Whether it’s on the runway, the red carpet, or on our very own Luxemi.com, prints have taken over (and we couldn’t be happier about it). From busy brights and ikats to florals and digitally manipulated patterns, we at Luxemi adore this visually intriguing trend.
Long time print patrons Satya Paul, Sabyasachi and Debarun all showcased a multitude of delicious prints at Lakme Fashion Week 2011. However, the print trend isn’t just restricted to Indian fashion: we loved watching Gwen Stefani rock the runway in this stunning animal print saree-inspired gown at Berlin Fashion Week 2011 for her L.A.M.B collection. She of course had the best accessory a girl could ask for to complete her striking look: her darling song Kingston!
To take your rightful place as the queen of prints, you can borrow this stunning Satya Paul saree for $178 (above left). Its alluring black and white print is just what you need to make a sophisticated statement (just like Gwen did on the runway above) at a cocktail party. For a more colorful look, opt for this (above right) digital print saree by Satya Paul. (Only $158 to borrow!) It’s original blend of orange, purple and fuchsia will have you glowing and its full sequin blouse adds the glam quotient we know you maharanis love.
Of course, prints pack a lot of punch so its vital to remember to keep the other elements of your outfit understated, with minimal accessories and a simple, elegant blouse. Keep your neck bare and opt for chandelier vintage topaz earrings (top left) or sterling silver and red glass earrings (top right) to add just the slightest hint of glamour.
To complete the look, leave your hair down, preferably curled, and keep your makeup nude, concentrating on bringing out your eyes by applying heavy mascara and black eyeliner.
Before you know it, you’ll be ready for your prints, we mean prince, charming to sweep you off your feet. Check out luxemi.com for our full range of prints.