Wednesday, January 19, 2011

latest fashion in south asia features

Muslims in all over the world celebrates Eid-ul-Fitar after the Holy month of Ramzan. Peoples of South Asia found more concerned to celebrate this special occasion, especially women and young girls enjoyed a lot with latest fashion and cultural stuff. Shalwar & Kameez is a traditional and cultural dress of India and Pakistan and Muslim women’s wears this dress mostly. Because Eid-ul-Fitar is a part of our culture and religion, so they arranged a lot and love to wear Shalwar & Kameez on this day.
Today we will brief you about some of the best and latest Shalwar Kameez designs and outfits those are more suitable for Eid in South Asia which are designed according to the Traditional Fashion.

party-wear shalwar qameez
Salwar Kameez is a traditional dress of South Asia. Also termed as “Shalwar Kameez” or “Shalwar Qamis,” Salwar Kameez, is popularly worn in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and India. Salwar Kameez is also called “Punjabi suit,” because it is very popular in both Indian and Pakistani Punjabs. Salwar Kameez is commonly worn by Punjabi, Hindu, Muslim women, and Muslim males in India. It is popularly worn by Pakistanis and Afghans.
Salwar is called “salwar” in Punjabi and Hindi, “Shalwaar” in Gujarat, and “Shalwar” (شلوار قمیض) in Urdu. The word “Salwar” has actually come from Persian, and the word “kameez” has come from the Arabic word “Qamis.”
A Salwar is loose pajama like trousers that is wider at waist and thighs, and tapering to the bottom, it is stitched narrow at the bottoms. Salwars are usually pleated at the waist and held up by a drawstring or an elastic belt, or a woven cord called “Naala” or “Naada”. There are different styles prevalent among women, but males usually wear normal Salwars. Usually both men and women salwars are wide like baggies, but some fashionable women wear tight figure hugging salwars called “Pyjamies” or “Churidar” or “Churidar Pyjamies.” “Patiala Shahi Salwars” are very popular in Patiala and Malwa Region of Indian Punjab. These are usually loose salwars that have pleated front and back. Patiala is also famous for woven waist cords (“Naalas” or “Naadas”).
A Kameez is a long shirt or tunic with open side seams. The side seams, known as “chaak,” are left open below the waist-line to give a wearer greater freedom of movement. Traditional kamiz (plural of “kameez”) are cut straight and flat and have traditional side cuts, but a modern kamiz are more likely to have European-inspired set-in sleeves. Traditional kamiz, for both men and women, usually have normal or loose fitting, but some fashionable women do wear tight figure hugging kamiz. Usually, fine tailoring skills are displayed in stitching a kameez. Specifically necklines of kamiz are tailored beautifully. The necklines can be simple, decorative, embroidered, or beaded, etc.
Salwar Kameez is very popular among Punjabi and North Indian Women. Women Salwar Kameez is usually accompanied by “Dupatta,” which is a long scarf or shawl like cloth made of light fabric. Women wear salwar-kamiz along with wearing “dupattas’ around their heads or necks. Often the Punjabi and North Indian Hindu women use their “dupattas” to cover their heads at religious places or religious ceremonies. However the Muslim women usually wear the chador or burqa (hijab and purdah).
Modern Salwar Kameez is modernized version of traditional Salwar Kameez. Some Modern feminine Salwar Kamiz have deep cut plunging necklines, short length, tight figure hugging fitting, styled in sleeveless or cap-sleeve designs, and sewn in diaphanous fabrics.
Sometimes women wear kamiz having side seams splited high up to the waistline, or salwars slung low on the hips. Some ultra modern women wear semi-transparent Salwar kamiz mostly in parties, but they do wear a choli or a cropped camisole underneath.

Ethnic inspired ikat print is the hot fashion trend of the season. This style of cloth has been used for centuries by cultures all over the world, from South East Asia to South the united states.

