From Deepika Padukone to Kareena Kapoor Khan, B-Town actresses have fallen for the charm of plumage. Feather-accented ensembles, accessories and faux fur separate have been spotted in this awards season. Recently, Sridevi was spotted in an award show in a fully-feathered gown. A few weeks ago, Shilpa Shetty Kundra was seen on the sets of a TV show, in a pale pink sari with flapper accents on the pallu.

This plume fixation isn’t new as it was a main fall/winter trend last year too with Falguni and Shane Peacock, Hemant and Nandita, Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla designing it in their own way. Sabyasachi, meanwhile, showers his bridal ensembles with fur neck chokers and clutches. While Delhi’s nippy winters are perfect to have fun with fur, Mumbai fashion junkies can only play with it in terms of accessories. Designers tell us how to get the unusual feel right.

1.Feathers Are Amazing


Surily Goel, who just bought a feather skirt from designer Brunello Cucinelli, sees plumage as the main party trend. “With the likes of Kareena sporting it, feathers are positively making a statement. Designer Tarun Tahiliani was one of the first designers to try out with it and now it’s dribble down to the high street. His saris would have a feathery accent,” says Surily. She adds that it lends a dash of glam to the complete look.

2.Hollywood Glam Redux


With flappers shimmying in gowns and tiaras, this trend rings a bell for us of the jazz age. Stylist Akshay Tyagi opines that such accents inject certain gentleness and a hint of flirtatiousness to a collection. “It takes one back to the vintage and unapologetic Hollywood glamour,” he says.

3. ’20s Flapper


Designer Shruti Sancheti recalls the 1920s that proliferated a depraved design of living The Good Life. “Plumes add a hint of glam to couture pieces. In India, Falguni & Shane Peacock have reinterpreted feathery ghagras. They can feature in accessories too such as customized clutches,” says Shruti.

Designer Nishka Lulla attributes it to the Gatsby-themed parties. “Whether it’s feather bags, capes or gowns, plumage lends oomph and a vintage appeal. It’s here to stay as a hair accessory as it infuses an element of punk in an overall glam look,” she says.


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