4 Reasons Why You Should Listen To Your Heart And Be A Fashion Designer

A lot of women are choosing not to marry and to take charge of their lives as single women. Much more want to go for more maybe a career and a successful marriage. But men have had many decades of role models to figure out what they want to do and how they want to do it. The women around me have only seen one or two generations of women who have struggled against sexism from their families, the world, even an education system not built for them to have careers. Now with more freedom and all the choices, the younger generation is often confused about what options they have. Here are four reasons why you should be a fashion designer

The sky is the limit

While people hear ‘fashion designer’ and immediately think of high-end couture and runways, the truth is the world is much larger than that. Your friends and well-wishers will think of that, and they will tell you that it’s a hard life and you have high chances of failing. There are a lot of women who do designing courses and go into entirely different fields. You could design handbags or shoes for a big brand, or you could work with handicrafts traders or with fashion n editors. The sky is the limit when you start thinking creatively.

Be your boss (BYOB)

Being a fashion designer doesn’t mean you have to be Dior. If your passion is to make clothes, you could start small, and who knows, someday you might be Gucci or Pantaloons. Start small, and dream large. Opening a boutique or store for a fashion business is not as difficult as you would believe. It is still complicated, and you have to be prepared to do everything from dealing with angry clients to changing the lightbulb. But if this is your dream job, then it’s going to be a good time.

You can dream big

As a career path, it is one in which anything is possible. If you want to see the world, then that is possible. If you’re going to be known all over the globe… that’s more difficult, but there’s no harm in dreaming. You can become one of the top fashion bloggers. It could happen. In a safe career, it never could.

Enjoy life

If designing is genuinely your ambition, then many hardships that your parents anticipate for you will be unimportant for you. Because you’ll be having fun, doing what is truly important to you. It is indeed the most important reason to choose any career path. The essential question is, do you want it? If you have a passion for fashion, then indulge in it. Think through your options intelligently, but take a chance to live the life you want. Fashion, like most creative paths, cannot just be done from the brain; it must come from the heart.

We hope we’ve given you something to think about when pondering your career options! Happy designing, fellas!

Be Creative and Design Your Own Future

Fashion industry has always been about survival of the best. However, the COVID-19 situation has taken up things to a different notch. Aspiring designers are now concerned about their placements and job opportunities. People all over the world are more focused on staying afloat than staying in style. The industry is going through a shift where race to produce and sell more is taking a setback and the need to serve people better is slowly taking centre stage. This is also an opportunity for designers to get innovative and apply their creative instincts in a slightly different direction.

As a teacher from a fashion designing institute in Jaipur points out designers need to look forward to the new face of industry and start adapting to the new trends that are forthcoming. The post pandemic industry will be more focused on sustainable production practices which means the designers will also need to work on products that are eco-friendly. Cost is another big factor that will need to be controlled. You cannot go around designing overpriced clothes, bags and shoes and expect customers to run to stores and grab the first one.

Nervousness is a universal emotion right now. Everyone right from the employers to employees, consumers as well as the weavers and low-wage earners are not certain about coming times. Everyone is finding it hard to deal with the crisis right now and everyone is trying to hold on their own versions of silver lining. Global economy is in a lurch right now and recuperation strategies will be focused on recessionary markets. The best way to stay relevant is by adapting to the given situation. If you are in-between jobs you must get ready to settle for a lower package or the same. Hike might not be possible for a year or two. Make sure you don’t leave any golden opportunity in search of something better.

If you are an aspiring designer than it is better to start looking for online enterprises that are running the show for now. They are the ones who will provide you with needed exposure and experience. Almost all big brands including Micheal Kors, Louis Vuitton, etc. are currently facing recession, they are laying off their workforces and trying to bring down their costs. Fashion weeks and new collections are not a priority anywhere except for those who are adapting to online norms. So, try to work out the possibilities in that direction. It is also the best time to go for independent entrepreneurship. You can always start your venture online and showcase your designs to an online audience.

