Colour has taken fashion to a new high this season, becoming more sophisticated with a mix of pastels and brights - be it in the graphics or statement colour blocking. Highly coveted by fashionistas calling for spring summer, and although colour has been an ever-globalised topic, we cannot help but remember our roots, for India has always been highly regarded and remembered as the country of colors.
To an outsider, its colorful culture, streets, and stories seem like a page out of an ancient folk tale. But color, in essence, has been a large part of the Indian consciousness. In a country as diverse and culturally vibrant as India, it is perhaps the common, simple expressions of color that hold together the multitudes of outlooks, lifestyles, and traditions. The symbolism of color stands out and controls every aspect of life in India, be it the north, south, west, or east, color and culture go hand in hand.
With in depth tradition, culture, and a rich and a fabulous history, kings and kingdoms, saints and followers, rebels and fighters have traversed the paths of its glorious past and have all played a significant role is ascertaining the perception of color today.
The colors of India have mesmerized - perhaps more so because of the stories and legends that bind its people, its culture, and its beliefs. The "rani" pink of mystical Rajasthan, the pastel hues of southern India, the joyous, bright hues of the northern frontier, and the balmy bright colors of the east offer a kaleidoscopic insight into an almost perfect blend of history and modernism.