Déjà Vu: Global Village

The World Wide Web has shrunk this wide world. It has shortened distances on maps, it has bridged borders and generally, brought people closer together.

Our village is indeed, global. Our possibilities are endless, as are our dreams.

The global landscape is ours to behold. And the language – a highly visual one – requires no translation.

Given the age we live in – given the amount of visuals at our disposal each and every day – I thought it was interesting that one woman in New York (a woman who knows all women, really) had a thought for Spring…

Donna Karan SS12 Zippered Jacket and Skirt on exshoesme.com
Ms. Karan's vision for SS12.

…while another, in India, had a similar one for Fall.

Kavita Bhartia AW11 Brown and Gold Dress on exshoesme.com
Kavita Bhartia's brown and gold ensemble for AW11.

Of course, each has their distinct style and interpretation, however, I found the images a true representation of the shrinking world we live in – what we see, what we are inspired by, how we create…

Images: Vogue.com and WIFW.

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  1. Jyotika Malhotra
    September 19, 2011

    Actually, Indian designers have some wonderful interpretations of the West, with the craftsmanship and immense heritage of India, behind them. Some are embracing that heritage, while others are forging a new path for the new India and creating a revised visual identity – that isn’t modelled on the West necessarily but perhaps is a take on the global state of our current reality. That visual conversation is of great interest to me and something I will continue to explore in this space. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  2. September 19, 2011

    Most of the time when I look at fashion, I think Indian clothes — every dress transforms into an idea for a desi outfit, including this brown gown (would make a nice frock suit, no?).

    Disclosure — I’m much more adventurous with desi clothes than western wear… so many ideas!

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