Last but not the least, it is time to stay psychologically strong. This pandemic has affected people’s psychology more than their physiology. But the biggest upside of the fashion industry is that it prepares its wards for challenges since the beginning. Designers are more headstrong and optimistic because they need to survive an extremely competitive environment. This ability needs to be used to keep up your spirits and hopes for the near future, if you can do that then forging a new way wouldn’t be a challenge for you anymore.

A New Era Filled With Hope, Unity, and Fashion

For a larger part of the world, the COVID-19 crisis has been about awakened reflection and an opportunity to pursue goals differently. Compassion and kindness seems to be the new mantra that will help the world get back on track for real. The fashion industry too is trying to find its silver lining and reconnect with its lost soul. That is one thing that the whole world is looking forward to.

It is clear that the post-pandemic consumer would want to question before buying and more inclined to buy only what is really needed. Therefore, the fashion brands are also opening up their minds towards such possibilities and adopting more sustainable practices. Indian fashion industry has set some ideal benchmarks in this respect. The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) came up with a COVID-19 support fund that takes care of young designers and small businesses in need.

A student pursuing a fashion designing course in Jaipur states that most fashion houses, retailers, fashion magazines, and influencers are busy pivoting and introspecting. Some have made small shifts while there are others who were forced to change their basic business models. Everyone is busy manufacturing masks to stay afloat in these hard times. However, masks are a controversial contribution since mask is not about looks but its way of working. Your mask need not be an expression of your social stature,

Most of the fashion industry has adapted in an expected manner, they are focusing more on online operations. Even big brands like Gucci have decided to go ‘seasonless’ with just two fashion shows this year instead of five. The lockdown has put a huge question mark on the future of fashion shows henceforth the models and designers. Young artists are also anxious about how they will give required exposure to their creativity. So is the state of fashion models who are having a hard time. The only glimmer of hope is in online catwalks where brands will be showcasing their collections via online fashion shows.

A designer teaching at a fashion designing institute in Jaipur states that the fashion industry is known for its ruthless cut-throat competitive atmosphere. For years, the demand in west has driven exploitative policies in production sites in countries like Bangladesh, Thailand, and Indonesia. Even recently, the pressure from western nations forced Bangladesh to reopen 850 garment factories, endangering millions of lives. Also, the sector carries a deep burden of environmental costs. The race to mass produce shoes, bags, and clothes demands more and more resources that is hard for this planet to afford.

The ray of hope is that these hard times have forced the brands to look into the mirror and amend their ways. They are now adopting morally sound practices like recycling, sustainable production strategies, and understand the plight of workers and small designers. As humanity is coming together from all parts and segments of the world, the fashion world is also waking up to responsible, eco-friendly tactics and practices. Let’s hope this soul-searching won’t stop here and will pave the way to rethinking about the most fundamental challenges faced by underline workers of this industry.

Even the Pandemic cannot hold Milan Fashion Week- Best Looks!

The entire world is on a pause due to the global pandemic. No industry found itself untouched by the evil hands of COVID-19 that shut down companies and international events, like the Met Gala or Sports events, and is the reason thousands of people were out of job. Even the fashion industry didn’t come out of it unscathed, and tons of brands like Zara and Forever 21 closed shops in many parts of the world.

But the spirits of a true artist is not so easy to defeat. And this was proved when the London and Paris Fashion Week began on schedule and were a hit. People wearing masks applauded the sheer courage of models and designers. On the same note, the Milan Fashion Week Spring Summer Collection 2021 went on schedule. Even though Italy had a challenging time with coronavirus, the designers didn’t let their spirits die. All designers came with a summer collection that will transport you to Italy with chic and safe clothes. Dolce&Gabbana, Armani, Fendi, Marni, Versace, Pucci and Max Marra were some designers who exhibited their summer clothes. Even Valentino came out in support of Italy and ended the Milan Fashion Week with its collection.

Here are some highlights from the week.

