The nine wedding dress trends in 2018
Although the trend of wedding dress in 2018 is already flying, what kind of things are you thinking about? Maybe you have a phobia of choice, and it's hard to say which one is your favorite. You still have me! Combined with this year's bridal fashion week, select the most worthy of the nine wedding dresses in 2018, the wedding dress is right! Your wedding is a romantic, simple, modern, classic, sexy seduction... Just start with this wedding dress.

Most of the wedding dresses need to be bought or booked in the store, boutique and other stores, which can be closer to everyone's figure and achieve the most perfect result.

NO.1. Princess cloak.

All the Disney princesses in memory seem to have their own beautiful cape? Inspired by the princess's cloak, the designers skipped the much-loved veil and launched many chic capes this year. Long, medium and short styles, as well as the fabric of the silk or gauze, can make the bride shine like a princess.

The cloak is understated and elegant, with a sense of security. It can also make the shape of the silhouette more fluid. If you also want to play a new twist on the veil, this is the best choice for a princess cloak that is more than a veil.

NO.2 flowers will also play 3D.

The beautiful bride and always represent the delicate and beautiful flowers always inseparable. Flowers in the wedding dress and the use of the dress is also very frequent, flowers are not difficult, difficult is how to make the flowers new. With the use of new fabrics and new technologies in the fashion world, 3D flowers are becoming more common. Delicate three-dimensional decoration can give the wedding dress vitality,

Different materials can be used in the production, for example, the net yarn can also extend the three-dimensional flower layer by layer. Or matching with the wedding dress, silk fabric is a good choice. Designers will use a gradual approach to make these like real flowers "fall off" in the wedding dress, which is very rich in the whole layer.

The beautiful and beautiful flowers in the form of three-dimensional spread the whole wide skirt, overflow the life is brilliant. Tall waist line thin waist elongates leg line, it is the shape of very apparent figure.

The design of the small mop tail,

The bride wears trousers.

Maybe it's not all girls' love. The popularity of the trouser suit in 2018 is a thrill for many women who love the trouser suit. Trouser outfit has a kind of skirt that can not extreme expression is neuter and dry, modelling also can show concave and convex have the figure that gives, no more than skirt outfit inferior!

Wedding dress pants outfit more agile and gentle, the combination of the design of the ornament is full of feminine lace, chiffon or bowknot, in keep the pants ecru also expresses the wedding dress to be characteristic of women. A jumpsuit or a tailored suit is a good choice, and a trouser suit is more reflective of a woman's confidence in her body than a skirt suit.

No.4 wonderland color

The pure white wedding dress is pure and pure, but the theme of the 2018 wedding dress will no longer be limited to white. Brides can choose more pastel colors based on their skin color and favorite styles. Deep champagne, light champagne, nude powder, grey blue... These low saturation light color wedding dress, can quietly enhance your fairy temperament. Subtle aesthetic, not inferior to white wedding dress romantic, absolutely will let a person shine.

Or, as a dance after party, a toast is also a good choice.

No.5 shoulder and sleeve are good friends.

The attention and re-creation of sleeves, from fashion to wedding dress, is no exception. Especially this year, the sleeve modelling is all so fire, the wedding dress design certainly also cannot be used well. Off-shoulder has always been one of the best-loved styles for wedding designers, with women's sexy collarbone and sleek shoulder lines that can be made perfect in a one-word shoulder design.

Now, the sleeves are fused to each other with a different shape and a different look. For example, the cute and exaggerated princess bubble sleeve, the elegant lotus leaf with wide sleeves, the court's horn sleeve... Even the most basic of long sleeve, will foil the arms more slender slender.

There is a length called just right!

Short skirt is enough nifty but not steady, drag tail skirt to have the momentum but inevitable action inconvenience. This year is sure to be popular in the middle of the dress, inspiration is simply pulled out of the wardrobe of the screen goddess in the 1950s. At that time, it was very popular to have the length of the skirt on the ankle, because it would show a nice curve of the ankle. Speaking of this, I can't help but think of the goddess Audrey Hepburn, many of the dresses she wore were just the right length.

