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The Bollywood Trend of Mixing East with West
The Bollywood Trend of Mixing East with West
06 th Jul 2015

In an age when every fashion diva worth her salt is striving to create a unique and distinctive look for herself, the go to mantra has been fusion wear. Inspired by the latest Bollywood fashion trend of mixing influences of the east with west, fusion outfits help women strike that perfect balance between traditional and western wear.

Fusion lines are a great way for you to show off your love for Indian fabrics by incorporating them in a chic and smart dress. Or you could pair a rustic Khadi kurta with cigarette pants to create a look that is striking to say the least. Bollywood is full of examples of mixing the east with west and has also been one of the factors that have made this trend a rage among the fashion conscious. In case you want to create a fusion look of your own, here are some latest Bollywood fashion examples of mixing the east with west.

Kareena in ‘Gabbar is Back’

The Bollywood Trend of mixing east with west - Kareena

Kareena Kapoor teamed a pink long kurta with a pair of jeans and tan suede boots for a song in her latest. Sacrilege, did you say? We think that it is a bold experiment towards creating a truly fusion ensemble. We agree that the execution could have been better, but the idea of pairing a flowy kurta with jeans and boots, with loads of oxidised silver jewellery thrown in the mix is quite appealing! What do you think?

Deepika Padukone in Piku

The Bollywood Trend of mixing east with west - Deepika

In Piku, we saw Deepika Padukone in a sophisticated avatar, in clothes that were practical and comfortable. In keeping with the latest Bollywood fashion of mixing the east with west, all her clothes in the movie carried an Indian touch, despite being contemporary. She mixed long kurtas with palazzo pants, smart tops with traditional dupattas and kurtis with fitted trousers for a truly chic and polished look. If you liked her look, go for outfits crafted with cotton and silk weaves that gave a rooted and Indian appeal to the ensemble.

Indian Gowns

The Bollywood Trend of mixing east with west - Aishwarya

Our next example of mixing the east with west is that of the Indian gowns. India’s answer to the growing demand for gowns is the ‘Indian gown’ which is essentially a gown with Indian elements in it – be it in the silhouette or the design. The latest Bollywood fashion icon to sashay in such a gown on the red carpet is Aishwarya Rai. She wore a ravishing Abu-Sandeep beige gown with elaborate embellishments in Cannes. We love these gowns since they give you the best of both worlds – they are trendy, yet have a certain Indian-ness to them.  

If you want to create a unique fashion statement, then we think that mixing the east with the west is a great idea! Not only is it in keeping with the latest Bollywood fashion, but it also offers you the best of both worlds - the ethnic Indian and the modern western touch! 

Image credit: India Tv News, Jabong, Jugni Style, Awesum Club 

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