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Indian Woman Wearing Colourful Crop Top | Trend Alert: The Fashion Forecast For 2016
Trend Alert: The Fashion Forecast For 2016
01 st Mar 2016

Every year we look forward to new trends and fashions that are slated to rule the year ahead.

Fashion designers and experts bring forth the fashion buzzwords for the upcoming year based on the trend analysis of previous years, as well as the demand forecast. The fashion forecast throws light on crucial aspects like fabrics, designs and color palette for the forthcoming season.

Based on these trend alerts, the designers bring something new and fresh to fashion lovers. So without further ado, let’s explore new trends in Indian fashion for 2016.

Get your hands on ‘separates’

2015 was indeed high on ethnic fashion and to continue the trend, 2016 brings a plethora of new and unique designs. One of them is ‘separates’. As the name suggests, it is an individual piece of garment that can be mixed and matched with an array of different other attires like skirts, pants, tunics or churidaars. These are easy, comfortable and yet stylish. One can pair them up to suit different occasions e.g. with a pair of trousers for a laid back occasion or with churidaar for a more formal look.

A jacket irrespective of its length, long or short can also come to your rescue provided you pair it well. Be it over a dress or along with a long kurta, it goes well with every piece of your wardrobe. The designers have definitely given thumbs up to this style in 2016.


Separates | Trend Alert: The Fashion Forecast For 2016

The world needs a splash of colour!

The 2016 fashion forecast certainly directs us towards a colourful year for fashion. As per the designers, the bold and bright colour palette will rule the fashion world this year. Bright tones and sunny hues will be seen in Summer-Spring collections by many designers. Along with retro pop that will raise the quirk element. Colour blocking is highlighted as the key trend of 2016.

A Splash of Colour | Trend Alert: The Fashion Forecast For 2016

It’s all about geometry

The New Year will unleash a fresh trend of geometrical designs. Geometrical lines and other architectural designs and shapes will be seen in the garments. The trend will definitely redefine the classics and will make it look edgier. Artistic forms and tribal prints and embroideries will take ethnic fashion to a whole new level.

Geometry | Trend Alert: The Fashion Forecast For 2016

Handwoven is ‘in’

Handwoven fabrics are going to make a statement this year. The ace designer Tarun Tahiliani believes that handlooms go very well with digital prints and so you cann expect to see this combo about. The king of drapes suggests that this year will be all about georgettes, voile, handwoven khadi, mulmuls, linen and cotton silk. Also, one can see a wide range of hand-made lace and net being extensively used in summery dresses.  For more formal looks - sequins - the all-time favorite, will be used in a both moderate and dramatic manner.

Handwoven - Khadi | Trend Alert: The Fashion Forecast For 2016

Flowers never go out of vogue

The Indian fashion forecast of 2016 clearly indicates the rise of floral bloom. Just like last year, this year will also champion floral prints and patterns.  One can see floral prints and embroideries on dresses, gowns and lehengas as it not only looks feminine but evokes a sense of freshness in designs.  Embrace the flower power and you can give a boost to your dull wardrobe.

Floral | Trend Alert: The Fashion Forecast For 2016

Bohemian chic

Bring out the boho spirit as one of the latest Indian fashion trends is bohemian chic. The fun and flirty boho-inspired garments will rule the ramp and the high street this year. The designers dictate that bright, bold, layered, fringes and tasseled garments will be all the rage this year. Not just this, the beaded jewelry, handbands, doris, thread jewelry and bohemian jackets and boleros and other exaggerated embellishments will add the fun element to fashion.

Bohemian Chic | Trend Alert: The Fashion Forecast For 2016

Say hello to neck designs

It’s time to say goodbye to boring round and square neck designs as 2016 will emphasis a lot on different and new necklines. Get set to witness one-drop shoulder, off-shoulder, boat-neck, key-hole and other asymmetrical forms of neck designs in both ethnic as well as western dresses. It’s time to experiment with bold cuts and designs especially around the neck area.

Neck Designs | Trend Alert: The Fashion Forecast For 2016

Crop tops will continue its reign

2015 was all about crops tops. Not surprisingly, the trend will continue with little modifications in 2016. Crops tops are going for a little make-over as designers are focusing on not just the midriff-baring top but also giving attention to the back of crop top. By doing little detailing at the back, one can flaunt one’s glamorous back along with the midriff. Also, crops tops will not be restricted to being paired with skirts, palazzos and lehengas but will be seen in a new avatar, by pairing it up with salwars and churidaars this year.

Crop Top | Trend Alert: The Fashion Forecast For 2016

Embrace anti-fits and relax a bit

Apart from tailored and structured looks, designers are also in favor of comfort clothing for 2016. They are of the view that one can relax and have a laid back look without compromising on style quotient and their answer to this is anti-fits. Long, loose anti-fit kurtis paired with palazzos, skirts or pants will give you the right amount of comfort without having to compromise in the style department. Also, A-line dresses, summery-breezy cotton maxis and loose shirt dresses will do wonders this year.

Anti Fit | Trend Alert: The Fashion Forecast For 2016

Anarkalis take a backseat

Straight Suit | Trend Alert: The Fashion Forecast For 2016

Anarkali suits ruled for many years as a go-to dress for formal occasions. But now anarkalis take a backseat and give way to straight suits. Flared suits are a big no no this year and refreshing straight cut suits will replace them. Straight suits with lace and borders will make you look chic and flamboyant. Paired with wide-legged pants and palazzos, straight suits are here to stay.

By following this 2016 Indian fashion forecast you can stay ahead of the trends and remain fashion forward!


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