  • Versace went for an underwater theme and created ripples by ending the week with their best aquatic print.
  • Versace also showcased some of the best-bedazzled outfits with their popular chain details.
  • Max Mara came with up a jumpsuit in their signature coat- camel colored. It is perfect for wearing in the evenings when you don’t require a jumpsuit.
  • Prada collaborated with designer Raf Simmons to come up with an impressive collection. The best out of those were hands down the coats. They had a modern touch without compromising the look Mrs. Prada exhibits while wearing one. The models exhibited it by wearing it exactly how Mrs. Prada wears, clutching them in the middle and rolling up the sleeves.
  • A formal vest by Armani stole the limelight for being chic and comfortable.
  • Another highlight from Prada was the turtleneck with cutouts and pleated skirts. They added a playfulness to the look.
  • Max Mara reinvented another classic look with their exhibition of cashmere paired with a pencil skirt.

These were some of the best moments and looks from the Milan Fashion Week Spring Summer Collection 2021. No doubt, the pandemic is still here, but safe efforts like these keep lit the hope candle. Which look was your favorite?

Amazing Winter Wedding Outfit Ideas for Women during the Pandemic

Winters are just around the corner, and after months of scorching heat, we are ready to welcome it with arms wide open. If you ask me, I love winters and also cherish winter weddings.

Unfortunately, in India, especially in the northern part, the winters are quite harsh. It means you cannot pull through without warm clothes. While the major ball game in winter fashion is about layering clothes and keeping oneself warm, we need not to spoil the panache. Especially, when we are attending weddings of our loved ones where we’re expected to be at our best.

Due to COVID-19, we seldom got any luck to try out our beautiful wedding outfits this summer. However, we have some tricks up our sleeves that will leave you with perfect wedding outfit attires. The best part is most of them make use of your summer designer clothes. So, without further ado, let’s explore the options.

Opt for Full Sleeve Blouse

If your best friend or sister’s wedding has been postponed to winters, don’t fret. You can still make use of that lehenga or saree, which you had bought for the big day. Just switch the off or half-sleeve blouse for a full-sleeve one. Keep the design trendy and bold to look your best while protecting yourself from the bitter cold.

A quick tip: wear legging or slacks under your saree/lehenga for better protection against cold. The rule is to mix and match to make it worthy of the winter season.

Full-sleeve Anarkali

Anarkalis are always in, no matter the season. But they can be the perfect winter wedding outfit. They will look classy whether you attend the wedding in person or through zoom.

Layer your Anarkali with a Cape

Bought an Anarkali for the summer wedding? Use it up this winter season by layering your favourite Anarkali with a cape. It is a sure way to look chic and also add a bit of warmth. Go for pastel colours and accessorize it with bold earrings and a nice hairdo.

Full sleeve Kurta with Sharara or Palazzo

Find a stunning pair of long-sleeve kurta with palazzo or sharara. It gives you a perfect way to wear some thermals underneath for extra protection.

Fusion Skirt with a Silk Shirt

Fusion works beautifully with Indian attires. Use your best silk shirt and pair it with a lehenga or skirt. The silk skirt will give you extra warmth and thermals beneath skirt will add to the feeling.

Add Blazer

It’s a bold move but adding a winter blazer especially in velvet fabric over your lehenga or saree looks breath-taking.

The pandemic will surely affect winter weddings, but it doesn’t have to ruin your outfits. Use these tips and tricks to excel in the winter wedding style games. Oh! don’t forget to get a customized mask according to your outfit to rock the new normal.
Cheers!

Mix And Match Ideas For Navratri 2020

1. Saree And Peplum Top:

Sarees with regular blouses are common. It can be given a refreshing look by replacing the blouse with a flowy peplum top. Peplum tops are highly comfortable and breezy which means you don’t need to simmer inside while dancing around. An extremely modern approach to ethnic wear, it goes well even with simple sarees.

2. Anarkali With Jeans:

A student taking fashion design course in Jaipur suggests girls to tweak the traditional wear with a comfortable western piece of attire. You can always team an anarkali with a pair of jeans that you find most comfortable to move around. You may also go with an ankle length anarkali with side slit paired with an embroidered or embellished pair of jeans. Since denim is now available in many colors than the old blue and black, you can easily find a jeans complimenting the color of your anarkali.

3. Lehenga With A Shirt:

It is a new take on an age old rural dressing style. If you are planning to wear a heavy lehenga, you can easily balance its gaudiness with a plain simple shirt. Shirts are loose and airy so they definitely score higher than skin tight blouses. Also, it gives your appearance an indo-western flair that calls for intended green looks from other fashionista around you.

