Designer Wendell Rodricks says the lines of distinction between men’s and women’s clothing are blurring. His tips on borrowing trends from the opposite sex:
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u Women can wear an oversized kurta shirt with long chains of crystal and beads. Pair large, bright-coloured kurtas with bermuda shorts or a ghaghra. The texture can be transparent, with a tank or bikini top worn underneath. Men can wear an olive green kurta that is opaque or transparent with a T-shirt or singlet inside.
u A ‘bandhgala’ can be worn by women over a dress, with jewellery that makes a statement, such as a large necklace or brooch. A ‘bandhgala’ embellished with gold and silver also looks stunning. Men can wear a bright, transparent shirt underneath.
u A lungi or sarong in an interesting colour, weave or embellishment looks great on a man. While men can wear a dark-coloured lungi in a coarse fabric with a belt, women can play with textures such as satin, silk, velvet and even layer two lungis together.
u A pair of unisex ethnic sandals or slippers can go well with jeans or Indian wear.