Who wouldn’t agree, India is a very colourful land. Every nook & corner has its own traditional heritage. From Chikankari to Phulkari, from Bandhani to lehriya, there is a wide range to choose from. The traditional is now becoming contemporary, the fashion sense is evolving. Wearing Indian is no longer considered ‘bhenji’ style. Spotting the fusion look has become an uber cool style statement not just in the world of the celebrities but also among the youth of the country. You can often spot the fusion style on the streets of the cities where resides the urban youth population.
With a fresh flow of new designers, the trends are changing. Indian fashion is now hitting the ramps abroad as well. A fairly good number of international artists have been noticed sporting the much talked about Indian fusion style. The Indian fashion is highly appreciated overseas owing to the fact that it highlights a lot of culture; hand-made work & embroidery makes the entire experience of being dressed in the desi flavour even more exclusive. If its Indian fashion, it has to involve a lot of colour which instantly makes one feel vibrant.
Well, this fusion style can be considered as an amalgamation of the two cultures. Another major reason behind the increasing popularity of the fusion style is its comfort factor with a perfect mix of style. There are no pre decided style guidelines in here so it lets the wearer explore & experiment with the best possible fashion mix to an extent where its comfortable & wearable both. The most popular fusion style you would spot almost every day is the kurti on jeans or leggings combination. Apart from these, you can make the Indian look very western with one piece dresses made from brocade or Benarasi, perfect for any party. Indian style has most definitely made its place in the international market with beading or embroidery on necklines of dresses or shirts and more.
Stepping out dressed in indo-western fusion is not a cake walk for everybody. But this indo-western fusion is no seeping into the Bollywood. Be it Karina Kapoor’s salwar-tee style in Jab we met or Konkana Sen Sharma in Wake up Sid, Bollyworld has whole heartedly accepted this style. We’re sure you did not miss the Bollywood blockbuster of this year, Khoobsurat starring the very handsome, uber cool and stylish Fawad Khan from across the border. If you would have by any chance got an opportunity to notice the very stylish Sonam Kapoor you’d understand what we mean when we say fusion can make you feel so vibrant. Sporting clothes which define the term colour blast, the style was highly appreciated by the youth. With a mix of dhoti pants, short embroidered jackets, very bright stoles and a perfect tinge of accessories brought the fusion look in the lime light once again. Also, during the movie promotion on Comedy Nights with Kapil, Sonam was seen wearing the saree in the fusion style.
So next time you want to get rid of your Indian wear, try and experiment with various mix of clothes and wear them in an all new style. And yes, Indian wear can be very stylish so don’t feel consious but flaunt it!
By - Alisha Sehgal