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Fashion goes the zodiac way

fashion and trends Updated: Jun 03, 2010 12:35 IST
Aakriti Sawhney
Aakriti Sawhney
Hindustan Times
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FashionEver thought you could wear clothes and shoes that not just look stylish but also bring peace, prosperity and harmony in your life? Yes you can, if your clothes and shoes have been specially designed according to your zodiac sign.

Colours play a major role in this genre. “They can have a negative effect, if they don’t match your personality,” says Kappil Kishor, the only professional designer in India for zodiac dresses. Kishor has been in this business for the past five years under the label Fortune Designing. “Before getting a dress designed there is a thorough study of the person’s kundli,” he adds.

After colours, next in line are the fabrics and textures. “There are two kinds of fabrics — natural (extracted from plants and animals) and man made (chemical based). Fabrics are made keeping the elements like air, water, fire and earth in mind. For example, people with fire sign are given natural fibre as this cools their body temperature and gives them positive vibes. But people with water sign can go in for man made fibre,” explains Kishor.

“Lot of people come to get their bridal lehngas designed as it’s considered very auspicious. People also come in for day-to-day clothing like ladies’ suits, corporate suits and dresses for vacations,” he added. The prices for these pieces range from Rs. 10,000 to Rs 2.5 lakhs.

The zodiac shoes, too, are based on two important elements — colour and wood. The shoes are developed on the basis of chromopathy — healing with colour. “The shoes are done in synthetic and the sole is made of astrological wood instead of leather. Leather is considered inauspicious according to Indian beliefs,” says Swati Modo, the owner of Serendipty that specialises in zodiac and horoscopic shoes.

Her collection comprises 24 pairs of shoes — 12 each for men and women according to the specific zodiac signs. “The horoscopic shoes are made with special consultation with astrologers depending on the person’s kundli,” she adds. While the price range for the zodiac shoes starts from Rs. 6,000, it’s Rs 9,500 for the horoscopic shoes.