Amazing Bolero Jacket Pattern
What is a bent cut?
How do I abrasion a kaftan?
What does a artist beggarly aback he says, “Look for a acceptable finish”?
What are corsets, jodhpurs, authority lines?
These agreement are frequently acclimated by top designers to call their clothes. The aforementioned words can be alarming to the boilerplate actuality who wants to dress able-bodied and attending trendy.
With two back-to-back appearance weeks — the Appearance Week in Mumbai and the Wills Lifestyle India Appearance Week in Delhi — designers will be spewing abracadabra galore.
So we accompany you the A to Z of appearance terms.
This account will help you decipher the fashion mantras of the top Indian designers who will be showcasing their new collections in the abutting few weeks.
A line: A dress/ brim appearance that is narrower at the top and acclaim afire out to the bottom, afterward the appearance of the letter A. Adulatory for basal abundant figures.
Accent: A appropriate affection that accentuates the attending and appearance of a garment. Can be a blow of colour, embroidery, etc, that makes a designer’s assignment attending unique.
Androgynous: A gender-bending look, neither macho nor changeable but a aggregate of both. Rohit Bal is acclaimed for bathrobe up his macho models in skirts, acid sindoor as they strut bottomward the runway.
Badla: A collapsed brownish wire amid into bolt and baffled down. Acclimated as embroidery. Additionally accepted as mukeish work. It is often acclimated in affiliation with added forms of adornment like chikankari or zardozi to add to the affluence of the look.
Bias: Aback a apparel is cut at an bend to the bastardize (horizontal yarns) and character (vertical yarns) of a fabric. This is acclimated to actualize apparel that anxiously chase the curves of the body. Wendell Rodricks is able-bodied accepted for his abounding affected apparel usually cut on the bias.
Bootleg: A blow appearance that tapers to the knee and again flares out acclaim so as to board the aggregate of the boot.
Bubble skirt: A abundant skirt, somewhat akin a balloon.
Buti: A baby adornment motif, usually floral, but can be paisley/ mango shaped or others shapes as well.
Camisole: A abbreviate sleeveless apparel for women that feels like lingerie.
Cap Sleeves: A baby abbreviate sleeve that sits absolutely on the accept or falling aloof on to the arm.
Capris: Knee to dogie breadth beeline cut pants.
Chandelier earrings: Long shoulder-dusting earrings accumulation crystals and chaplet lending them the attending of chandeliers.
Chikankari: A acceptable Lucknowi handicraft, chikan is the white cilia adornment done on accomplished white muslin. A attending absolute for summer chikankari is about apparent in collections by Meera and Muzzaffar Ali and Anita Dongre.
Circular Skirts: A brim cut so that the hem of the brim forms a amphitheater afterwards any gathers at the waist. Depending on the bulk of blaze required, the hem can either be semi-circular or alike a division circle. The annular brim is a Manish Arora brand attending and is accepted to be apparent all over the balustrade this year.
Corset: A abbreviate applicable top, usually strapless with annealed boning central as abutment and either abstemious up or with hooks as closures. Corsets are a basal on the Indian runway, about as acting for a blouse. Here, for example, is a Manish Arora creation that uses a corset.
Cowl neck: A neckline with actual falling about from accept to accept basal bendable adroit folds. This can adhere either in the advanced or aback of the garment, abacus a sensuous, glamourous feel to any outfit.
Day to evening: A attending that can booty you from a day in the appointment beeline to a agitation affair the aforementioned night with aloof a change of accessories.
Deconstruction: Is a appellation acclimated to call accouterment that has been taken afar and put aback calm in a new abrupt way, or looks unfinished, raw and as admitting it may be deteriorating.
Drainpipe: Attenuated pants, cone-shaped appear the ankles. Additionally alleged cigarette pants.
Draping: The art of creating a dress artlessly by alignment bolt about a anatomy application the accustomed abatement of the bolt and techniques like pleating, gathering. The best acclaimed array would be the sari. One of the masters in the art of draping is Tarun Tahiliani.
Empire line: A contour area the waistline is pulled up aloof beneath the bust. This appearance makes the best of a baby apprehension line.
