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Top five trends at Couture Week

Styles that emerged from Delhi’s Couture Week and are here to stay.

india Updated: Aug 03, 2010, 14:36 IST
Roma Arora
Roma Arora
Hindustan Times

Delhi’s Couture Week gave these top five trends that are here to stay.

The ever rich and royal fabric is back with a bang. Several designers such as Manish Malhotra, Manav Gangwani and Varun Bahl used velvet in some way or the other in their collections at the recently concluded Couture Week. From blouses, lehengas, skirts, jackets and sandals to appliqué work, velvet is finding its rightful place in the fashion world.

“Velvet is an evergreen and luxurious fabric. Team up a velvet blouse with a fancy sari or pair a long embroidered velvet jacket with a skirt,” says Bahl.

Zip-up saris
That’s what the girls were waiting for! Non-fussy zip-up saris are easy-to-make and easy-to-manage. They’re pre-stitched with panels and the usual flare and fall. These come with buttons and zips, so you don’t have to spend time draping the sari. “Clothes are becoming more futuristic, keeping in mind the youth. Zip-up saris are an instant hit. You just have to wear them like a dress,” says designer Reynu Taandon.

Jazzy jackets
From long to short to very short, jackets have taken the runway by surprise. They were a part of the collection by JJ Valaya, Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla, Anamika Khanna among others.

“Jackets with saris look very stylish. Even the long jackets are replacing the cholis that can be teamed up with voluminous lehengas. Embroidered jackets with churidars look classy,” says designer Anjana Bhargav. So keep experimenting until you find something new.

Glamourous corset
Moulded corset blouses changed the look of the traditional saris and lehengas. “Corset blouses are a big hit. They make you look glamourous, sexy and stylish. Team them up with your otherwise traditional clothes like saris and skirts. Even the cape jackets are a rage these days,” says designer Raakesh Agarvwal.

Metallic mania
It’s the season of glitter and glamour, and metallic shades cannot be given a miss. Designer Manav Gangwani says, “Be it lehengas, cocktail dresses or saris, everything is metallic this season. Swarovski elements, sequence work and colourful stones add bling to your outfits too. Gun metal colour will rule.”

You can even jazz up your dresses with accessories in metallic colours.

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