Beat winter chill in peplums and embroidered capes


Winter is all about wearability and comfort, but let that not be an excuse to miss out on the style quotient. Break away from conventional silhouettes and experiment with versatile trends like embroidered capes or structured peplums to beat the chill, say fashion gurus.

Associate winter with hues like pomegranate red, aubergine and charcoal.

Ace fashion designer Manish Malhotra, who has dressed up Tinsel Town’s famous beauties likes Kajol, Karisma Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Rani Mukerji, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Preity Zinta, feels one should stick to layering, but incorporate vintage hues. Take a look at some of these versatile styles from a bunch of designers.


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This season marks the beginning of festivities in India. "Winter is all about comfort in style as we break away from conventional silhouettes and experiment with versatile trends that cater to a young global audience,” says Malhotra. As such, layering is the key highlight of the season; “I love layering as a trend and I always incorporate it even in my personal style," said the designer.

Vintage Hues

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For the modern gentleman, cowl-necked kurta-shirts with embroidered dinner jackets and velvet drapes help accentuate European accent to the classic ensemble. "Crafted in vintage hues of chrome, ivory, oyster grey and rose, organza capes, trench jackets, and silken kimonos draped over tea-length dresses and layered skirts add an innovative twist to the young, glamorous women," he said.

Modern Simplicity

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Designer duo Ankur and Priyanka Modi, who established their brand AM:PM 15 years ago, believe in modern simplicity. Add an understated glamour to a classic silhouette in in luxurious fabrics of velvet and silk, and long and short jackets.

This season we break the monotony of traditional influences to introduce bold, power silhouettes as the versatile trend to adapt,” they shared.

Trends to Go For

Be it the embroidered capes or structured peplums, each garment can be effortlessly paired across any occasion. “A lot of people associate winter with black and grey. But try hues like pomegranate red and aubergine,” says Deepshikha Khanna of Sustain, Good Earth, India.

"Breezy kurtas worn with palazzos and printed scarves make an ideal choice for a casual day brunch,” shares Khanna, “while embroidered shararas and angrakhas crafted in deep, winter hues of pomegranate red, aubergine and charcoal is perfect for an evening outing.”

Indigenous fabrics of chanderi, silk, velvet and brocade flaunt versatility and comfort and can be styled effortlessly from day to night across various occasions.

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