New Delhi, Jan 2
While this year was all about comfort and meaningful design which works well for work from home, loungewear and intimate gatherings, 2021 is expected to a glamourous update of the same forecast the experts.
IANSlife spoke to industry veterans to shed light on trends that may rule 2021.
Designer Kunal Rawal
Trends to opt for 2021
Military tones are going to be huge in the coming year.
Personally I've always been fond of a good tonal grey look, so 'Ultimate Gray' is a colour I highly recommend.
The new year will see a rise in de-constructed utilitarian silhouettes, especially in chic neutral shades.
Pantone colours will dominate virtual runways. Both "Ultimate Gray" and "Illuminating" are colours that work well together as the sensibilities behind them are relatable.
Fashion Winners of 2020 were definitely silhouettes that were easy to lounge in. Comfort took charge over style, and as restrictions started easing up, menswear was championed by multi-utilitarian clothing that could easily transition from day to night.
Monica Shah of Jade by Monica & Karishma
I think comfort is going to be high on every bride's list of priorities when it comes to her bridal ensemble. We're going to see lighter fabrics and breezy silhouettes that not only facilitate movement but also make the bride feel completely at ease on her big day.
Another trend I see is that of experimentalism. Brides are going to be much keener to either deviate from what's seen as traditional or they're going to find ways to give their own unique touch to a traditional number.
Heirloom value. Ensembles, even the modern ones, are going to have a distinct heirloom element to them. Techniques like Ek Taar and Kasab can be effortlessly woven to craft contemporary pieces that still carry that heirloom appeal. These are the kind of pieces that score high on comfort, personal significance and artisanal excellence.