Diwali in 2023 is a harmonious blend of the old and new. It celebrates the timeless traditions of India while embracing the changes of the modern world. (Image: Twitter)
Hyderabad: The festival of Diwali is not just about illuminating our homes with diyas, but it's also about lighting up our wardrobes with the latest trends. 2023 marks a year where the lines between traditional and contemporary blur, creating a dazzling array of choices for fashion enthusiasts. Here's a dive into the top Diwali fashion trends for this year.
1. Neo-Traditional Silhouettes:
The age-old kurtas and sherwanis have undergone a transformation. This Diwali, it's all about asymmetrical kurtas, layered sherwanis, and draped dhoti pants. These neo-traditional silhouettes blend age-old traditions with modern design philosophies, offering a fresh and elegant look.
2. Sustainable and Eco-friendly Fabrics:
With growing awareness about sustainability, fashion is leaning towards eco-friendly fabrics. Organic cotton, bamboo, and hemp fabrics, which are dyed using natural sources, are not only sustainable but also exude an earthy elegance. Suigarh and other leading brands have been at the forefront of this trend, ensuring style without compromising the planet.
3. The Rise of Pastels:
While Diwali is synonymous with vibrant colours, 2023 sees a surge in pastels. Shades of lavender, mint green, and baby pink are dominating the festive scenes. These softer hues exude a sense of calm and sophistication, making them a favoured choice among the fashion-forward crowd.
4. Digital Prints Meet Traditional Motifs:
With technology impacting every sphere of our lives, why should fashion be left behind? Digital prints showcasing traditional Indian motifs, be it paisley, lotus, or peacock feathers, are making a grand appearance. These prints offer sharp designs, intricate details, and a modern touch to conventional patterns.
5. Handcrafted Footwear:
Artisanal craftsmanship is making its mark in footwear. Be it juttis, kolhapuris, or mojaris, handcrafted footwear with intricate embroidery and embellishments is the go-to choice. Not only are they a testament to the artisans' skills, but they also provide a unique touch to the overall ensemble.
6. Revival of Vintage Textiles:
The charm of vintage textiles, like Banarasi silks, Chikankari embroidery, and Bandhani, is making a comeback. Designers are integrating these traditional textiles into modern outfits, thus preserving the rich legacy while catering to the modern palate.
Diwali in 2023 is a harmonious blend of the old and new. It celebrates the timeless traditions of India while embracing the changes of the modern world. So, as you prepare for the festival, let your wardrobe be a reflection of this beautiful confluence.
The article is authored by Kabir Mehra, Co-Founder of Herringbone & Sui, Pangolin & Suigarh.