Recently I blogged about Mumbai’s fashion week and what got me wondering was why it was named “W/F” (Winter/Festive) when all the fashion weeks around the world use “A/W” (Autumn/Winter)? I did a little research and it turns out that there are several factors that account for fashion festivals in India to be named just winter festivals as opposed to autumn/winter.
- First and most obvious has to do with India’s tropical climate, India doesn’t have a season of Autumn (only summer, monsoon, and winter).
- Secondly the end of the year is when major festivals are celebrated all over the country like Onam, Karva Chaut, Navratri, Diwali, etc.
- Thirdly November, December and January are the months where most of the wedding ceremonies take place due to mild climate.
This is why only in India can we see beach wear, heavy accessories, and bridal trousseau in our winter collections. If you ever take a look at any fashion show outside India, most of their winter collections will comprise of trench coats in leather or woolen fabrics, dark colors and minimal accessories.
Moving onto the outfit, it is just something I put together for a casual day out. You can take a casual outfit to another level just by throwing in a ring or a light necklace. this gives it the appearance of color blocking, contrasting or matching with the outfit.
Tank top – Colaba;Top – Forver 21; Leggings – Sirens; Watch – Tommy Hilfiger; Bag – Gifted; Necklace – JC Penny; Ring, Flats – Lnking Road.