It is that time of the year when there is festivity in the air, confetti and celebrations all around and a zillion parties to attend. Are you bored of pulling out another LBD and need some advice on what to wear for the New Year bash? Don’t fret, we have compiled list of trends from FDCI Amazon India Fashion Week AW 2015 and tips on adapting them in your wardrobe for an air of drama this New Year.
Colour -Ditch the LBD this festive season and celebrate the fall colour palettes like mustard, green, blue, gray and plum. Or shine on in an outfit in metallic hues like copper and bronze. If you still want to go all black, check out Cheeky Ninja’s tips on how to stand out in sea of black here.
Silhouettes – Boxy silhouettes ruled the runway this year, from Amit Aggarwal to Abraham & Thakore for an overall clean look. The silhouette breaks up the proportion of the body and is extremely flattering on all body shapes and heights. A boxy Silhouette is all about emphasizing your best assets and hiding the flaws and the extra slice of that Christmas cake you ate last week. Skip the skin tight dress this season and go for a boxy jacket over a pencil skirt. You can also pair two boxy pieces together as easily, go for flowy pants with boxy top.
Detailing – We saw a whole lot of sequins detailing, beadwork, mesh applique, geometrical and abstract prints hand patched on the runway shows – from Malini Ramini to Hemant & Nandita. Clearly the devil is in the detail this season and we suggest you go full hog with surface embellishment.
Military uniforms – From Pero by Aneeth Arora’s Scottish checks and enamel brass button detailing to Virtues’s camo-printed pants with flimsy tunic uniform to military uniform inspired Balmain collection. Go for a military jacket inspired over a faux leather mini skirt or tartan skirt with Dr Martin boots to add edge to your look.
Fabric – natural fabrics like linen, merino wool, khadi, matka and banarasi silk and kala cotton have made a comeback on runway and used extensively by socially conscious designers like EKA, 11:11, Anavila and Sonam Dubal. This is one trend which is not just fashionable but great for our weavers and artisans as well.
Am wearing a blue sequin dress with abstract print applique hand patched in a boxy silhouette and a boxy Jacket by Siddhartha Bansal and a tie and dye clutch from Arancia. Bansal is definitely my favorite gen next designer, here is another outfit from his label I wore earlier. Would love to hear back if you found these tips helpful.
Photo credit – Frozen Pixel Studios, one of my favourite photographers specialising in wedding photography.