Guide to the Latest & Emerging Popular Fabrics

With the entire world taking a step towards greener earth, the fashion industry is no way lagging! Not only are the fashion trends changing, but the fabrics are also changing to help the initiative of sustainable earth. While some are made from recycled material, some have changed the manufacturing process to reduce the amount of energy and water used. Here are popular emerging fabrics who will rule the fashion industry in the upcoming years!

  1. Newlife

The world is worried with the disposal of plastic and here comes a fabric that is made from recycled plastic bottles! Amazing idea, isn’t it? Newlife is a polyester yarn spun from recycled plastic bottles in Italy. It also comes at very cheap price which helps to reach larger masses. As it is made from mechanical means, it uses 60% less energy and 94% less water. So, Newlife not only solves the problem of plastic disposal but also saves natural resources!

  1. Cupro

This is the next generation cotton fabric for sure! It is recovered from cotton liner which feels like rayon but regulates body temperature like cotton. Cos and Donna Karan are some of the top brands that make extensive use of this fabric. It is often seen as a substitute for silk as it gives a soothing effect.

  1. Roica

There is always a need of stretch fabric in fashion industry and here comes the ‘Roica’ which is not only stretchable but sustainable as well. It is first ever of its kind and is made from reclaimed pre-industrial waste! It has potential applications in sportswear and lingerie. Reports suggest that soon Mark and Spencers will be launching a sports bra made out of this fabric.

  1. Ecotec

Made in Italy, Ecotec is the first and the only fabric will is made from certified manufacturing process using pre-dyed and pre-consumer recycled cotton! It not only reduces the amount of waste as it is a recycled fabric, it also reduces the energy and water required in making the process. It is termed as a ‘versatile fabric’ by Bettoni as it can be used for any purpose.

  1. Re.Verso

Made from upcycled wool, Re.Verso is a teamwork of C.L.A.S.S. and three Italian mills namely, Nuova Fratelli Boretti, Lanifico Stelloni and Green Line. The Green Line sources waste yarn all over Italy, Nuova Fratelli Boretti produces yarn for spinning and Lanifico Stelloni converts this yarn into fabric. It uses almost 89% less water, 76% less energy and reduces carbon emissions upto 96%. Gucci used this sustainable fabric for a men’s overcoat for Autumn Collection 2015.

These are some of the most popular and one of their kind fabrics which help in maintaining the greenery of our Mother Earth. Made from recycled materials with reduced amount of natural resources used, these fabrics are going to soon dominate the fashion industry and give us all a new experience for sure! As an endeavour towards a greener planet, we, at Mulberry Life will also try to adapt these materials into our products and save Mother Nature!

Emerging Trends in Fashion

Indian choices and apparels are changing with time and it is helping the clothing business flourish with new and exciting ideas in the market. Indian clothing which was mostly about highlighting the country’s cultural heritage, is gradually aligning itself to more exposed and globally accepted in trend fashion.

The Indian fashion market now is slowly pacing from hand stitched and tailored clothes to readymade in showroom apparels. Because of this ,and plus the globalisation, a lot of brands have been able to expose themselves and taste great success.

We researched and noticed some of the emerging trends in clothing and jotted down the top 5 for you.

  1. Nehru Jackets

Popularised by our first prime- minister “Jawaharlal Nehru”, these jackets have been back in the trend since somewhere around 2010 and now are being styled with many variety of apparels for men and women. Nehru Jacket was listed amongst the top 10 global political fashion statements of all times by the Time magazine.

The Nehru jacket shares its lineage from The Northern Indian “achkan”, a closed-neck, and coat like garment usually considered a court dress for Indian nobility.

Fabrics used to make this garment can vary from Cotton linen to Self printed cotton and from Raw silk to Velvet.

  1. Fusion Saree

Mostly worn by Bollywood Divas, it is one of the most upcoming trend. It has been in the trend since long, since the Lakme Fashion week took them over the box and revolutionised it really seriously.

