The classics of culture that never go out of style!
Style, fashion, Vogue- Always moving, always changing.
Trends come and go, every few months with every SS or AW launch that brands come out with. Every time you see the newest release poster of any brand on a billboard, there’s something different, something new and edgy that they incorporate to make their releases look different and NEW.
But this article today is not about discussing trends or fads that come and go. Because there’s something more in fashion, that we in the fashion cult, call ‘CLASSICS’
What are classics really you ask?
Classics are judged over a period to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind. And in layman’s term, classics are ideas, concepts, styles, people or anything that passes the test of time.
And when we talk about the classic fashion of our culture, it’s absolutely the same.
India was, is and will always be one of the most culturally diverse countries on the globe, and all this cultural diversity is translated in our fashion.And these cultural staples, become the ‘Classics of Our Culture’
And what’s the one true trait of a classic?
Well, they NEVER go out of style.
With our new collection, #HomecomingWithBenzer, we decided we wanted to pick the classics of culture and blend it together with the 21st century and bring out something, that new, yet classic!
Talking about a few of the cultural classics in fashion, that we incorporated in our collection, here’s a few special pieces that you should know about,
1.KIRAN- Our handloom Kanjivaram Silk Saree
Settled in the small town of Kanchipuram (Tamil Nadu), the famous Kanjeevaram saree weave goes back 400 years. It was during the reign of Krishna Devaraya (from the Vijayanagara Empire) that the art really took off.
Till today, this ancient weaving of silk is adored and adorned by the women in the country, and it’s a classic that will always be known to represent purity and exclusivity.
2.SAANJH- Our saree decorated with Kantha
Kantha is a type of embroidery craft in the eastern regions of the Indian subcontinent, specifically in Bangladesh and in the Indian states of West Bengal, Tripura, and Odisha.
The traditional form of Kantha embroidery was done with soft dhotis and saris, with a simple running stitch along the edges. Depending on the use of the finished product they were known as Lepkantha or Sujni Kantha.
3.AGNI - our lavish lehenga with Bandhani dupatta
Bandhani is a type of tie-dye textile decorated by plucking the cloth with the fingernails into many tiny bindings that form a figurative design. The term bandhani is derived from the Sanskrit verbal root bandh.
This innovative tie-dye technique practiced in Rajasthan, Gujarat and few other northern Indian states is a cultural classic fashion statement, that always manages to impress people.
Fashion, style and everything related to it, is an extremely personal and individual choice. Everyone has a different way of expressing themselves through fashion and style. Which is why indulging in trends every so often and experimenting with your sense of style is fun and absolutely encouraged.
But for the days when you want to be completely sure of looking your very best, don’t forget that you have the classics to fall back on!