Behind the scenes, trend research is an important part of producing a collection. We rely on our designers to present styles that keep all of you looking your best and also up-to-date! We asked some of our favorite designers
What is your current go to trend?
Kashveen Kohli of Aaryaa by Kashveen Kohli – The styling of an outfit can make or break the look. I love pairing an embroidered potli or a clutch to complete a look. It’s important to accessorize and not simply rely on the outfit, as it serves as the foundation and additional elements are still required for the full effect.
I’ve also noticed a sudden obsession with ivory and whites with detailed self-embroidery and gold highlights.
Alternatively, you can add a bright Banarsi dupatta. It’s a classic look and again, adding key pieces to accessorize will really elevate the overall appeal.
Sapana Amin – Functionality is at the forefront of fashion and it’s an important aspect of my designs. I’m always looking to include pockets in my designs, whenever possible.
I also love mixing and matching patterns such as floral and gingham.
Khushboo Doshi of The Little Black Bow – I have several! I’m really into ankle length skirts paired with juttis layered with tons of antique jewelry. It’s a huge trend right now as women are choosing to be more comfortable and bohemian in the styling of their Indian ensembles. Also a Bohemian style jacket with geometric prints or embroidery is a must-have to pair with your indian outfit for a winter wedding!
Prathyusha Garimella – Draped outfits, pre-stitched lehenga-sarees and embroidered belts are trending in a big way! Draped outfits and belts add dimension to the overall look while lehenga sarees are just so easy yet still give the sultry appeal of a saree without the hassle.
Karuna of Renee Label – Bias draping is an old greek technique which designers modernize with winding and wrapping around the body in innovative ways. This Galliano method is a hot trend to look out for in various types of cowl necks, twisted & wrapped drapes and breezy artsy fabrics
Shloka Khialani – Indian fashion is continually evolving. We see contemporary silhouettes and western concepts that are constantly being infused with traditional Indian embellishment techniques.
One of the trends that I see and love, which has taken over the Indian Fashion scene is the trend of incorporating ruffles. Whether it’s ruffled dupattas, ruffled skirts, ruffled saris or ruffled blouses, – the lightweight and romantic ease that this trend offers, is sure to stay for the next few seasons.
Apart from this, another trend that I personally love and is not spoken much about, is layering. Layered skirts and lehengas are timeless and classy. We see layering of different fabrics in Indian ensembles now, which is so refreshing yet understated at the same time. All in all, these are the two trends that I believe are here to stay for a while and are a great addition to a girl’s wedding wardrobe.
Sanya Gulati – A full monotone look, including makeup and wardrobe make for a great photo and that’s the ultimate goal, to be able to have an Insta worthy pic at the end of the day!