Fusion sarees can be styled in various ways like Saree with Tunic, Saree with Leggings, Saree Gown, Cape Saree, Saree with colour pleats, Dhoti Saree and Saree with Trains.

  1. Long kurta with slits

This most certainly is an absolute wardrobe essential for the season. The best part about this attire is that you can dress it up depending on the occasion. For work you can wear them with comfortable and trendy flats. For a date just put on heels and some similar accessories, and there you go.

  1. Lehenga

If you are going out of dresses to make a style statement, pair your already worn lahenga adorned with designs and exclusive patterns with a casual choli, top, tunic etc. It looks amazing without being too dressy- perfectly suitable for casual as well as traditional gatherings.

  1. Palazzo pants: As trendy as the season gets. They have been in trend since a very very long time and for good. They can be styled in the most chic way with a variety of top wear.

So, are you ready to be a fashionista in your own right with the correct fashion choices and with adequate style to boot!

The Top 5 Fashion Trends for Summer 2018

It is 21st century and fashion is changing almost everyday. If today skinny denims are in fashion, then tomorrow trousers may replace them! All thanks to the budding designers. If fashion changes everyday, it has to change when it comes to a new season is approaching. So, here are top 5 fashion trends you should definitely opt for in summer 2018.

  1. Pastel colours

Summer and spring is all about fresh flowers and colours and therefore no doubt, the pastel colours are in trend. Wearing pastel colours like cream, sky blue, and yellow will bring out your sweet-side and make you look fresh! You can wear the same pastel colour from top to bottom or wear a combination of many of them. Get all those ice-cream candy colours and be the ‘Ice-cream girl of the season’.

  1. Crayola Brights

The paint box brights are still in trend which gives you confidence and makes you look irresistible. Get that head-to-toe look with those brights and see how fierce and strong you look this summer! Go for proper combination of brights for tops and bottoms, else you would end up looking a fashion disaster.

  1. Decent exposure

This summer you need not get those heavy evening gowns or dresses. A little exposure will always look good and this is the hottest trend of summer 2018! Beat the heat with sheer tops and dresses with contrasting inners that not only make you look hot but are extremely comfortable! Sheer dresses or tops with intricate detailing is also trending.

  1. Double denims

We never knew that double denims would make such a great comeback in fashion industry! Look bold with the head-to-toe denim look this summer. Everything from denim shirts to denim skirts to denim dresses is in fashion this summer and doubling denim will cause no harm but will make you look unique!

  1. Floral prints

A season of fresh flowers all around, floral prints are a necessity to summer season and like always it is trending this summer as well. This fashion trend has been ruling the summer wardrobes of thousands of women since ages and it continues to do so. Short floral dresses make you look fresh and cute. Apart from short dresses, the floral tops or maxi dresses look beautiful and are extremely comfortable as well!

These are top 5 fashion trends of summer 2018 which are easy to adopt to and require minimal effort. All these trends are not totally new, but are modifications of the previous summer trends. For example, denims have always been in fashion, but doubling them is the trend of this season! One thing to remember is never overdo the trends or mix them up too much. It will definitely grab attention but from fashion police! So, remember to keep it simple this summer so that look good along with being comfortable!

PRINTED NEHRU JACKET: How To Style It?

Attending a special occasion? Worried about what to wear and look classy? Why worry when you have printed Nehru jackets in your wardrobe? Nehru jackets, popularly known as Modi Jacket nowadays, has been in trend since many years. Nehru jackets have seen a lot of transformation, printed Nehru jackets being the latest. Men can get that perfect ethnic and sophisticated look at the same time by wearing such printed Nehru jackets. They look perfect only when styled properly. So, here are five ways in which you can style printed Nehru jackets and look classic!

  1. Plain classic shirts

When plain classic shirts are styled with printed Nehru jackets, you look effortlessly stylish. If you are in a hurry, then just put on a pair of blue jeans, a crisp plain shirt and printed Nehru jacket. Plain classic shirts can be tucked in to get a more formal look and tuck out for a casual occasion!

