New-age ethnic wear: Love it or hate it?

New-age ethnic wear: Love it or hate it?


When it comes to fashion, fusion and experimentation with styles and influences is often appreciated. However, how much is too much? The recently concluded Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai threw up a few creations that though classified “Indian wear” were unconventional (to say the least).

So here we take a look at some of the more out-there fusion creations and ask you to tell us if they get your thumbs up...

First up is this outfit by ensemble by Ritu Kumar. A raw silk shift  kurta paired with contrasting dupatta is quite conventional, but lace leggings are quite a daring replacement for a churidaar (don’t you think?).

This khadi checkered sari by Asmita Marwa, worn over a scalloped bikini blouse is sexy yet not the most wearable.

Up next is this outfit by Arpan Vohra. While the rich red and gold catches your eye, we’re not so sure about the velvet on the bodice or the net skirt over gold checkered leggings. A rather whimsical designs this. The sari’s quite nice and so is the deep-back choli, the hood attached is a little out there though.

Rehane offered up this pretty sheer kurta worn down to the ankle, over colorful red and green leggings and dupatta to match. This one gets our vote, how about you? 

Next up is Abhishek Dutta’s take on the traditional churidaar kurta. An asymmetrical kurta with deep blue fade along the edge worn over what looks like fishnet stockings and shimmer bolero jacket. Work for you?

If you like bling, this one’s for you. A sheer net Satya Paul sari worn over a golden choli and churidaar, is sure to leave onlookers quite dazzled.
The rich gold and yellow and pretty embroidery on the Anupamaa Dayal creation sure get out thumbs up. However, the low neckline and luxurious layers might not be for everyone.

Finally we have this Masaba Gupta ensemble. A long sheer kurta worn over a bikini top and blue skirt make it not quite traditional and not quite modern. Well, that’s fusion we suppose?

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