Happy New Year, readers! To kick off the year, here’s my wishlist for fashion in 2012.
Less brocade, no fur
Indian fashion has been taken over by brocade over the past couple years and it’s the mots ubiquitous fabric at weddings, sangeets, and the like. Meanwhile, despite PETA’s efforts and greater environmental consciousness, fur was everywhere on the international ramp and red carpet. We’d like to see less of both, please.
Below: Looks from Shyamal &Bhumika and Neeta Lulla, both at LFW W/F 2011
Young Indian women dressing as individuals, not clones
Enter a mall, beauty salon or a multiplex in any city in India, and you will spot Indian girls dressed in a uniform: skinny jeans, tshirt, open flat shoes and long straight hair. With new brands, international magazines and the amazing Internet, I’d been hoping for fashion to be more individualistic. But that didn’t happen last year, so maybe we’ll see a transformation this year. Do we really want a society of clones—people who look and think alike?
More quality fashion weeks, please!
In the battle of the fashion weeks in India (too numerous to name here), what we see are lists and lists of designers. But what we see on the ramp is often repetitive, mediocre or even amateurish. I’d like fashion boards to separate the wheat from the chaff and give us something that amazes, shocks and excites us. And if all they get is what we see on the ramp, then sadly the industry needs to rethink how it recognises and nurtures talent.
And my personal wishlist…
De-clutter and go minimal
I have too many clothes and not enough space, which makes it all the more difficult to buy new pieces every season. De-cluttering is not an option for me anymore, it’s a necessity!
Help others make the right fashion choice
I helped a couple friends select the right outfits, accessories and even complete looks. Now I’d love to help some more. 🙂
And umm… blog more often 🙂
What are your fashion wishes for 2012?