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Vaastu fashion is here

india Updated: Jul 25, 2007 14:16 IST
Umesh Jivnani
Umesh Jivnani
Hindustan Times
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With the growing awareness about the importance of Vaastu to better our surroundings and lives, more and more people have started accepting their rules to lead stress free and more comfortable lives.

Designers Kali and Sumit Arora who started India's first-ever Vaastu friendly clothes boutique, have seen their business grow by leaps as superstitious buyers have become loyal customers of their trendy clothing, inspired by 'Vaastu Shastra'. They promise that these pointers on Vaastu infused fashion will surely change the wearer's life:

If adopted properly, the impact of clothes, which are Vaastu-friendly, is greater than that of homes, as clothes remain closest to our bodies.

Never wear the red and black combina tion together. It should be completely avoided as both these colours invite negative forces and when used together, they add to stress conditions in a person's life.

Black and red, however, can be used separately in combination with tranquil colours like white and blue.

Blackish maroon is another colour that must be avoided as it brings stress.

Blue is the colour that gives maximum advantage. All shades of blue bring a sense of relief and calm to the wearer.

Vaastu also recommends fluorescent orange because this colour denotes prosperity.

Lemon and white are safe colours and bring peace and a sense of security.

<b1>Green if worn on Wednesdays brings positive forces into one's life.

Pointed V-necklines and square necklines should be avoided at any cost. Any neckline with a sharp corner should be avoided as anything sharp and pointed in a dress brings discomfort in a person's life.

Stitching patterns and accessories in clothes must not run over each other or have jagged points.

As much as possible, clothes must have clean and simple lines without many frills that complicate the design.

Excessive embroidery and heavy prints together bring a sense of discomfort when worn together. Bollywood beckons Suneet After Sabyasachi Mukherjee and Aki Narula, it's the turn of Delhi-based Suneet Verma to set trends on the big screen. This veteran designer has shifted focus to the Hindi film industry and has been in talks with his filmi 'friends' to dress them on screen.

"I've always said that I would do a movie if it's a good offer. Not many are aware of this but I was to do the clothes for Muzaffar Ali's Zooni years ago but the film got shelved. In fact I had stayed in Kashmir for eight months and finished making the costumes but the film never got made. After that I did not pursue movies due to geographical constraints.

"But today things are different as I have a secure set-up in Mumbai. In fact I have done all the clothes for Esha Deol, Shamita Shetty and Diya Mirza in Anubhav Sin ha's Cash and the film releas es next week.

I am in talks for Nikhil Advani's next two films to be produced by Mukesh Talreja and a Hollywood production as well, for which I am going to the U S to meet the producers and to present the look for that film.

"So I am hoping to do all these films this year," informed an excited Suneet, whose couture clientele includes Bollywood biggies right from the stylish Amitabh Bachchan to the svelte Shilpa Shetty.