The fact that Indian designers are making a mark on the global fashion scene is evident from the number of Hollywood celebrities in Indian clothes on the red carpet of late.
First, it was Beyonce who wowed us in a chic Falguni and Shane Peacock outfit in her new video, Formation. This came close on the heels of an appearance of a bevy of celebrities during the Grammy Awards wearing Indian designers.
Today, we take a look at the most recent appearances of Indian fashion on the international celebrity fashion scene.
In Coldplay’s video, ‘Hymn for the Weekend’, set in India, Beyonce is seen wearing an Abu-Sandeep creation that oozes extravagance. Even though this is not a red carpet appearance, this needs special mention because of the enormity of the platform on which Indian fashion is portrayed here. Beyonce wore a golden dress embellished with sequins and red crystals. She topped it off with a black Exotica gota coat. The dress certainly stood out in the music video for the lavish work featured on it.
Here is one more sighting of Beyonce in an Indian fashion label and this time it is in her latest single - ‘Formation’. The pop star nailed the goth look with a Givenchy dress that was paired with a custom Falguni and Shane Peacock skirt. The client list of the Indian designer duo, which includes names like Lady Gaga, Madonna, Rihanna and Paris Hilton only seems to be growing, thanks to their contemporary designs that appeal to an international audience.
Best New Singer Nominee Tori Kelly was seen in an emerald Gauri and Nainika gown on the red carpet of the Grammy Awards last month. She finished the flattering dress with pink accessories, which made for quite a refreshing contrast. What we loved about the Indian designers’ outfit was its simplicity and its elegance which actually enhanced its appeal on the red carpet.
British presenter Carly Steel also chose a Gauri and Nainika for the Grammy Awards ceremony - a white ankle length dress with applique floral detailing along the front. She paired the dress with emerald jewellery and black pumps. We are on the fence about the length of the dress but feel that the overall styling of the Indian designers’ dress was quite appealling. More power to Gauri and Nainika and here’s to Indian fashion making an impact in the international fashion scene.
The E! News co-host opted for an ankle length Abu-Sandeep olive column dress with gold hand embroidery and mirror work all over. The TV presenter was a vision in the dazzling outfit which was also seen on Shweta Bachchan a couple of years back. That the Indian fashion designer duo’s creation was worn by such a prominent fashion influencer is certaintly a sign that Indian designers are making inroads in the international fashion scene.
When Gwen Stefani performed at the Grammy’s this year, her final change was into a ravishing red Abu-Sandeep dress. The taffeta dress with ruffle detail wowed us on first sight with its cut outs and ruffle detailing. Here’s wishing the Indian designer duo even more global exposure as they stand at the forefront of the Indian fashion scene.
Anoushka channeled her bohemian spirit in a colourful Manish Arora dress that featured a sheer neckline and fuchsia applique work in symmetric designs. International fashion shows and spotting celebrities like Lady Gaga in his outfits have made Manish Arora and his funky and kitschy designs recognisable world over. An appearance like this on the red carpet only goes on to reinforce his global presence and gives Indian fashion its much needed coverage in the international media. While we loved the simplicity of the dress, we definitely thought that Anoushka was a little underdressed for the red carpet.
When Kate Winslet stepped out on the Oscar 2016 red carpet in a ravishing Ralph Lauren dress, there were the 100 carats of diamonds in her accessories that accentuated the glamour of the outfit. Her bracelet, earrings and rings in white diamonds were from the house of Nirav Modi jewels, an Indian brand with a global clientele. Her choice of accessories goes on to show how it is not just the Indian fashion designers but also the Indian accessory designers who are slowly making their presence felt amongst international fashion circles.
Globalisation and fashion influences across continents, has put Indian fashion on the global map. It is only a matter of time before we see some of the biggest fashion houses in the world come up with their Indian inspired fashion lines because when it comes to design, crafts and art, the heritage that India boasts of is unparalleled.
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