FASHION THROUGHOUT THE DECADES

1890-1920 Haute Couture

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Early 90s was marked by rise of haute couture in Paris. The Parisian designs were donned by the upper class women who set tone for rest of the world. The corsets and full skirts with hats were popular in this era. The fashion which was adopted found its way through magazines to the world about what was going on and what is being worn. But with the end of First World War, the attention was withdrawn from fashion.

1920-1929 Roaring 20s

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With the war taking over, masculinity was mostly retained in clothing as women wore comfortable clothes with shapeless fits, loose clothes and flattened busts. The 20s are marked by “Flappers” which did not fully emerge until 1926. Flappers mostly wore short hair with short shift dress. This style was comfortably followed by the people as it was easy to make shift dresses at home.

1930-1940 Great Depression and World War I

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In this era, movies became a media of catching up with the fashion trends. Another war was expected seemingly close and fashion was taken over by more of military style with square shoulders. Uniforms became public wear. There was large scale production of clothes and hence started ready-to-wear fashion.

1950s-The Postwar Era
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The designers back then, after the war period was over introduced fitted jackets, slim skirts and full calf length dresses. This made sure that women dressed femininely which was well longed by them. Teenagers for the first time became a force in the fashion market because of a huge influence of movies on them. Fabric like acrylic and synthetic found its popularity as they required less maintenance and even affordable.

1960s-Flower Power

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The youth ran this era and it was undoubtedly a colorful decade. British adopted the trend of black leather jackets and America’s answer was “hippie movement”. The youth in America wore bell bottom jeans and tie-dyed shirts. Men mostly were inspired by Beatles.

1970s-Saturday Night Fever

1970s-Saturday Night Fever

Fashion became global phenomena as now travel became easier which meant not only people travelled freely but with them, the fashion too took a tour. There was “disco dance” craze and clothes which shone under the disco lights were much preferred by people. Late seventies was taken over by the rise of ‘punk’.

1980s- Material Girls

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This era can be well described as dominated by ‘Materialism’ as the western economy witnessed an economic boom. People became brand conscious and use of credit cards made shopping even easier and encouraged spending. Creation of MTV revolutionized the music industry and with it the fashion too. Musicians through their videos made style statements and hence influenced the fashion too.

1990s –Minimalism

1990s _Minimalism

Fashion became more laidback and comfortable. As contrasted to the 80s style defined with color pallets, 90s was more about the color black and neutral colors. Fashion industry bloomed the most in United States. Grunge, an alternative rock subculture spawned a style of skuffy dressing.

2000s-Back to the future

2000s-Back to the future

The 2000s made us realize that fashion trends are cyclical. The old trends which cycled back is given a futuristic touch and carried by people. The boot cut and flared jeans, for instance are a futuristic version of bell bottom jeans. The vintage clothing still finds its place in the market. The boho and hippie look also made a comeback thanks to the TV media and the influence.

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Fashion in Early 2000s

It is always refreshing to go down memory lane, when it comes to fashion.  There are so many things and accessories in your closet which love but cannot wear, as it might not be in fashion.  Early 2000’s saw fashion rehashing the styles from 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.  Let’s glances at what was fashion in early 2000’s.

  • Wire chokers headbands:

 Fashion in Early 2000s

Do you miss your favourite headband? If you were in love with your choker headband or necklace, you will surely miss this part of your growing up days. Wire choker headbands and necklace, surely made many heads turn those days.

  • Single earrings:

Fashion in Early 2000s

Wearing single earring was quite a trend back in 2000. The earrings worn were used to make a statement. It was a hit among runway models. But today you cannot think of donning one.

  • Brooches:

Fashion in Early 2000s

Also known as the decorative pin attached on the jacket, Brooches came with a bang and then disappeared. Brooches are considered a vintage accessory as it is associated with older women. It was a hit accessory back then serving as a style statement. Brooches came in different shapes and sizes.

  • Halter Tops:

Fashion in Early 2000s

Who does not love halter tops? Halter tops were quite a rage in early 2000’s.  Fashion in 2000 saw a mix of global and ethnic culture. Halter tops are the sleeveless tops that tie around the neck.

  • Cowgirl shirts:

Fashion in Early 2000s

Back in 2000, when every other girl used to wear Cowgirl shirts. Cowgirl shirts are the chequered shirts that reminded you of good old days. Though these shirts are still in fashion, but back then it was a hit item.

  • Popcorn Shirts:

Popcorn Shirts

These were puffy kind of tees that fits to your body perfectly. Having this tee in the closet was the perfect ensemble to any outfit.

