Thursday, January 7, 2010

Indie Girl

I think this photograph accurately juxtapositions the East
meets West ideas perfectly. For here we
have women in traditional dress, and then the model
(Gemma Ward) in "western" clothing. It is this juxtaposition
which I think makes India so unique.

Please just take a moment and appreciate the craftsmanship
which must go into creating such a detailed garment, plus the
bright pink colour is fabulous, no?

I think that Lakshmi Menon has quite the potential to
take the fashion world by storm (which she has already begun
too) thereby leading a change in the future crop of popular models
who will be more diverse in terms of their looks and ethnicity's. She
is one of my favourite models, since she looks so different then
everyone else who is gracing the pages of Vogue.

For me I find India to be quite a paradox- it wants to cling to its rich cultural history and traditions yet at the same time become the leader of tomorrow. It is this paradox which makes me have no doubt that this will be true; for they have such a large amount of diversity that they are equipped with the tools to change how we perceive technology/culture/art/ect. And I for one, cannot wait to see how they do this!

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