How to rock an Indian glam look without wearing a sari to your favourite lounge: channel Gwen Stefani's SS 2012 collection for a subtle but fabulous South Asian vibe.
India has always inspired international designers, from Balenciaga, Hermes and Jean-Paul Gaultier, to Armani, Galliano, Marchesa and Badgley Mischka – they've all experimented with aspects of Indian design like embroidery, textiles, and the Nehru collar.
The latest success story belongs to Gwen Stefani and her newest collection for L.A.M.B.
For Spring 2012, the pop star combined a “Maharaja” theme with the Rat Pack and bright electrics. Sound strange? It worked! L.A.M.B.’s signature look is the flirty tomboy, which this season translated to jumpsuits, zip-up jackets and shorts, Indian jewelry, dropped crotches, neon blues and bold reds, wide-legged pants, and heavy winged liner.
But it was her choice of prints that stole the show! Filled with ikat prints, sari borders, bold graphics, stripes, and zigzags, the pieces were totally edgy and electrifying.
I don’t know how she does it, but once again, Gwen found a balance between tomboy ease and intense sex appeal, and this time, topped it with electrifying Indian energy. It's only Fall, but start saving, this is a collection you'll want to invest in next year.
Story By: Paromita Naidu