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					Indian Fashion



      Katie Hannah-p.6
India

   Population=1.17 billion, 2009
   4 seasons
   Climatic subtypes:
    –   Desert
    –   Rainforest
   Bombay is fashion capital
Indian Culture

   Rich and diverse
   Heavily influenced by religion
   Mainly Hindu
    –   Sikh
    –   Islam
    –   Judaism
    –   Christianity
Traditions of India

   Celebrate every stage of life
    –   Birth
    –   Marriage
    –   Death
   Different rituals for each ceremony
   Different outfits for each
Traditional Women’s Clothing

   Sari
    –   Designed to show midriff
    –   Demonstrates feminism
   Salwar Kameez
   Elegant saris for formal gatherings
Traditional Men’s Clothing

   Turban
    –   Designed for protection from sun
   Dhoti
   Kurta
   Sherwani
    –   Worn for special occasions
Traditional Children’s Clothing

   Girls
    –   Pawaadas and cholis
    –   3 piece saris
   Boys
    –   Sherwanis
    –   Tunics
   Slightly westernized
Styles and Fabrics

   Most clothing made from cotton
   Bright colors
   Elegant with lots of decoration
The Bindi

   “Small particle” in middle of forehead
   Signify age, class, religion, background
   Popular among celebrities
Weddings

   Bride wears red
   Dresses can weigh up to 20 lbs.
   Henna
   Men wear sherwanis

				
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