Women are always looking for the new fashion trend in the market. Most of the fashion trends are the reborn of oldies. The lawn wearing is onr of the everlasting trend for the women of South Asia especially. “Lawn is the true prêt of Pakistan,” Sana Hashwani said before the insanely successful Sana Safinaz lawn exhibition was to open in Karachi, Lahore and Faisalabad. This statement is something designers have been reflecting upon for years but not many have managed to execute the theory as neatly as SS have. The prêt or ready to wear game is in big numbers, in volume as opposed to exclusivity and high prices and in a country where women are barely getting used to the idea of ready to wear clothing, lawn is the next best bet. In this respect textile manufacturers have indeed given fashion it’s much needed piggyback. This teaming has happened with fashion designers creating lawn prints and a few, like Sana Safinaz, taking the plunge into manufacturing their own lawn.
How to wear your lawn:
Thanks to designers, the dynamics of how to wear lawn have changed drastically. Lawn is no longer restricted to the three-piece jora that women used to buy, limiting their options of what to wear as a shirt, a shalwar and a dupatta. That three-piece jora would end up as a suit stitched to look like ten others in the wardrobe, with a variation of colour, print, lace, ribbon or piping.
Lawn has evolved with a much more experimental fashion identity. The starched dupatta is almost a thing of the past. The dupatta has been converted to an accessory, like a scarf, and there is no need to trim it excessively anymore. Let it serve its purpose and stay in the background.
As for shirts, the fitted silhouette is still as obsolete as the Afro. Many trendsetting designers are gradually sowing the seeds of structure and form but it’ll take a year before it edges its way into Pakistani fashion. Women are enjoying the free flow too much to let it go just as yet.
Meanwhile, lawn must no longer look tight, stiff and starched. It must have fluidity and movement, which is why the chiffon dupatta or scarf is now considered a better and much more elegant option. Shirts are long, even longer than they were in winter but the asymmetrical hemline has been joined (not replaced) by kurtas with lots and lots of panels. You are encouraged to mix prints liberally; the experimentation can be a lot of fun!
Another almost obsolete part of the three-piece ensemble is the printed shalwar. Shalwars are mostly plain this season and are preferably white. And yes, the shalwars are acceptable as are churidaars and Gucci, or wide pants. Say bye bye to your capris. For the rare minority of the wild at heart, designers all over the world have given a royal nod to chiffon tights, also worn with extra pleating as chiffon churidaars. If you’re bored by your regular shalwars and trousers then go for tights in any shape, size and print. The snakeskin, especially python print, is most desirable this season. Find a lower that suits you.
As for finding the lawns that suit you, there are some names that are now associated with the must buy, high-end variety.
Who to buy your lawn from:
Yahsir Waheed, one of the longest standing pioneers of designer lawn fabric, returns every year with a range of interesting prints in fresh, summery colors. His prints almost always spell out optimism and spring time rejuvenation. At the price they sell at, they are an instant hit with fans and followers who want to indulge in a safe bet. If you’ve missed his exhibition, then YW is available at his retail outlet in Lahore. Verdict: perfect for women who can appreciate elegance and would rather be safe than sorry.
Much more experimental and returning for a second season this year is Sonya Battla. Her prints cover all bases, with a little something for everyone. There is light, sorbet bright daywear as well as an eclectic deeper palette; there are florals as well as the edgier pop art prints. Some prints incorporate jamevar borders whereas others are more subliminal for the minimalists at heart. As Sonya herself said at the exhibition, there is something for everyone in this range. Now that the exhibition is over, Sonya Battla lawn can be found at various lawn distributors around town, that too for a fabulous price. Verdict: fun prints, which are very strong on design but could improve on the quality of fabric and printing.
Sana and Safinaz lawn would undoubtedly be categorized as the most coveted this year and there’s good reason why. Not only are the prints beautiful but SS are responsible for changing the way lawn sells by including trimmings, printed add ons etc in the package. They introduced the polka dot satin sleeve and hemline last year and before you know it, polka dots were to be seen everywhere. This year they have set the trend for further experimentation. Expect to find different things to play around with in your lawn goody bag: some of the lawn is delicately sequined for a dressier look, the dupattas are mostly chiffon and shalwars white but then there are also various borders, prints and even embroidered neck or hemlines to play around with. As their brochure suggests, Sana and Safinaz urge you to find your own style and become your own designer this year. With a little help from the experts, of course. Verdict: Definitely the must-have lawn this year, though if you haven’t already bought, you’ll probably never get your hands on it now.
Honourable mentions: Sobia Nazir, for putting out very decent prints with embroidered gara-esque borders this year. Pricey yet pretty and perfect for luncheons and coffee mornings. Vaneeza lawn, that looks deliciously cool on the billboards and will undoubtedly rake in the crowds when the exhibition opens..

