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United colours  of threadsLet’s throw flowers: An outfit by Huemn, as showcased at the Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn Winter 17.

United colours of threads

We take a look at what B-town has been sporting lately…and it looks pretty much like their black outfit burst into colours28 May 2017 | 12:00 AM

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Manpriya Singh 

When Priyanka Chopra showed up in a maxi from Fendi’s resort wear ’17, it couldn’t be dismissed as just another B-town appearance and its style shenanigan. As much for our global girl, as for the outfit with a little sense of play! 

As for the Fendi’s resort collection, the reference points spanned traditional American prints to Japanese floral wall papers to botanical gardens of Asia. Colourful threads or embroidery or even print on a black base is nothing new. But its interpretation totally is. 

It’s summer; don’t shelve your blacks, in fact how about a short spin for the fall’s go-to colour; preferably with embroidery or just some colourful motifs. 

Trend-o-meter

“It’s a trend primarily to do with embroidered motifs and with embroidery; you can be so innovative. Like Priyanka had it as a detailing around her sleeves; it can also be on the pocket of a shirt. Moving on, a black crop top with embroidered floral detailing can be the perfect casual yet dressy top,” Sakshi Bhalla, BSc fashion design student, INIFD tosses a few design options with the trend.  

It might be parading on the international ramps only now, but the trend in its purest form is nothing new to the Indian market; with colourful embroidery comprising birds and florals often finding its way on a black base in sarees or lehengas. Rohit Bal’s collection at India Couture Week 2015 primarily comprised colourful Persian embroidery on an all black base. 

Black base

The other two heavy-weights from the industry who have touched upon the design are Suneet Verma and Varun Bahl. Black base with colourful contrasting was the highlight of Varun Bahl’s collection aptly titled Vintage Garden at India Couture Week 2016. Adds Sakshi, “Colourful motifs on black base stand out all the more and give a very Asian feel to the outfit, so one can go for very western garments, like a mini-skirt or  a short dress.” 

Indian affair with colourful motifs stays, only it moves to places not so clichéd and on silhouettes not so Indian. 

manpriya@tribunemail.com

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