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Flirting with florals

Flirting with florals

Manpriya Singh Spring to some means a season, while to others a new collection; pretty much like florals to some means flowers while to others, summer prints. In the cult classic Devil Wears Prada, to Miranda Priestly “florals for spring” may have been nothing more than sarcasm, but in reality, these florals pretty much sum up spring fashion. Apart from a few new additions in the Indian context! Although, “power suits, bold colours and fanny packs are some of the things that we carry well from the previous year,” says Chandrima Agnihotri from the label Chandrima, who showcased at the recently concluded Lakme Fashion Week summer resort. And, can any sort of seasonal transition onto the summer months in India be pictured without the comfort of hand-woven, hand-made and hand-crafted? She adds, “It’s the season of lot of handcrafted designs with artisanal motifs, including fabric mixing, lace embroideries and intricate embroideries.” Puff it up All of the elements that can be easily spotted in the spring/summer collections of not just ethnic wear but retails giants as well. She adds, “Puffy sleeves are here to stay, which aligns with the paradigm shift towards relaxed clothing. A blend of classics and sportswear also seems to develop a new category of clothing.” Especially considering the increased travel plans starting spring season. Samartha Singla, from the label Essay, says florals are a staple of each spring season, every single year. “Lately, there has been a shift towards more definitive flowers rather than abstract floral prints. For instance, each flower has a certain character. In fact, a lot of ethnic brands are coming up with collections dedicated to lotus because it signifies a lot.” She adds, “In the smaller prints, more suited to heavy weight and petite women, wild flowers are more prominent.” Classic […]

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