4. Bodysuit with a saree:

This trend is very much in vogue. All those looking to flaunt their curves under wraps may want to give it a try. Pick a heavy body suit and team it with a saree of your choice. You can wrap the pallu anyway you want. Wear it in the traditional way or like a dupatta, your style statement will stay intact either way.

5. Dhoti Pants:

There are two ways to pair up your dhoti pants, you may either go with a crop top or an A-line kurta. No need to spend a bomb for this combination. You may easily mix and match from your existing party wears or get one to compliment the other. Dhoti pants are part of traditional dandiya get-up and perfectly tuns with almost all kinds of tops. Just make sure you get the color combination right.

6. Mix and Match Ideas For Men:

Men also have plenty of choices when it comes to latest ethnic trends. If you wish to go with the classy kurta pajama, pair it with a beaded jacket and juttis. A head gear can also be added to upgrade your appearance, just ensure you get the right color and fabric. Apart from that, you may adorn kurta with Jodhpuri pants, dhoti or a chudidaar pajama.

Noteworthy Points:

  • Navratri celebrations take place the juncture of changing seasons which means your body temperatures will easily rise with little movement. Make sure your attire syncs with this requirement. Those with long hair need to tie up their hair either in a bun or a pony.
  • Since you will be sweating while dancing, make sure your makeup is waterproof and to the point. You may not get manu chances for touch ups and redoes.
  • Balance your accessories with your ensemble. Keep the accessories heavy for simple outfits and vice versa. Men can go for earrings, bracelets and rings with their outfits.
  • Avoid wearing dull colors and invest in basic Indian colors like parrot green, tomato red, lemon yellow. It is best time to go with multi-colored fabrics with light to heavy embellishments.
  • Girls should not shy away from bindis and headgears as they play important role in levelling up the overall appearance.
  • Both males and females should attires that go well with flat or platform heel footwear. Avoid pumps, stilettoes, and ankle heels at all costs as they may result in foot injury or prolong back pain. Save some for diwali.
  • It is better to carry a small side sling purse than a clutch that will loyally hold your phone by your side as you move around the dance floor. Strapless clutches may seem inviting but you will need to part from them as you hold the dandiya sticks in your hands.
  • Do not forget to take some slow-mo videos for your Instagram especially the twirl videos if you have worked hard to get that ethnic look right.

Festive Outfit Idea for Navratri 2020: 5 Ideas to Sort your Dress this Festival

Festivals brings people together and provide hope and happiness in the darkest of times. It is certainly a dark period with the world battling a somber pandemic. Yet, the upcoming festivals provides a light at the end of the tunnel. And Navratri is one such festival that brings with it positivity and hope.

It is one of my most favorite festivals. The strong feeling of courage, optimism, and excitement that fills the air is something no words can describe. Along with Durga puja and Dussehra fair, people wait excitedly for dandiya which is staple during these 9 days. This year, dandiya nights will be limited to our homes and so will be the puja. But that is not an excuse to not wear your finest clothes. Festivals are all about being happy and having, fun and wearing fabulous clothes is one way to shine and be happy.

So, even if you are meeting your friends for Durga puja on a zoom call, make sure your outfit is out of this world. Here are some amazing options for you!

1. Saree

The traditional dress-saree is an epitome of festive wear. You can never go wrong with a saree it is perfect for Navartri sthapana or Durga puja. With so many styles of sarees existing now, you can make an interesting statement. Think pant style or dhoti style sarees or a blazer over your saree for 2020 Navratri.

Experiment with your blouse design, go for something sexy or use your crop top as a blouse. When you wear a saree, you have unlimited options to accessorize it. One tip: if you go for a bun, make sure you put a flower in your hair, it will make a huge difference.

2. Dhoti with blazer and dhoti with a crop top

Fusion clothes are so in trend these days. They are comfortable, chic, sexy, and traditional as well. Men can style a comfy chic dhoti with a smouldering blazer, and it will look stunning for puja or small family get-together.
Women can style a crop top with a dhoti or with a small kurta or a tank top with a long shrug. All these options will look plush for any day of Navratri. With fusion clothes, it is best to tone down your accessories.