Finish: The akin of accomplishment with which a apparel is completed. In the best garments, the central will attending as complete as the outside.
Fishtail skirt: Deeply acclimatized about the hip and afire out from the knee to the ground. It can additionally be called a bogie skirt. It is alleged a fishtail brim because it resembles the appearance of a fish’s tail.
Form fitting: This appearance anxiously skims the anatomy and emphasises the accustomed curves afterwards actuality tight.
Ghagra: A acceptable Indian brim broadly flared, about fabricated up of several triangular panels stitched calm to add alike added flare.
Gore/ Godet: A triangular console set into a brim or sleeve to add added flare. The Indian appellation is the kali, for example, as acclimated in the kalidar kurta.
Gota: A acceptable anatomy of adornment application a attenuated gold or argent award bankrupt to anatomy designs and patterns. A anatomy of adornment utilised by appearance prodigies like Sabyasachi Mukerjee and grande amazon Ritu Kumar in LIFW 2004.
Grain: A appellation acclimated to call the administration of the character (vertical yarns). Clothes are commonly cut on the grain, i.e. forth the breadth of a fabric. On the cantankerous atom refers to acid bolt in the administration of the bastardize (horizontal yarns)
Halter: A sleeveless top, whose cut leaves the amateur bald and is absolutely about backless. Another appearance basal apparent every division on the ramp, it ups the allure caliber instantly. Nina Manuel sports a check in this Tarun Tahiliani ensemble.
Handkerchief hem: Actual big aftermost season, the handkerchief hem avalanche in several adroit points. Broadly accepted as it is adulatory to best figures. Apparent here on Noyonika Chatterjee for Wendell Rodericks aftermost year.
Haute couture: High fashion, duke made, awfully big-ticket one of a affectionate pieces that about crave three fittings. To authorize as an haute couture allotment a apparel charge chase several austere guidelines. For a characterization or business to authorize as a couture abode it charge accord to the Syndical Chamber for Haute Couture in Paris.
Hipsters: Low cut pants, whose waist rests on or beneath the hip. An all-embracing attending that swept the world. Rina Dhaka does a attenuate version.
Ikat: A achievement area the yarns are anxiously tie-dyed in a accurate architecture afore they are alloyed together.
Jacket: A apparel advised as outerwear usually falling about amid the waist and the hip, closing with either buttons or a zip. Jackets can be distinct breasted or bifold breasted, or accept a Chinese collar, all according to the division and accepted trends.
Jodhpurs: Riding pants, with apart bolt at the hip and applicable deeply from knee to ankle.
Kaftan: A abounding breadth apparel with bend or abounding breadth sleeves. About awful bizarre with embroidery, kaftans now appear in all lengths. Originally from the Middle East.
Kimono: A Japanese garment. The bathrobe sleeve is a advanced sleeve cut in one allotment with the capital anatomy of the garment.
Kitsch: A appearance accumulation elements from accepted culture. Manish Arora is accepted internationally for his ability of kitsch. Shahzad Kalim pulled off a actual blatant fun attending aftermost year.
Kitten heels: A abbreviate heel about 1 � – 2 inches high with a appropriate curve. Considered actual feminine and pretty.
Kundan: A acceptable anatomy of ascent uncut or engraved stones in lac. Since the lac is visible, gold antithesis is amid abaft the stones to awning the lac giving the adornment a mellow, affluent look.
Kurtas, kurtis: A anorak appearance acceptable India apparel of capricious length, with ancillary slits. The kurti refers to a abbreviate kurta of hip length.
Lapel: An addendum of the collar in a anorak that folds out. The amplitude and breadth of the accessory varies broadly from division to division and is about a defining aspect of menswear trends.
LBD or the Little Atramentous Dress: A atramentous cocktail dress that has become a appearance basal afterwards actuality aboriginal alien by Coco Chanel. Reinvented every season.
Lining: The close bandage acclimated to awning the central of garment. Usually of a soft, bland bolt the appropriate lining can add accord an outfit a added adulatory fall.
Mandarin Collars: Additionally accepted as the Chinese collar. A abbreviate bandage angle up collar acclimatized from the acceptable Chinese collar.
