ndian Art Influence in Fashion
Being a person whose art is influenced greatly by fashion and my own designs, I wanted to talk about the transcending influence of Indian art to their own fashion as well as fashion around the world. In most countries fashion and textiles are an art form that many aspire to create or wear. From clothing of ancient times to the fashion on the modern run, India has much influence on color, patterns embroidery, and styles of clothing.
The patterns and floral motifs were first recognized in the architecture of the mosques in India. Indian design of clothing began with the influence of the art on the walls in the building in which they worship.
Close up of floral motifs and geometrical patterns, Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, Qutb Complex, New Delhi, India
Side sanctuary of Taj Mahal masjid, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. Full o f floral patterns and geometric shapes in architecture. Also note the vibrant colors.
Through the influence of pattern of Indian art, the population of people began to repeat it in their attire. As seen in examples below of natives of India in today's society.
Photo from a wedding in India
And here is an example of the influence spreading to the run way and Hollywood in Western societies. Here is a website that will lead you to a gallery of actresses in Hollywood who are in Indian influenced attire.
In all Indian culture has transcended from the ancient architecture to modern society's clothing.