3. Fusion lehnga

It is perfect for all girls who want a combination of traditional and modern dress. It is a lehenga that you can match with long-sleeved top or a tank top or any other unique designed blouse. Make sure the lehnga has enough hues fabric so that it makes for the perfect twirl.
The best accessory for this is heavy earrings and some fancy bangles!

4. Jodhpuri pants for men

Jodhpuri pants are so in trend. They are cosy and looks riveting with even a shirt or kurta with or without a waistcoat. So, this Navratri, try this look instead of the usual kurta-pyjama.

5. Heavy dupatta with a simple kurta

Don’t want heavy clothing? Well, this option is easy breezy and festive as well. Buy a heavy silk or chanderi or bandej dupatta and pair it with your basic solid colour kurta. Silver jewellery will pair with it perfectly.

Go crazy with your outfits. Go with bold and comfortable choices and be the center of attraction!

Indian Festive Fusion Outfit Ideas for lighten up Diwali in the COVID Pandemic

“Life’s too short to wear boring clothes”- Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs.

Aptly said, especially in the time of corona. The pandemic has put our lives on hold, but our clothes don’t have to sit in the wardrobe all day, especially with coming of the festival season. The festivities will not be too lavish, but zoom meetings, pooja, meeting close friends are still on the cards. And you need to look your best version in all events.

Thus, I have decided to assist you with some Diwali festive fusion clothes ideas. It may seem too soon to you, but if you want the perfect outfit, you need to plan. So, to find the meticulous dress, you need to comb your wardrobe with a fine comb. Then, whatever pieces you don’t have, you need to arrange them at the earliest (as pandemic will slow down deliveries).
To help you along, here are some great ideas. Think dazzling, blingy, elegant, chic, anything you feel comfortable wearing,

1. Dhoti style outfit

Dhoti is a classic Indian outfit. And when you mix it with jackets or tops or blazer, they can create quite an appealing fusion look.

2. Pant style saree

A saree is one of the classic dress of India, and it’s perfect for Pooja. This Diwali, give this traditional dress a bit of a twist. Drape the saree on a pant to make an interesting statement. And accessorize it with bold earrings or choker neck set. Take inspiration from these divas.

See how Shilpa Shetty has paired this amazing drape with fish braid and that blouse is amazing, perfect for pooja. Sonam’s dress is great for attending zoom cards party!

3. Waistcoat with jeans/pants

Pair your waistcoat with jeans and pants for an appealing and unique fusion look. Go for bold blazer colour for more effects.
Keep accessorizing to minimal with a dandy watch and nice shoes. The first rule of fusion is to keep the accessories to a limit.

4. Shrug it up

Layering ups gives will give more mystery to your Diwali dress. Thus, this Diwali season go with a fusion look by layering your shrug over some palazzos and tank top. You can find this combo on a lot of stores, or you can mix and match from your cupboards. Also, pair it with a dhoti like these ladies.

5. Jeans with slit kurta

One of the easiest fusion dress for Diwali that most girls can easily whip up is jeans with slit kurta. Comfortable, chic, and sexy, it is the perfect outfit for the pooja, zoom meetings, and all-night celebration. As always keep the accessories to a limit.

6. Kurta with blazer

Men take inspiration from Ranveer Singh. He wore a flowing white silk kurta with silk pants and a black blazer. He is looking sexy and elegant, a bold but amazing fashion choice. Do try.

“Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life”- Bill Cunningham. The situation out there sure needs some escapade. And fashion and Diwali are the perfect combo. So, use these ideas and be the brightest star on Diwali.

Here are 4 Pairs Of Jeans You Will Ever Need

Jeans are like Mac and Cheese or rather bread and butter of every man and woman who is into fashion and style dressing. No matter what’s your skin type, how tall or short you are, you can pull off a pair of jeans any day anytime then whether it’s a date or a party.

Jeans are easy to wear, look supremely stylish and can fit into any wardrobe just so easily. And the best part is, you don’t have to spend big bucks to get one, it’s as affordable as they come. Then you can wear it with tees, kurtas, shirts, cardigans, hoodies, and practically everything. In fact, in case you’re looking to spruce up your fashion statement, all you need is a nice pair of jeans.

