are passe. This Independence Day, flaunting Indian pride is all about doing it with a fashionable twist. While celebs such as Malaika Arora Khan were recently spotted using the latest fashion trends, such as colour-blocking, to get that perfect patriotic look, others are following suit to make an unusual style statement at theme parties and dressing contests at office.
Event manager Pankaj Bindal of Showmakers, CP, says, “Companies are in the party mood because of an extended weekend. People are busy preparing to glam up for the occasion.”
Designers, too, are loaded with orders for latest styles in tied-n-dyed tees, stoles, kurtas and even accessories such as statement neckpieces, bags, shoes, hair bands and tricolour cuff bracelets. “This time, the number of orders for tricolour outfits is like never before,” says Delhi-based Designer Rimple Narula, whose tricolour Anarkali suits have got her good business. Even makeup artists and stylists are setting up Independence Day makeover kiosks. “We’ve booked a counter at Ashoka hotel where we’ll be doing funky patriotic hairstyles and tattoos,” says makeup artist Aashmeen Munjaal.