Designer Karn Malhotra on the Chic Trends of this Year


13631616_1229618653736327_4568604142373953684_nEclectic fashion’s very own prince charming, Designer Karn Malhotra, has given us ‘The SIREN SQUAD’ collection to flaunt our curves this year. The drenched in femininity collection, stands apart with a pinch of androgyny in it.  He shares with us, the raging trends for the year, that will definitely make it to your 2017 wardrobe.

1. What are the prints that can add an uptown vibe to a fashionistas’ wardrobe? 

Floral, Stripes, Animal prints, Color Blocking, Monochrome.

Why Floral?
Florals are a must have in every girls wardrobe, especially in summer. Cool pastel shades, fabrics like cotton or chiffon and floral motifs on denim are very trendy this season.

Why Stripes?
Stripes are recently trending and every girl has some form of stripes in her wardrobe. Whether it’s the classy pin stripe or the vibrant candy stripes, you will also find something to please your sensibility.  Vertical stripes are preferred as they make you look leaner. My Lakme Fashion Week collection this year showcased a combination of sequins and stripes. Sequins were used to add that extra glam factor and up the oomph quotient for the plain Jane stripes.

Why Animal Prints?
Animal prints are my personal favorite. It has always been a representation of the bold side of a fashionista and may not be in everyone’s capacity to pull off an animal print. For a wearable look, use animal print motifs or mix and match those with separates. The look works best when complimented with avant-garde styling. If you are confident to pull it off, one should go for it!

Why Color Blocking?
One can never go wrong with color blocking. If you are a girl who loves styling herself, accessorizing or even throwing on different layers then color blocking is your way to go. Try not to exceed more than three colors. Even if that happens, you can always set the color palette right by combining two colors and balancing that with monochromes to create a balanced visual effect.

Why Monochrome?
Classic, chic and a trend that never goes out of fashion, this trend has always been and will continue to  be on top of the charts. A monochrome print can be incorporated in western, indo-western and even ethnic Indian ensemble with ease and have quite a similar impact.

What are your perennial favorite shades?

White and black or monochromes as they are not a fad and will never go out of trend. They will always be there to stay and suits every occasion and any person and age.

The ‘must dress’ for the trend lovers wardrobe –

I would say, a vertical striped body con dress is a must have. Stripes are in the air and what better way to flaunt stripes than a well fitted body con in vertical stripes which makes you look leaner.



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