  • Fish nets:

Fashion in Early 2000s

Fish nets stockings made quite a bold fashion statement back then. Worn originally by prostitutes and strippers in Paris, these leggings were acceptable only in late 1980’s.  Girls wore it under short skirts as a style statement.

  • Frosted Lip Gloss:

Fashion in Early 2000s

Though fashion in early 2000’s seems to be outdated, some things are still cherished. For example, Frosted lip gloss, which were all over the place. Every other girl had their lips painted with frosty lip gloss.

  • Whole denim look:

Fashion in Early 2000s

As they say, too much of anything is bad. Same way, too much of denim is a no-no.  If you look back, you will realize why fashion police slammed denim on denim look.  In early 2000’s denim was aggressively promoted like denim hats, denim skirts, dresses and denim pants.

  • Layered Tank Tops:

Layered Tank Tops

Wearing 2 tank tops, one on the top of the other was fashionable in early 2000’s, but now it is no longer in fashion. It was a kind of flirty fashion statement. Sure, tank tops are still in fashion.

 

Early 2000’s fashion trends do bring in nostalgic moments. Things which we loved it like crazy are no longer considered fashionable! Having said that fashion has to be enjoyed and lived at any moment, whether it trends or not.

Pieces to make you look chic even in basics


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I often hear girls talking about what’s in and what’s not in the fashion industry and follow it blindly, fashion is suppose to be use as a guide and not an obligation. It’s necessary to look above trend and understand the body type. Blending your own style with trend will make you stand out and feel good. Now that, it’s established that fashion is not uniform for everyone and a simple change can enhance your look, let’s merge basics with different pieces to get a stunning look. Rolling sleeves differently, pairing right jeans or adding accessories like scarf or necklaces are all going to help enhancing the look.

Fashion trends and tips

Blazers have always been more on the side of formals or seen as a part of uniforms but it’s time to flash your graphic or plain t-shirt combine with Jean short along with a blazer to get a casual yet classy look. Alternatively a blazer will look impressive over a dress just don’t forget to wear a nice pair of stilettos and carry a shiny clutch. You are good to rock any party with it.

Basic shirts are found in every wardrobe and sadly are used for office and office only, not any more, mingle these shirts with printed skirts or pants, carry an over sized clutch to make you ready for a date. Wait! There is more, these printed skirts will go just fine with basic silk top along with a sling bag. This will definitely prepare you for a day out with your girlfriends.

Casual dresses have always given a monotonous look which can be easily changed by adding subtle accessories like necklace, bracelets, a slim belt or even colorful bangles. Don’t blend them all together as less is always more. Attractive yet subtle way of accessories will give you a stunning look.

Fashion trends and tips

Handbags are very handy from huge to sling to clutch, all the types help you look stylish and are useful to keep your personal items. It’s a win-win situation.

Intelligent style play can help you get multiple look with one piece of clothing. This statement is absolutely true when it comes to scarves. Get ready to wrap yourself in pretty prints, fluorescent, strips, plain, knitted or multicolored scarves I can go on and on about it but I guess you got the idea.

Fashion trends and tips

Scarves are best to warm yourself in winters and add style in summers. It can be worn in different ways to enhance your casual attire, over a dress or simply to your work dress.

Create your own style by being innovative and being confident in your own skin. What matters is how you carry yourself in the outfits irrespective of trends. Create your own statement and shine!

Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2015

One of the biggest Indian Fashion extravaganzas LAKME FASHION WEEK SUMMER RESORT started on 18th -22nd March 2015, at Palladium Hotel, Mumbai on a big note.

LFW Summer Resort 2015

Sabyasachi Mukherjee -LFW Summer/Resort 2015

Well known fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee opened the show on 17th March at an offsite location Richardson & Cruddas Mills, Mumbai with his ready to wear collection–BIG LOVE. Famous B-Town celebs Deepika Padukone, Neha Dhupia , Kalki Koechlin, Sridevi, Kajol and  Rani Mukerji attended the spectacular show.

Deepika Padukone in floral maxi dress from Sabyasachi’s collection

Deepika Padukone in floral maxi dress from Sabyasachi’s collection

Kalki Koechlin LFW 2015

Kalki Koechlin sporting a Jumpsuit from Sabyasachi’s ensemble LFW 2015

Sri Devi, Kajol and Rani Mukerji LFW SummerResort 2015

From left-Sri Devi, Kajol, Diva Khosla and Rani Chopra in sabyasachi’s creations

Sabyasachi recreated the 70’s era with models walking the ramp on the music of “AAP Jaisa Koi” flaunting round rimmed shades, ponytails with center parted hair, wearing floral printed long skirts with  cropped tops, shimmering dresses, palazzos, suits, sarees, jumpsuits, dresses embellished with sequins. Also prominent was his signature leather accessories line which included satchels, handbags, flats and belts.

