Express news service
HYDERABAD: We all buy ripped or faded jeans, sometimes rustic looking or very aged leather jackets. These undeniably look good. But outfits in leather, denim, batiste and flannel are antique, more individual, authentic and always green. Above all, these outfits eclipse with prolonged use and carry raw opulence.
âThe clothes reflect our personality and the patina is a reflection of the individual because it reacts according to how you use your outfit. There is nothing wrong with buying pre-cut, stone washed, aged and rustic clothing made from durable fabrics. But the real personality comes from personal wear, âsays Sanjay David, the city’s stylist and fashion designer.
âI have suggested my clients use old clothes in new ways, and the tears and painful effects are part of that. It doesn’t look good on all kinds of fabrics. However, leather, sheepskin, denim, batiste and flannel are fabrics that don’t look attractive without a touch of wear, âhe adds.
According to urban designer Asmita Marwa, all natural fabrics age beautifully with time and use. âConsider a brand new Banarasi silk saree with intricate design, patterns and engravings – it’s really stylish. Now imagine a sari with rustic gold threads – patterns that slowly fade, prints that wear out – it has an entirely different charm, âshe says.
Be ethnic or casual, the rustic look is the new fashion. The designers used gold and silver threads with an oxidized tint. They’ve also toned down the embodied details to give it that rustic look, says Asmita. âThere is a philosophy behind the idea of âârustic looking outfits. These outfits speak silently about the quality of the material, which is good in most cases as it fades elegantly. It also highlights the authenticity, the rebellious nature, the carelessness of the person who wears it, âshe adds.
For model and influencer Divya Pandey, it’s all about giving outfits an earthy touch. âDistressed outfits go well on all kinds of outfits. Nothing better than a weathered leather or a faded denim jacket with ironed outfits, âshe says.
âWe all love clothes that wear out. There is a strange attachment with the outfit because we know that these clothes have seen a lot. It’s like wearing scars with a confident attitude. Maybe that’s why they say that not everyone has the courage to wear these tears and tears, âadds Divya.