Innovation is what appeals to the modern woman’s sensibilities. Ethnic attires in their earthy charm, when merged with Western accents, turn from an innately traditional backdrop to reflect a contemporary spirit. The slim contoured Mermaid cut lehnga came into vogue as contemporary women looking for a flattering yet rich couture picked it up. The lehenga style sari fused the sensuality of the sari with the free movement of the lehenga and spelt instant popularity. Ethnic innovators took the Western skirt, stitched it up in traditional Indian fabrics and gave it patchworks, block prints and more.