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Saris from Tamilnadu

India is a diverse country and the uniqueness of this nation is a garment called SAREE OR SARI, draped by the Indian women. The draping style of the sari is different in every state as well as by different communities. The Sari can be worn over a choli or blouse which forms the upper garment and can be draped around a lower garment the petticoat.

 

Saris form the culture in India and each State and its many regions are known for their specific saris. A sari makes a women complete by its drape, accentuating her feminine curves, yet giving her altogether a graceful touch.

 

The border style isoneof the basic points of distinguish between different sarees from the South Indian region. While contrasting wide borders are popular styles for some of these varieties, there are others with borders not wider than 1 inch. Wrap patterning, dyeing and weaving are the popular practices for designing different types of borders for these sarees.

 

Coimbatore Sarees:

 

Coimbatore is the North West region of the state of Tamil Nadu and produces a very fine cotton cloth in an amazing range of traditional and artisan styles. The sarees are all 48″ width or more and the standard six yards. Soft cotton handloom sarees are the specialty of Coimbatore.

 

Chettinad Sarees:

 

Chettinad is a region of the Sivaganga district of southern Tamil Nadu state, India. Karaikudi is known as the capital of Chettinad. The uniqueness of these sarees is their bold colors and patterns of checks and stripes in contrasting hues. These sarees are slightly heavier or rather thick and that is one of the reason they are not so much in demand in this fast modern lifestyles.

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The Emulation of Indian Fashion and the West

With the expansion of western colonialism and development of foreign trades, Indian fashion has been continually improving to perfection. However, the forte of Indian fashion industry lies in its free-wheeling nature that incorporates anything exotic into integral Indian so much that it is not that easy to sport its origin. Nowadays, the Indian fashion industry is accelerated by mainly two aspects including customer choices and globalization of Indian economy.

There are many reasons accounting western impact on the Indian apparel and costume industry. As a melting pot of multi ethnic groups, the open-minded culture coupled with cultural diversities of India embrace the whole world in tolerance posture. Each group has its own prominent style and type of dresses and costumes. Indian Fashion designers are known to interweave these diverse fashions and lend an amazing Indian touch to them.

 

In recent years, the awards of Indian beauty pageants on international platforms have been doing the nation proud. Their natural style of dressing has deeply affected the ladies fashion apparel industry in India. The dresses donned by these participants are a blend of Indian and western wear. Commoners openly ape their role models and this eventually becomes the latest fad in the general fashion wear industry in India.
Apart from the two aspects as mentioned above, Indian movies are also big influencing factor to leave a never vanishing impact on the minds of the Indians. As a matter of fact, it affects daily lives. People blindly emulate what their role models are wearing. And with movies following the western patterns of dressing it is natural for the ordinary folks to imitate them lock, barrel and stock.

 

The extensive scale of globalization and liberalization also pose great impact on the Indian fashion industry. Indian imports from the west have also made it easier for Indians to keep a track on the latest fashion clothes and accessories ruling the Western men and women’s wear market. Apparently, Indian fashion industry is also appealing to western buyers. Needless to say, the fashion fraternity in India have willingly adopted western designs keeping in mind both the Indian and western sensibilities.

 

In addition, the Indian denizens embrace western fashion industry to such an extent that they like to adapt the social and cultural changes and western lifestyles as well.

The Emulation of Indian Fashion and the West

 

With the expansion of western colonialism and development of foreign trades, Indian fashion has been continually improving to perfection. However, the forte of Indian fashion industry lies in its free-wheeling nature that incorporates anything exotic into integral Indian so much that it is not that easy to sport its origin. Nowadays, the Indian fashion industry is accelerated by mainly two aspects including customer choices and globalization of Indian economy.

 

There are many reasons accounting western impact on the Indian apparel and costume industry. As a melting pot of multi ethnic groups, the open-minded culture coupled with cultural diversities of India embrace the whole world in tolerance posture. Each group has its own prominent style and type of dresses and costumes. Indian Fashion designers are known to interweave these diverse fashions and lend an amazing Indian touch to them.

 

In recent years, the awards of Indian beauty pageants on international platforms have been doing the nation proud. Their natural style of dressing has deeply affected the ladies fashion apparel industry in India. The dresses donned by these participants are a blend of Indian and western wear. Commoners openly ape their role models and this eventually becomes the latest fad in the general fashion wear industry in India.

 

Apart from the two aspects as mentioned above, Indian movies are also big influencing factor to leave a never vanishing impact on the minds of the Indians. As a matter of fact, it affects daily lives. People blindly emulate what their role models are wearing. And with movies following the western patterns of dressing it is natural for the ordinary folks to imitate them lock, barrel and stock.

 

The extensive scale of globalization and liberalization also pose great impact on the Indian fashion industry. Indian imports from the west have also made it easier for Indians to keep a track on the latest fashion clothes and accessories ruling the Western men and women’s wear market. Apparently, Indian fashion industry is also appealing to western buyers. Needless to say, the fashion fraternity in India have willingly adopted western designs keeping in mind both the Indian and western sensibilities.

 

In addition, the Indian denizens embrace western fashion industry to such an extent that they like to adapt the social and cultural changes and western lifestyles as well.

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Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week : Taking Fashion to the Next Level

Asia’s biggest business of fashion event, the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW), Spring Summer 2012 edition was unveiled on 15 February and ran though 19 February, 2012 with as many as 131 designers from across the country ready to showcase their trend predictions for the season, including 63 designers on the runway.

With an objective to encourage and endorse designers to grow their brands nationally and internationally as also to widen their customer base every year, WIFW invites fashion designers to showcase their collection to domestic and international buyers, media and the fashion industry. The event benchmarks the trends for the forthcoming season. Announcing the names of participating designers, Sunil Sethi, President, FDCI, said, “This year we have a list of outstanding designers with representation across geographies who will display their creative excellence on the runway. With combined elements of innovation, creativity and tradition of the WIFW, these designers will give a fresh perspective to the Autumn-Winter collec60n. With so many talented designers in India’s fashion industry; we are hopeful that this edition will also break all records like the past season. I wish all of them, the very best as they gear up to participate at the WIFW Autumn-Winter 2012.”