The Hemline Index – How Low Can You Go On The Lehenga Set Online UK?April 07, 2021
This season the all-encompassing hemlines were the talk of the town and ran the gamut of floor-sweeping maxis.
The runway calendar in February was unlike anything we have ever experienced before. The collections were born directly out of lockdown and reflected a move away from those pendulum swinging trends that we used to mark our wardrobes with. Now, it is all about feeling the most intimate moments we have experienced and presenting an antidote to them.
We saw models grace giant princess dresses, mood-boosting prints and infectious clothes determined to put the joy back into getting dressed.
One trend that stood out for me was the emergence of full frothy skirts.
I read somewhere about a direct link between hemlines and the economy. I wonder what George Taylor would say about this – the economist who first suggested the much-debated hemline index.
Here is a look at some of my favourite lehenga Set online UK looks from the season:
Maximalist Love – Leaving a trail in their wake with carpet sweeping house skirts. Exaggerated silhouettes forged in kaleidoscopic high-tech materials mimicked the anatomic amplification of our current reality. Pieces that don’t dare predict the future of the world but steadfastly provide a sense of happy purpose when it comes to how we get dressed.
Source: Erdem, Etro, Bibhu Mohapatra,
Minimalist Sensuality – Closer home I have my minimalistic version of this feminine garment in the form of Khamara lehenga Set online UK and Biba lehenga Set online UK
Both the lehenga Set online UK is the handwork of the humble but extremely skilled artisans I’m working with, as the craft is of pivotal importance in what I create. Elevated construction is what my pieces are all about. And painstaking attention to detail—it’s about achieving couture levels.
The all-encompassing idea is to combine vision and craft in sculptural, spectacular pieces along with an emotional connect.
Source: Emilia Wickstead.& Dina Udupa
Exaggerated Silhouettes – The skirts here were all about romanticism and what triggers a romantic state of mind. The collections materialized in the tongue-in-cheek transformation of the sportswear and loungewear codes of lockdown into real dressmaking, expressed in jaunty shapes informed by the classic silhouettes of haute couture. Inevitably, generating a ladylike romanticism conveyed through the countercultural lens. In the end, it was all about practical elegance blown up to impossible proportions.
Source: Paria Farzaneh, Carolina Herrera, Marni
The takeaway? You can’t rely on economists, but can always trust fashion! Eschew slouch at home vibes in favour of a comeback look primed for post lockdown life. A swishing maxi skirt will do.