If fashions keep making a comeback, will there ever be something new to rave about? In the nineties, flares and hipsters made reappearance with a force. The only difference was that these were slightly remodelled and more streamlined to suit the sleek nineties woman.
In the eighties, the low waisted minis of the swinging twenties was around briefly (before giving way to the power dressing, intimidating look of the boom decade). Now this power dressing is once again threatening to make a comeback.
Does this mean that we are now running out of inspiration and concentrating on improvisation? Will it be only a matter of time before we exhaust the past fashions of the twentieth century and dive further into the high collared prudery of the Victorian era, or perhaps more colourfully the scandalously low neckline shamelessness of the eighteenth century?
If these fashions make a comeback, you can be sure that they will be modified to suit the slim super model figures that one sees on fashion TV.
Speaking of these slim beauties, the scanty outfits that appear on Television now a days make it seem like this isn`t dressing but more a form of stylised undress. Clothes in hitherto conservative cities like Chennai seem to have shrunk in size.
The wardrobes of the West are now no different from the closets of the East and it is perhaps only a matter of time before the sari does the rounds of England, America and Australia. A few years ago Naomi Campbell was spotted in a queer sort of sarong. No Indian would have recognised it as a sari but Naomi insisted it was a sari. So may be as we adopt the comebacks of the West, we ought not to abandon our national costume before it becomes the trademark of the Naomis, the Cindys, the Lindas etc. After all don`t forget the US has already patented neem. It may be just a few years before it patents the sari as well.