One thing we can’t help but notice is that the leading ladies from Bollywood love their ethnic outfits, and whenever they get the chance, they turn to beautiful and rich sarees, anarkalis, and lehengas.
We have to admit that with time, Bollywood celebrity sightings in ethnics are gradually fading out, giving way to fusion Indian clothing, towards which the fashion industry is now progressing. More functional and much more glamorous, these outfits are here to stay.
To fit Indian wear into their wardrobe, these women and a host of designers are working to streamline and refine ethnics to turn them into contemporary and wearable versions.
Our Top FusionWear Picks This Week:
Lara Dutta In Papa Don’t Preach:
The vibe of this designer label by Shubhika is both fun and fusion in itself. The way the designer tweaks the classic Indian wear to create offbeat, attention-grabbing silhouettes is impressive. Spotted on the sets of High Fever Dance Ka Tevar co-judging, was the former Miss Universe and bollywood actress, Lara Dutta. For her small-screen showcasing, Lara dressed up in a pretty pink Jasmine dhoti, teamed with an asymmetric gota embellished kurta. Stylist Esha Amiin styled this fusion Indian wear with a pair of earrings from Azotiique. Interesting and functional, an ensemble like this can be your pick for a fun mehendi night of your bff.
Sonali Bendre In Payal Khandwala:
All geared up with her best appearance on India Best Dramebaaz, Sonali Bendre is back on the small screen to trigger our fashion senses. On the sets of the acting reality show, Sonali walked in swaying us with her desi girl look. The woman styled by stylist and designer Akansha Gajria, stepped in wearing a green and blue Payal Khandwala saree. An excellent example of the new age fusion Indian clothing, this one had our bollywood celebrity in ethnic jump to a more refined saree look, pairing the six yards with a striking and appealing mustard top. A pair of long pink jhumkas sealed Sonali’s lookbook.
Karishma Tanna In Anoli Shah:
For the promotions of Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan, Karishma Tanna made a rock chic appearance wearing a certain draped dhoti separates from the designer label, Anoli Shah. Stylist Sayali Vidya kept this fusion Indian look minimalistic and power packed, letting Karishma’s tresses loose on one shoulder. The earthy drape topped with a bright sequenced maroon blouse was fittingly layered with a long printed jacket in muted tones. Indian feels with chic vibes indeed.
Taapsee Pannu In Punit Balana:
Looking effortlessly stylish was actress Tapsee Pannu at the Mumbai Press Club event earlier this week. Ditching an all ethnic saree, stylist Devika opted for a fusion draped monochrome saree from designer Punit Balana. One of the favorites from the runway, this one had all the ingredients of a good saree. A side-parted bun sealed this look to perfection.
Seeing how the fashion space is shaping, it’s time that we too, like our fashion forerunners, moved to more functional fusion playups.