As summer is now finally in sight, Indian fashionistas are officially ready to get be kitted out in the top summer trends for 2015.
We saw a perfect showcase of some of these top trends at the 1st edition of India Beach Fashion Week that took part in Goa recently. The new fashion event wasn’t all about beach wear, but also showcased a number of summery trends that can be worn as everyday wear, that was shown by over 30 participating designers. Here are our top summer trends for 2015:
Bright colours are always the go to for your summer wardrobe, and this year is no different! From sunny hues of orange, peach, and yellow to aquatic blue and indigo, this year's trend is all about contrasting colours being worn together or braving one bold and bright colour head to toe. We loved the bright yellow sheer maxi dress by Indian designer Raakesh Agarwal - team with a messy up do natural make-up for a perfect summery day outfit.
Of course, since the 70’s are now back in full swing, that means fringing is also back in a huge way. But in terms of summer, fringing isn't all camel suede and saddlebags, we’re seeing lighter fringing like subtle tassels this summer 2015. We are seeing this 70’s trend make a comeback with modern repetitions of the trim on everything from dresses to skirts to tops to swimwear!
Maxi dresses have gone in out of trend over the past few years, and they’re back with a boom for the summer for trends for 2015! Maxi dresses are extremely flattering and easy to wear and perfect for a hot sunny day. Try out different versions to find out what style suits your body shape. We loved the unique cape style maxi by Indian designer Komal Sood featured at India Beach Fashion Week - this style can be worn over a bikini at the beach or even teamed with a pair of heels for an evening look!
Feather and floral prints, abstract prints, ethnic prints and pints inspired heavily from arts and culture, there’s a bit of everything this year within the print trend! Simply channel your personal style and choose from the myriad versions available in the market for this year's summer season.
Drapes are known as the must have in an Indian woman’s wardrobe, and are a key summer trend for 2015. Draping can be done in a number of ways from sarees to floaty draped dresses. Indian designer Vidhi Wadhwani’s deep green one-shouldered drape dress at India’s Beach Fashion Week teamed with a sexy side slit is a must have for beach wear this summer!
This stylish combination of draped separates by Indian designer Myoho is the perfect summer casual summer ensemble. The outfit features a black high-low-top with gold embroidery and a gorgeous draped dress underneath. The subtle stripes on the sleeveless drape dress are extremely flattering and can be worn both on it’s own or layered up.
Black will never go out of trend but it’s not typically associated with summer, until now! We have seen heeps of black across the runways at India’s Beach Fashion Week from the likes of Indian designer Anupamaa Dayal, Rimple and Harpreet Narula, Falguni and Shane Peacock, Karan Malhorta and many more.
All went for black as the base colour of their collections alongside bright pop hues. Indian Designer duo of Rimple and Harpreet Narula showcased a stunning sequined black gown in a flattering loose fit, mid length silhouette with an elegant leg slit, perfect for them hot summer nights.
A saree over a bikini, what a great idea! We saw a lot of this on the runway at The India Beach Fashion Week and it looked fabulous. Try a light chiffon or simple cotton saree over a bikini or cut out swimsuit for a perfect elegant casual beach look.
This trend is great because it’s both versatile and simple. Bright colours are in this summer so embrace this trend with long colourful shirts in either blocks such as Vijay Balhara’s fun and trendy long length colour blocked shirt or with mixed tropical patterns.
Long see-through/sheer shirts are great to wear over swimwear if you are around the beach for a simple but elegant look. You can also choose to keep the buttons of the shirt open and wear it like a light jacket over a little dress for casual day wear. Long length transparent shirts are a sure way to be ahead of the beachwear trends this summer season! You can also choose to wear them over a pair of ripped jeans and a simple tee for a casual day outing.
Dhoti pants are here to stay in the top trends list! However, designers have continued to experiment with different silhouettes and styles within the trend.
India Beach Fashion Week highlighted this popular trend with the likes of Indian designer Anupamaa Dayal, Harsh Agarwal, Babita Malkani and Vidhi Wadhwani showcasing a fun myriad of versions of dhoti pants on the ramp. Dhoti pants are extremely versatile and can be styled in a number of ways, but the best way is to keep it casual with a simple tee, and crop tops! We love these simple olive green Dhoti Pants by Neeru Kumar.
The turban is definitely one of the coolest and chicest head accessories for the summer season! Wear a turban with any summer outfit to create a fun and stylish look, whether it’s a saree or a dress, as styled in Indian designer Pria Kataria Puri’s show.
Sources: Vouge India, Fashion Lady