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Block your favourite colours

THE ASIAN AGE. | RUTH PRARTHANA
Published : Mar 25, 2019, 1:23 am IST
Updated : Mar 28, 2019, 10:04 pm IST

Bollywood stars show you how to wear multiple colours and yet not look like a Circus clown.

Priyanka Chopra adds a touch of colour with a blue over coat.
 Priyanka Chopra adds a touch of colour with a blue over coat.

Want to use multiple colours from the colour wheel in your outfit? Then, this trend will help you do just that. The trend of colour blocking is back in vogue this season and it’s obvious that people have gone ga-ga over it. Inspired by a very famous dutch painter, these days, fashionistas are putting their own spin to this trend. Actresses like Katrina Kaif, Sonam Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and many others have experimented with this trend before.

Inspiration is everything in the fashion industry or atleast its the starting point. Sharing the history about how this trend emerged, designer Prerana Sarkar says, “This trend was inspired by a Dutch painter Piet Mondrain who was known for his colour block paintings. These paintings inspired ace desingner Yves Saint Laurent who used this in his designs in the 50s. Colour blocking is mainly, taking opposite colours from the colour wheel and coming up with creative combinations.”

Using two or more trends seem to be a trend in itself this season. Stylist Zohara Jamal shares, “Neon colours is one of the biggest trend this season. Colour blocking them with a darker colour will make the neon pop. I would prefer wearing a full black pantsuit with a red camisole for that pop of colour. Colour blocking with pastels also seems to look good.” With this trend, you can easily end up looking like the rainbow! Designer Reshma Kunhi shares, “Usually people will wear contrasting opposite plain colours but you can  colour block using prints, embroidery and hand-made embellishments. Pink opposite blue or red has always been a fashion favourite and will still remain this season too. You can colour block using polka dots and checks as well.” This trend, is perfect for any western outfit you want to go with. Prerana adds, “A palazzo, crop top and shrug can be worn in various colour options. You can also colour block with either a long skirt or even a pencil skirt.” On how can one desi up their outfit with this trend, “I would like to style this trend in a very different way by going  with the fusion or Indo Western route using contrasting opposite colours like a purple fitted tight jegging worn with a pink and orange bordered half saree and a contrasting blue sleeveless blouse.”

Finally here comes a trend where you can put all of your chunky jewellery to good use. Zohara shares, “With this trend, it’s just solid colours and no print at all. You can get really really creative with the kind of jewellery you use. Bring out those big chunky neckpieces and earring. Chunky gold jewellery is what I love. You can add that pop of colour in the form of bags and shoes as well.” Dos and dont’s is an absolute yes for this trend. “While colour blocking one should remember to go with dark shades on the bottom if you’re on the heavier side. Thinner people can try out neon shades as well. Neutrals can be used for a more matured and official look.”

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