10 Pieces That Will Make A Statement This Republic Day
Thursday, January 26, 2016 will mark 68 years since the Constitution was adopted by India and, when it comes to patriotism and showing how proud we are to be Indian, we don’t hold back, now do we? And why should we. There’s literally an element of our culture in whatever we do and whatever we wear…no matter how globalised it might be. A lot of textiles, prints, styles, and fabrics that are now global fashion statements actually originated from India.
Obviously, the precious cashmere wool which we spend almost a pot load of money on, actually comes from Kashmir, but did you know that the famous spring print paisley originated in Persia, but was brought to India along with the Moghuls and expanded from there? The tie-dye bandhani print, which is pretty iconic in the country, originates from Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Punjab, and became a print that was associated with bandanas internationally. Interesting, right? Numerous international designers have taken inspiration from us — now that’s something to be uber proud of.
Make this Republic Day even more patriotic and literally wear your pride on your shoulder! If you do want to go full out desi, then just add an element of India into your ensemble. I mean, paisley prints, tie-dyes, creeping vines are all native to us — so whether you choose to wear them on a sari or on a bomber jacket, your patriotism will definitely shine through. Or if you want to play safe, then wear the colours that always bring out our pride — white, green, and orange!
Here are 10 pieces you can splurge on this Republic Day — they might be on the pricier side, but they’re some pretty timeless investments. All products are available at the labels’ showrooms across the country.
Emerald Green Floral Kurta with Gunmetal Palazzo Pants by Jyoti Sachdev Iyer (Rs 39,040)
Blue Shell Print Biased-Cut Trench Coat by Ashish N Soni (Rs 30,5oo)
Clarks Petal Coral Suede Sandals (Rs 6,999)
Pratinava Pop Clutch (Price Upon Request)
Pale Blue Starfish Print Embroidered Short Bomber Jacket by Ashish N Soni (Rs 38,000)
Go Glitter Gold Metal Chain Bodycon Dress by Carousel by Simran Arya (Rs 14,500)
White And Gold Metal Chain Dress by Carousel By Simran Arya (Rs 6,000)
Clarks Dinah Keer Coral Suede Pumps (Rs 6,999)
Embroidered Flared Anarkali Set by Jyoti Sachdev Iyer (Rs 35,000)
Ombre Anarkali with Floral Work Jacket by Jyoti Sachdev Iyer (Rs 35,380)