things. And this season took inspiration and called out its support for just that. Fashion got increasingly conscious this season and decided to take a more sustainable route. With lesser productions, streamlined shows, recycling and upcycling materials, the atmosphere was raw. However, they also showed us that anything is possible. The Sustainable Storytellers London Fashion Week became the first ‘positive fashion’ platform for sustainability, with new brands and designers showcasing their takes. Vivienne Westwood’s quote – ‘Buy less, choose well, make it last’, was very evident in her collection this season. With unused fabrics, squiggle patterns and panelled shirts, there was a medley of…

SS’20: Bring Out the Gypsy in You! #TrendAlert

We are the drifters & dancers, sun worshippers & risk-takers. The dreamers, the lovers, believers & change-makers. Gypsies or Banjaras as they are popularly known in India refers to a group of people who travel across the country and embracing cultures along the way. Carrying all their essentials on their back, that’s all the worldly treasures they own. The term nomad or a wanderer is also used to describe these groups, who would hold occupations like exhibitors, musicians, fortune tellers and whatnot. It was all about entertainment and things that can easily be carried forward. This Spring – Summer 2020, the spirit of these wanderers became a major trendsetter. With layering, headgear, OTT on jewellery and most importantly, including local fabrics, it was a global look that had us mesmerized! The Ramp Hippies Call it a wanderer, a nomad, a gypsy or even a hippie, the ramps were splashed across…

SS ’20: Make it Do or Do Without! #Trendalert

It’s a craft state of mind this Spring Summer 2020! And we’re totally up to experiment with this trend – from clothes to accessories! Taking a route of sustainability, recycling and upcycling became the focus this season, like never before. Add on embroidery or create a patchwork, work with lace or change the game with leather patches, it’s all about mending it up! Patch It Up! The designers too followed the theme of ‘Make It Do or Do Without’ this season. While Alexander McQueen upcycled lace, organza and tulles of the previous season, Gucci added cutwork, leather and lace patchwork to sheer clothing. Isabel Marant, on the other hand, took the route of sequins-it-up, cut-up denim and lacework to create dresses, while Marc Jacobs incorporated applique work and embroidery to retro silhouettes. From jackets to puffed sleeve dresses, a lot was going on! While Dolce and Gabbana went all out and…

SS’20: An Ode to the Flower Power! #FloralFashion

Flowers have been a part of fashion since we can remember. From the Medieval & Renaissance Era to this month, florals are forever blossoms and a print that never goes out of fashion. An inspiration that crops up every year, pun intended – with every flower, leaf and even fern, holding different connotations. The designers too, are never bored of this print and come up with new ways to depict the season’s themes. Whether it’s a rebellion or an ode to the Victorian styling, there’s a flower for it all. And that too, featuring different styles and structures! Did you know that every flower holds a distinctive meaning? Here’s a gist of what the popular ones symbolize: Flower Symbolize Birds of Paradise Joyfulness, thoughtfulness and wonderful anticipation. Rose Romance, love! Daisy Innocence, purity and cheerfulness. Gerbera Belongs to the Daisy family and also connotes happiness. Lily The white lily symbolizes…

SS ’20: The Wild Ones in the Prairie! #TrendAlert

There’s a new floral trend in town and this time it’s not about being romantic or rebellious, but about running in the wilderness – free. And also, letting the Dandelions float with the breeze! We’re getting all poetic here with this new trend that reminds us of Sound of Music, Wuthering Heights and all things nature. This Spring Summer 2020, florals took a turn towards the unmanicured and self-growing wildflowers. With ditsy prints in all colours and textures, the ramps were reminding us of prairie flowers and all the wild ones we find in our garden. Ramp Blossoms From digital prints, embroidery, to craft and crochet, there was Everything you’d hope to see on the Christian Dior show. Poppies, Daisies, and Daffodils donned the show in all Earthy colours and silhouettes. That too, from a pantsuit, trench coats and even dresses! With trees and plants setting up the natural environment,…

SS’20: The European Mode of Drama #TrendAlert

We’re going back to the 18th Century and definitely taking you for a ridealong! With hair all decked up and gowns with hoops, there’s a new trend in town! Taking a trip down the French courts and the era of Madame de Pompadour, this trend takes inspiration from the gowns of this fashionable, inofficial Queen. The chief mistress of Louis XV, she had an extraordinary taste in dress, art and decoration. With intricate detailing, her flouncy dresses were consistently captured on canvases by various artists. Frilled sleeves, panniered gowns and ruffled necklines reflected the 18th Century grandeur like nothing else. With hooped skirts and sumptuous curves, Spring summer 2020 is celebrating the trend and asking you to flaunt your curves. And to do so in style.  The French Theatrics With the trend ready to rage, the ramps and runways were all set to explore their genres. While Balenciaga had a…

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