As the festival of lights, Diwali, is just around the corner, millennials are having a look forward to getting dressed up in their best ensemble on the auspicious occasion. On the other hand, amid the coronavirus pandemic, social gatherings and the circle of relatives meetings would be less, but people are still engaging in the festivities – and adapting to the new normal – by hosting virtual zoom parties, and small get together.
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And at such occasions, millennials are planning to ace their fashion game for these special get-togethers by experimenting with their clothing style.
Simran Paul, a 21 years old student, has deliberate her festival celebration in a different way this year amid the pandemic. “This Diwali is a different one, and because we cannot meet our members of the family like we used to, we have deliberate a Netflix party. We would go online and watch a film together on a website which allows people to see movies remotely while it synchronizes the playback.”
“It has a chatbox, so we will be able to also chat while watching the film which makes us feel together. There are also going to be plenty of food and sweets, and playing cards, all while we are all dolled up of class lesson!” she added.
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Talking approximately her ensemble for the festival, Simran said, “I can be wearing a grey saree with floral print and accessorise with metallic silver jewellery.”
“As everyone knows, this year’s Diwali will be a little different. Assembly fewer people and no parties. For being minimalistic, I can be wearing an Indo western dress (long skirt, with a bright orange blouse) and accessorizing it with a gold belt and orange earrings which I am in love with. How can I omit my perfectly paired mask” said 25-year-old Rhea Sakhuja, who is pursuing her studies in Canada.
Surya Suri, Director of a premium made-in-India clothing brand shared approximately how the fashion trends are evolving, and how the millennials have moved beyond the traditional clothing.
“The current generation of millennials has moved beyond traditional clothing. It’s in their way of life to experiment so they mix ‘n match their attire. The approach towards reusability of traditional wears may be more practical now. They need more options to choose between. Whether they have got to deck up for Diwali, it’s no more a one-day occasion, fairly a series of events,” she said.
“And not only is this the most an important time to go vocal for native, the style preferred today, which is a confluence of tradition and modernity, will also be ensured only by a brand that understands India and its preferences. Hot pinks, reds, blues are in demand for unique colours have also been seen like florentine, red Lilac, Teal colours in trend are brighter than ever in style,” added Suri.
Additti Jain, Founder, fashion e-commerce platform feels that festivities in the covid era are influenced by affordable high Road fashion.
“It’s a competitive market and these millennials are making certain they get high Road and latest fashion at affordable prices. In this covid era where partying is at the back Road, loungewear and activewear at its peak are pushed by all brands for everyone,” she said.
“Despite the fact that these are trying and testing times, we have determined to stay alongside of the spirit of the festival of lights. I’ll be vinaigrette up, full glam and despite the fact that I am social distancing, my pictures will be going up on my social media,” said Rashi Chaturvedi, a social media professional.
Talking approximately her past Diwali experiences, and how is it different this year, Chaturvedi said, “Before this pandemic, “I used to shop from the lovely native markets of Delhi to put together my Diwali outfit but this time I have been going gaga over all of the festive collections that we have got online and had finalised my outfit days ahead of Diwali. Fashion for me, like any other millennial, is an expression of my personality and I can be going yellow this Diwali to celebrate Hope in 2020, obviously with a customised mask matching with my outfit.”
Then again, celebrity stylist Eshaa Amiin feels that millennials have definitely transform far more conscious than they already were. “For the reason that the festive season is just days ahead key trends for us are reworking our mother’s saree to match our aesthetic.”
She also mentioned social media influencer Komal Pandey who put out a video styling sarees with leather boots. “That’s the way forward. Reworking vintage for you,” Amiin said.
Even in the toughest times and amid the throes of the pandemic, the spirit of the festival is still beaming in people’s heart, and they’re adapting to the ‘new normal’ to retain themselves and the people around them protected.
(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text.)
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