The Lakmé Fashion Week 2019 saw five days of groundbreaking designs. Here are two designers who tried to incorporate the ethnic Indian identity with the identity of the modern working man and created silhouettes that will work really well for the Summer of 2019.
We're talking traditional khadi and prints that go along with it sewn into asymmetrical kurtas, dhotis and more. So, let's take some inspiration from Amrich by Urvashi Kaur and Padmaja, The Good Loom by GoCoop.
Padmaja Krishnan's creations uses khadi and linen from Maheshwar-based NGO Gudi Mudi. GoCoop.com, an online marketplace which enables handloom cooperatives and artisans to connect with consumers, presented The Good Loom, a ready-to-wear menswear line of shirts, trousers, stoles and pyjamas.
Here are ways you can incorporate a kurta in your everyday wear.1. Monochrome It
A monochrome set looks better than you think it will. Especially if the textured cotton has subtle patterns like this one.
© Lakmé Fashion Week2. Ethnic Shirts
Ethnic shirts in traditional fabric is an upcoming trend and stands out as compared to de rigeuer clothing.
© Lakmé Fashion Week3. Layering It Well
Layer your cotton kurta with a top shrug or buttoned over-layer and pair it with white sneakers.
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A blazer and a kurta although an unlikely combination, works really well. Just make sure they come from the same family of fabrics and hues. Exhibit A.
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A short kurta, a scarf with well tailored chinos is another combination you cannot go wrong with.
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