– Hubert de Givenchy
Be it Zara’s polka dotted organza blouse that broke the internet or the scene stealing lehenga cholis in organza that took over this year’s festive and wedding collection at the Lakme Fashion Week, this luminous fabric has made a tremendous come back this year!
Though much of its history is unknown, this thin and sheer romanticized fabric, traditionally crafted from silk, was earlier woven by a number of mills along the Yangtze River and in the province of Zhejiang (China) during the 1700’s. Seen in classic subtle hues and used luxuriously during the Victorian and Elizabethan era for ball gowns, wedding dresses, evening wear, curtains and ceilings, this ethereal fabric through the years has captured the hearts of many fashion and interior designers.
Earliest sign of organza was found in label Hattie Carnegie Inc.’s collection during 1938 that had a pristine white organza evening dress detailed with black threads and monkey fur. As time passed, this dainty fabric started taking over the collections of iconic fashion houses like that of Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Gina Fratini and Francois Lesage in the form of stylish formal hot pants, an elegant evening dress and a statement making coat.
Cascading gowns, extravagant sleeves and Victorian ruffles – today, nationally and internationally, organza has gained massive momentum and has become a major catwalk and red carpet staple with renowned fashion designers like Gaurav Gupta, Sabyasachi, Miu Miu, Naeem Khan, Giorgio Armani, Pallavi Mohan, Iris Van Herpen, Rahul Mishra, Elie Saab and Vera Wang crafting their entire collection around it.
If you are the bride, a guest or just someone looking to welcome a hint of translucent feminine sheers and floral prints, this dreamy and delicate fabric brings in a certain amount of elegance and charm when styled right for any occasion.
How are you styling this trendy fabric this year? Keep your diaries ready and take notes of 2019’s biggest organza trends.
- CHIC BLOUSES
From becoming the talk of the town to occupying a space in every fashionista’s wardrobe, organza blouses have been on top of the trend charts this year after Zara’s polka dotted blouse took the internet by storm. Shop for the rose pink oversized organza silk top by Miu Miu and team it up with a floral printed white skirt to get the most out of a sunny day brunch. Looking for something lady like for work? There’s nothing daintier than Zara’s polka dotted puffed sleeve blouse in pristine white. Pair it up with your favorite black pencil skirt and classic black heels to complete the look.
- TRENDY AND DAINTY DRESSES
We are well aware of how the maximalist and minimalist fashion clashes are turning the fashion world upside down. Tomo Koizumi, Tokyo-based costume designer at his debut at the New York Fashion Week 2019 unveiled a breath-taking collection of vibrant and ruffled organza dresses in candy colors. If donning bold and statement styles are your go-to, ditch your mundane dresses for these captivating organza dresses as you slay at card parties this season. If you are off the shore and love elegance and minimalism, take a look at Elie Saab’s Spring/Summer 2019 collection of organza dresses with intricate lace and floral embroidery for inspiration.
- FAIRY TALE GOWNS
Are you a bride to be looking for something fairytale like to adorn for your reception? Sara Ali Khan’s white embroidered organza gown with intricate silver embroidery by Gaurav Gupta at IIFA 2019 looked nothing less than a ball gown. If you are too bold to sport a plunging neckline, pin the beige and silver organza gown from Elie Saab’s Fall 2019 Couture collection or go for the grey embellished organza gown by Pink Peacock Couture.
- ETHEREAL SAREES
Come festivities and there’s no staple better than the versatile saree. Dainty and elegant, opt for the floral printed rose-pink organza saree by Ekaya as you put your look together for Diwali dinner. Anushree Reddy’s floral printed ruffled organza saree in royal blue is a perfect pick if you are attending an evening wedding. Furthermore, if you are a bride to be looking for an ensemble that’s extremely traditional, adorn the regal organza kanjeevaram saree by Label Advaya for your temple wedding.
- MILLENNIAL INDIAN BRIDAL WEAR
Be it Priyanka Chopra’s mint ensemble by Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla or the royal lehenga cholis in jewel tones in Sabyasachi’s winter/bridal 2019 collection, each ensemble is befitting a modern-day princess. Keep your roots close to your heart with Rahul Mishra’s botanical printed organza lehenga choli in mint green or stay minimal with the dusky ivory organza lehenga by Riddhi Mehra.
If you are someone who believes in creating your own style, shop this lighter than air fabric in myriad of colors, prints and designs from Ahmedabad’s homegrown fabric destinations like Anurag Fabrics, F-Studio, Source It Right, Handloom House and many more and create your customized ensembles.
Be it a cocktail party, after-work party, wedding or festivities, how are you nailing this fabric trend this year?