BINDIS AND BOHO STYLE RULE AT COACHELLA
Apart from the music, the ongoing Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2017 is big on style. And India, like every year, is an inspiration.
Held in California, US, the fest attracts fashion influencers, the biggest stars and musicians. The India connect? Let’s start with singer Vanessa Hudgens and her glittery bindi. In the past editions, model Kendall Jenner and singer Selena Gomez have also sported a bindi, lining the brows or doing sequinned versions of it. Another desi inspiration was in the rainbow-hued jacket worn by designer Jeremy Scott that very closely resembled Gujarati mirror work.
Some celebrities were blamed by Netizens for “cultural appropriation”.
Clockwise from left: Singer Vanessa Hudgens’s bindi look; fashion blogger Emelie Natascha Lindmark in an India-inspired neckpiece; fest-goer Edith Gomez in a maang-patti look; and designer Jeremy Scott in a Gujarat-inspired jacket, with singer Rita Ora