Fashion is a huge industry in India. With globalisation Indian Fashion has got a wider platform to display their talents and introduce the 'Sari' to the world. India was always known as a country of jungles, snakes and poverty. But this has changed over the last decade. One of the reasons of India competing in the race among the leading countries of the world is because of its sudden burst of fashion exposure - both within and beyond the country. 

India is a diverse nation and does not have one particular style to call its own. However, fashion in India placed itself on the map creating its own unique identity of FUSION - the beautiful blend and combination od various dressing styles in the country. Right from the traditional salwar kameez or sarees to churidars, kurtis, the semi formal way of wearing it over trousers or jeans, capris and the higly elegant and contemporary style of draping sarees, from simply cotton blouses to halter-neck, puffed sleeves, deep necks, and lycra-fitted blouses. Apart from regional attires, the Bollywood element also holds a domineering part in Indian Fashion style.

In 1997 Manish Arora launched his Label "Manish Arora" and started retailing in India. Three years later in 2000, Manish represented India at the Hong Kong Fashion Week and participated 
at the first ever India Fashion Week held in New Delhi. The following year Manish launched his second Label "Fish Fry" and showed this collection in six leading cities in India and was stocked at Lord & Taylor, New York. 

Arora's future-in-outer-space inspired line at the Wills India Fashion Week 2007 attracted international viewers. A collaboration with MAC in the pipeline, a successful eyewear range for Inspecs just launched and two new stores ready to open in India in the next couple of months Manish Arora is one busy designer. Chosen for his vision and sense of style and colour references, MAC has enlisted designer Manish Arora to collaborate on a new, Raj-inspired beauty range. The Indian designer, known for his colourful fashion shows, has created a collection of lipglasses, lipsticks, blush and a fabulous eye palette (Eyes on Manish, £30) with bright shades from Yellow to Bright Pink and Acid Green for MAC. And, if what's inside isn't enough, the packaging is a fashion accessory in itself. These products will be available from October 2008.

Rina Dhaka is India’s leading fashion designer who burst onto the fashion world in late 1980s. Winner of Yuv Rattan Award, she is counted among the creative and innovative designers of the country. After college, Rina Dhaka did a training project with Intercraft, and with designer Evan Grandhal. She also set up a 'Salwar Kameez' boutique for one of her acquaintances. Around this time 'Mutiny' and 'Ensemble' were just coming up as fashion houses and she made a line of designs for them. 

She is best known for her theme collections - sheer trousers, crochet, and stretch jersey, woolens and spider web motifs. Her forte remains western wear, and she prides on the fact that her pieces can be worn as separates. Rina Dhaka emphasises silhouettes. She is not afraid of experimenting. In one of her collections, she had mixed fur and boots with her Indian outfits.

Indian Silk Fashion Orange Saree Party Dress (ossari119)
A Silk Saree is the most commonly seen costume of unstitched cloth worn by women across South Asia. Varying in size, style, pattern, color and richness, it crosses all class and caste barriers, regional traditions and urban fashions continue to contribute to its repertoire of design forms. Each area in India has its own distinctive method of draping a saree. A saree may vary in length from about three to eight meters and is usually considered in three parts a field, an end-piece

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