NEW DESIGNING DETAIL IN INDO-WEST ANARKALIS IN 2016
The devil is truly in the details.All innovation means getting it right and fashion designing is no exception.Making old wine in new bottles palatable is the bottomline for today’s fashion cocktails. In suits and salwaar kameez, Indo-West fusion has led to some delightful confusion amongst modern Indian, Indo-western and completely western dresses! Rocking an edgy look are high-slit tops, off-shoulder kameez, crop tops while floor-length anarkalis sweep onto the stage with ageless grace and sophistication. Shantanu & Nikhil favour this look for wedding and party wear this season.
Another party and wedding favourite this year is the Anarkali with long flared jacket and embroidery,created best by Rohit Bal.
A new play on design is the front slit pattern with intricate embroidery .The elegant pink collar-neck suit pictured here has entrancing floral butta embroidery accentuating ethnic accents. This comfortable georgette kurta is teamed with a santoon bottom & chiffon dupatta.
Debuting this season are raw fabrics for a fresh look in shades of blues, red, rust, ivory, beige, bronze grays and purple with fresh,new cuts,some even in the elegant double-layered design.
The cholis of Anarkalis area unit are pleated and flared making the fit just right.Lightweight crinkle chiffon,single or differentially double-layered, is favoured for shoulders and sleeves,often with pretty floral patterns. Often, the neck styles appear to be unchanged since the days of Anarkali herself, though modern-day fashion trends dictate a change in neckline orders.Thus,some new neck designs such as décolletage, crew,jewel,off-shoulder,Queen Anne and collar are working very well with Anarkalis.Casually speaking, the collar neck is a teenage favourite. The crew neckline is one for 20 year olds and above and can be prettified with stones and other such adornments.
The detailing on Anarkali kurtas,stylishly-flared is fine with delicate thread work and skillful weaving.Kurtis are resplendent in golden, silver and black thread embroidery using motifs and gota pati specially around the neck.Ditto designs on the sleeves with matching coloured borders and cuffs,and,voila!,a regal dress is born!
The décolletage neckline is very cocktail-party,displaying as it does some cleavage and a lot of neck. Equally party even if the very opposite in design,the Pharoah-like jewel neckline covers the collar bones entirely.Embroidered heavily with floral or other designs,the Pharoah neckline doesn’t require any jewellery.Rocking the Western fusion look is the off-shoulder neck which permits one to show off a slender pair of shoulders.Another royal party look is the Queen Anne neckline,a variation on the V-neckline and combines a jacket look with a high neck.
Anarkali designs varying from umbrella cut simpy flared long tunics with fitted salwar to kalidar ones,featuring full or short sleeves,with patch, stone or zari-embroidered necks are quite the rage.Featuring the empire waistline, sometimes with lace effects on the belt,neck and border,the universally figure-flattering wonder rocks combinations of colors like golden, pink, black, red, orange, yellow, blue, silver, grey, violet, skin, peach and many more to give the world the eternal Anarkali!