Come summers, had there been a hierarchy of prints, florals would reign supreme. Blooming florals have its very own language. Of course, there are stripes, plaids, solids and checks, but fashion’s infatuation with flowers is a long-standing affair. Flowers are a symbol of femininity as well as love, so it’s not surprising that designers, have used powerful flower in prints and embroidery to conjure prettiness as well as romance. From pristine beaches to tropical gardens to rooftop pool parties, florals keep us in an eternal summer state of mind.
Nevertheless, today’s post is not entirely about florals, rather it’s about mixing Western and Indian ethnic to create a perfect summer fusion mix. The Indian fashion industry is undergoing a major transformation or to some extent an upheaval. No, it’s not uprooting traditions but rather mixing tradition with the current mood of fashion. Tradition meets Modern aka ‘cool’. The look for today’s post, is my contemporary take on the theme.
A white sundress, pop colours, embroidery and an ethnic angarkha with golden accents – its time to cool down. The embroidered cotton dress was added in my closet quite a while back. It matches contemporary style with a hint of ethnic touch through floral embroidery. It creates a modern silhouette yet strikes the right balance with its flowy-ness. Since it has tie-up straps, and since I have never been comfortable with exposing my arms, I added this traditional fuschia Angrakha keeping the colours in mind. The outfit strikes the right chord with its fusion appeal, perfect for a summer wedding function, such as Mehendi or even Sangeet. Comfort is king in summers, and breathable fabric of the outfit will make sure you dazzle under the sun, without melting away. Do share your summer fusion ideas and let me know how you liked the outfit in the comments section below.
What I Wore:
Dress: Max Fashions
Angrakha: Old, don’t quite remember where I got it from
Jutties: Sarojini Nagar, Delhi
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