Accessories That Are Part of the Asian Couture World
Nothing complements Asian Designer Couture like the right accessories. Fashion houses know that with regard to Indian designer wear, there are certain must-haves that will totally make a statement and get you the attention you are looking for.
Glam up Your Hair
Hair accessories crafted to match Indian outfits are fancy and festive. Apart from holding the hair in place they also enhance the entire look. The traditional pins or clips used in a hairdo are usually in the form of ornate clips or disc-shaped pins that look like broaches when inserted on either side of the hair partition. These broaches can be metallic, gold plated, stone studded and in diamonds too. Another popular hair accessory is the Paranda or a colored tassel that is tied to the end of braided hair. The tassels usually match the color of the outfit.
When it comes to Asian Designer Couture, many of the models sporting Indian wear have been seen wearing the ‘maang tikka’. A round dainty engraved jewel, the maang tikka covers the forehead and is considered an important bridal accessory. Studded and glamorous, this accessory can be worn with almost every outfit. Similar to the maang tikka, the ‘passa’ is worn on the side of the forehead and not the center. Persian inspired, this accessory is usually worn with anarkalis and lehengas.
The humble bindi has transformed itself and become an elaborate piece of jewelry. Available in every conceivable size, shape, design and color, it has become synonymous with Indian wear. While it is symbolic, the bindi is also a style statement and can complete an outfit, as well as add the right touch of glamour and style.
Traditionally, nose pins were pierced but with the changing times, they can be pressed onto the nose for just a day. They come in all shapes and sizes, some simple and others elaborate. The traditional style of the nose ring with a dangler has made a comeback and has even made it to the red carpet at Cannes. For a complete look, the nose accessory must match the maang tikka and your earrings.
Nothing catches the eye, like a pair of beautifully crafted earrings. Usually made from diamond, gold or precious stones, you can choose from a range of styles such as studs, jhumkas, danglers or hoops. Many of the Asian Designer Couture lines celebrate the modern lightweight earrings as well the traditional stone-studded ones that can be paired with any outfit.
The Asian fashion industry is one of the most versatile and glamorous sectors, giving rise to new fashion trends and reviving old ones.