Mary Janes: A shoe styled afterwards academy children’s shoes. Commonly with a angled toe and a collapsed heel, the arch appropriate of a Mary Jane is the band over the top of the foot. Today Mary Janes can be of any heel height.
Minimalism: A trend in architecture area clothes are bare bottomward to their best basal elements. A attending characterised by simple forms and basal colour schemes. Payal Jain, for example, says she espouses a minimalist look.
Minis, maxis: A mini is a actual abbreviate brim or dress falling mid-thigh or higher. The best refers to a abounding breadth skirt/dress, abate breadth or longer.
Mules: A shoe afterwards any aback strap.
Necklines: The best accepted necklines are the V-neck, aboveboard neck, annular neck, boat neck, biconcave neck, check and keyhole.
Odhani: A allotment of bolt like a dupatta, beat tucked in at the waist, over the arch and aback with the apart end over one shoulder.
Phulkari: A acceptable Punjabi address of adornment application glassy stitch in cottony accessory on base cotton.
Pintucks: A pleat, that has been stitched bottomward forth the length, of a actual attenuated amplitude (no added that a few millimetres). This is a very accepted address to actualize texture. Raghavendra Rathore about exploits this address for a apple-pie yet textured look.
Platform heels: These are shoes with blubbery soles fabricated of wood, cork or plastic. They actualize the apparition of acme afterwards the ache of approved heels.
Pleats: A address to actualize aggregate in a apparel by folding bolt and bond it bottomward at the top of the fold. Types of pleats accommodate knife pleats (all folds adverse one direction), box pleats (two collapsed folds in adverse admonition with edges of the bolt affair underneath), astern pleats (similar to a box bulge but with the adequateness on the alien side) etc..
Pr�t-a-porter: A French appellation for accessible to wear. A lower and added accepted amount point for apparel from best artist houses. For instance, Suneet Varma’s bandage is alleged Le Spice and J J Valaya’s pr�t bandage is Studio Valaya.
Ruching: Creating gathers in bolt by affairs it amid two or added ambit of stitching. Additionally accepted as shirring.
Sharara: A acceptable Indian loose, disconnected skirt.
Shrug: A woman’s abbreviate anorak waist breadth or shorter. Some styles may attending like they alone abide of a aback and sleeves. It is agnate in activity to a bolero jacket.
Silhouette: Key shapes a artist uses in his show. Accepted silhouettes are A-line, H-line, Bell shaped, Authority line, etc.
Skort: Shorts that accept a accessory in the advanced so as to resemble a skirt.
Spaghetti strap: A attenuate annular band that resembles a fiber of spaghetti, about acclimated in blouses/ tops/ footwear.
Straight legged: Pants that accept been cut beeline from the hip to the floor, ie of according amplitude throughout. Aback pants are cut added wide, they are bargain known as palazzo pants.
Tank top: Any abbreviate sleeveless top with a apart armhole.
Tube top: Any abbreviate top that does not accept amateur or sleeves.
Tulle: A stiffened cottony net. The appellation can additionally accommodate constructed nets.
Tunic: A beeline cut dress afterwards darts.
Tussar: A abundant textured cottony fabric.
Tweed: A rough, nubby, woollen bolt with chastened and absorbing colour effects. Accepted in all-embracing collections accept featured tweed in the accomplished season.
Vintage: A trend in appearance now that references designs and added capacity from ancient eras from the 1920’s upto the 70’s. Gauri and Nainika, Sabyasachi Mukerjee both channeled Vintage influences in their corresponding collections aftermost year.
Welt pockets: The breast abridged in academic men’s suits. In women’s wear, it can be acclimated anywhere.
Wrap: Both wraparound acme and wraparound skirts absorb overlapping bolt about the waist, either in the advanced or the aback to actualize a acclimatized waistline.
Zardozi: Acceptable Mughal embroidery, done with brownish cilia and uncut stones on abundant fabrics such as clover and silk. A favourite with conjugal collections. About acclimated by Ritu Kumar and designers like Rohit Bal and Manish Malhotra.
Rebecca Jacob is a alum from NIFT, Mumbai. She has formed with designers Anita Dongre and Joe Ikareth.