LFW Summer Resort 2015

Sabyasachi Mukherjee’ Collection LFW Summer Resort 2015

The grand show commemorates 15 years this month and has 84 Indian designers including Manish Malhotra, Tarun Tahiliani , Raghavendra Rathore Wendell Rodricks, Kiran Uttam Gosh and Krishna Mehta and many others showcasing their fabulous  creations.

RHESON TO SMILE!

The wait is finally over! The Bollywood power style duo- Fashionista/Actress Sonam Kapoor and her sister Rhea Kapoor –Stylist / Producer are going to launch their high street fashion brand RHESON in September this year.

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Rhea and Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor is well known for her style and Rhea has been styling her sister for many years. They have a huge fan following and girls love Sonam Kapoor’s style and want to dress up like her. It does not come as a surprise as they have been working on this venture for quite some time and the great thing is they have tied up with Shoppers Stop– one of the biggest retail stores in India to launch their label.

RHESON pronounced as “reason” is a combination of their first names. The clothes will be designed by both sisters and a group of designers working under them.

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Rhea and Sonam Kapoor

The main idea behind the brand is to have a fashion line which is affordable, the price range will be from Rs 400/- to Rs 4000/, comfortable (suitable for Indian body type) and easily accessible (the brand will also be available online at Shoppers Stop). It will have a range of Indo-western clothes, skirts, tops, shirts which every girl would love to have and wear.

Now, there is a Rheson to Smile 🙂 – you can look stylish and chic every day that too without spending loads of money.

BeFriend the new Trends!

Why make college life monotonous when you can experiment the best of things now? We went to a few places and ransacked to bring you the latest trends and guess what? This time we have the whereabouts of these attires too!

Look #1 Chic much?

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Top – Mango (stores in Select Citywalk, Saket; DLF Promenade, Vasant Kunj, Gurgaon; Pacific Mall, Rajouri Garden).

Pants by Zara (Only available in Select Citywalk store)

Accessorize from Janpath (You can get it at any local selling point) just remember to wear the right accessorize with your clothes. [Long pieces generally go with this look].

This look can best go with light make up -Refer to “Say Yes to MakeUp” to know more.

Look #2 Cropped out?

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Achieving this look is easy. The crop top is from Forever 21 accompanies with the Zara pants that acquired a lot of fame over the summers.

#2.1: Cropped out with shorts?

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You can also try this look with high waste shorts. Try new colors like the one shown below

Turquoise teal shorts

#2.2: Cropped out with skirt too?

Watch Taylor swift pull off this look in the sexiest manner possible. You can try the same look (Crop top and a slit skirt)

Slit skirt is available on Forever 21 stores, crop tops can be found in Forever21, Zara, Mango stores. You can also find crop tops in Sarojini market.

Look #3 Crochet up

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Crochet tops are best worn with denims. However, there is no hard and fast rule regarding the same, you can always try and experiment. You can wear them at a friend’s regular birthday party too (if you plan to keep it low profile yet trendy). You can find crochet tops in “Forever21”

Add on #1 Hat it out?

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Hats are the new go to for college students who try and stay away from the sun and wish to save their hair from the dust out there.  So if you fall into that category how about “Hat it Out?” there are various Hats that you can try with your looks. You can find Hats in Forever 21. The best deal you ask? They’re quite affordable!

Add on #2 Lost in the braids

Hatting (Read as: Wearing a Hat) is not your go to for the day then you can tr different hair updo’s one of them is a braided tail.

Here’s how to achieve that look:

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A. Start with untangles hair

B. Gather your hair into a low pony and put on an elastic.

C. Divide your hair into 2 sections – down the middle and above your elastic. Pull your pony through the division your created.

D. Pull tight and adjust

E. Braid the pony
F. Roll and pin up your braid

Add on #3 Stare through the glare?

You can wear different type of shades (You can choose from over a variety of shapes, colors and sizes)

You may want to look for for: 1) Tea Shades 2) Mirror shades 3) aviators 4) Wayfarer 5) Oversized shades

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So have you befriended the latest trends or shall we take you through the journey again? 🙂

Remember to wear a smile and keep it trendy.