Supermodel Heidi Klum dressed as Goddess Kaali for a Halloween party might have drawn equal amounts of flak and appreciation (see the video above), but it also points towards something that is becoming increasingly popular: fashion inspired by Hindu deities.
Wearing a Hindu god or goddess on your shirt alone might not be enough to be considered a religious act, but the goddess look is so popular and hot that it is worthy of being followed religiously. The gallery features a number of cool apparel and accessories, put together by Trend de la Creme, that are inspired by Hindu deities.
While Manish Arora’s Hindu deity-inspired collection creates a buzz on the international runway, Judith Leiber’s Ganesh Evening Bag is making style gurus drool for more. Some online retailers, like Hindu Art Yoga Clothing, sell tee shirts, tank tops and hand bags that exclusively feature Hindu gods and goddesses in vibrant colors.
Hindu deity-inspired fashion isn’t just limited to apparel and accessories; we’re also seeing gods and goddesses on tattoos and jewelry. The most inspirational Hindu deities in the fashion world seem to be Lord Ganesha, Lord Krishna and Lord Shiva. Designer Aitor Throupe’s MA Collection, ‘When Football Hooligans Become Hindu Gods’ is also inspired by Shiva.