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Cannes 2013: outstanding trends

The Cannes Film Festival saw a lot of trends on the red carpet. Here are the ones that stood out

fashion and trends Updated: May 30, 2013 15:45 IST
Shweta Mehta
Shweta Mehta
Hindustan Times
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The Cannes Film Festival saw a lot of trends on the red carpet. Here are the ones that stood out

Return of the nath
Sonam Kapoor added it to her traditional look, but it didn’t work for us. That’s only because her outfit was busy and the nath looked like the element that should’ve been subtracted if she followed the, Take off one thing before you leave, rule. Vidya Balan wore one the very next day, with relatively more success, but we still aren’t sold on such big pieces.

Sonam’s sari-jacket look
This look, designed by Anamika Khanna, became a hotly debated one. Many loved the look, while others considered it over-the-top. Either way, the designer has been receiving tonnes of enquiries about recreating it. And if what we’ve overheard is to be believed, the floor-length jacket costs three times as much as the sari. That’s the price you pay for keeping up with the latest trends.

Statement lips
Stars seemed content with minimal make-up this time around. There were no overly pink cheeks (apart from Ameesha Patel’s) and barely any smoky eyes. Instead, the one trick everyone resorted to was a pop of colour on the lips, mostly red, and in Aishwarya’s case, fuchsia. It’s a trend that goes down well with us too, especially during the summer.

No jewellery
Most stars (apart from those promoting jewellery brands) went easy on the dazzlers. Some stuck to small earrings or cocktail rings, but there were many who chose to let their dresses hog the limelight.

Matching clutches
Solid colours or metallic hues on bags have dominated red carpets for a while, but a lot of dresses at Cannes were accessorised with clutches and minaudière that seemed like an extension of the outfit itself. Do you think they make a perfect match?

Most-worn outfit
Yes, there was one. Russian designer Ulyana Sergeenko would never have imagined that the very same silhouette would be shortlisted by as many as four stars. Fan Bingbing and Zhang Yuqi wore floor-length versions in ice blue and emerald green respectively. Model Natalia Vodianova and Dita Von Teese sported shorter ones in red and black. Too much of a good thing?

Most-worn designer
From low backs to plunging necklines and thigh-high slits to cut-outs at the waist, the stars seemed to favour Roberto Cavalli’s varied creations. Elie Saab came a close second.

First Published: May 30, 2013 15:09 IST