But I think you must pay attention to is that want to harness the modelling, the length of the skirt to control very subtle, and be sure to vary from person to person, after all our personal height, body proportion is different also. Some styles can be embarrassed card in the crus belly the most thick position, this can not highlight your sexy ankle, still can cause the calf to look more thick, gain not worth to lose! So, to try this retro classic for the bride, be careful about the length of the hem, and be sure to reveal only the tiniest part of the ankle!

NO.7 simple modern sense.

Simple modern sense is the style that modern urban women adore, simple is best never out of date. This year wedding dress also has a lot of outstanding contracted modern sense design, most completely do not have adornment to adorn, rely on outstanding material and shape to prop up whole gas field alone. It is worth mentioning that the simple modern sense seems to be more perfect display with silk and silk smoothness. The fabric wrapped around the natural curve of the body is elegant and unmatched.

The minimalist bride strongly recommends this type of design. Hanging on a hanger may be ordinary, but when you wear it you'll find that it's really amazing.

Sweet bow tie.

The bowknot is one of the iconic objects that girls have loved since they were young, and they grew up along the way. And on the design of the wedding dress, designers understand their needs, of course, in a different position on bowknot is an important element, whether in the waist, collar, arm, or on the back, the girls can feel the love and feelings.

This year, Victor&Rolf seems to be particularly fond of bows. This dramatic brand go catch the road line, although marriage gauze series and soon, have to bring their own artistic cells transplanted into the perfect one, not inferior at brand creative collection each season.

This mermaid dress with a breast is wrapped around the body to show the curve. Especially on the back of the skirt, there is a big bow design, perfect integration into the skirt of the radian, very thoughtful.

A flirty mini with a sprinkling of crystals all over the place. The dress features a modern round v-neck, cap sleeves, and a bow at the waist. The iconic bow was generously draped over a wide miniskirt.

A dramatic bow tie with modern stitched bras. A line skirt is characterized by A fine bow in the hem, which hangs in A large skirt and training.

Single shoulder belt design lets the bowknot that adorn behind the back as if be to be carried by the bride on the body, in the position of high waist also can be very good raise figure ratio. Asymmetry also makes this skirt special.

Deep V design, in the waist and abdomen with a lightsome tie button bow ornament. The very sexy look in itself becomes a bit young and lively. And the white also with the bright silver of the skirt itself match, perfect!

Don't know if the inspiration for this dress comes from the old fashioned clock? The oversized bow behind it looks like a string knob, and it looks like an elf.

NO.9 cascade design.

Layered designs are not just for flounces, or for cake dresses. It can be used in any part and at any Angle, but it usually shows the most fluid and moving curves on the hem. Many designers have a romantic idea, and in 2018 we will see more exciting works.

The bride puts on the laminated gauze, the lotus leaf edge enjoys light touch, the material of the light and light type makes the visual effect is not crowded, but like the water wave is nimble.

So, there is a lot of novelty in the wedding trend in 2018. Designers are also increasingly embracing new, unconventional designs. I don't know which shape moved you? It is unlikely that a wedding dress will contract all the trends, but as long as you are sure you are the one you love most, you are the most beautiful bride.Read more at:http://www.queenieau.com/formal-dresses-melbourne-au | http://www.queenieau.com/semi-formal-dresses
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Gelareh Mizrahi Opens Pop-up in Miami Design District
How does an emerging brand’s store compete against multimillion-dollar buildouts by the likes of Hermès, Prada and Dior in the Miami Design District? A 40-foot, mini-vert skate ramp, for starters. Installed in fashion designer Gelareh Mizrahi’s yearlong pop-up in Paradise Plaza, the throwback to the neighborhood’s pre-gentrified days was a hit at the grand opening last week.

“When my skater friends arrived, it changed the whole energy of the event,” said Mizrahi, who also added the amenity as a gesture of goodwill to a community in transition and as a nod to her first piece, a python-swathed skateboard. “A skateboard ramp in the middle of all these designer stores is a physical manifestation of everything I had in my brain, of taking luxury materials and making them street.”

Miami became her jumping-off point for retail after her husband’s career relocated their young family from New York. She called Dacra, the local real estate and development firm behind the design district, for showroom space and wound up with a storefront. Her signature python handbags are available in exclusive colors at the new store. Her designs stand out for their witty motifs, such as model Lara Stone’s gap-toothed lips and New York references, from pizza slices to universal plastic bags emblazoned with “Thank You.” A small assortment of Ts is only carried at the boutique, too, part of her recent push into lower price points.