So here in this blog, we are going to share with you the four different classic varieties of jeans you can wear anywhere and would ever need. So let’s start

The High Rise Skinny Crop

It’s much like any skinny fit jeans you see with the only difference being the length. It’s shorter and cropped just above your ankles, giving your feet some breathing space. plus, it looks absolutely chic with ankle boots, sandals, and flats. Gives you that edgy yet sharp look you can carry in parties or college, or even work.

The Classic Stretch High Rise

It’s nice to wear the modern and unusually fashionable clothes every now and then but when it comes to classic, the high rise stretch is the one for you. Right from the early s these jeans have ruled the fashion industry as the one go-to piece of apparel for youth and elderly alike. For cool casual and classy look you can don these any given day.

Original High Rise Loose

These are almost similar to the high rise jeans but with an overall loose fit to let you feel the breeze and make it all the more comfortable. Since there is no waist or thigh area constraint you can pull these up and down as per your liking and create a new and unique look every time you wear it. So if you look at it, it’s simple yet pretty versatile, and obviously a classic.

Bootcut Denims

The very original and elegant bootcut pair flares out slightly around the upper knees and thigh region and stays closer to the body. It gives that classy 80s look that seems to be all the rage amongst millennials these days. So if you’re looking to add a dash of history and class to your wardrobe do not miss out on the denim bootcuts. And since it’s sort of a straight slim fit, it looks absolutely adorable on sneakers, boots, and even slides.

Whether you’re a student, professional, athlete, or a homemaker, it’s almost impossible to do without a pair of jeans. So hope you like our selection of 4 classic pair of jeans you can wear anytime anywhere.

Here Are The Top Fashion Trends of 2020

What unfolded this year was quite dramatic and sad, people and lifestyles all around the world got tested and the entire world community suffered a blow. The fashion industry being an integral part of mankind and culture was no exception, and for almost three months there was no major activity anywhere. But as always we have managed to weather this storm as well and things are now starting to get back on track.

After a major halt, fashion and related activities are blossoming once again with designers and brands acknowledging the new normal and offering people with some classic, some old, and some fresh new trends. Having said that, it becomes almost necessary to let you in on the newest trends in the world of fashion this year.

So here’s our pick of top fashions trends this season that you can buy from your favorite online marketplace or store. So let’s begin:

  • Crochet

Crochet is surely getting upgraded this season. The ultra-feminine outfits, shiny suiting, and cozy nightwear that has a modern touch and feel are now popular amongst people within the mainstream setting. With an eye on sustainability, the fashion industry is keen on investing in something special, something that embraces antiquity and nature. So you may find a lot of crochet stuff around when you go shop next time.

  • Disco Collar

A perfect example of how a fashion trend from yesteryears revives so dramatically. And just like that, the Disco is back. The classic broad collar stages a comeback this year with tonnes of Disco outfits flooding the online stores. Modernized on pants, jackets, and button-downs, the look is often seen with bright contrasting colors to make it all the more fashionable.

  • Bermuda Shorts

If despite the immense popularity of hot pants last year, you are still not convinced, then Bermuda shorts are here to save the day. Here’s putting a spin on the classic business suit, designers from Italy embraced the Bermuda clothing to trend this season.

  • In Tiers

Last year saw fashion fanatics doused in the sea of flowing tulle, a subtle sign that gala gowns were all set to do the rounds in the fashion market in place of the basic black-tie affair. Adding on to that idea a new season 2020 are some lovely and light tiered outfits that very playfully offer volume, high drama, and maximum puff. This season you will find a wide variety of in-tiers at almost all the major fashion brands.

  • The Old Wallpaper

No need to spare our favorite florals this season instead, replace it with the classic look of ’60s and ’70s wallpaper for your print palette. A highly colorful, textured, and abstract print dress that perfectly captures the old charm of the ’60s wallpaper in the best sartorial fashion. All you need is just a pair of sandals and you’re good to go.

So these were our top 5 picks of newest fashion trends for India and around the world. Hope you like it.