In­stead of fire­crack­ers, light up your fash­ion quo­tient with an eclec­tic mix of de­signs that scream fes­tiv­ity. HT Café gives a low­down on what’s haute this Di­wali

HT Cafe - - LIFESTYLE - Ak­shata Shetty

On the oc­ca­sion of the fes­ti­val of lights and def­i­nitely not the fes­ti­val of noise, we take a look at how fash­ion de­sign­ers from across the coun­try have com­bined the fes­tive fer­vour with some fun de­signs and mo­tifs. “Noth­ing says fes­tiv­i­ties like the de­lin­eation of in­tri­cate In­dian hand­work in your fes­tive fash­ion, pat­terns that add to the spirit of Di­wali,” says fash­ion de­signer Shrad­dha Pacheri­wal.

Though the sky looks pretty with fire­works, it has af­fected our en­vi­ron­ment through sound and air pol­lu­tion. Fash­ion de­signer Je­bin Johny, who recre­ated the Di­wali cel­e­bra­tions on one of his fes­tive saris, is con­cerned about the ill ef­fects of fire crack­ers. “Fire crack­ers look good, but I am con­cerned about its ill ef­fects on older peo­ple and chil­dren. I be­lieve the fes­ti­val is all about get­ting to­gether with the peo­ple you love,” says Johny.

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