“Like my pins in the same fun themes as the bags, Ts allow people who can’t afford a $600 bag to connect to the brand,” said Mizrahi, who still believes in bricks-and-mortar retail despite building her five-year-old company initially through social media. “Some items won’t even be available on my web site, so people have to come in and experience if they really want them.”

Mizrahi studied fashion marketing at The New School’s Parsons School of Design and comes from a retail background. She grew up in Washington, D.C., where her mother founded Signature, a longtime destination for eveningwear and prom dresses. Harvey Nichols Kuwait placed a $300,000 order at her first trade show, Coterie, but Mizrahi eventually gave up wholesale when she became pregnant with her first son and Instagram took off.

“I saw it was the bloggers and not the buyers who had the power,” she said, limiting wholesale distribution to Barneys New York through an exclusive partnership.Read more at:http://www.queenieau.com/semi-formal-dresses | www.queenieau.com/formal-dresses-adelaide
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Saudi Arabia Holds Its First Fashion Week – But Only Women Can Attend
In the lobby of Riyadh’s Ritz-Carlton hotel, two Russian models with slick high ponytails glide past a woman draped head-to-toe in black.

Heading for a cigarette break during Saudi Arabia’s first-ever fashion week, Naya Efimova and Ira Titova were both excited and bored. Excited to be “part of history” as the conservative Islamic kingdom opens up, said Titova, 25. Bored, because they’d been told they couldn’t leave the hotel without a male chaperone.

The Riyadh edition of Arab Fashion Week, which showcased local and foreign designers, was another example of the government’s effort to ease social restrictions -- and the internal tensions it creates. Under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who’s trying to overhaul the oil-dependent economy, the government lifted a longstanding ban on women driving and started holding mixed-gender concerts. Contrary to what the Russian models had been told, many women go about the city on their own.

Still, the kingdom is a deeply traditional society, and sometimes it seems like officials aren’t sure how far they can push. There’s been pushback by some Saudis against the concerts, and the unchaperoned women had better be dressed in loose-fitting robes in public.

It was a women-only audience at fashion week, where 1,500 people paid 500 riyals per show to watch models saunter down the runway wearing shoulder-baring dresses and flowing gowns that could never be worn in public in Saudi Arabia. (They’d be OK for private parties). A Russian ballet troupe performed, and Jean Paul Gaultier was among the international designers to strut his stuff.

“We have a lot of potential and amazing Saudi designers,” said Princess Noura bint Faisal, president of the Arab Fashion Council. “It is a major industry in this market, and the event is just the beginning.”

Princess Noura wants to bring a top fashion school to Saudi Arabia and has dreams for a “fashion city” someday. But for now, the fashion council is treading carefully. The information packet distributed to foreign journalists included a 14-point list on local laws and customs, with reminders that alcohol is banned and homosexual activity and extra-marital sexual relations are “illegal and can be subject to severe penalties.”

Leaving the final show on Saturday, Saudi attendee Fatima Al Otaibi was excited that a Saudi designer had participated.“It’s the first time in my life I’ve attended a fashion show, so it’s really amazing,” she said.

Between drags of their cigarettes, the two Russian models mused over the fact that they had been cooped up in the same hotel that had recently been used to jail Saudi royals and businessmen accused of corruption. Not the worst thing in the world to be stuck in a luxury confine like the Ritz, they said.Read more at:http://www.queenieau.com | http://www.queenieau.com/formal-dresses-sydney-au
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Guidance counselor creates a donation closet for prom season
BONIFAY, Fla. (WTVY) - Susan Bell came up with the idea to bring dresses to school for those who'd love one for prom."My daughter just got married in December, so I just started cleaning out a closet and thats kind of what sparked the idea,” said Bell.

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Two of L.A.’s Coolest Labels Stage an “Anti-Fashion” Show
The line to see ComeSesso, a collaboration between fashion label No Sesso and small-batch clothing line Come Tees, wrapped around a warehouse near the banks of the Los Angeles River where the event took place this past Saturday. Long queues like this are usually the reserve of rock concerts, but on the east side of L.A., fashion tends to have a little more grit.

