Teen fashion is pretty serious business. The trends are erratic, spontaneous, anything but not constant. Teen age too is a precious time of life and the best time to look good. Studies reveal that teenagers are more knowledgeable about any fashion accessory that other age-wise clients.
Demand from this sector is high and continuous. A designer catering to teenage fashion wear promises himself a life of revolution and creative exploration. All teenagers are not rebels, they are just fashion conscious.
From ethnic to fusion and trendy western casuals, teenage is all about joy in vivid colours. Teenagers are hard pressed for time as they are always rushing from errands to coaching classes and regular schools. Thus they prefer something easy and comfortable. Their primary choice remains denims, jeans, washes in acid and stone. Corduroys fashions come and go. Teenagers go extremely creative about accessories. As we label it as funky wear, this is a booming industry in India. Trinkets form bracelets, beads, clasp nose rings, cluster earrings, fake tattoos, nail painting, henna and bindis.
Carefree attitude and the spirit of life is seen in mix and match wears, trendy jackets, stoles with tassels, bandanas, hair colour, faux fur trims on high boots and elbow pads in amazing hues. Shoes and belts are sensitive to fashion demands and gadgets are trendy. Skirts go from long, to flares and short skirts from knee length to white mini skirts. Blouses come in tank tops and off shoulders for bold looks and classy colours in lilac and fuchsia in georgette or satin for a little conservative. The idea is to understand the venue of your day and dress accordingly.
Ethnic wear for teenagers demands lot of invention. Lehengas and Ghagras come in various colours like emerald green, pool blue and be it gota, zari or embellishments in pearl, crystals or sequins, teenagers seem to need more! The demand is insatiable in fusion wear with embroidered suits for boys and jackets too. It is remarkable to notice the teenagers skin deep in tradition at any Indian festival or celebration.
Though western trends such as japanese fashion seem to influence teenagers in all walks of life, it is the effort of designers in balancing the ethnicity of Indian fashion. The next time you need the latest hair colour, be sure to ask a teenager!