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Embroidered Jacket: Soiree Couture | Denims: Old Navy | Jewelry: Red Velvet Choker, Miraya
I am really resonating with Miuccia Prada's epic remark on her Fall 2017 collection, "it's about the madness of glamour..." To me, glamour is the juxtaposition of the east and the west. It is the intricacy that lies in Indian design, in sheer cascading fabrics, in hand-embroidery. Glamour is boundary-less, and spans all cultures, countries, and silhouettes. What is all that if not complete, utter alchemy? Here's an anecdote about how I came to be amidst the madness of my glamour.
Summer of 2016 can easily be hailed as a fashion milestone in my life. It was my first time closely designing 8 outfits for myself in collaboration with Soiree Couture, and I was so enthralled by the adventure even though it got a tad bit stressful with a wedding in the house. I made it my priority to design outfits that could easily be repeated as a whole and as separates. I'm pleased to say that I succeeded in cranking out 12 outfits out of my 8 pieces for weddings alone, and then a couple more "everyday festive" outfits since I came back to the US.
This labyrinth of details is the jacket from my sharara (another style like a sari or lehenga), a silhouette that has found its place in the contemporary Indian fashion verse in a plethora of designs and styles. A sharara on its own is rather elaborate and perhaps more suited for wedding events, so I paired it with distressed denims to transform it into a festive yet casual evening outfit. Jeans are usually a fashion faux pas at weddings, but I think I might actually be able to get away with this one! Between you and me, breaking wedding outfit norms has become my new favorite thing to do (:P) I paired it with a complementary floral clutch with stunning gold applique work, and with that as my basis, I went on to add this Red Velvet Choker from Miraya.
So there goes today's blurb on multifunctional wedding outfits and how to adapt them based on the setting and event. Thoughts? Opinions? Questions? I'll take anything you got in exchange for a stimulating conversation. Holler at me via the comments or on social ❤
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Miraya originated as a concept magazine for a Publishing class, but much of it now exists online and has been adapted for this blog. The core remains intact, and that is to explore the changing landscape of contemporary Indian fashion through the international lens, engaging readers in a creative juxtaposition between tradition and modernity. It is spearheaded by the Founder and Creative Director, Namrata Loka.
Namrata R. Loka
Founder & Creative Director