Fashion in India is vibrant. It is a nascent industry, where designers and models have started a whole new world. They are inspired by the west and the East. This fusion of fashion is seen on the streets and ramp in metro cities. Indo western styling has given a chance to many fashion designers to earn name and fame through creative thinking and innovative application.
With globalization, Indian women have become very conscious about their looks. The fashion industry is booming with more and more women entering the workforce. The latest trend that youngsters and working women patronize is the style of Indo-western fusion women wear which is classic and stylish. The Indo western apparel gives the women a contemporary look along with a flavour of the Indian culture and tradition.
What is Indo western or fusion wear?
It is attire which has touches of ethnicity as well as modernity. It is in between Indian and western. It is a look generated with creative usage of materials, cuts and styles that add spunk and modernity to ethnic clothes.
The youth of today opt for fusion wear as it is a good blend of both Indian cum western wear. It is classy and elegant.
The Indo Western Wear suits the Indian figure very well. The attire looks descent on the Indian body type.
Different styles of Indo western wear
Mixing the Indian styles and textures with western charm brings out a whole new look. The Indian woman is putting away her traditional gear and switching to western wear. According to a recent survey, women in India consider western type of clothing much more comfortable and prefer skirts and trousers to saris and salwar kameez. The hemlines of the kurta(Tunic) have gone up and are being worn with international designer jeans. Sarees are being draped in the manner of Grecian dresses and dresses with empire line blouson silhouttes have also become popular. These blouses are teamed with Churidar. There are also Patiala salwars teamed with short shirts.
You can do a lot of permutations and combinations with the Indo Western Wear. You could wear a short jacket and along with it wear an embroidered duppatta or a printed duppatta with Indian motifs and vibrant colours.
A variety of embroideries from different regions are used on Kurtis these days.
Kurtas with jeans are popular among the youth of today. Ready-made designer kurtas are very much in vogue. Many youngsters of today prefer buying khadi cloth by the meter and getting it stitched according to their taste.
Long skirts have gained popularity. They are flared with traditional prints; these skirts are a modified version of lehangas, a long flowing skirt worn by people of the older generation. This kind of a "fusion` style has helped the youth solve the generational differences between them and their elders.
Fusion wear is a positive influence on youth as we are not forgetting our culture and at the same time we are in touch with the global fashion scene.
Khadi is even being picked up by designers of Europe, such as Versace, specifically for the kurta-and-jeans look.
Accessories in Fusion Wear
An important aspect of fusion dressing is accessories. Accessories are inspired by our traditional styles. Silver jewelry and kundan work with inlaid stones and gold are popular. They come in the form of big danglers, kadas (wide bangles), necklaces and anklets. Wooden and jute earrings, available at any local market, are a favorite of young girls.Lucknow`s kolhapuri chappals, embroidered mojris are also in trend due to their comfort and elegance. They look good when paired with toe rings or anklets.
Another vital accessory is a bead mala of rudraksha seeds, tulsi wood, crystal beads. Religious symbols and motifs are also common.
The Hindu youth today are desperate to discover their own culture and consequently give meaning to their lives. The move toward fusion wear, drawing upon the vast Indian traditions of clothing and jewelry is one of the results of this discovery.