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Globetrotting Fashion Trend Spring 2013 – Luxemi Loves Eclectic Ethnic Prints

If this season’s runways are any indication, we’ve got a year of fashion globetrotting ahead of us. Here are the edgy, Eastern-inspired print and textile looks that have us wanting to pack our bags to take a world fashion tour.

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We fell in love when we saw all the brocade on Fall 2012 runways, but we’re digging this new trend even more. For Spring 2013, designers are mixing and matching print and textiles in an eclectic, ethnic way that’s a major nod to Indian fashion. Derek Lam, Marc Jacobs, Marchesa, Tory Burch, Elizabeth & James, Vera Wang are just a few of the designers who have sent layered print and textile looks down the runway for spring.

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One of Luxemi’s favorite globetrotting looks is this Altuzarra Spring 2013 runway dress. We love how the designer mixes a blue and yellow textile (which looks like it may be embellished with zari) with a perfectly draped gold and white embellished print. And did we mention the fringe?

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We’re also loving the Neeru Kumar-esque vibe of this striped knit skirt in Derek Lam’s Spring 2013 collection. By pairing the skirt with a cutout short-sleeve top in racecar red, Derek Lam gives knit a funky, playful twist for the New Year.

The best thing about the mix and match textile trend is that the options are endless! The zari work, buttas, mirror work, bandhani and traditional weaves we love are all getting a new appreciation in Western runway looks this spring, so if you haven’t already been rocking your print and embellished sarees, now’s the perfect time.

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When it comes to imaginative textiles, Neeru Kumar is the first designer who comes to mind. For her mod take on classic Indian textiles, try this Red and Blue Deconstructed Bandhani Saree by Neeru Kumar.

Another easy way to tap the global print trend is by rocking Luxemi’s Brocade Coat with Velvet Border by Kisneel, which is the epitome of fabulous fabric mixing and matching. This stunner is unique from its sweetheart neckline down to its rich double border. And Luxemi’s Cerulean Blue Saree with Gold Sequins and Foil Printed “Club” Pallu Saree by Satya Paul both capture the shimmery print detailing that’s all over the runway in Spring 2013.

Have you spotted any other Indian inspired fashion statements on the runway lately? We love when our Luxe fans drop us a line and share their favorite fashion obsessions!

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Luxemi’s Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for 2013

From fashion forward style choices to taking personal leaps (both figuratively and literally) Luxemi is looking forward to a bold 2013. Here are our top 10 New Year’s Resolutions:

1. Wear more color (specifically Pantone’s color of the year, Emerald)

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2. Be a little girlier than we were in 2012 by wearing more frills

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3. Volunteer more time and resources to worthy organizations (our faves are SAY WE and Saris For Good Karma.

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4. Indulge our inner maharanis and wear more beads

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5. Do a little more DIY, especially when entertaining

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6. Lose a little weight, or not! (Luxemi’s blouses adjust to fit, so we’ve got you covered either way)

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7. Take a leap (of faith, of love, or perhaps even from the sky)

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8. Stripe it up ala Oscar de la Renta

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9. Take a vacation (or two!) to somewhere exotic

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10. Learn to braid – this 2012 mega trend doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon

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What are some of your New Year’s Resolutions? Let Luxemi help you take the fashion risks you’ve always dreamed of by renting a saree or salwar from our eclectic rental collection!

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New York Fashion Week – Indian Inspired Spring 2013 RTW Collections

In case you haven’t noticed, Chanel isn’t the only high-profile Western design house to catch Delhi fever: Did you see all the Indian influence in the Big Apple during New York Fashion Week? Here are four Spring 2013 RTW collections with unmistakable Eastern vibes.

Marchesa Spring 2013 RTW

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Citing 1960s India as their muse, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig put an awe-inspiring artisan spin on Marchesa’s signature show-stopping gowns for the Spring 2013 RTW collection. We love how Marchesa stays true to the saree silhouette in a lot of these looks, showing that the classic Indian style is more than ready for the Western runway. But what really sets Spring 2013 RTW apart from other Marchesa collections is the flawless handcrafted elements on these gowns. Bold brocade, elegant embroidery and stunning sequin work are the hallmarks of Indian fashion, and Marchesa knocked these techniques out of the park.

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We’re swooning over the silver threadwork on the saree-inspired fuchsia gown, and are equally enthralled with the ethereal elements on two other saree looks in the collection: the airy white floor-length gown with silver threadwork, and the one-shoulder gold Chantilly lace gown with draped navy overlay.

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Naeem Khan Spring 2013 RTW

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If there’s a household name in Indian fashion, it’s definitely Naeem Khan. The designer to the stars stayed close to his signature Red Carpet aesthetic with his Spring 2013 RTW collection, but we also noticed more Eastern elements than usual in his gowns. His knee-length, one-shoulder draped cocktail dress has fiery ombré dying that evokes the vibrant spirit of Indian celebrations. And as always, Indian embroidery is incorporated flawlessly in his Western looks. We especially love how the prominent Gota-esque threadwork on his crème gown brings its Old Hollywood glamour to the next level.

Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2013 RTW

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We all love Naeem Khan and Marchesa for formal occasions, but when we’re looking for casual chic, we can always turn to Diane von Furstenberg. Her Spring 2013 RTW collection is fun, flirty and fabulous (although we haven’t decided how we feel about the Google Glasses yet). The standouts for us were definitely her saree-inspired wrap dresses, which have an Eastern resort wear vibe we can see a lot of Luxe fans rocking. And is it just us, or do the patterns and dyes on these dresses look a bit like Satya Paul digital prints?

Sachin + Babi Spring 2013 RTW

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For a Bohemian twist on Indian tapestry, we’re loving the new Sachin + Babi collection. The designers featured tapestry on every silhouette imaginable, from military jackets and mini-dresses to embellished jeans jackets. The brocade on this strapless red mini-dress gives it a gorgeous shine as it hits the runway, and mirror work adds instant impact. Another stunner, the navy and blue sleeveless mini, reminds us why Indian threadwork is so chic. And although we’re not a fan of the red bikini top, it’s hard to overlook the innovative pattern on the lehenga-inspired full skirt that closed out the Sachin + Babi runway show.

Whether it’s Marchesa’s twist on the saree or Sachin + Babi’s tapestry work, Indian fashion is definitely in high demand for Spring 2013. Want to put an Indian twist on your wardrobe? Luxemi’s collection features fashion and accessories to borrow or buy anytime you need a little India in your life!

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