On this page we have Indian fashion that leans toward
traditional dress and the traditional colours Indian pink. I hope you will enjoy viewing these Indian Vibrant Fashion
Week 2010 photographs as much as I have.
Akshar Events & Entertainments organized Vibrant
Fashion Week in India in Feb 2010. Details
of contact at bottom of page. All the designs used both traditional and contemporary
styles, construction and materials providing fashion choice for
everyone. This page mostly shows pink and gold saris and
Admire the Saris, Lehenga Choli and Dupatta
and on other pages see the Salwar
Kameez and pyjama leggings. I hope you are
enjoying looking at these stunning fashion pieces. The mixture of regional variations
modern interpretation has created lively vibrant looks and a
fashion for living in the large diverse country of India.
Traditional styling and traditional jewellery, parure and
headdresses complete the look of many of these outfits. Not an
it bag in sight. Who needs one when you have the opulence of a
Lehenga and hand crafted embroidering on a border
plus headdress or necklace like these here illustrate.
These images will inspire you to create your own innovative
Indian inspired fashion designs.
Many styles, regional difference and religious facets of the
Indian culture are inherent in these old and new fashion designs
for women of today. Contemporary modern versions of the sari are
similar to these two models shown above - Vibrant Fashion Week 2010 Pink Fashion.
Above Right - Sumptuous saris in traditional pinks brights. Hot
pink inlaid with gold trim and softer pinks.
Far Right - India following the western fashion for palest pink
such as this soft pink magnolia. This is a pretty feminine
combining brilliant brights in hot pink and coral red.
Pink and gold is often mixed together and creates truly feminine
saris. This golden sari below right, uses pink for the floral
For many years the popularity of the Bollywood film industry has been
highlighting the sari as the national dress of India. However, contemporary forms of similar dress - especially
the lehenga/choli is fast becoming a hotter fashion trend.
want to look like the Bollywood film star celebrities who wear these
garments and they do of course look closer to formal western
dress and also reveal a lot more body.
According to legend the sari has existed for 5,000 years. This is not
unexpected especially if you recall the draped methods of dressing used by other ancient civilizations such as the
Greeks and Romans. What is amazing is that the sari garment
has survived where togas and other robes have passed into myth
and are now only seen in the land of fancy dress.
In India the original
sari form is still widely worn by Indian
ladies in every part of India. This is essentially the same style of dress
as worn by ancestral Indian women hundreds of years ago. Whilst
younger women favour western dress especially jeans and tops, many wear traditional dress
Teenage girls wearing traditional Indian dress don a pared
down version of a half
sari - a langa (skirt), a choli (blouse top) and a scarf/stole.
saris are usually worn over a petticoat (called ghagara, pavada,
chaniyo and shaya according to the region).
A sari is worn with a blouse top called the
choli, which is also called ravika. The sari is worn with short or long cholis or the
Modern brides can choose from three types of clothing for their
big day. Brides select from the Sari, Lehnga Choli or Salwar
Kameez. Once a bride has settled on her chosen style
then she can select the appropriate fabric for the garment type
One of the most special pieces of clothing a
woman can wear is Lehenga Choli the most contemporary popular form of
occasion dress for Indian/Asian festivities.
Because of the use of the Choli with both the
Sari and Lehenga and the latter also using a draped Dupatta
stole, it's easy to confuse this form of traditional dress.
Here is the Lehenga.
The Lehenga is the skirt, the choli is the bodice (which can
be cropped or longer to the hip) and the Dupatta which is a
shawl stole that is draped over the shoulder or head as desired.
The Dupatta can finish at about the hip but is often much longer
and on the appropriate body shape this can elongate the body.
Extras include an overlay jacket for those who don't want the
brevity of a coli top and a lehenga belt.
Fabric choice can dictate the style of lehenga,
flounces and drape. Lehenga skirts are frequently panelled and
swell into a full hem, but they can also be slim line columns and
slenderising on the right person. When you are choosing
fabric look especially at silks - brocade, raw silk, and
Modern Lehengas use strongly contrasting colours
like this impressive navy and white herringbone teamed with a
hot pink Choli. To bring the look together the model wears a
matching Dupatta (stole). The Dupatta folds and drapes over the
shoulder or head.
Pink has always been a hot trend in India. Vibrant
Fashion Week 2010 held catwalk audience attention by showing a
variety of pink evening pieces. Many of these fashion pieces
embraced the whole spectrum of the pink range from hot raspberry
pink to palest pastel pink magnolia. India is famous for its
pinks especially vibrant hot pink, which is often teamed with
gold or red. These 4 pieces above reflect some of the Indian
fashion shown at vibrant Fashion week. This page is about pink
fashions especially pink/red toned saris.
I was sent these stunning PR photographs by
Raahul Dhyani of
Akshar Events & Entertainments and although I have no
information on the individual designers, you can find the list
of fashion designers at the link. Akshar Events & Entertainments organized
Fashion Week 2010, Season 1 and held the event at Courtyard
Marriott, Ahmedabad on 21,22 and 23rd Feb 2010. Twenty fashion
designers across India participated to develop the fashion
industry in Gujarat State.
India's Top models walked for 3 days with
various designers Collections. Zarin Khan (of Veer movie fame)
walked for Archana Kochhar and Alisea Raut. The Brand Ambassador
for Chirag Joshi showed their collections in spring summer 2010.
All in all it was successful event and you can see more images
across these Indian fashion pages.
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