Salwar Kameez Designs

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Salwar Kameez Designs

Designers 'Block' well it can happen to the best of us. Sitting in front of a blank sheet with no ideas, what colours and prints, what look, or even style? If it's that bad all you need is a big hot steamy cup of Chai tea and some 'root searching'. That's right, going back to the roots and for a western country that would be flipping pages in the history books but looking at Indian fashion the antique styled craftsmanship and beautiful styled dresses are still very much alive..have a quick look at these photos and maybe some new ideas will be born:-)Read more here: Salwar Kameez Styles 2010

Is it just me or is Indian Saris and designs so wonderfully detailed and exotic in so many ways. I love getting inspiration from embossed garments and styles and always find myself going back in time, sourcing old medeival painting, the victorian eras of America or an active and vibrating yet antique looking such as styles a la Salwar Kameez . I've found this popular styled clothing and wanted to share some of his designs.

salwar kameez purple

Don't you just love how the colours all match, the trousers underneath, in that vibrant lavender purple along with somewhat victorian black embossings.

Salwar Designs includes:

-Anarkali Salwar Suits, see picture below tight legging style pant

anarkali salwar suit

-Churidar Salwar Suits, isn't this lovely, slight empire waist and puffy sleeves..

churidar salwar kameez dress

-Cotton Salwar Kameez, a slight bohemian look in nice basic earth tones.

cotton salwar kameez

-Patiala Salwar Suits , see below a slightly larger 'harem style looking pant'

patiala salwar kameez suit

Wedding Salwar Kameez

What is Salwar Kameez?

I've found some answers at Wikipedia:

Salwar kameez (also spelt shalwar kameez or shalwar qameez is the dress worn by both women and men in northern South Asia and Central Asia. It is a unisex dress similar in manner to shirt and pants worn by both women and men in the west. Traditionally, it has been worn in Afghanistan and Northen India, Punjab, Pakistan.

From the last century, women in southern India have also adopted this dress complementing the Sari the traditional dress of India. Shalwar or Salwar (as pronounced in India) are loose pants.The legs are wide at the top, and narrow at the ankle. The kamees is a long shirt or tunic. The side seams (known as the chaak), left open below the waist-line, give the wearer greater freedom of movement.

 

I always want to know where fellow designers find inspiration from?
If you feel like sharing your creating secrets, I dare you to leave a comment:-)

xx Alice

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