Both camps are part of a vibrant and radically inclusive underground scene, so of course the show was open to the public. The collection reflected that renegade spirit. Models came down a runway deejayed by Asmara of Nguzunguzu and Venus X from Ghe2G0th1k, in looks that were wearable but also decidedly punk. The common thread between these two emerging labels is undeniable—they both connect the dots between fashion and art, creating clothes with a DIY hand that could either be worn or hung on a wall.

“I think we coalesce at a mutual love of textile art and sports apparel,” said Come Tees’s Sonya Sombreuil backstage after the show. Those streetwise, crafty forms were found in a suit made from different colored panels held together by string wrapped through grommets; a monogrammed tennis dress that hung off the shoulder; a jumper and shorts combination with photographs printed on them like a scrapbook. The print-work on each garment was eye-catching, and Sombreuil said she and No Sesso’s Pierre Davis spent countless hours hand-screen printing each piece.

“Every inch of this fabric, I touched,” said Sombreuil, whose shirts made a splash when they were seen on Rihanna and Kanye West back in 2016. “There were three signature prints. One of them was a little bit of a joke and a little bit of an homage to how much we love high-fashion monograms. So we made a schizophrenic monogram. I love MCM, I love Fendi, I love Gucci. To me, Gucci is a powerful image. Then, we had an image where—I use a lot of photography in my work—so we both contributed photos that were about our origins. And then the drawings.”

The photographs and the drawings held personal memories for Davis. “The photos are from black hair magazines from the ’90s,” said Davis. “And that’s what these illustrations are inspired by too. That was one of my first intros to fashion—seeing celebrities talking about their hair and wearing really cool clothing. That was something that stuck with me.”

Naturally the casting was a family affair. Zoe Jennings, who has walked previously for No Sesso (and has been scouted for other modeling jobs as a result) spoke passionately about the label’s sense of togetherness. “This brand is the safest for people of color or anyone. We protect each other—it’s literally for everyone. It’s all-inclusive, even for big girls,” said Jennings. “Most clothes made for big girls are corny as hell. It doesn’t have to be cheetah print.” Twin gallerists José and Hector Polio and painter Emma Kohlmann were part of the lineup, as was rising local soul star Kona. “They have these massive house parties with half-pipes, fireworks, barbecue,” said Kona. “All of a sudden, I’m smoking weed with Mac DeMarco or Anderson Paak is like, ‘I like your shoes.’ The No Sesso and Come Tees crews are the cool kids, and they support the community.”

The atmosphere among showgoers was just as convivial. Cheers rose from the crowd with each passing look, and when one model stumbled on the runway, several audience members braced themselves to catch her, as if falling might end up in a triumphant crowd surfing moment. Among the hundreds who filtered into the space were artists and musicians such as Jasmine Nyende, Kingdom, James Flemons, and Wendy Yao. But many of the guests had never been to a fashion show before. And that was intentional, said Sombreuil. “No Sesso is very anti-fashion in that she [Davis] really wants the clothes to be worn by people instead of the people being backstage to the clothes,” says Sombreuil. “It’s both things: It’s high fashion and for the people.”Read more at:www.queenieau.com/formal-dresses-adelaide | www.queenieau.com/cheap-formal-dresses-au
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Rachel Roy to Be Headlining Designer at Memphis Fashion Week
Rachel Roy will be the headlining designer at Memphis Fashion Week, which runs April 11 to 15. She will show her spring 2018 collection on the runway.

Throughout the weekend, Roy will host and participate in several Memphis Fashion Week events. On April 12, she will host a “Fashion Night Out” event and trunk show where guests can shop the runway looks at her Rachel Rachel Roy pop-up shop. On April 13, she will be honorary guest at an influencer luncheon and participate in a Q&A with Abby Phillips, the creator of Memphis Fashion Week, at the Memphis Country Club.

On April 13, she will be the featured designer and show 30 looks from her spring Rachel Rachel Roy contemporary and curvy apparel, swimwear and jewelry collections on the runway at Graceland. In her collection statement, Roy said, “I love marrying contemporary influences with historical references, blending high and low, old and new, and finding the harmony in different influences. For me, design is storytelling and spring is always a fully charged fresh start.”

