The Trail of Indo -
Western Fashion Era

Indo-Western attire is a unification of elements of Indian traditions and the western world of clothing. These Indo-Western views include a fun style experience of matching and accessorizing elements of both cultures to create an attractive whole. 

Like a number of things, westernization has also impactedIndian clothing. A large part of the Indian population turned to western clothing pieces like jeans, pants, skirts, T-shirts, suits and shirts, and prefer them to conventional clothes like sarees and dhotis. However, some people prefer to stay with traditional Indian clothing. It is interesting to note that over the past decade, a magnificent amalgam of Indian and Western apparel has become popular which is today known by the name of Indo-Western clothing or Indo-Western fusion clothing. In general, in the Indo-Western salwar kameez style, decorative stoles are used as an accessory to an additional chic touch. Another way of fusion commonly found in today's times is the use of ethnic embroidery styles from different parts of India - such as Phulkari. Sometimes, more elaborate embroidery styles such as Meenakari, Kundan, Resham and Zardozi work are also used. Ethnic Indian clothing is a style that is in keeping with Indian tradition and culture. These range from kurtis to sarees to churidar-kurta ensembles to dhoti. They highlight the essence and beauty of Indian textiles and are today enhanced with modern fashion features that people look at different styles all the time. Indian ethnic clothing is predominantly made from silk. And the fabric is rich with embroideries and drawings made by Indian craftsmen. Indian prints may also be used in Western attire. Apparels like the jacket and the coat can be considered Indo-Western where there is a component from India and Western countries. 

Over the years, Indians have recognized that Indian and Western clothing is an integral part of their lives. Western clothes are most comfortable. While the Indian ethnicity represents the various cultures, designs and craftsmanship of India. The Indian and Western uniforms are like separate poles, standing at opposite extremities. However, the Indians succeeded in balancing the two or rather sometimes reuniting them in the form of Indo - Western. Whatever it may change, but the traditional Indian ethnic apparels are always the same and they will all stay the same in the future. Some people of the present generation avoid traditional Indian clothing and rather prefer Indo-Western styles. But there are still millions who wear Indian classics with utmost grace. Western apparel has never been the same; it has always turned into something new over generations and people don't even remember its original form. Sometimes the changes have been for something new to come while sometimes they have just lost their history. Combining Indian styles and textures with Western charm gives a whole new look to the outfit. Jeans can be ethnic, sequined or embroidered. Even traditional shirts worn with saris can achieve a fashionable makeover. Classic but elegant, fusion is perfectly attuned to Indian physics. Fusion garments made their debut on the Indian market to evolve with time.