Today, India is not a country like it was in the 50s and 60s when it comes to fashion. This developing country has experienced a lot of changes over the last few decades. Today, Indian women wear lots of kinds of dresses unlike before. Earlier, they had limited options if we compare it with today’s collections. But things did not change overnight. Many factors were involved for the changes. Today, every month we see a new trend in India as there are too many designers, models, and fashion stores in India now. Another big factor is that now the purchasing power of the middle class family is pretty good. This article talks about how the fashion tradition changed in India over the years. If you want to gain information on Indian fashion, then this article could be very informative to you.
To see the differences, we are looking back to the 50s. Then India has very little fashion industry. Unlike today, designers, models were not abundant. All Indian women focused on the quality of the fabric not on the manufacturer as there were very few manufacturers then.
60s: In 60s, Indian women were more fashionable than the 50s. They used to wear tight Kurtas, chudidars, etc. in the 60s.
70s: We have seen a lot of changes in Indian fashion in 70s. Indian people started using bold colors and bell-bottoms as they looked very gorgeous. Bollywood superstars like Amitabh Bachchan and Rajesh Khanna made bell-bottoms very popular then. And at the end of 70s, we have seen disco culture in Indian fashion. Surely, 70s was a great time for India.
80s: This timeframe was also very important when it comes to the changes of Indian fashion trend over the years. During the 80s, we have seen new fashion stores in Mumbai. It was the beginning of a new era of Indian fashion.
90s: Surely, India witnessed the most changes in the 90s. Lots of models, fashion designers, and fashion stores were launched during that time. Garments were very affordable in the 90s. It was the time when India got global recognition for its work. Both Aishwarya Rai and Sushmita Sen were the inventions of the 90s. They did give India a global recognition like never before.
And in the last few years, India also experienced great changes in fashion. World class brands like Nike, Reebok launched their stores in India. Popular show like Lakme India Fashion Week has been very influential to the change of Indian fashion trend. Today, India has many high-profile designers like Manish Malhotra, Rohit Khosla, Ritu Beri, etc. All of them have been showing their skills to the world. And they are getting a lot of praises as well.
This is how the Indian fashion trend changed over the years. Fashion changes very quickly, so the current trend will change soon, but it might always have an Indian taste, though the west is really influencing the Indian fashion trend these days. Hope you got some nice information about the Indian fashion trend over the last few decades.
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