Other designers presenting on the runway are Ituen Basi from Nigeria; This Is Sloane from Austin, Tex.; Daniel Magana bridal from Orange County, Calif., and TIENA from Memphis.

A portion of proceeds from the pop-up shop sales throughout the weekend will benefit the Memphis Fashion Design Network. MFDN cultivates local designers and artists in the fashion industry in education, workforce development, manufacturing and fashion design infrastructure. This is the seventh Memphis Fashion Week.Read more at:www.queenieau.com/bridesmaid-dresses | www.queenieau.com/cheap-bridesmaid-dresses
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Kansas City Fashion Week kicks off Wednesday
This year's Kansas City Fashion Week (KCFW) is packed with designs that are light, breezy, and bright — at least that’s our initial impression of what will walk the runway beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, March 28.

This, the seventh year and thirteenth season of KCFW, features a lineup of 28 local and national designers. Kelsie O'Brien, KCFW spokesperson, says she sees in the event a nod to KC's heritage as the second-largest garment district in the country behind New York City. In the late 1940s, over 4,000 people were employed in KC's Garment District.

“I think people are remembering our past, in that we were a hub for fashion," O’Brien says. "It’s great to see all these different brands be based locally, whether they’re showing in fashion week or otherwise relocating here. Everyone is working together to revive that, to put our name back on the map as being a part of the fashion industry.”

The KCFW spring show is usually smaller than fall, but that means the focus is pointed at the designers, according to O’Brien.

“We have a really good mix of young and up-and-coming designers as well as really established brands in Kansas City,” O’Brien says.

Those “fresh-faced, indie brands” include Miranda Hanson at the Friday night show. She’s a 17-year-old fashion designer from Omaha who has already had a number of lines featured at fashion weeks around the Midwest. As for established brands, Georgina Herrera is the closing walk for Saturday’s show. Her line of jewelry is sold at Halls in Crown Center and at Alysa Renee Boutique.

“[Herrera] has a cool runway presentation that’s unique; it’s something different for this season, but I can’t give away too many details,” O’Brien says.

Another new feature at this year’s show is the presentation of Day’s Eye, the handbag line by Margarida Kessens. Rather than doing the runway show, Day’s Eye will have a presentation on Thursday before the runway show from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

“Guests can get up-close-and-personal with her handbags and the models to see the details for an extended period of time, rather than having it walk down the runway,” O’Brien says.Read more at:http://www.queenieau.com/formal-dresses-sydney-au | http://www.queenieau.com/bridesmaid-dresses
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Designer Olivier Lapidus leaves Lanvin after eight months
The French fashion house Lanvin has announced the departure of its artistic director, Olivier Lapidus, after only eight months in the role. The news comes as the brand confirmed several major changes to its senior management following its sale to Chinese conglomerate Fosun in February. Lapidus was appointed by its former owner, Shaw-Lan Wang, and many speculated that the designer would be one of the first casualties of the new regime.

Lapidus succeeded French designer Bouchra Jarrar in the role in July after she had also only shown two collections for the house. Prior to their tenure, Alber Elbaz was at the helm for 14 years, until he left in 2015. Elbaz, a celebrated designer whose designs and gregarious personality made Lanvin a highlight of the Paris fashion week schedule, said that his departure from the company was “the decision of the company’s majority shareholder”, referring to Wang, a figure with whom he was said not to have seen eye to eye. Since Elbaz vacated the role, the 129-year-old brand has struggled to achieve the commercial and critical acclaim that it enjoyed during his reign.

Lapidus’s debut collection in September and follow-up outing in February were met with a mixed response from buyers and critics alike. “High-waisted trousers in cobalt blue, burnt-orange ribbed knits under tailored blazers and soft black leather skirts worked nicely for daytime,” wrote Jess Cartner-Morley last month. “But evening wear, caught between gaudy ombre sunset satin and stiffly formal ballgown shapes, failed to capture the insouciant magic of Elbaz’s era of partywear.”

Other appointments announced include Nicolas Druz, former general manager of Lanvin since 2017, who has been made managing director of the Fosun fashion group. Joann Cheng, current president of Fosun fashion group and chair of the board of directors of Lanvin, has been made interim CEO. “Olivier steered the Maison through a transitional period between ownerships. We thank him for that, and wish him every success for his own brand and future endeavours,” said Cheng via a statement which confirmed that the in-house design team will be responsible for the womenswear collections until Lapidus’s replacement is announced.

