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It’s a time to pause, to relook, to rethink – It’s the time to revive the spirits. This year festivities will not be like anything you’ve experienced in the past; we may miss the meeting and celebrate with our loved ones but social media helps you bridge that distance.

Connect online and make the best use of technology to liven up your spirits and look your best to ensure you always remember this festive as a memorable and unique one! Here are some tips shared by Sreyashee Halder, VP Design, Brand W (TCNS Clothing Co. Ltd) on how to choose relevant and appropriate fashion in these unprecedented times.

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Make a conscious choice

Sustainability has made a special space for itself in fashion and in the future, it is going to be even more meaningful. The overall way we consume fashion, from our choice of material and fabrics that we wear to the lives of people we touch in the process of creating and wearing fashion, all go a long way in contributing to a sense of being conscious. Also creating a minimal wardrobe with interesting and unique pieces to mix n match gives you a variety of looks without investing in multiple pieces.

Forever Green

Green – a color that has gained huge popularity recently being a color that is automatically related to being eco-friendly – is a must-have color this festive. The color has become a trans-seasonal tone as green has an automatic connection with nature, positivity, and well-being and it is a color that connects with human emotions. From soft pistachio to mid-tones like jade to rich emerald greens one must not forget to pick up at least an outfit in this color this season.

The traditional Indian fashion of “The salwar Kameez” makes a comeback. Unsplash

The Bold & confident look

Look bold and feel confident in this festive. Dress up for yourself and your loved ones around you. Leave behind stories of the past and immerse yourself with happiness and positivity and look forward to better times ahead. The Bomber set by W is a true example of this spirit where the festive avatar of the bomber jacket is clubbed with a flared relaxed skirt to give you a glamourous head-turner look!

Going back to the roots

As fashion evolves, we see the traditional kurta going shorter and are now being clubbed with voluminous bottoms. The traditional Indian fashion of “The salwar Kameez” makes a comeback. Flaunt your patialas, salwars, shararas, and ghararas with above the knee short kurtas for that perfect festive ensemble.

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The One Perfect Piece

This year as focus moves towards comfort, simplicity, and minimalism festive dresses emerge as a winner being a single piece outfit that creates a season-appropriate look yet is extremely convenient to wear. The Glam factor is enhanced when the dress is made in soft and lustrous velvet giving the wearer a royal and regal feel. No need to think about too much accessorizing a dressy pair of earrings and embellished heels is all that is needed to complete the look! (IANS)


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Pickles bottled in various combinations

India is known for its pickles, popularly called 'Achaar', even across the world. But who thought about the idea of pickles in the first place? Apparently, the idea of making pickles first came from the ancient civilisation of Mesopotamia, where archaeologists have found evidence of cucumbers being soaked in vinegar. This was done to preserve it, but the practice has spread all over the world today, that pickles mean so much more than just preserved vegetables.

In India, the idea of pickle has nothing to do with preservation, rather pickle is a side dish that adds flavour and taste to almost anything. In Punjab, parathas are served with pickle; in the south, pickle and curd rice is a household favourite, and in Andhra, it is a staple, eaten with everything. The flavour profile of pickles in each state is naturally different, suited to each cuisine's taste. Pickles are soaked in oil and salt for at least a month, mixed with spices and stored all year round. Mango season is often synonymous with pickle season as a majority of Indians love mango pickle. In the coastal cities, pickles are even made out of fish and prawns.

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Beginning in China, paper was made of bamboo sticks slit open and flattened. In Egypt, papyrus was made from the reeds that grew in the Nile. In India, long, rectangular strips of palm leaves were stitched together to form legible documents. When monasteries were established, scrolls came into being. Parchment paper, or animal hide, also known as vellum, were used to copy out texts periodically to preserve them. Prior to all this, clay tablets were used to record important events, and in some cases, rock edicts were made.

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Q: What do consumers expect from the gifting business and packaging designers these days?

A: Today's consumers are expecting more minimal sustainable products, designs and mediums. They are now more conscious about how their purchase affects the environment. Considering this shift in consumer buying, it's extremely important for companies to increase their commitments to responsible business practices and design products that are meant to be reused or recycled.

person holding white and red gift box Today's consumers are expecting more minimal sustainable products, designs and mediums. | Photo by Superkitina on Unsplash

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