You know how the saying goes: “Don’t wear white after Labor Day.” But with Derek Lam, Proenza Schouler and Alexander Wang all featuring white in their Fall and Winter 2012 collections, now is definitely the time to toss out the conventional fashion rules and winterize your white clothes. Here’s how to transform your white saree into a killer winter wardrobe staple.
We’re totally inspired by the winter sarees in Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s Delhi Couture Week 2012 Collection, especially the designer’s stunning white saree-meets-lehenga look. With retro styling and tons of heavy texture, the designer definitely transforms his sarees into couture, cold weather garments. The trick? It’s all about pairing your saree with a long-sleeve blouse and killer accessories.
Whether your saree is casual chic like Luxemi’s Silk and Cotton Striped Saree by Neeru Kumar, has Old Hollywood glam like our Crème Georgette Sequin Saree, or is silky and embellished like this Crepe Saree with Inlaid Ribbons, a long-sleeve white blouse is the quickest way to winterize it. Luxemi’s sarees come with a blouse piece that any tailor could stitch into a long-sleeve top.
Not sure how to style your saree for winter? A white saree is the perfect occasion for stunning statement jewelry. For a soft, feminine splash of color, Luxemi loves this Victorian Pink Tourmaline Set or our Victorian Set with Blue Stones and Gold Finish. And if you want to create a bold, eclectic vibe, either our Kundan Set with Pearl Embellishments or our Victorian Set with Green Onyx would give your look major impact.
One of our favorite things about the saree is its versatility. For more fall and winter styling ideas, check out Luxemi’s accessory collection, which includes necklaces, bangles, hand chains, tikkas and earrings to give you the perfect look for any season.
With all the fashion shows and jewelry weeks going on, August was a busy month for Indian fashionistas. Did you miss Delhi Couture Week 2012 somewhere between Lakme Fashion Week and India International Jewellery Week? Here are three couture collections that should definitely be on your radar this season.
We’re definitely digging the unique point of view Sabyasachi Mukherjee brought to couture week. The designer went retro by styling these looks with big glasses, sleek bun hairstyles and minimal makeup. The 1920s-inspired bows and collars on these dresses give them a hint of flapper glam, while the draping and silhouettes make the designer’s Indian heritage shine. We’re loving this textured knee-length jacket and red velvet pants, and the red gown with an oversized bow and saree-inspired draping. And we can’t forget the Sabyasachi saree Sri Devi rocked to open the show!
Between the fiery red looks and his night-ready, sophisticated purple and blue ones, Varun Bahl’s Delhi Couture Week collection could have easily looked like two separate lines. But then you notice the sheer detailing in every piece, and it all comes together. Whether it’s the sheer bodice on his red and gold lehenga or the sheer shoulders on his sequined boat neck blouse, the beauty in Varun Bahl’s couture looks is the mix of sensuality and sophistication. Classic Indian jewelry, bold red lipstick and sleek up-dos add the perfect touch of glamour to these runway looks.
Brocade has been a major trend in Western style this season, but JJ Valaya’s Delhi Couture Week 2012 collection definitely reminded us why this technique was made for Indian fashion! JJ’s meticulous metallic embroidery radiates from every angle, making these updated sarees and lehengas the ultimate lesson in contemporary luxury. We love his floor-length coats for Fall 2012 — especially paired with a long, sheer skirt and fire red pants. And don’t get us started on how sleek and modern his coppery zigzag brocade jacket looks with that black sequin dress.
Whether it’s Sabyasachi’s retro vibe or Varun Bahl’s undeniable sophistication, these Delhi Couture Week 2012 collections are full of fashion imagination. Did we leave out any of your favorite designers? We love hearing about the fashion that inspires you; drop us a line anytime!