“Lanvin is a truly iconic and storied brand with immense potential. By being a part of the Fosun fashion group, Lanvin’s future growth can leverage resources from the expansive global platform of Fosun’s established companies and experts,” Cheng continued. “We sincerely thank Mr Druz and Mr Lapidus for their contributions to Lanvin’s glorious heritage. In seeking candidates for the permanent positions of CEO and artistic director, we want to ensure we find people who share the spirit of Lanvin. The re-launch of Lanvin with fresh talents, while adhering to the values that the brand has maintained since 1889, is fundamental to returning the Maison to its rightful position at the top table of the world’s most lauded and innovative fashion houses,” she added.

Lapidus, son of the famed French designer Edmond “Ted” Lapidus, will return to his own “e-couture” label, Creation Olivier Lapidus, which he maintained simultaneously to his Lanvin role.Read more at:http://www.queenieau.com/bridesmaid-dresses | http://www.queenieau.com/formal-dresses-sydney-au
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Why Don't I Ever See Anyone Who Looks Like Me in Fashion
Fashion has always been a part of my DNA. As a child, I would spend hours dressing up in my mother's clothes, ripping out pages of magazines for things that inspired me, and drawing outfits from my favorite movies. Flash forward to today, fashion is still a huge part of my life, and I've even managed to make a career out of it. But whether I look at bloggers on Instagram or billboards on the street, one important question has always stood out to me: I'm Indian; why don't I ever see anyone who looks like me in fashion?

Growing up, I moved over 12 times, hopping around from cities like Mumbai, New York, and Dubai. Living in these cultural meccas, I often found myself wondering why the media didn't represent the stylish Indian people I saw walking on the streets every day. When I would see an Indian person being represented on TV, I'd quickly realize that they were based on stereotypes rather than the kinds of real people I knew. I'm looking at you, Raj from The Big Bang Theory and Apu Nahasapeemapetilon from The Simpsons. (C'mon, Apu's last name is something right out of a racist joke book, don't you think?) Even as I entered my first Fashion Week, it was jarring how I could barely count the number of Indian models I saw on one hand.

Where Are We Now?

When Priyanka Chopra broke onto the scene with ABC's hit show Quantico in 2015, everyone couldn't stop buzzing about how amazing her style was. I, for one, couldn't help cheering from the sidelines, "FINALLY!" But the thing is, Priyanka's amazing style was something I already knew about and, over the years, I had kind of just given up hope that people outside of my community would take notice. It was powerful to see Priyanka make it big because it felt like Indian people were finally a part of the equation and getting some much-needed recognition. I was lucky enough to meet the actress during an event and we instantly bonded over the fact that we both love fashion and we are both Mumbaikars (which is a playful way of saying we both lived in Mumbai). I told Priyanka that it made me proud to see an Indian person making it big in Hollywood and she said that it made her happy because she too was proud to be Indian.

While it's great that Priyanka is getting the recognition she deserves, it's been three years since she broke onto the scene, and she is just one person from a country with a population over 1.3 billion. There are so many other fashionable Indian women out there like Sonam Kapoor, who has over 11 million followers on Instagram. (For scale, that's about the amount of people who live in Belgium or, to make it relatable to fashionistas, the same number of people who follow street style star Chiara Ferragni.) There's also Aishwarya Rai, who has received many accolades for her Cinderella-esque gown at Cannes Film Festival, and Bollywood actress Deepika Pudukone, just to name a few. (If you need any proof of how stylish these women are, just scroll through their Instagrams and you'll see what I'm talking about.) We should be giving more women like them a platform, because everyone's obsession with Priyanka has proved that the world is ready for it.

One big missed opportunity was Vogue India's 10-year anniversary issue. Instead of choosing an Indian model or one of the many stylish Bollywood actresses, the magazine decided to "outsource" their talent (yes, I went there) by choosing American supermodel Kendall Jenner to be the cover girl. From a business perspective, I understand that it's a huge deal to land a covetable model like Kendall, but this could've been a huge moment for Indians to showcase some of the amazing, diverse talent we have in our country. It would've been inspiring to see someone Indian on the cover, showing the world that we're proud of our heritage.

