15th August – The Day India got Independence from the British Raj. A day of pride for all Indians and 2019marks 72 years since we got freedom. A lot has changed over the last 7 decades and so has the fashion industry in India. Like all major fields, Indian fashion and clothing to have seen a lot of highs and lows and the fashion we see today is totally transformed from what we started with. This Independence Day lets take a look at how our fashion journey has progressed and remembered India’s remarkable fashion legacy.
Saree, the versatile women’s clothing has been India’s trademark fashion style over the ages. Salwar Kameez and various other traditional ethnic clothes like the lehenga, sherwani, lug, lungi, etc. and khadi clothes like the Nehru Jacket, etc. started out as our wardrobe staples. However, with the influx of the western world and the British rule, Indians were exposed to western forms of clothing like skirts, dresses, gowns, blazers, tuxedos, trousers and pants. As a result, the mix of these fashion elements resulted in a unique style that is now the fashion image India projects to the World.