The right pantaloon
Trousers have evolved into symbols of comfort and freedom. The dress code for the yuppie crowd, trousers range from ankle-length to mid-calf length. The season sees an explosion of ethnic styles, so take your pick.
STYLE GALLERY: Whatever the length, trousers are a proud part of every woman's wardrobe.
A CONSTANT quest for the "new" explains the frenetic rate at which the fashion industry is operating today. By definition, trend driven change in fashion is triggered by a number of key events, catalysts that have moulded attitudes and style though the 20th century. The changing role of women has necessitated a whole new way of dressing - "Power Dressing".
The First World War (1914) put women of all social classes into trousers. This big leap for female emancipation gradually led to women donning trousers in civilian life. For most women, the freedom of movement that trousers offered was a totally new experience. A "new woman" had emerged. From then... till date trousers have been rallying elements of comfort and freedom.
This season sees an explosion of trouser styles so much so that trousers are a part of every designer's collection. The style gallery is indicative of pointers that echo design with purpose and style with comfort. This season experiments with cuts and lengths in contrast to the macro pocket detailing of the gone season.
The voluminous pyjama fits have walked out giving way to the comfortable straight legs. This pointer talks of low-waist flat fronts. Front and back waistline darts minus pocket detailing are recommended for a clean look to go with short uppers. You could slip into bottoms by Scullers that form a part of this story.
Trousers in ankle length and mid-calf length are in sync with splitter splatter of the rains. Slits at the side seam and front crease area are on top of the wet calendar. Regular lengths with fold-up hems quench your "undying thirst" to look different. This fashion theorem equips you to sport trousers at different lengths through the week.
Lycra blends are a befitting answer to the career woman who is on the lookout for comfort oriented, non-restrictive bottoms. Feather finished hopsacks, calendered drill, sandblasted twill add on to the fashion solutions fitted by the ever-improving technical advancements of the textile industry. The colour story revolves around daywear theorems. Khaki, ecru, ash gray, ebony, heavy military green, tan, white and red are up the colour charts. Machine embroidery and other surface ornamentation techniques like usage of rivets and fagotting, et al, are blown away. Wet winds bring in sophisticated simplicity. The range of bottoms by Wills highlights elegance in neat, simple lines.
Moving further with the concept of Friday Dressing, customised printed trousers could grip you at the waist. You could lay your hands on fine-printed mercerised cottons (Sanchay Fabrics, Basheerbagh) that reflect a mishmash colourama to brighten up a cloudy day. Also, those who `want to look different but act normal' could sport printed denims in geo-floral designs. The trouser styles are a high in ethnics as well. Short uppers with trousers are stealing the show in reel and real world. The much-admired Kareina look of K3G has trouser styles being followed by sizeable and cohesive sections of all classes. Styles reflect soft construction in feminine materials like fabrics with glitter films and Lurex incorporated fabric types.
The Pantaloon has evolved into an item of clothing that symbolises both fashion and comfort. It is the dress code for the "Yuppie" - Young Urban Professional who epitomises hard work and financial success. The trouser is that ingredient of clothing, which with a little variation in cuts and right uppers suits almost any body type. So there you go "Yuppie"... all ready to move in the right bottoms.
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