Another thing that got everyone buzzing was a Business of Fashion article written by an Indian editor. I opened up Instagram one morning to see that a ton of my friends had posted a specific quote from the article that made them feel extremely marginalized, and it was easy to see why. "They [Indians] may not be the tallest or the conventionally prettiest of models," read the quote. I had many conversations that morning with others who were completely stunned by the fact that a fellow Indian could say something like that. If we perceive ourselves in this light, what stops others from doing the same? Being someone who's been called both "too Indian" and "too Americanized" my entire life, the article made me furious because that statement is so far from the truth. While the editor did apologize stating she meant "Indian models weren't perceived as 'the prettiest' by the Western-centric standards that dominate the fashion market," it still made me sad to think that these so-called beauty standards are so deeply ingrained in our society. Shouldn't every ethnicity be celebrated and considered beautiful? We shouldn't be ripping each other down; we should be embracing each and every individual for who they are, and all of the unique traits they bring to the table.

Beauty companies like Rihanna's Fenty Beauty and Huda Kattan's beauty line are breaking the mold by making it a point to include a diverse range of models in their campaigns and, more importantly, releasing multiple shades of their products. Their lines were instant successes, and people of all different ethnicities couldn't stop expressing their excitement over feeling included for once. The fashion industry should take a cue from these companies and the public's overwhelming cry for more diversity. Honestly it baffles me why designers don't even see this as an opportunity to make more sales. They're all missing out on a huge segment of the population, one that could potentially mean millions of dollars in revenue. What company wouldn't want that?

Where Do We Go From Here?

One Indian woman in the fashion industry that I admire greatly is Roopal Patel, who is the SVP fashion director at Saks Fifth Avenue. Looking at her career, it makes me proud to see another Indian woman succeeding in the industry, particularly one who is regarded so highly by her peers and designers. I admire Roopal not only because she has a lot of knowledge about the fashion industry, but also because she's managed to forge her own path as one of the only Indian woman directors of a multimillion-dollar retail company. Having even one person with a high-profile fashion job like Roopal's can help inspire a movement in the industry. I know she has already inspired me in my own career.

Even though I am just one person, I've made it my mission to do everything I can to make the situation better. Working at a place like POPSUGAR, I feel like I can voice these issues and unearth Indian brands and designers that mean something to my culture. I've been making a conscious effort to include people of all different backgrounds in my stories in the hopes of making everyone feel more included when they read an article of mine. During my first week at POPSUGAR, I was showing my team pictures from my sister's wedding and everyone was asking questions about what each outfit meant and what exactly one wears to an Indian wedding. I decided to write a couple of posts about it and, just like that, I was already writing about topics that mattered to me.

This past year has sort of been an awakening for women. There seems to be a growing platform for women of all races to speak out when they feel like they're being marginalized and underappreciated in today's society. While these strides are long overdue, we definitely still have a ways to go. Much like the body-positivity movement, it's time to call for the fashion industry to be more diverse so every young woman can feel like they are being represented in some way. It's inspiring to see how Ashley Graham and Tess Hollidayhave managed to start an entire movement about the lack of curve models in the industry. Maybe we can learn from these empowering women and try to get the conversation started in the same way. Whether it's by using social media like the effyourbeautystandardshashtag and calling for Indian bloggers to band together, or simply by sharing this story to spark conversations, we can at least attempt to make a difference.

In the future, I hope to look at the runways of my favorite designers and see Indian models being included, but I wouldn't want it to end there. I would love for all ethnicities to be represented. Call it wishful thinking, but I think it can be accomplished in time. It's the best feeling in the world to see designers like Naeem Khan and Sachin and Babi Ahluwalia pave the way for other Indian designers out there. It gives me hope. After all, fashion is all about dreams. It takes a dream to start a company, it takes a dream to create a collection, and it takes a dream to make even the slightest difference in the world. Maybe one day, this simple dream will become a reality and we can finally look up at a billboard or open up a magazine, and see someone who we relate to looking back at us.Read more at:http://www.queenieau.com/formal-dresses | http://www.queenieau.com/formal-dresses-sydney-au
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