Team Savi celebrates and encourages curiosity. That’s why when the question “How has Indian ethnic fashion evolved?” entered our heads, we HAD to find out the answers.
Have we piqued your curiosity too? Then, keep reading, Savi Women!
Before we begin, here’s the thing: fashion is constantly evolving. What was trendy yesterday can be obsolete tomorrow. Sometimes, fashion trends come back in full force, though. But other times, they stay in the past.
THE EVOLUTION OF ETHNIC CLOTHES
Whether it’s the way ethnic clothes for ladies are styled or the fabrics they are made out of, change has been prevalent in every case.
And, if there’s a change that can be seen as delightful, it’s that even the most contemporized ethnic silhouettes pay homage to their Indian roots.
Anarkali Suits that were worn with pride during the Mughal Era have transformed into Anarkali gowns today, often worn without the Churidar and Dupatta, thus giving the wearer a chic yet classy look.
This discussion would be incomplete without the oldest garment for Indian women – the Saree.
Earlier, women would have to drape the Saree carefully but now, pre-draped Sarees dominate online marketplaces. This shift can be attributed to hard-working, busy women who opt for comfort and convenience when it comes to wearing yards of elegance!
The ’70s and ’80s were all about basic ethnic clothing for women. However, modern times have given a boost to the ‘basic’ and a rise to Indo-western looks – a balanced amalgamation of Indian and western.
For instance, the journey from straight-fit Kurtas to asymmetrical or shirt-style Kurtas has been swift but predictable.
The way women’s Kurtas are styled has also changed dramatically. Wearing them with denim pants or flared bottoms seems to be a norm nowadays.
THE INFLUENCE OF THE INFLUENCERS
We all have a social media account on one digital platform or the other. Hence, our eyes always manage to land on an array of Indian influencers reimagining Indian clothing.
Their styling videos often demonstrate how to wear a dress in multiple ways or how one can drape a Dupatta creatively.
This bite-sized content may look recreational and harmless but it is altering the way the world perceives Indian women’s ethnic clothing!
RECOGNITION OF INDIAN DESIGNERS ALL OVER THE WORLD
It’s no secret that A-lister fashion designers are showcasing their unique take on Indian clothing on global platforms. From Vaishali S exhibiting her designs at Milan Fashion Week to Jaipur’s Anokhi being a renowned boutique for tourists and locals alike, everyone in the fashion realm is creating innovative clothing that never manages to stray from its Indian roots.
To conclude, we are pleased to observe so much creativity in this industry and will continue to contribute in whichever way we can.