  1. Kurta

Heading for a wedding? Pair your printed Nehru jacket with a plain kurta and you are all set to rock the occasion! Kurtas along with these jackets are a real savior for men in wedding season. They give men the perfect ethnic look with minimal effort. Make sure you pair a kurta with contrasting color as that of the jacket so that the jacket stands out bold. You can go for pyjamas or dhoti when it comes to bottom wear.

  1. Formals

Printed Nehru jackets are extremely versatile and that’s the reason why it a must-have in every man’s wardrobe. The printed Nehru jacket when styled along with basic formals can make you look like a perfect gentleman. When you step out in basic formals and a printed Nehru jacket, you are ought to be noticed by every girl out there!

  1. Shorts

Want to look casual and outright classy at the same time in a pair of shorts? Well, you can look extremely attractive by styling the right colored shorts with printed Nehru jacket and a classic shirt. It would be the perfect outfit for a night out with friends! Shorts give you that casual look while the Nehru jacket will add a little bit of elegance to it.

  1. Long sleeved jacket

Like mentioned earlier, Nehru jackets have undergone various changes throughout the years and long sleeved printed Nehru jackets is one of them. Dark colored printed Nehru jacket paired with a light colored shirt can be a perfect outfit for any occasion. To add to the classic look, add some accessories like handkerchief or big buttons!

Printed Nehru jackets can be paired with almost everything that can is available in a man’s wardrobe. No wonder, printed Nehru jackets are a man’s best friend. Be it a cousin’s wedding or a plan with friends, put that jacket on and head to your venue! So, add a printed Nehru jacket to your wardrobe and never worry about outfits for any occasion. Style it with different things and get a different look everytime.

Nehru Jacket and the Indian Bride-What’s the Connection?

“A wedding dress reflects the personality and style of the bride”

A wedding is a one-time affair in our lives and hence, it should be a grand affair in which the bride and the groom should be the cynosure of all eyes. The wedding dress of bride should be something she is comfortable in, the fabric of the dress should be chosen accurately as this plays very important role in this.

The wedding day is the most important day for a bride. And according to the people of India, A girl takes a rebirth after her marriage so to make this “THE DAY” the best and most memorable day for her life, her outfit; her wedding dress plays the main role.

Now, earlier women used to like fully embroidered and heavy dresses for her but today brides prefer simple yet trendy dress as her wedding dress.

To solve this problem “Nehru jacket” comes as a savior. For brides, who want some classy yet simple stuff for her wedding can give this Nehru jacket a chance, and you will not surely regret it.

Embroidered Nehru jackets are also available in the market these days. You can go for them also.

Even celebrities are seen wearing Nehru jackets. So, yes they are actually in trend. Nehru jacket is not only for males but females can also wear it.

Brides can wear Nehru jacket as a counterpart on their lehengas. Brides can buy a heavy lehenga and can team it with Nehru jacket and a duppata and this look will make you stand out from the crowd. So, this is so stylish style and you can try it by saying bye to blouse and hi to these super comfortable Nehru jackets.

This look will look so bold and ravishing that people are going to turn their head to see your bold and stylish look.

A bride should have a unique and pretty look which she can get by wearing Nehru jackets. Suit, gowns, lehengas, sari need to be recreated; women are wearing all these as an ethnic wear from such a long time. But now is the time to create a new looks from these all. A look which will spice up the entire traditional look.

Earlier as mentioned above, Nehru jacket was considered only for guys but girls are ahead in every category and even here, when a girl will wear Nehru jacket with light makeup it is going to look more stylish and pretty.

A bride wants to look different and sometimes, she thinks a lot what to wear, what will match this outfit but Nehru jacket is so convenient that it goes with everything which means no need to worry and no need to think a lot because Nehru jacket is a new trend which will stay here for long and this is the right time to give it a chance.

Top Trends in Indo-Western Fashion!

