Expectation from this sector is high and continuous. A designer catering to teenage fashion wear promises himself a life of insurrection and creative investigation. All teenagers are not rebels, they are just fashion conscious.
From cultural to fusion and trendy western casuals, teenage is all about joy in vivid colours. Teenagers are hard pressed for time as they are always speeding up from errands to coaching classes and regular schools. Thus they prefer something easy and relaxed. Their primary choice remains denims, jeans, washes in acid and stone. Corduroys fashions come and go. Teenagers go tremendously creative about accessories. Trinkets form bracelets, beads, clasp nose rings, cluster earrings, fake tattoos, nail painting, henna and bindis.
Carefree mind-set 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 responsive 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 know the venue of your day and dress accordingly.
Racial 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 significant to notice the teenagers skin deep in tradition at any festival or celebration.
Though western trends such as japanese fashion seem to control 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!