Clubbed with the genre of accessories initially, the obsession with metallic shades has now plunged into a trend parade of voguish couture. The Metallic mania jumpstarted with metallics spotted on the runway in fabrics and motifs. Golden heavily embroidered metallic gowns by Vikram Phadnis at Lakme Fashion Week to gold metallic Lehenga Skirts with embellished jackets by Gaurav Gupta at Couture Week have been trending highlights on the fashion ramp this year, this far. JJ Valaya brought in a vibrant spunk to the sophistication of metallic with vibrant orange-gold metallic gowns, at Indian Bridal Fashion Week. A harmonious medley of metallic shades painted, printed, embroidered on Indian fabrics in beautifully draped sarees and lehenga cholis throngs the ethnic fervor of Pre Autumn/Winter ’14 trend charts. At the moment, shiny clothing and accessories mean only one thing: glamor!
If you’d reserved evenings to pan out a glamorous backdrop, drop the dull shades for an ethnic team-up of attires high on metallic embellishments, with traditional jewelry for the day time. Gold metal embellishments on bright colors are a great way to carry off this trend during the day. Pair a gold-pink embroidered Anarkali suit with a satin clutch and studded earrings to perfect the glamorous look.
Slide over your black net saree and make space for a tryst with a classic gray georgette Saree, accessorizing the look with a diamond studded necklace set and vintage silk bag for an evening outing. The perfect pick for a night-out, Indo-Westerns in black, grey or silver satins are another alternate.
Give the monochrome medley a break with magnetic metallic hues. If going overboard with the bling quotient is what you wish to avoid, play it down with statement accessorizing in black, to strike a balance.