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Fashion of India

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Fashion of India
Dain Lee & James Mao
Over View
In Gupta era, the wall portraits of Ajanta mainly intensely mirror fashionable life style and way of dress. From the paintings of dresses and attire by Ajanta, the researchers can analyze well about the flourished fashion industry of this era. All through this period, the plane shards of materials from the past were perfectly worked upon. In the Gupta age the premium materials were accessible, printed, painted, colored, and luxuriously embellished in weaves. The craft of weaving came to the most astounding top of advancement. They utilized brilliant and silver strings to make it more delightful. Coloring too was exceptionally refined and proficient.
Garment Structures
Jewelry
During The Mughal & Gupta Periods
This presentation is going to examine the influence of both the Mughal and Gupta periods in a fashion focused perspective. We will examine the elements based on the design of garments, color schemes, fabrics, decorations, jewlry, and hair. Also relating to the caste system due to the fact that members of each aste must dress accordingly. Then we will bring the focus back to present day and modern fashion designers who draws inspiration from traditional Indian elements.
In the Mughal period, the clothing worn by particularly Muslim women did not differ from the one worn by men. The jama were long, loose like ribs with full sleeves, and open at the front. The women also wore an ankle-length vest underneath the jama and a veil that covered the hair, and the face completed the dress. Qabas (coats) were common during the cold season and were exclusive to the women from the aristocracy. Kashmir shawl clothes made from very fine wool fabrics complemented these coats as overcoats. Women outside the harem were required to wear the burqa, which covered the whole body except for the small allowance in the face that allowed them to see. The concealment of the whole body by wearing the burqa was common to the women of the upper classes. Most of the clothing worn by the women in the early 1500s represented the predominant fashion styles of the Khurasan and Central Asia regions. The women found inside the harem had loose, wide, and painted drawers. Different kings required their women to have certain style codes.
Color Schemes & Print
In the Gupta age the finest textiles were available, printed, painted, dyed, and richly patterned in weaves or embroidery. the art of calico printing improved considerably and many of the traditional prints of today originated in this period. There were checks, stripes, and bird and animal motifs, for example geese, swans, deer, elephants, and so on. Delicate embroidery on muslins, consisting of hundreds on. Delicate embroidery on muslins, consisting of hundreds of different varieties of flowers and birds, was skillfully executed, along with intricately woven brocades, which continued to be in vogue. These brocades with floral designs from the Deccan and Paithan were like the Jamiwar and Himru fabrics of today. The former is a silk floral design on a wool background and the latter has cotton for its main wrap. Gauze from Decca was noted for its transparency and was said to be so fine that the only evidence of its presence was the delicate gold edging of cloth. This had led to the further sophistication of wearing a transparent garment over a brightly colored one. Before this, the transparency of the cloth had only accentuated the nudity below.
The widows in the Empire wore white dresses in accordance with the Hindu tradition. On the other hand, the married women preferred colored garments with darker hues. Laced garments became fashionable for the women from the upper classes. Most of the women wore lace dresses with two to three garments, and each garment did not weigh more than one once. Chunris were multicolored saris that were popular among the women from the middle and upper classes. Women from the high classes were fond of clothing made from garments dyed with Indigo. Headgears also symbolized the wealth of a woman. For example, some women from wealthy backgrounds had their “Taj” adorned with pins and decorative pins. Most of the fashion styles in that period were also under the influence of the Emperors who were keen to eliminate the association of particular dress codes with either Islam or Hindi. In fact, some of the emperors are known to have designed some of the clothing styles. One such design was the daushala, which was a pair of shawls stitched together. As a result, the daushala had no wrong side.
Fabric
In the Gupta age the premium materials were accessible, printed, painted, colored, and luxuriously embellished in weaves.
In the Mughal period, most of the clothing were made from silk and cotton fabrics. The silk was obtained from silkworms that were domesticted in the North-Eastern Himalayas while a significant quantity came from china. Wool was rarely used as a fabric especially in the hot and humid South, which was reputed for its fime cotton muslins.
The women in this empre used jewelry to attract attention and announce their status in the society.Religious beliefs also influenced the kinds of jewerly. The jewely designs associated with the Mughal Empire were the products of indian goldsmiths and the prominent floral designs of the Middle East.
Contemporary Designers
Gold ornaments for both men and women were divincely made, gaining a new delicacy as beaten work, filigree work and twisted wire was contempetently combined with pearls. The sutra was a coin for the neck. The nishka or coin necklace also continued to be popular. Flower jewelry was also famous at that time.
The fashion styles of the Mughal Epire have inspired many comtemporary fashion designers. Jean - paul Gautilter is a French fashion designe who has embraced the fashion that dominated the mughal Empire in most of his work.
Gualtier emphasizes jewely although he als demonstrates some application of the same oncepts on clothing.
Kavita Krishna and her new ethnic clothes for ladies came in market under the label of “Swaraali”. Her label is famous for blending textures and colors. Thus, bringing balance between quality, aesthetics and traditional Indian fashion treasures. She has combined the traditional aesthetics with the modern designs and thus the clothes are so rich and lavish. The garment craftsmanship has taken inspiration from tradition Gupta time.
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