Lights, music, and gorgeous new clothes – just some of the very exciting things that Navratri brings with it. While ‘abhla-wala chaniya cholis’ were the normcore twenty years ago, garba-style has come a long way since. So grab your dandiyas and let one of these super cool designers take you for a twirl in their interpretations of festive wear that are so 2015!
Known for: Understated detailing and a modern colour palette.
Love it: We’ve been a fan of Mehta’s designs every since she participated at our first-ever StyleCracker Borough! Beautiful mirrored embroidery, crop tops, voluminous lehengas and jackets are young, fun and festive!
Style Tip 2015: A mirrored crop top with lehenga spells fuss-free style!
Known for: Indigenous design and modern styling
Love it: While her inspiration from Indian and Japanese spirituality, Sancheti’s designs stayed firmly grounded in traditionality and easy wearability.
Style tip 2015: If a choli just ain’t your thing, why not go for a structured peplum top instead? Also this way, your can ditch the tedious dupatta!
Known for: Rich Indian embroideries and vintage textiles
Love it: Ethnic prints infused with varied hues of yellows, reds and blues were the highlight of the collection.
Style tip 2015: Why not experiment with dhoti pants and short embroidered kurtis for a modern twist on the traditional wear.
Known for: Shibori patterns and different tie-dye and embroidery techniques.
Love it: A bohemian twist to Indian wear with applique crop tops, jackets, skirts and dhoti pants.
Style tip 2015: Layer a crop top and a dhoti skirt or pants with a light jacket to bring out your boho avatar.
Known for: Global look with ethnic craft as her mainstay
Love it: Fringed styles, brocade blouses and double tiered sari inspired tops make this collection extremely desirable.
Style tip 2015: Ditch skirts for sharara pants, fringed blouses and off-shoulder draped tops for a glamorous take on the festival.
Known for: Quirky take on Indian traditional wear
Love it: Striking detailing on fabrics, deconstructed coats and jackets, kutchi inspired embroidery for a traditional feel.
Style tip 2015: kutchi inspired jackets over quirky skirts and kurtas spell instant festive chic.
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known for: Timeless elegance, rustic exuberant creations adorning the rich cultural heritage of India.
Love it: Texturing, patchwork and intricate embroidery detailing
Style tip 2015: Keep it simple with a textured blouse over a delicately emboidered maxi skirt for some fuss-free style.
known for: Quirky, Eclectic, Indo western fashion products
Love it: Natural Indian textiles with hand block printing
Style tip 2015: Pair colorful peg trousers with a fitted top. Layer a textured jacket to up the style quotient.
known for: Anti-fit silhoutte in all-neutral palette of navy, grey and browns.
Love it: Applique flowers, muted palette and the mixing of polka dots and stripes
Style tip 2015: Why not pair a stitched kaftan or printed kurta with wide legged pants for a twirl on the ground?