With New year around the corner, here’s the right time to put your best foot forward. From styling Western and Indian separates together for a creative look to reusing vintage pieces with modern outfits – New Year fashion resolutions are all about fusing tradition with modern styling. As the world is now opening up after the COVID-19 pandemic, vivid and eye-catching colors like zesty lime, hot pink, and aquamarine are likely to be showstoppers for a shiny festive wardrobe. Here’s a quick lowdown on key trends that would help you sail through in style.
Desi vibes: Keeping in mind the Indian market, where buyers look for standout pieces and intricate designs for a special occasions, couturiers are hopeful to see more experiments in festive occasion wear. Sheer corsets and shimmering saris are following an upward trend. And it’s rational too because it just shapes up the woman’s body so beautifully. Couple it with splendid 3D baroque motifs and textural detailing to add to the X-factor. Even international brands like Versace and Michael Cinco are pushing the corset trend for 2022-23. The colour palette for this season highlights indigo blues, earthy teals and greens, terracotta, charcoal greys, and muted mauves with a splash of red and black. One can also experiment by combining the lehenga blouse with stylish dhoti pants or a palazzo and layer it with a flowy cape to ace the fusion look.
Sustainable luxe: If there’s one thing that millennials agree on wholeheartedly, is their love for the environment and all-things-woke. One trend that shines through is the love for handcrafted, timeless couture that can be passed on as an heirloom or be an artistic investment. Women with a discerning eye always lookout for classics that transition easily from day to night, pieces that can be styled in many ways. For special occasions like New Year’s Eve or a wedding function, styling a timeless outfit with an additional layer of a new age accessory is always a good idea. Invest in fuss-free silhouettes that define understated luxury.
Layer-ed in love : Exit minimalism, and enter layers. With the choicest warm fabrics and adorable accessories, one can up their winter style game as the temperature drops. While handmade sweaters, scarves, and warmers are always multipurpose, take a cue for adding oversized puffers, faux fur coats, and bombers from runway looks of brands like Comme des Garcons, Isabel Marant, Proenza Schouler, Vetements, and Moncler. Stylish warm clothing with zippers, pockets, embroidery, and interesting prints are ways to brighten up gloomy cold days. Outerwear or puffer jackets, heavier jackets like leather jackets, padded jackets, and wool coats are perfect if you are vacationing in colder climates. Women can always opt for a nice wool or cashmere sweater, a versatile travel jacket, a pullover, or a nice cardigan.
Kaftan calling: Kaftans are often called the ultimate holiday wardrobe talisman in
fashion circles for their multi-functional, high-glam, and low-effort qualities. The revival of kaftan-esque silhouettes for the festive season is proof that everyone loves to wear one. Be it a holiday or a casual day out with friends, a kaftan can come in handy for any mood or occasion and is much loved by all genders. With the lockdown effect, there’s a marked rise in demand for comfortable garments
like kaftans which are multi-utility options for casual as well as party wear. For Indian skin tones, earthy colours, as well as jewelled solids, go well. One can even opt for printed kaftans and match them with interesting swimwear for a cool holiday. Accessorize it with scarves and stylish eyewear on a windy sunny day and enjoy the comfortable silhouette. With minimal styling, a kaftan can make you look like a diva. It can be worn as loungewear or at a beach with some stylish accessories that will give you a formal yet chic look. For a celebratory event, go with v-neck kaftans and pair them with a bralette. It’s the perfect combo. Some big-chunky earrings, heels, and a good clutch and you’re good to go.
Designer Logos or house monograms are raging and how! The logomania is here to stay and is now a great excuse for celebrities, models, and online influencers, who love to flaunt brands from head to toe. While global brands like Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Fendace, Versace, Fendi, Armani, Burberry, and Hermes are famous for
plastering their logos on bags, tops, watches, shoes, belts, and every small item, the game went up a notch with logo-inspired designs for complete outfits. The subtle brand signatures are now taking centerstage with OTT (Over the top) endorsement in outfits that scream ostentation, and for brands, it’s a win-win. Right now, brands like Gucci, Balmain, and Burberry are focusing on logo designs to push their brands in emerging markets like India, China, and South Korea, where the demand for luxury items has gone up.