A year comes and goes, but fashion never goes out of our lives. We always find ourselves bewildered when it comes to selecting the right kind of attire, colour, footwear and accessories. On the first day of New Year, we bring to you the hot chic trends for this year’s spring-summer season. Top fashion designers like Ritu Kumar, Poonam Bhagat, Siddharth Tytler and Madhu Jain enlighten us on fashion statements for the year 2011.
What to wear?
Tights and casual dresses will be in and summer will see the return of kurtis. Also, jumpsuits are here to stay," says designer Ritu Kumar.
According to Poonam Bhagat, "dresses combining the solid and sheer look will make a rage. Hip hugging sheath dresses with hemlines just below the knee and full circle skirts with pinched waistlines evocative of the very feminine 60's look will be in."
Indian attire will make trend as well, states designer Madhu Jain, "basic simple Indian attire like kurtis and funky yet elegant saris will look aesthetic."
"Mini dresses will be a sure thing for girls," tells designer Siddharth Tytler.
Which colour is cool?
Poonam suggests, “yellow, mango, peach, lime or nude is good for summers.”
Don’t wear black, advises Ritu, as it does not suit the climate. However, its contrast white will be surely in, informs Siddharth.
“Bright happy colours like berry pink and cherry will be cool for summers,” tells Siddharth.
What footwear is in rage?
Heels, be it kitten heels or stilettos, will look enticing, agree Poonam and Siddharth.
According to Madhu, “funky kolhapuris with strings hanging and puppet dolls will create rage this summer.”
Head gear and sun glasses
Ritu says, “floral headgear will be in vogue.”
“Cat eye sunglasses will look voluptuous this summer,” states Poonam.
Jewellery and bags
“Garden-flower type accessories will make trend,” informs Ritu.
According to Madhu, “funky, tribal gold jewellery and jholas will make style statement.”
“Chunky accessories and cool bags will rock this summer,” tells Siddharth.
What kind of fabric is right?
Ritu says, “this is a year of green revolution and so eco-conscious attire will be in. Cotton will be very popular.”
“Linen and cotton will be strong this summer,” tells Siddharth.
Which styling in dresses is in?
According to Poonam, “patchwork and a hint of lace will be seen” where as Madhu suggests “domination of simple weaves.”
“Drapes and somewhat embellished styles will look vivacious,” states Siddharth.
Is animal print in trend?
No animal print this summer, informs Siddharth.
Ritu explains, “animal print was too much previous year. This year, floral will be in.”
Which look makes head turn?
Ritu suggests, “go natural this summer. Nude will be in rage again. Kohl look will definitely be hot.”
“Very seductive and alluring look without being in-your-face sexy is exactly what you want,” advises Poonam.
Madhu says, “exotic 1920’s look, kind of Maharani Indira Devi look will be alluring.”
What’s hot for boys?
“Jeans and shorts always work for boys,” states Ritu.
Siddharth tells, “for guys, tees and shirts in nice bright colours will look cool.”