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Desi twist to global trends


New Delhi, March 6, 2013- India has had a formidable start this year with ethnic designs and jewellery making an impact at various international outings.

Japanese fashion house Kenzo recently showcased their fall/winter 2013-14 collection, inspired by ancient Indian temples and heritage, at the Paris Fashion Week.

Ditching the usual lehengas and saris, designers Humberto Leon and Carol Lim of Kenzo presented a fresh take on Indian fashion with ensembles infused with temple bricks and serpent prints.


The collection was dominated by long jackets and pants, wrap skirts, loudprinted tops, bomber jackets and flowing gowns.

Another international designer who had Indian influence in his collection was Acne Studios, who presented exquisite creations designed in solid tones and smart silhouettes.

Bringing together the East and West, the label presented modern dhoti pants paired with traditional jackets and blazers.

Just like the traditional silhouette and style, desi jewellery has also been often seen at various international red-carpet appearances and fashion shows. Last month, former Russian model Natalia Vodianova accessorised her lingerie collection for Etam with chunky Indian jewellery.

Models sashayed down the runway in sexy lingerie paired with maang tikas, necklaces, chandelier earrings and chunky bracelets.