Ethnic Style Inspiration: India @ NYFW by Marchesa S/S 2013Monday, September 17, 2012
Marchesa is the latest designer to incorporate traditional Indian styles into its designs. The design duo is a regular on the red carpet and deserves credit for these famous fashion moments:
Marchesa's S/S 2013 collection debuted in New York last week. The set included empire-waist maharani dresses, asymmetric dresses with heavily-embellished borders and a twist on the traditional Indian sari with draped layers of tulle.
Marchesa's collection included updated versions of the traditional Indian lehenga choli: transparent tulle skirts with lace and benares-material shorts underneath, and embellished and peplum blouses on top. Even if it's not something you think you could wear, it's good to try new things! Not to mention, it's interesting to see how a designer translates a familiar style into a completely different design using their own aesthetic.