Sitting in my veranda, basking in the warm morning winter sun, cuppa tea in hand, I breathed in the cool air. Instantly, I was sent down memory lane of all winters bygone. At once, I was reminded of all guilt-ridden hot foods that can actually be gulped down without any penitence. Thanks to this season! After all, your body needs it to keep warm!! Next, I was filled with memories of grandmother’s hand-knitted sweaters and traditional shawls in mom’s possession. The classics! Today’s geners (generation) have much more on their platter to choose from. Every winter there is a new fashion knocking on the door. Hey, it struck me, so what’s IN this winter?!!! So people, let me put before you a list of trends that ruled the ramp at various fashion capitals across the world. A must read for students in the fashion designing course. The Fall/Winter 2016 collection has choices ample to explore from. From extra long sleeves to the new avatar of the velvet, here’s what to choose from to keep you warm and yet look cool.
This more or less sums up the Fall 2016 fashion. So people, there’s lot to choose from. What’s your pick? You don’t have to be in the fashion designing course to choose your style. In case you have already picked your style statement for the season…great! Let me throw in some ideas for those who haven’t. Bold prints are definitely the new thing. Grab them. Add the zing to wherever you go with peppy bright coloured shoes. In attire, go pink or choose from the bright colour palette. Get an oversized striped sweater and let it fall off one shoulder (lo behold! You have the one shoulder fashion too. Wink wink!!). Lead the pack. Check the one arm fashion and get it tailored (fashion designing course students, this is for you!). It might take a while to hit the market. Use velvets, metallics, feline prints for your evening wear. Feline prints can also be used in stoles, shoes or in other accessories. Try the capelet. It is cuteness defined. Use faux fur in collars or in other details. Men can carry this off too. Team the turtleneck with your trouser, palazzo or skirt. Finally, layer with any of the trending jackets, as per warmth required. So folks, lay your hands on the chilled out stuff and stay warm!
– Ritu S.
(Ritu has been associated with various reputed colleges in Goa and Bangalore as lecturer in the field of fashion design)