Gunning for gold

Saturday, 24 November 2012 - 12:12pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA
Designer Azeem Khan says gold as a colour in the Indian ethos has always been considered auspicious for weddings.

With the party season upon us, there’s no better time to get draped in metallics. And nothing spells glamour and elegance better than gold, which is now being sported from head to toe by Hollywood’s best-dressed like Heidi Klum, Taylor Swift and Kelly Brook.

Designer Azeem Khan says gold as a colour in the Indian ethos has always been considered auspicious for weddings. “This season fashion goes all out with gold. But it is definitely not a colour for the faint hearted. The colour screams luxury, glamour, and pure decadence. It also symbolises wealth,” he says, adding that it’s definitely not a day colour. The depth of the hue works on just about any skin tone.

Women today are bold, experimental and confident enough to carry off glittery outfits, feels designer Anita Dongre. “Since it’s available in various shades — dull, bright and metallic, everyone can choose one. Because it is an overpowering colour, it is essential to keep accessories to a bare minimum. Try pairing it with a cream or black formal blazer or opt for nude shoes to lend a subtle look,” she says.

Designer Nikasha says this is not a new trend. “Lycra woven with metal and gold was very popular in the ’70s too. In the future, metallic elements are going to be very sought after,” she adds. Don’t be afraid to go all out with this colour says designer Shradha Murarka, Vizyon.

“A fully sequined gold gown can work as a great red carpet outfit and looks stunning when paired with red lipstick,” she says.


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