Fabrics and colours are vital to how appealing your outfit looks, the critical factor that ties them together is the drape and the silhouette. With the festival season falling in designers Pooja Gupta and Rahul Gupta of Apsara Sarees back to the roots while picking embellishments for their outfits this season. We have gota patti work and zari embroidery making a big comeback this festive season and sharing space with the already popular sequin and zardosi embroidery.

It is heartening to see that the latest fashion trends in India such as these are not only carving a niche for Indian wear but also working on the revival of forgotten crafts that are a symbol of the country’s rich heritage.

1. Classic Lehengas: Season of festivals is ongoing. Every woman wants to flaunt her beauty on such special occasions. Lehenga is one of the Indian ethnic wear which is the most preferred one as it is embellished with heavy embroidery and work such as, beads, motifs, and sequins. We recognise pastel colours to be trending with heavy sequins and zari work lehengas complementing with lightweight gotta patti dupattas and on the other hand the introduction of plain lehengas with trending features like ruffles, and mirror work for the Millenials are the in thing. For festive season get your dancing shoes on with our niche lehengas added with beautifully handcrafted jackets and capes.

2. Modish Edgy Shararas: Bored with churidars and salwars?

Experiment your kurtas with flared palazzos and gher shararas. You can also dress with a short kurta, high –low asymmetrical kurtas or a long/short kurtas with shararas. Sharara makes for a unique outfit for this festive season. The balance of a zardosi short kurta with flared gotta patti pants, adds a modern twist to your traditional look. From bright hues to pastels, Sharara looks very comfortable and chic and looks ideal for this Navratri season.

3. Evergreen Anarkalis: Who can deny the beauty of an Anarkali suit? They are fit for an Indian princess and if styled well can make any woman look like a princess! They are so regal and majestic. Even a not-so-fancy well stitched Anarkali dress is a statement in itself. It’s just so effortless to look good in a lavish Anarkali outfit. Just slip into one, do your makeup and hair, put on a pair of chandelier earrings and you’re ready to steal the spotlight!

4. Elegant fusion Sarees: Sarees are integral to India. We grow up, subconsciously linking sarees to every special and auspicious occasion. However westernized/ global we may become in our choices – saree – will always remain close to our heart Lighter and more affordable fabrics like cotton silk and art silk are the fabrics of choice this festive season. The ethnic fashion trends for sarees involve such silk sarees with self prints. The unique part about such styles is the lustre of the fabric itself that stands out and does all the talking. In a trend, we have easy to carry ‘one-piece sarees’ which are reframed into sari form dresses which are defining a new fashion statement for gowns as well as saris. They are highly admirable and fascinating, with pre-draped and pre-styled followed by ultra comfort and movement-friendly sarees which won’t budge even with your most vigorous dance moves and will take literally seconds to put on.

5. Boho Chic dhoti pants: Nothing can replace the traditional sarees and lehengas but hitting the horizon we have new fashion ensemble pacing the charts. Opt for dhoti pants styled with an uber-chic kurta or crop top and slay this festive season with utmost ease, comfortable and far from boring, they are slowly becoming a very popular millennial’s go-to option. The flowy silhouette gives a fantastic style to all the ladies waiting to look gorgeous. You can always team your dhoti pants with a straight kurta, asymmetrical kurta, with a peplum top, crop top, jacket or a cape.

6. Ethnic Gowns: Gowns specifically represents a western trend that is generally adorned at their times of festivities happens to be beautiful when designed in Indian patterns and threads. They are a fusion of western and Indian trend beautified with detailed zardozi, sequins, gotta patti hand finished work. The modern silhouettes of gown nowadays are handcrafted to enhance the beauty of an Indian woman along with her traditional attributes. To be precise, Indian gowns are an amalgamation of Indian beauty and modern twist.

7. Plazo suit: Modern designs and silhouettes are bound to take over the industry and marketplace. The perfect combination of chic style ensemble with a pinch of tradition is what every modern aged woman specifically looks for. Short kurti with Plazo or even sharara or gharara is utmost comfortable yet sophisticated at the same time. Pro Tip, always carry light plazos with a heavy dupatta to enhance the beauty even more than you can think of.