With every designer and stylist experimenting with cuts and drapes, all our classics, seem to be getting a hearty fusion makeover. Adding an element of contemporary fits and tailoring, is taking the ethnic wear setup to all new highs.
So while, classics like anarkalis and sarees continue to rule, there has been observed a paradigm shift towards more structured, easy to wear and deconstructive fusion silhouettes.
Capes, Off-shoulders, cutouts, crops are all reinventing the ethnic game giving our indian staples a modern facelift.
With our Bollywood fashionistas donning ethnic at it’s modern best, we have here compiled everything latest you need as reference for your fusion makeover this festive season.
Sonam Kapoor’s divaliscious image got an impressive upgrade while shooting for the cover story of Bazaar Bride India in the New York city. Against the city’s iconic landscape, Sonam posed with much elan. Anita Dongre’s navy blue gown embellished with Indian embroidery and motifs presented a perfect amalgamation of Indian royalty and Western cuts, shot against the iconic Brooklyn Bridge playing background.
Aging backwards Sridevi is giving even the newbies a run for their money. Most recently, the stylista was exuding Indian vibes, wearing white pants and shirt layered with a white cape from topped with a necklace. All credits to stylist Eshaa Amiin for putting together this fusion look. For those of you who love their pants and shirts, this one is for you.
We were all hearts for this Anamika Khanna silhouette. Quite a breakthrough from the usual ethnic monotony, this one offers much comfort and all that attention. A distinct approach to avoid looking almost the same across wedding seasons. Stylist Eshaa Amiin sealed this look with an elaborate choker, ear studs, defined brows and a red lipstick. We suggest a complete replication.
Swara’s white Posh Pride ensemble gave us all the saree feels while she still sported a pair of fit and flare white pants and bell sleeves top. The embroidered palla added all the fusion touch to this one. Although we like it, only bold and beautiful souls can completely justify this one like Swara.
Nidhi Agarwal gave us a fusion splendour with her one shoulder asymmetric top paired with a deconstructive bottom. The outfit from Anoli Shah designs renders an off beat nouveau look to try this festive season. We heart that big silver hoops addition by stylist Anisha. A winged liner seals this one to perfection.
Hebah Patel’s most recent outfit was a step ahead from skirts and crops. The cold shoulder on one side complemented well with that extra drooping other sleeve. Wrapped in a single shade of blue this one from Jade by Ashima rendered Hebah a rockstar appearance.
Neha Dhupia flaunted her Indian side the fashionista way. In a Manish Malhotra skirt and bell sleeve top Neha channelled her desi vibe adding her touch of contemporary glamour to it. Due credits to stylist Sohaya Misra for styling up the outfit with a denim choker from Ritika Sachdeva. Take inspiration from Neha Dhupia for putting together a pretty fusion look for the festivities ahead.
A look actress Priya Mani put together very recently deserves to be listed in our fusion lookbook. Binging on the currently trending cape styles, Priya wore a short white embroidered cape with a pair of white dhoti style pants, both from the house of designer Kavita Bhartia. Credits to stylist Jaanvi Chowhan for styling up this fusion look.
Sayani Gupta definitely knows how to make a statement. Wearing an Indian version of the strappy slip dress and pants in yellow banarsi from Raw Mango, Sayani proved her bold style. Edgy and full of oomph Sayani’s look is an inspiration when you want to leave an impact. Only remember along with the outfit, this look requires attitude.
Kriti Sanon is swaying us with her promotional wardrobe. A pre draped saree she recently wore, grabbed eyeballs. Looking pretty in a white number from designer Payal Pratap, Kriti worked hot and sweet at once. Stylist Sukriti Grover deserves a special mention for styling up this look with a head turning neck piece from Minerali store.
Shraddha Kapoor wowed us with her fusion look most recently. Pairing her black vest and black flared pants with a pretty long layering all from designers Saaksha and Kinni, Shraddha made for a statement fusion appearance. Special credits to stylist Shaleena Nathani, for putting together an indo-western look that is wearable and wow.
If you love to live in your denims then Bhumi’s this look did be perfect to ring in the festivities this season. With long layerings at an absolute high, Bhumi’s amped up her denim and black vest with an elaborate long white layering from Anjul Bhandari for that heightened Indianness. Stylist Aastha Sharma elevated her fusion look with a chic Amrapali Jewels necklace.
Aahana redefined her saree look wearing saree the contemporary way with a white shirt with bell sleeves. Chic, cool and yet a saree, we need to try this look in the coming festive season. Stylist Vidush Prabhakar added more stars to his rockstar look, with a statement necklace and ring from Amrapali.
For her performance at Bollywood’s biggest award ceremonies, IIFA, Sonakshi dressed up the fusion way. Her Indo-western outfit from Anoli Shah Designs was quite a star. A set of blue and white tie and dye crop top and dhoti set layered with a long indigo jacket, revived desi vibes the fashionista way.
With so many references coming straight from the tinsel town, you have to mix and match your Indian and western wardrobes to create your own version of Festive Fusion. Dont forget to share it wit us lovelies