Looking toward India for fashion inspiration is a welcome change in a world that bases its wardrobe choices almost entirely on the looks that western fashion designers tell us should garner our attention.
Each season, the women's most fashioable look to Paris, Milan and New York, and in recent years, expanding to include Asian cities like Hong Kong and Tokyo, but India still remains heavily out of that mix.
With the dawn of Vogue India, however, that could change. Granted they had a rocky start with an incredibly controversial magazine cover, but India Fashion Week proved it was a nation rich in sartorial savvy.
The image gallery includes fashion from the spring 2009 Lecoanet Hemant collection. Even when on not showing off looks that could be best described as 'galactic glam,' the collection was rich in color, and highly feminine. It had everything from Grecian-gown rouching to space goggles to beautifully light saris that would look equally great shopping on Sunset, or lounging poolside in Saint Tropez as they would in chic urban hubs of India.
Lecoanet Hemant Goes Futuristic Feminine
1. India-inspired Fashion - The rise of Vogue India could create an opportunity for designers to incorporate traditional Indian fashion into their designs, attracting a wider international audience.
2. Futuristic Feminine Clothing - Designers could create clothing that combines futuristic styles and feminine elements like the Lecoanet Hemant collection, tapping into a niche market.
3. Global Fashion Diversity - Fashion industries could expand beyond traditional Western styles and look to global markets for inspiration, providing a more diverse range of fashion choices.
1. Fashion Industry - The fashion industry has the opportunity to expand its reach and showcase new and diverse collections inspired by Indian fashion.
2. Magazine and Publishing Industry - With the rise of Vogue India, there is potential for the publishing industry in India to grow and showcase Indian fashion to a wider audience.
3. Travel and Tourism Industry - With the incorporation of Indian fashion into Western designs, there is potential to attract tourists interested in experiencing Indian culture through fashion.