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Last Updated Wednesday September 20 2017 01:05 PM IST

Add fusion twist to handloom garment

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Handloom fabrics are usually associated with traditional wear like saris and kurtas, but you can give it a western look with an artistic approach, say experts.

Designers Amit Sachdeva and Archana Kochhar have listed tips on how to westernize handloom garments:

» Ways to westernise handloom fabrics are by drapes which are contemporary and edgy, making them perfect examples of a fusion look.

» Streamline prints and block printing is also another way to westernize this fabric. Western silhouettes look and fit beautifully with handloom fabrics.

» The silhouettes are also very important. But one has to keep in mind that the real essence of the handloom craft is not overpowered by the silhouette.

» Embellishing the garment also helps at times to give it a western touch. Again, minimalist is very important to be kept in mind here.

» Sometimes clubbing and fusing a handloom separate with a western one also changes the look. A separate can specially be designed to be teamed up with a western coordinate.

» The choice of color combination used in the entire garment adds a lot to its westernised look. For example, a pastel or a white color story will obviously look more western compared to a jewel tone.

» It also depends on the way you accessorize the look. The handbag, footwear and jewellery add that punch in completing the western look.  

Read more: Latest from Lifestyle | Beauty and Fashion | Go #MunduMania way in Indo-western fusion style

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