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Look, what’s in prediction

fashion and trends Updated: Feb 13, 2009 22:00 IST
Sarika Sharma
Sarika Sharma
Hindustan Times
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Pastels or bright? Low or high? A-line or straight? So, what's going to be your fashion statement this Spring-Summer? Confused, we have tips…


"Indian is the look of the season - with authentic Indian colours and royal touch. And Chenille will rule this season too!" says designer Simple Kaur. It holds true for college girls too as short kurtis and Patiala salwars will rock, of course, modernised as sleeveless or accessorised with chunky jewellery, she says. Yes, chunky is 'in' big time, in semi precious stones, she adds. The ultra-mod must pull on the un-coordinated look. "No mix and match. Like if you're wearing a royal blue suit with orange embroidery, go for a white or cream salwar!" says Simple.
Simple also proposes dresses over skirts and palazzos.

Fashion material?
Now, what do we attire the look in? Tips Shweta Arora, assistant professor at Textile Design Institute, NIIFT, S.A.S. Nagar, "Chiffon, crepes and nets are what'll lend shape to body". And it's georgettes that Ranju from Rumours, a boutique in Sector 8, votes for. She says layering of fabrics is what'll bring the look home this season and so georgettes are what one must go for.
Look for fabrics with bold cotton prints, says Simple and adds that the cotton must be soft and vegetable-dyed to keep it stylish and cool.

Colour me all!
This is where it begins for many. Now, Shweta feels all colours hold true at all times in different shades, hues and tints. However, "ice-cream palette, reds and emerald green," is what Ranju predicts, while Simple backs various shades of purple and indigo.

Printer’s mark
Cut to prints for the ultimate guise. Hints Shweta: "Indigo blue, psychedelic (punk) prints, which are basically abstract and haphazard prints, bold animal prints on leather, fabric paper, basically for accessory, garments and home fashion and rose prints, truly, madly, deeply". And Simple too is going floral the coming season. What about you?