When talking about India, one cannot avoid its tailoring heritage. Still employing time-honored weaving, embroidery and fabric painting techniques passed down by generations of craftsmen, the country’s culture, rich in handlooms, has inspired designers from time to time to seek inspiration. has served as a starting point for While many Indian designers have spent time preserving and reinventing traditional textiles and fabrics, many international designers have recalibrated them with an ideological slant of creativity and design. , has come up with a collection that is a new look at Eastern and Western aesthetics. .
The saree may be quintessentially Indian, but drapes can be found in the collections of several designers.In her Fall 2019 ready-to-wear collection, Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto turned to drapes like the saree, Mixed with his signature Gothic style. Throughout the collection, black fabric envelops the model’s body, culminating in a final climax. PalFabric almost always placed on the left shoulder – somewhat similar Nivi The style of draping the saree.
As for sarees, the American designer from Nepal, Prabal Gurung, Pal In his Resort 2022 collection, the style is pre-applied with feather trimmings and crystal-lined draping, just like the borders of a saree. rice field.
While the pre-draped saree is a relatively new concept made famous by experimental Indian designers such as Gaurav Gupta, Amit Aggarwal and Tarun Tahiliani, the traditional saree (like the one you see in your grandmother) is the work of Jean Paul. gave Gaultier the inspiration for Hermès Spring. 2008 collection. A chic remake of a traditional outfit, transforming it into a coordinated outfit.pleats Palinspired fabric with a golden border draped over a top featuring a quintessential Indian scoop neck blouse. However, this was not the only work that made us feel India.The entire collection was filled with pieces such as jodhpur pants, one-shoulder dresses with attachments Pallasand the collar of Nehru.
Hermès wasn’t the only luxury brand on which a wholly Indian-inspired collection was based. In the fall of 2012, Karl Lagerfeld designed his Bombay in Paris. Bandagara Curtas, raw silk and brocade tunic, draped skirt, lamé leggings, and Chanel’s signature tweed jacket embellished with pearls and crystals. References to Indian Maharajahs also featured camp-like necklaces and gold and silver jewellery.
Curtasor at least a westernized representation of them, was also seen in Armani’s Fall 2021 couture collection in a long, textured, single-breasted jacket type. Curtas (or something like them) paired with highly reflective Mercurial silk organza pants.
Designers did not limit their interpretation of Indian culture to clothing alone. Many luxury brands are turning to accessories that convey Indian tokenism.
Titled Cynosure, netted mesh sock booties from luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo feature excess hotfix crystals and crystals and pearls that drop around the top of the shoe to mimic an elaborate Indian anklet. Inspired by the jewelery commonly found on women on festive occasions, these shoes are a testament to our love of accessories.
Indian aesthetics are also incorporated into the design of perfume Loubiraj, part of French luxury brand Christian Louboutin’s perfume collection Loubiworld. Created by perfumer Daphne Bouget, this fragrance is an evocative mishmash of suede leather, pink pepper and cedarwood, inspired by Louboutin’s experience in India. The turbaned and jeweled tiger also symbolizes India’s tendency towards maximalism.
Even before Gucci became a household name, the leather-turned-clothing brand was part of a souvenir collection designed specifically for India, thanks to Ranveer Singh’s frequent flaunting of the maximalist brand. released a Boston bag printed with elephant and rose motifs.
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Designed by Olivier Rousteing for Balmain, Jean Paul Gaultier’s Spring ’22 Couture collection features bridal eggplantInspired by metal chains, nose jewelry was a mainstay of accessories modified to add retro-futuristic appeal.
While Indian ateliers have been responsible for a significant portion of the embroidery and other handwork found in so many luxury brands’ couture collections, we’ve seen designers draw inspiration from the country’s sartorial heritage. It’s a great honor to see. Don’t you agree?
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