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Why pastel is a trending colour this summer

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New Delhi, April 5: The latest and most trending change in the ever-evolving world of fashion is the introduction of pastels — subtle yet elegant, minimal yet stylish.

Celebrity designer Sonaakshi Raaj and young ethnic designers Saumya and Bhavini Modi list the reasons why pastels are trending this season and what makes them ideal for ethnic wear.

* The colours around you define your mood and personality. Pastel shades are happy colours, and can easily be styled with other colours and prints. You can style a pastel pink with a dark purple or pastel blue with a minimal floral print.

* Pastels are a classic spring staple and timeless enough for you to wear them year after year. Today’s generation believes that less is more and pastels make for the most opulent choice. With summer on its way, pastels are the ideal shade to beat the heat. They feel breezy and are easy to style.

* It is good for bridal wear as well. Pastels are perfect for navigating between seasons as they are safe and elegant. Colours like pistachio and vanilla cream are soothing and interesting to design and style.

* Pastels can be designed in a variety of cuts and silhouettes. Whether it’s anarkalis and lehengas or crop tops and dhoti pants, pastels fit into any silhouette. All in all pastels are a trending phenomenon that is here to stay.

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Wear your fashion statement in 2019

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Discover the trends and take note of the men, women and children’s clothes and accessories to wear in 2019.

Top off your look in 2019 with this statement style. There will be some retro trends that will emerge back in 2019 as every 30 years. Trends this season will be celebrating more individuality and self-expression. Also, the unconventional forms of tailoring will go more popular in 2019. Now a day along with women, men and kids also have their own fashion sense and follow the trends. Below are some of the fashion trends that will be seen more in fashion in 2019.

Men’s style -wear in 2019

Men will look their best with joggers and ankle fit trousers that will be in trend in 2019. The fabric that will look best for men chanderi, silk, pashmina really work well for different forms respectively. Men are also known to have become conscious about their looks as the jewelry they wear. For men the rose gold chunky dialled watches, knitted leather strap bracelets, quirky tiepins and cufflinks, fancy eyeglasses, matching wallet and leather belts will be in fashion and that they will love to flaunt.

Women’s style- wear in 2019

Women will be wearing high waist pants with tucked in blouses, flare pants with kaalidars. Ladies will be using more of georgette; crepes are flattering for formal wear, chanderi, modal satin for semiformal and casual cotton and mull in their fabrics. Women are fond of accessories and jewelry as much as they are of clothes, the uncut jewelry for traditional wear will be a hot favourite for women in 2019. And diamond studded or geometric bold motifs in metal form – earrings, cocktail rings, etc. will also be seen worn of more.

Kids Style – wear in 2019

For kids, the best fabrics are the skin friendly and soft fabrics that are ideal. In kids wear brands have to care more about the quality, safety, and sustainability. The fabric used mostly for kids wear has to be organic and natural. Bold floral colors look good on kids and they will be in fashion too. Shades of burnt-orange, tan, mustard, copper etc. look very nice on kids. Also, now a day’s combination of these colors is in fashion. Sometimes even a mismatch of warm and cool colors with bold colours will look good and be in fashion too.

Asymmetric tunics and Kurtas in traditional wear for both men and women will be in fashion. As per Pantone colour forecast, the trend-setting colours for men, women and kids will be burnt orange, deep red, saffron, coral, fuxia pink, leaf green, golden yellow, and navy blue.

Benita Vira Sahani,(Cofounder of Studio CASA 9) says that, “Some of the must-haves in 2019 in the wardrobe will be classic straight fit blue denim also chinos are growing trends nowadays, a white shirt, a black formal shirt for men is must, some are opting for silk floral print and large texture to play the summer vibes; women will be knee-length dresses or skirts for western formals, classic straight fit tunics and pencil pants for traditional occasions. Fashion is no more just about wearing good clothes but also have the perfect footwear, lifestyle, accessories, makeup, hairstyle etc. Your fashion should be your style statement, be in trend in 2019 and look and feel the best for inside and outside too.”

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Indian fashion student bags international award

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New Delhi, Oct 12: Indian fashion design student Ashita Singhal has won the 2018 Global James McGuire Business Plan Competition Award for her business concept titled ‘Paiwand, a fashion company that upcycles textile waste from fashion designers and turns it into designer fabrics and clothing.

Dhawan, a postgraduate fashion design student of Indian fashion design institute Pearl Academy, received $25,000 as prize money to set up her business.

With ‘Paiwand’, Singhal aims to develop a collaborative movement which will transform social and environmental standards in the fashion industry. The term ‘Paiwand’ means patchwork and Dhawan’s model will have a process which will create sustainable, quality work for its artisans.

Outshining 14 graduate teams and 16 undergraduate teams from different countries to bag the top spot, Singhal was lauded by the selection committee, for her entrepreneurship skills, passion for sustainability that was reflected in her work, good communication skills and business acumen.

Under Singhal’s business-to-business model, textile waste is collected from different fashion brands, design houses and artisans; cleaned and up-cycled to create a new fabric through the hand weaving process. The fabric is then sold back to the design houses and brands, which is further used by them to create a sustainable range for their clientele.

This is the second time in the last seven years that a student from Pearl Academy has won this award. In 2015, Kartik Verma, a Fashion Business Management student bagged this coveted award.

Singhal has thanked her faculty members for playing a crucial role in her success.

“Mentors were pivotal in fostering my deepening, life-long devotion to sustainability. The mentorship provided me with great insights for business research and helped me in building the business plan for McGuire. This award is a recognition of the efforts that I have put into this project and a confirmation that I am working in the right direction.”

Nandita Abraham, President, Pearl Academy, said: “Ashita’s’ award is an acknowledgement of the fact that sustainable design can help change the world. I am proud of Ashita and her super set of mentors who have brought laurels to our country”.”

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Get festive look right with silver oxidised jewellery

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New Delhi, Sep 27: The much-awaited festive season is just around the corner and no celebration is complete without the ethnic silver oxidised look. It is versatile, unique and can be worn with western and Indian wear.

Jagrati Shringi, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Marketing Officer, Voylla, has a few tips:

* The pretty one: Pair a statement ear-cuff with a striking pendant necklace and a plain kurta.

* Pom-pom power: If you are planning to add a dash of youthful magic to your jewellery collection, pom-poms are your go to accessory. The ‘pom-poms on jewellery’ trend is fast catching up with trendy fashionistas.

Shweta Kumar Bembey, Head Beauty Boutique Category at AVON, also has some suggestions:

* Statement piece: Want to leave a lasting impression at your festive, office or family functions? All you need to do is pair up your outfit with a statement neckpiece and you’re good to go. Jazz up this look further by letting your gorgeous hair open.

* Bohemian beauty: If you are looking to nail the boho chic trend, this multi-layered piece is a definite must-have for you. Wear it for a fun evening out or for festivities and be the centre of attention.

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