How to Revive the Traditional “Khadi” for Independence Day?
The Indian freedom struggle stretched a huge time span and made us familiar to some of the brave souls who raised their voices against the British and went beyond their limits with true patriotism in their hearts and intense kindness for the people of their country. When the various revolutions were making its way towards the country’s freedom, a beautiful textile called the “Khadi” was emerging during this scenario and quickly created its firm grip among the Indian hearts.
The manufacture of the khadi textile was initiated by an honorable personality “Mahatma Gandhi” who spun cotton yarns into textile on a loom called “Charkha” that finally created the “Khadi”. He protested to boycott the British apparels and accept the purely Indian made “Khadi” fabric apparels. Since then “Khadi” became the symbol of country’s freedom and politics also inspired the fashion industry immensely.
While the Indian Independence Day is approaching soon on 15th August, here I will suggest the men and women out there, on how you can effortlessly carry off this lovely khadi textile with a touch of quirky contemporary style for this day.
Take a look below!!!
- KHADI SAREE
The yard of saree is the traditional Indian drapery in the women’s clothing section and for the Indian celebrations, this robe can never be ignored by women. For this Indian nationalistic day, pick out your favorite variety of khadi saree available with respect to fabric such as khadi silks and numerous patterns and prints such as Phulkari, Kalamkari, patchwork, block printed, Kantha embroidery and so on. Team this cotton silk sarees smartly with a peplum silhouette blouse, try the wrist long sleeves pattern, high necks or corset style giving a very sophisticated at the same time sheer and sharp appearance to your overall outlook. Spruce up your look further with simplified jewel pieces, classy eye shades, ornate clutch, flats or platforms and you are all set to hit the day in your supreme style.
- MEN’S KHADI KURTA
The men’s clothing consisting of the comfort wear kurta for men in the khadi fabric can be picked from the huge range of khaki greens, pastels or deeper tones and teaming it smartly with a well fitted cotton blazer, bottoms of chino or denim and further accessorizing the look while carrying off a contrast tone hand purse, classy shades and brogue/strappy chappals. Move out with an ultra groovy persona without ditching your Indian style for the day. The men’s kurta has a got some interesting transformations in its cuts such as the asymmetric, falling cowls, pleated manipulations and pairing with well-crafted bottoms such as straight cuts, dhotis, jodhpuris or Patiala.
A women’s ethnic wardrobe can never be complete without a voluminous comfort wear skirt/lehenga. On this Independence Day, pick a serene hued ankle length khadi lehenga/skirt and team it with a well-crafted long sleeved quilted jacket or smart neck tied cotton stole and further accessorize with the colorful chunky neck piece, slim waist belt, classy shades, flats and an oversized hand clutch. You can experiment your beautiful lehenga with a long kurta, smartly inserted button down shirt, crop top or the contemporary cape styles. The varieties of flared khadi palazzo’s can be another option in place of skirts. Play along with this elegant look and hit the day with your unique style sensibilities also keeping your Indianess intact.
- LONG KHADI JACKET
When you want an easy-beezy way to go on the day without much distractions throw over a long button down flared khadi jacket available in numerous varieties of silhouettes and prints such as the colorful tie-dyes, block prints, and traditional embroideries. Pair this beautiful piece with a distressed denim, knee-long dress, kurti or voluminous ankle length skirt. Further, accessorize with minimal jewel piece an over-sized jhumka or bold neck-piece, sheer shades, flats or platforms and a stylish sling purse and get set to face the day in your finest ethnic style without ignoring the Indian touch.
While celebrating the Indian Independence feel the utmost comfort on your skin and look absolutely sensational outside with these options to try out in the traditional Indian “Khadi” textile restoring its elegance in an appealing manner.
The team of “Samyakk” wishes all the Indians across the globe a very
“Happy Independence Day”!!!