Vintage fashion to rule ramp in 2013

The year 2013 will see a lot of abstract digital prints and resurgence of vintage fashion, especially of the 1950s variety, with re-introduction of pencil skirts, predict fashion designers.

“In 2013, we will see re-emergence of many past trends but one trend that will push the envelope a little further is digital prints,” says designer Anita Dongre.

“These abstract digital prints will enhance the look in a simple and understated way and will add fun and colour to everything like kaftans, maxi dresses, shift dresses and pencil skirts,” she says.

The trend recently dominated the runways of Paris, Milan and London Fashion Week. Not only international designers like Peter Pilotto and Christopher Bailey but Indian designers like Kallol Datta, Gaurav Gupta and Rahul Mishra also showed their fascination towards digital prints on the Indian runway, making it one of the hottest trends for next season.

According to designer Nikasha Tawadey, the clothing trends from the 1950s and 1960s, especially “circle skirts, A-line skirts and nipped waists”, are likely to create sensation in the new year.

“The 1950s clothing trends were perhaps the most feminine and sophisticated trend for the modern vintage lover to wear, and are arguably the last remaining era of vintage fashion. The yards of silk, tulle and chiffon that defined a decade are just as lovely in a skirt today as they were in the 1950s,” says Tawadey.

“Also 1960s is known as one of the most fashion conscious time in history. Styles that began in that decade have had a noticeable influence on the fashion today. Think of empire waistline, shift dresses, mini skirts and leopard prints, they are all from the 60s,” she adds.

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