A Tryst With Tradition

We all live in the proverbial global village. A world that has shrunk into your computer, or better still, in your palms. Your smart phone today is your best friend and Google your bible. I call it the Google maharaj…. Your guide to living, loving and dressing.
I see so many young fashion seekers going online for fashion advice. They hang on to every word, every image found in a few, hand-picked, popular blogs lead by a breed of young fashion stylists, writers and bloggers who have emerged as the quintessential style icons. Diva divines who can make or break a brand. At their one whim their humongous followers can love or hate something. No wonder then that they are wooed globally by design conglomerates and fashion labels. It is them who decide how short is the hemline and how long the neck.
Royal Fables, a heritage platform that was lovingly built around the innate vision of reviving the culture of indigenous craft as it prevailed in palace studio of the past, is a story beyond hemlines and necklines. It is a veritable fairy tale that only the evolved mind, the seasoned eye can decipher. But is it not for the young? The girls who live in their blue jeans, LBDs and monogrammed bags?
That is what we are made to believe. But, to my delight, I was proven wrong. Heritage dressing has an equal resonance amongst the youth today. A fact we disocvered when we invited eight leading bloggers to our office. The girls who wear westerns for a living. It was so refreshing to see young girls with a sharp eye and a strong sense of style have twinkle in their eyes when they walked into a treasure room and hand picked their personal look from a row of saris, ensembles and jewelry that team Royal Fables sourced from our royal designers.
It was a delight to see how they devised their own indigenous look. The young and effervescent Anchal Sukhija, Delhi Style Blog decided to go conventional instantly loving an ombre dyed poshak from Mangalmayee. She coupled it with a borla that she wore on her head…Sukhneet Wadhwa, Ms Coco Queen, decided to combine the richness of a dabka work jacket by Mayankraj with a cotton sari by Meenal Singh Deo. Meenal won hands down with most of the girls with Zoya and Zina of the Terrible Twos wearing her saris along with a boho shirt. A look that was also favoured by Gopalika Virmani, a digital influencer. Aien Jamir, Fashion & I, who’s every image, every word is followed by millions, loved Jaykirti Singh Baria’s black ensemble, doing full justice to it when she combined it with a bold silver piece from Balaji Silver.

As Devika Bhargav, Wear is the discussion combined Princess Vaishnavi Kumari of Kishangarh’s hand painted dupatta with a traditional ensemble by Ritu Sinhji Wankaner. Shivi Tandon, Curious Components kept to the conventional festive look of a gota patti white and gold kurta pyjama by Jaykirti.
From boho to bold, from pretty to pretty experimental, from stylish to classic…. Each one told his own style story. Here’s what they had to say…