Exotic Junkies and its inspirations:
The shoot ‘Exotic junkies’ is highlighting the mix of trends and styles of the current season keeping some folk inspiration in mind. Caucasian ethnicity of models in an old rustic Indian junkyard site attaches some drama and clashes. Corroded equipments, wire meshes, creation of a rustic bath spa with broken bathroom accessories and the use of an old metal drum are all a part of the set.
Fusion is the basis of the theme, and according to my observation, the world is becoming a smaller and global place with all sorts of exposure of various cultures and their lifestyles. This global influence is the source of inspiration.
In India fusion can be diverse due to its festivals, religions and fabric and draping techniques. Modern women confide in their attire but at the same time have to be at par with the globalization therefore, they blend and modify the Indian fashion with a western substitute like kurtas with jeans, tights or jeggings, bikini tops with saris, kaftans with stockings. Various Indian designers like Ritu Kumar, Ritu beri, Tarun Tahiliani, Abu jani & sandeep khosla placed Indian fashion on the global map. Indian designers with their contemporary styles are dominating and even designing for various international brands like Manish Arora for Paco Robanne, this is truly a salute for the Indian fashion industry.
Exotic pop colours, jumpsuits, harem pants and scarves that are huge this spring/summer 2011 trends are merged with an eclectic mix of bangles and beads that enhance the look. A true folklore inspiration with rough looks remixed with offbeat combinations.
I have used this fusion and made it contemporary using the seasons fashion trends. Read about these fashion trends, Harem Pants, Jumpsuits, and pop colours in my next blog.!