India has always been the land of culture and traditions and the clothes and fabrics that have emerged from this country have been prized all over the world. In the past few years, there has been a boom in the number of people moving out of India and settling down in other parts of the country. When Indians move to other countries, they also take their customs, traditions and their sense of fashion with them. So, when an Indian chooses to wear a made to order lehenga that she got made back home in India, she is sure that she will be the centre of all attention, at the party or special event.
The more people see such stunning clothes, the more they too want to know about it, which is probably why there is such a rise in Indian fashion trends, globally. In the past few years, Indian designers have also attained international attention, because they are now showcasing their work and unique designs at international fashion events. This too has led to the rise of Indian trends in western countries like UK, USA and Canada and a growing number of people are choosing to wear Indian clothes or Indian designers for special events.
In the past few years, we have seen several Hollywood celebrities wear Indian clothes, especially the saree. From Ashley Judd to Madonna, from Paris Hilton to Oprah Winfrey, there are innumerable ladies in the far west who have chosen to drape the saree and most of them have been able to pull it off too. It is interesting to note that several Hollywood movies these days, too have an Indian influence, which brings in the Indian fashion into perspective yet again. Movies like Rachel Gets Married, 27 Dresses and The Accidental Husband, all had the lead ladies draping themselves in Indian attires and this too helped the Indian trends reach out to a larger audience.
It comes as no surprise that these days, there are a large number of boutiques in countries like USA, UK and Canada, where you can get your very own made to order lehenga or a range of other Indian outfits such as anarkalis and churidar suits. Most westerners are enthralled by the use of gorgeous fabrics such as silk, crepe, chiffon, georgette and even cotton. When these fabrics are made even better with handcrafted embroidery, embellishments and work that is unheard of in the West, the final piece not only becomes couture, but also truly unique!