Indo-Western is the fusion of Indian and Western sensibilities together to form an alternative look. Today, girls love this look as this fashion can be created and can be experiment upon in the most definite way. If you are someone who have good fashion sense and want to try something new and are searching for ideas then here are some ideas by which you can recreate some looks and all these looks are very easy and comfortable plus fashionable.

Although Indo-Western is not a new idea now, but it’s still trending so let’s see what are the top fashion ideas that are trending.

  1. The Nehru jacket look

This one is really simple, stylish and affordable. You just need to buy a Nehru jacket, try to find printed one and yes! That all you can now team it with any half or full sleeve cloth, prefer plain. If you don’t want to wear a top then team it with long dress.

2) The dhoti salwar look

Dhoti salwar can never go out of fashion. You can wear short top or long kurties over dhoti salwar and this will surely elevate your fashion. You can complete this look with high heels and choker or any boho jewelry. Moreover you can wear sheer dhoti pants with flowy top as well or try wearing it with anarkali.

3) Lehenga with an off shoulder top

Lehenga’s are always the best and first option for someone to wear when talking about wedding. These weddings season try wearing lehenga with a top. Yes! A top, an off shoulder top or a crop top will match it very well. You can wear your anarkali suit with lehenga skirt.

4) Blouse with skirt

You can team a blouse with a skirt. Skirt can be simple or you can wear a lehenga skirt. As, girls now a day’s want her outfits simple but stylish so if you are also searching for something like this and if you have a heavy embroidered skirt then all you need is to team it up with a simple crop top or a blouse from your mother wardrobe and if your top is plain then you can add some jewelry on it as well.

5) Long shrug with skirt and crop top

You can also try wearing a long skirt; embroidered or not with a plain or net shrug and with this you can wear simple crop top of same color or in contrast. This style is very easy to carry and will look stylish. You can wear heels and a choker if needed otherwise wear it as it is. This look is ideal for all Indian occasions or any festival.

 These Indo-Western looks will make sure that you are respected as a fashionista in your own right!   

5 Ways in Which “Nehru Jacket” can elevate your Style to Next Level

“The art of a people is a true mirror to their mind” – Jawaharlal Nehru.

WHAT IS NEHRU JACKET?

Earlier Nehru jacket was a normal half-jacket of hip-length with collars but now, it is most popularly known as “Nehru Jacket” because it was worn by Jawaharlal Nehru. And now it has been popularised to the next level by Narendra Modi.

So, we can say that the Nehru jacket is becoming popular day by day.

Let’s see how Nehru jacket can elevate your fashion sense:

  1. Modi style :

Our prime minister, Narendra Modi is seen in the sleeveless Nehru jacket. He wears it over the kurta pajama. So, you can also team up sleeveless Nehru jacket with trousers, if you are going to attend a small get- together or going for a small function. You can wear jeans or jodhpuri trousers as well.        

2. All black

If you are going to attend a full fledged Indian wedding and you want to experiment something new then you can experiment it with Nehru jacket. You can team a black Nehru jacket with black dhoti. This will make you look super stylish!

3. Velvet Nehru jacket

If you are from someone who loves that royal connection, then the velvet Nehru jacket is something of your kind. It will stay wrinkle free and will provide you with a supreme royal look. And if your function is at night or in evening then this velvet Nehru jacket is going to add some extra panache to your style.

4. Over the Sari

Wait! If you were thinking that Nehru jacket is for men only then you are wrong! Ladies can also wear it and can compete with you guys. Wear it over the sari at your workplace as this will be comfortable and you can easily do your work without feeling constricted.

5. For tiny tots

Kids can also wear Nehru jacket, if they are having any cultural fest in their school and in weddings. There are woolen Nehru jackets available in market so don’t worry if the functions are in winters as well.

Nehru jackets are very versatile you can wear them at any occasion and any one can wear them. You can wear them in contrast for a great look. Or perhaps, you can fuse them with western wear as well and elevate your fashion sense to the next level!