How lehenga has gone international. Just when we think think lehenga is only for weddings and parties in India. Sonam proves us wrong and wears it at Cannes and other instances like Kim Kardashian doing a magazine shoot in a lehenga proves that this Indian attire has gone international now. We ask designers and stylists what they think about it and how and when a regular person can also pull off this outfit?
Nishit Gupta, a city-based designer says, “If there is one silhouette that is the most loved outfit for wedding functions today, it has to be the evergreen lehengas. And to the fact that the lehengas are going international, with the celebs wearing it to such renowned events itself says it all that they are not restricted to just weddings or as bridal attire. Though, lehengas being the hottest choice of most of the brides now, the lehengas are taking pace with its multifarious designs. The secret, is the unique and unusual styling and the attention to detail, to give each design a sense of ‘luxury.’.”
While a white lehenga was sported by Sonam Kapoor at Cannes, we also figure out how and when it can be worn by a average joe. We get another emerging young Indian attire designer and stylist, Nikita Chanda to talk about the trend and how can one style it. She says, “With the emerging trends such as the ruffled lehengas, the fringes, the tasselled ones, the cold-shoulders, embroidered crop tops are all modish in their own way. A regular person can easily pull it off not only as wedding attire but as a casual wear too. With every trending design that is topping the charts today will eventually venture into an experiment that'll marry clashing styles which will surprise and beguile the fashion forwards.”
The lehenga look was even sported by Kim Kardashian for a magazine cover shoot for India, while she looked stunning in the orange-reddish lehengas giving it a different look altogether. Stylist, Rohit Kapoor describes this trend as an international trend setter but also says that, “Lehengas if worn right, can be worn not just at your wedding parties, you can also wear it as a gown to an event and totally represent your culture and ethnicity. There have been multiple times where I have seen my foreign friends wear lehengas for their Halloween parties, or just their birthday parties because they love the look so much. And their intention is not just loving the ethnicity and culture but just loving the look altogether.”...