Go desi this summer with Indian handlooms

Indian meets western in these crazy fusion looks created to beat the summer heat!

Published: 15th June 2018 08:43 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th June 2018 10:01 AM   |  A+A-

A handloom exhibition in Bhubaneshwar, Odhisa | EPS (File Photo)


NEW DELHI: Dress the eco-friendly way and bring back our age-old techniques of handloom and heritage. Mix and match your clothes and get that unique look this summer. A yellow Indian print kurta teamed up with a flared yellow midi skirt is a great choice to beat the eat.

Indian textiles make eco-friendly clothes that give you the perfect Indo-western look.

Manjula Tiwari, founder of Ancestry, and Siddhant Gupta, founder at Chique have listed few looks:

  • Know your body type: Any selection of clothing and accessories must begin with knowing what suits your particular body type.
  • Tradition with a twist: Give cotton kurtas a fusion twist. Pair up an undyed cotton kurta with a flared yellow midi skirt, throw on a pair of sneakers or high-tops, pull up a backpack. Finish the look with some chunky metallic bangles. And, voila! You are ready to hit the streets.
  • Fusion wear continues: Some of the popular prints in fusion wear include European botanical illustrations, chintz prints, to Indian geometric ikat or temple border motifs.
  • From Chanderi to Taanth: A boho maxi dress made in a 'Zari booti Chanderi' handloom, or a combination of the global ath-leisure trend with a Bengal handloom 'Taanth mulmul', or the  subtle elegance of a cape sleeve trench and tailored trousers in a gold zari 'Benarasi' brocade are some of the combinations you could try out.
A Chanderi silk saree | EPS (File photo)
  • Go colourful: Muted natural earthy tones and saturated bright hues of red, rani pink, green and indigo would make for a good colour palette.
  • East and West: It's important to strike the right balance between the East and the West. Try a boho jumpsuit with nicely coordinated ethnic accessories. Play up with your shoes for more detail. Throw on your white sneakers or a pair of silver metallic Kohlapuris.
Boho prints are in fashion | EPS (File Photo)
  • Go desi: Pairing a designer Gujarati cold-shouldered crop top with a plain bold coloured dhoti looks elegant and classy. Carry it with a stylish pair of jhumkas and matte lipstick which will absolutely complete your look.
  • Indian prints: Indian prints and fabric are more glamorous than they are perceived to be. An Indian indigo print top paired with white distressed jeans, metallic choker and sneakers would be a good example.
  • Go subtle Instead of shimmery and glitters, wear muted colour prints either on a bold colour base or just some added embellishment on the floral. Layered organza tops in print outer layer and sequin under layers is the stress-free combination, whether you are wearing a high waist trouser, a full volume skirt or a typical lehenga or maybe even a sari.
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