It’s that time of the year! With the onset of blissful spring and summer weather, runways are bustling with trends stated by the trailblazers of the fashion industry. While some trends were taken from the past and pushed into the future, Spring/Summer ‘19 runway in India also christened new trends like the ‘Living Coral’ colour and celebrated the elimination of Section 377 with a splash of rainbow colours. So bookmark these trends and ride into the new season with a globally-savvy closet.
The Dupatta 2.0
Frame embellished dupattas belong to bygone ages. We’ve come a long way of trading them with layered jackets or capes and they’ve now gotten a flirty update! Accentuated with frill and ruffle accents, the new age dupatta commands attention for all the right reasons.
Romantic Ruffle Sarees
This trend will dress you just right to shimmy through a cocktail night. Concept sarees have evolved and we now see ruffle accented sarees gain momentum in the modern day. Cascading from the pallu till the hem, wispy ruffles are bound to catch any onlookers attention effortlessly.
Embellished & Trimmed Resort wear
Summer is all about high spirits and holidays. When it came to resort wear, crowned connoisseurs Shivan & Narresh held no bars to embellish their repertoire. So, for this summer holiday in the tropics, play with prints, tassel accents and kitsch embellishments unapologetically.
Indian designers have been dedicatedly pushing the envelope for sustainable fashion sourcing fabrics organically. Ka Sha and Abhi Singh, being amongst the crusaders of this ethical concept presented a hand-dyed collection that was fancied with reused fabrics and customized in handloom weaves.
Modern Statement Blouses
Revamped with a modern day flamboyance, saree blouses or choli styles are no longer just about necklines. From wrap styles to exaggerated capes and peasant blouses, the Spring/Summer runway was dominated by vivid cuts that acted as the hero element of the ensemble.
Living Coral Colour
We’ve been fangirling about Living Coral ever since it emerged as the Pantone Colour of the Year. The spicy colour adapts stunningly with everything this season from eccentric bling to dramatic ornate as well as sophisticated monotone and accessories.
The Clash of Prints
If you love prints, why limit yourselves? This summer will see prints clubbing in a quirky-most way. Trust us when we say, florals with geometrics or all kinds of kitsch can amount to a perfect dose of fun!
Sunset Shaded Palette
Designers took inspiration from the vivid hues of sunset to render their collective for Spring/Summer. Tints of red, gold, mustard yellow blend flawlessly with the upcoming warm temperature and spell effortless summery romance.
The utilitarian trend was solidified on the Spring/Summer ’19 runway by connoisseurs like Huemn and Abhi Singh as an urban contemporary. The ‘fashion meets function’ trend is perfect for globetrotters to master summer vacation looks.
Rainbow Colour Radiance
In support of exclusion of Section 377, LMIFW runway celebrated inclusivity with a stellar show by 40 designers on the last day. Each designer presented an outfit rendered in a rainbow colour palette as a tribute to the emblem of the LGBTQ community. So, join the bandwagon and make a splash with a vibrant appearance this summer.