Slay it in Swadeshi

Be Indian, wear Indian. Go local, as we pay an ode to Swadeshi wear.

As India celebrates Independence Day on 15 August, we look at styles and looks that celebrate at our Indian tradition, culture and craftsmanship. When speaking of Indian textiles and crafts, the first style that comes to mind is Khadi. What started as a fabric of freedom and as a symbol of strength has now become a huge fashion and style statement.

Over the years, Indian designers have glorified Khadi and turned it into a timeless fabric, a must-have in every wardrobe. Here, we bring you some Khadi looks with a fresh twist of creativity. Get inspired.

Crimped free flowing hair takes the khadi attire up a notch higher.

Abu Jani – Sandeep Khosla – An Ode to Love

A refreshing touch of make-up is good to go.

Jajaabor collection by Kanika Sachdev and Neelanjan Ghosh at Lakme Fashion Week

Go low key with a hint of jewellery.

Soham Dave at – Lakme Fashion Week

Go Indian with your connections.

Antar Agni collection by Ujjawal Dubey at Lakme Fashion Week

Dark kohl-rimmed eyes and khadi is the sexiest combo we’ve seen on the ramp.

Anurag Gupta at Lakme Fashion Week

Add a pop of colour to your make-up for a vibrant look. 

Six5Six Street by Avni Aneja and Ambar Aneja

Make a genuine connection with your roots.

Antar Agni collection by Ujjawal Dubey at Lakme Fashion Week


(Photos courtesy: Lakme Fashion Week & Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla Present An Ode to Love)