The wedding season continues. With that, lingers the want and need for more ethnic outfits. True to the spirit of this season, I have, of late, shared quite a number of pieces on ethnic wear with you. Blame it on their timelessness!
As an Indian Blogger, ethnic fashion can never go out of style for me. It is a forever element in every Indian fashionista’s wardrobe.Time has no role to play in its relevance and obsolescence eludes it. What is truly noteworthy is its versatility; adapting to the contemporary trends, yet firm on its original roots and character. I can never profess my love and significance for ethnic pieces enough!
Apropos to the above thoughts, I recently came across some incredible ethnic elements. I couldn’t help but envision and put them together to create a stunning, remarkable ensemble. Here’s the story on this supposed experiment…
As always, in the bid to find what’s new out there, I came across Spirit by Raghav. It is an unusual brand that makes Lucknow Chikan Designer Wear. I loved how simple and elegant their collection is. Giving the humble and traditional Lucknowi Chikan a modern twist, is not only their specialty but also their philosophy! A superb idea I thought! What followed was picking one of their beige semi-stitched kurta from an exhibition in Pune. I had it completed by Rucha from FABRUCH; and it looked pretty, replete with Mukaish Work in Kamdani style. I loved how regal I felt on donning it!
I needed to find a companion for this pretty kurta. Of late, I have taken a liking for combining straight fit pants with ethnic kurtas. I love its ‘East meets West’ look! So, I met Rucha, to have some perfectly fitting pants stitched from her. To add a bit of novelty, we decided to keep the length of the straight fit pants above-the-ankle for an unconventional look. The turquoise coloured fabric adds a beautiful pop of colour. The embroidery around the edges separates it from any regular pants. The results are on your screens to see! I was absolutely delighted to see how well these two elements (kurta and straight fit pants) complemented each other.
Jewellery was needed without a doubt to accentuate the look further. I stumbled upon the stunning collection of Tvesa and was mesmerised by it. Coming across this alluring chunky neck piece here was a blessing. It had all the right elements that were essential to go along with the outfit. Truly vibrant, it was amazing to see the myriad colours and stones all weaved in one piece. The medallion of a pendant with Kundan work is the royal element in this piece. Beautifully entwined with coral blue and red coloured stones, gold work and pearls, this neck piece adds a unique freshness to the entire ensemble.
The experience was complete with shooting this ensemble at one of my favourite locations! The Ark Wellness Retreat! The calming atmosphere and the earthy decor here acted as a beautiful backdrop for this ravishing outfit.
So, go ahead, mix & match and have fun! There is no dearth of possibilities when it comes to ethnic fashion. Just adding a twist of your own works miracles!