Vintage fashion, digital prints to rule runways in 2013

New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) The year 2013 will witness a lot of abstract digital prints and resurgence of vintage fashion, especially of the 1950s variety, with re-introduction of pencil skirts, predict fashion designers.

"In 2013, we will see re-emergence of many past trends but one trend that will push the envelope a little further is the digital prints. These abstract digital prints will enhance the look in a simple and understated way and will add fun and colour to everything like kaftans, maxi dresses, shift dresses and pencil skirts," designer Anita Dongre told IANS.

The trend recently dominated the runways of Paris, Milan and London Fashion Week.

Not only international designers like Peter Pilotto, Christopher Kane and Christopher Bailey but Indian designers like Kallol Datta, Gaurav Gupta and Rahul Mishra too showed their fascination towards digital prints on the Indian runway, making it one of the hottest trends for next season.

According to designer Nikasha Tawadey, the clothing trends from the era of 1950s and 1960s, especially "circle skirts, A-line skirts and nipped waists", are likely to create sensation in the new year.

"1950s clothing trends were perhaps the most feminine and sophisticated trend for the modern vintage lover to wear, and are arguably the last remaining era of vintage fashion. The yards of silk, tulle and chiffon that defined a decade are just as lovely in a skirt today as they were in the 1950s," Tawadey told IANS.

"Also 1960s is known as one of the most fashion conscious time in the history. Styles that began in that decade have had a noticeable influence on the fashion today. Think of empire waistline, shift dresses, mini skirts and leopard prints, it is all from the '60s (and will continue to rule)," she added.

Pencil skirts, introduced in 2012, are likely to stay in trend in 2013 too, says Dongre. Paired with "georgette blouse, broad waist belt and a great pair of wedge heels or pump", the pencil skirts are another hottest trend to look forward to.

"The pencil skirt which was re-introduced in 2012 is here to stay and will be the most wearable trend in 2013. In terms of designs, the skirts will adorn cool tropical, chaotic or abstract prints unlike the usual geometric ones," added Dongre.

Colour blocking that stole the limelight last year, will continue to dominate 2013 too.

"Colour blocking is going to be a big trend in 2013. Colour blocking is going to be in trend because we love colours and we carry it with lot of confidence. Colour has always been a forte in Indian dressing. Shades of pink, fuchsia purple,blue, greens will take centrestage this year," said designer Pria Kataaria Puri.

Designer Pam Mehta feels the new year will see a lot more fusion and clothes inspired from European and Middle-East cultures.

In terms of fabrics, crepe, silk lycra and cotton lycra will top the priority list.

One also need to keep an eye to how to choose a right accessory.

"Accessories depend on what kind of dress one wear. If dress has a lot of bling then we can have simple accessories and vice versa. For instance if you are opting for a peplum, keep in mind that you have a lot going on around your hips so the best necklace for this look is one that is short and close to the face. It should look like part of the neckline," designer Swapnil Shinde told IANS.

Most Viewed

  • Saif-Kareena Kapoor Khan And Soha-Kunal Khemu’s Wild Holiday
    Saif-Kareena Kapoor Khan And Soha-Kunal Khemu’s Wild Holiday

    Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan with hubby Saif Ali Khan spend their quality time with newly wed couple Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Khemu. The couples are in Nagarhole, spending their weekend staying over at Saad Bin Jung’s resort, The Bison. In the picture, Kareena, Saif, and Soha Ali Khan are chilling out in open cottage, assuming Kunal Khemu clicking their picture, as he is missing. Kunal Khemu tweeted, On the early morning safari at Nagarhole wildlife reserve through the mist we spotted this …

  • Ranbir Kapoor goes gown on his knees to propose to Deepika Padukone
    Ranbir Kapoor goes gown on his knees to propose to Deepika Padukone

    All the eyes are on Ranbir Kapoor and his ex beau Deepika Padukone who have been shooting together for their upcoming film Tamasha. Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone were shooting for a romantic scene, where Ranbir had to go down on knees and propose Deepika Padukone. You can see in the pictures, Ranbir Kapoor goes down on Knees, while Deepika Padukone gets surprised on it. The film stars Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone and is directed by Imtiaz Ali. …

  • Sussanne Khan Spent Rs 16 Crore On A Penthouse In Pune?
    Sussanne Khan Spent Rs 16 Crore On A Penthouse In Pune?

    Hrithik Roshan‘s ex-wife Sussanne Khan has bought an expensive property for herself outside Mumbai city. According to recent reports, Sussanne Khan bought a beautiful penthouse in Pune for about 16 crore! The penthouse is located in Trump Towers, Kalyani Nagar and the celebrity interior decorator has bought the property only for investment purpose. A source was quoted saying, “Yes, she has purchased a penthouse in Pune. It is located in Trump Towers, Kalyani Nagar. …

  • Check Out: Alia Bhatt’s Transformed Vanity Van
    Check Out: Alia Bhatt’s Transformed Vanity Van

    Bollywood’s cutest actress Alia Bhatt is too excited and happy for her new personalized Vanity Van. The actress has recently got a new makeover for her vanity van. Alia Bhatt who calls her vanity van as a second home tweeted with a picture, “My second home, my vanity van !!! Thank you amritamahalnakai for transforming my van !! I love you to… Student Of The Year actress got her old vanity van customized into new according to her taste by Amrita Mahalnakai. As you can see in the picture just …

  • Beef Ban Takes Bollywood By Storm!
    Beef Ban Takes Bollywood By Storm!

    Bollywood celebrities are now coming forward and voicing their opinion on different matters. First it was the controversial AIB Roast, and now it’s the ‘Beef Ban’ that took the Internet by storm. To exercise their right to freedom of speech, our Bollywood celebrities took to their Twitter accounts and posted their views on the recent ‘beef ban’ sanctioned by Maharashtra government. Mumbai being the hub of most of Bollywood celebrities who opt to dine as they wish this news came as a shocker. …

  • Manoj Bajpayee turns gay professor; sports unkempt look for ALIGARH
    Manoj Bajpayee turns gay professor; sports unkempt look for ALIGARH

    The first look of Manoj Bajpayee's character in National Award-winning filmmaker Hansal …

  • Yummy Mummy Aishwarya Rai Bachchan redefines hotness!
    Yummy Mummy Aishwarya Rai Bachchan redefines hotness!

    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan doesn't cease to amaze us with her beauty and with her recent photo shoot …

  • 'Yeh Rishta Kya...' 10-year leap delayed

    Mumbai, March 4 (IANS) An impending 10-year leap in the story of TV show "Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai" has been delayed as the show's producers are yet to find a fresh face for the character Naksh. According to a source, the show had to postpone the planned 10-year leap to make time to zero in on apt casting for Naksh, the 20-year-old son of Naitik (Karan Mehra) and Akshara (Hina Khan). …

Loading...