Trends that are here to stay

Aug 09, 2012, 11:53 IST | Ruchika Kher and Dhara Vora

The five-day fashion fest brought to the fore several wearable trends for the season. Ruchika Kher and Dhara Vora let you in on what to follow, straight from the ramp to your wardrobe

Sheer embroidered fabrics

Saris, dresses and even ghagras; sheer fabric seemed to be on an overdrive with embroidery and applique adding some colour to it.

Fluid silhouettes

Flowy fabrics and swirling gowns was a choice for several designers such as Drashta, Babita Malkani and Roma Narsinghani.

Sari and blouses, re-jigged

The sari was the favourite silhouette for designers like Wendell Rodricks and Swapnil Shinde. Also, many designers added quirk by printing saris with everything from headphones to aeroplanes. The blouses were surprisingly demure with some detailing like a slit back or strong shoulders.


The technique of pleating was used in both Indian and international outfits by designers such as Anita Dongre, Neeta Lulla and Nimish Shah.

Platform and wedge heels

A rage internationally too, platforms and wedges of varying heights was the choice of Yogesh Chaudhary, Pankaj and Nidhi and Tanya Sharma. Footwear designer Rohan Sharma gave a twist to the platforms by structuring them.


Big hair, big eyes and long dresses. Retro made a comeback this season with everything from fully covered grandma blouses to strong shoulders.

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