Fashion transcending over the generations
Fashion is nothing but a wave that keeps hitting the beach again and again. With the progression of time, people change, and technology advances, but fashion repeats itself through innovation.
As a country that boasts its rich heritage and culture, India is full of surprises when it comes to fashion. The uniqueness, elegance, and vibrance in the style and selection of clothing are absolutely unpredictable, making our fashion a subject of interest for many.
The blend of western style with the conventional style of the land gets a new flavor that can’t be seen anywhere else in the world. From ethnic to western, and dhotis to trousers, the fashion industry in India has various varieties to offer. The rich tradition that the country carries, is the heart that powers this impeccable sense of fashion. A simple saree has various designs according to the countries demography. From a grandmother who wears silk sarees to a granddaughter who wears salwar kameez, we see everything together in one single time frame. Which other country has this opportunity?
For someone who wants to grow in the field of fashion, this is where the inspiration comes from. This sparks a new way of clothing that is traditional, comfortable, stylish, and yet sophisticated, making people wonder about the originality it carries. This Indi-western fusion in clothing is just surreal.
Fashion over the years
If we see through the pages of history, we can easily see that numerous expeditions from the western world have been set out on India to have a glimpse of our quality of living. The Greek historian Herodotus has elucidated the quality of cotton clothes in his writings. During the advent of the British in India, Khadi became a sensation and was seen as a symbol of patriotism. Today, we have started using Khadi in various fashionable ways, which many wouldn’t have even dreamt of.
By just looking at the last hundred years of our country’s history in fashion, we can see how much value it carries. The 1920s were the years of innovation in women’s clothing. From midrange to full-hand blouses, skirts, and trousers, women started switching to comfortable clothing. By the 1930s, pinched waists, two-piece suits and long collars came into action.
Seeing the immense scope in the fashion segment, various companies entered the field during the period of 1980s to 1990s. Chiffon sarees, denim, and leather clothing made the fashion statement within the people and created the multicultural mindset.
With the beginning of the 21st century, fashion became an inevitable part of everyone’s lifestyle, making brands powerful. Every style of clothing we see today got its shape and value from here. As one of the largest segments of India’s capital goods sector, the textile industry makes India stand as the second-largest exporter of textiles in the world, making ripples around the world. Thus, fashion in India is not just a sprout that has grown in the recent years, but an ever branching tree that has been standing tall for thousands of years.