As the festival season begins, invest in these Fall Winter 2012 styles from Indian designers to wear for parties, cocktails and dinners.
T his mélange of festive colours like red, orange, mango, and blue in the collection will suit traditional events with friends and family. One should opt for this designer when looking for something new and rich in traditional craft like Sindhi tanka and kutchh stitching.
This is an elegant collection where unusual tailoring and comfortable fit plays a good balance. Fabrics like Chanderi, silk organza and brocade are used to make long dresses and skirts, which cleverly form a slim silhouette on the body make this a good investment.
T his rich and luxurious collection of Kanjeevarams, Kalamkari and zardozi has been intended for an Indian wedding.Yellow, red, orange, gold, pink all considered auspicious for the bride were seen. If you are a fan of traditional wear then this collection can be worn to family wedding functions as well.
Abraham and Thakore
Pioneers of Indian textile, designer duo Abraham and Thakore Winter vision uses subdued tones like black, and maroon and mixes with shine of large mirror work detailing. Unlike any traditional Indianwear yet inspired by the traditional fabrics and tie and die techniques, this collection can be worn for evening parties or shows where your look will come across as dignified.
Salma Sitara is a clean and refreshing collection by Amrita. It also is an appropriate choice to wear to festivals or such events this fall. Saris in chiffon, net and organza with zari work, Kalidaar kurtas worn over net slip, different tone jackets paired with kurta, all are easy to wear and look flattering on Indian body shapes.
Anushka’s collection was titled ‘Floral Fragments’ and reinterpreted the Victorian style to Indian silhouettes. The bubblegum pink lehenga skirt worn with an asymmetric top was simple yet grabbed attention. It is best to wear it for a cocktail or dinner this season.
Meera and Rohit Aggarwal
Inspired by Shah Jahan’s wife Mumtaz Mahal, this was a collection for the exuberant and heritage-inspired dresser. Traditional wear like saris made with silk, chiffon, and net in colours such as gold, red, blue, green and orange defined the collection.
A veteran designer, Neeta Lulla’s collection this season will appeal to the young girls with the introduction of fun and flirty skirts and choli tops. Using multi colours in singular looks, this collection will be easy to mix and match to wear giving scope for unique styling when wearing it yourself.
Inspired by the crafts of Indian states like Kutch and Orissa, this was a refined take on the tribal garments seen on the locals. Patiala salwars, silk jodhpurs paired with kurtas, sherwanis or net asymmetric dresses. These clothes are great to wear to dance and mehendi functions where the movement allows the fabrics to glisten in light.
S he is a young designer with a vision to design a collection that appeals to pop culture. The garments seem to have a global inspiration with the shine and glitz perfect for an Indian festival. Cape like jackets in metallic detailing would be the perfect accompaniment to the existing sari or suit from your wardrobe.