Tunic in everyday life and modern fashion design
Modern tunic refers to one of the most versatile, non-binding items of clothing. Dresses of a T-shaped style easily rush and approach all types of a figure. Women around the world love this outfit, as it is easy to combine with other elements in a variety of styles.
Harmonious ensembles with tunics can be chosen for any season, whether it is summer, winter or off-season.
Tradition tunic associated with its ubiquitous prevalence in ancient Rome. The previous evolution goes back to the Greek chiton, which was modeled manually from a single woolen cloth. It is believed that the T-shaped pattern is an improvement in the chiton to save material.
Modern versions, of course, may differ significantly from ancient prototypes. A tunic these days is a key item for a chic evening dress, a business casual dress, and comfortable, functional homewear.There are several domestic factories that produce low-cost affordable models of high-quality knitwear. In particular, the products of Ivanovo manufactory “Golden Fleece” are represented in the wholesale online store. We present you the main versions of the silhouettes and forms of this dress, demanded by fashion designers of our days:
- Northern European tunic;
- eclectic designer tunic.
This type came to global fashion from Indochina and Persia. The word "Kurt" in Farsi means "shirtless collar." Such clothes were worn by men and women in combination with shalvar, shuridars and dhoti. The last two models of pants differ from shalvar by the great fit of the silhouette to the lower leg due to the formation of additional folds.
The current Kurtas are combined with skinny jeans, leggings and palazzo trousers to create a dynamic and vibrant look. The modernization of Kurt and Kurti has blurred the line between ethnic and modern. Tunic of this type is now very popular all over the world.
The classic Persian version (without collar) is associated with a bohemian style or everyday.High stand-up collar, on the contrary, creates the impression of uniforms of Indian clerks.
If you use embroidery and expensive fabrics, Kurt becomes a key element in creating a luxurious, sophisticated look for gala parties and other events where a strict dress code is not adopted. Indo-Pakistani pastel-colored chikankari kurtas are more suitable for a relaxed atmosphere of summer techniques of various directions. A wide range of variations of Indo-Persian tunics allows modern fashion designers to feel free to embody a variety of fantasies.
Kaftan is of ancient Mesopotamian origin. He came to a modern global wardrobe, mainly from the traditions of Middle Eastern ethnic groups. This dress is akin to an antique tunic with its T-shaped pattern. The caftan was widespread in North Africa, Persia, and also among the Slavic and Jewish communities. A beautifully embroidered caftan was cultivated by the nobility for many centuries in one of the Indian states - Kashmir.
The caftan is characterized by a spacious cut with drooping folds and a non-contoured sleeve.Only in Russia, starting from the 18th century, the uniform variants of a caftan with a narrowed sleeve appear, and this clothing loses any relationship with the tunic. In modern fashion, under the caftan, it is customary to understand its ancient Persian, Turkish and Kashmiri variants.
Kaftans, like other types of modified tunics, are suitable for all body types, but it is especially advantageous for obese women.
A modern women's caftan is modeled either shortened for a combination with pants, or elongated - then it is worn like a dress. Often, these outfits are equipped with belts or backstage with laces for shaping. Popular female models of lightweight fabrics - georgette and chiffon, as well as with colorful floral prints. Designers also like to use silk, turning a caftan into a dazzling evening dress.
Northern European tunics
The tunic, whose silhouette dates back to the Scandinavian patterns, is one of the most popular items of clothing among the inhabitants of Europe. They rarely use long-cut T-dresses.
Basically, these are short, mid-thigh, models worn with jeans, trousers of all kinds, and leggings.Depending on the design and availability of prints such tunics are used in everyday life, or as a party outfit. It is common practice when the clothes of the autumn-winter period are completed with the Scandinavian tunic, sweater, jeans and low boots or high-lace-up boots. Tunic in combination with pants looks more stylish than a T-shirt or shirt, and allows you to significantly diversify the casual look.
Modern designer tunics Indian designers
Samples of a strongly non-ethnic trend offered to the market at fashion shows are distinguished by a very diverse cut. Initially, designers draw inspiration from historical, even museum artifacts, and then pass everything through the urban lens of modern technology and ideas about style. The result is a very exotic tunic. Asymmetry, play with pleats, pleats and prints are in fashion.
Continental tunics, claiming the formation of a luxurious image, often made from high-quality silk. Several young Indian designers made a name for themselves and became known throughout the world due to the release of collections of unique T-shaped dresses.These include Rajesh Pratap Singh, Neeru Kumar, the duo of Abraham & Thakore and Siddhartha Tytler.
Rajesh Pratap Singh calls himself a "globalizer of ethnic traditions."
Rajesh likes to use fine detailing, a combination of dissimilar fabrics and a special kind of embroidery-weaving, called faggotting.
Neeru Kumar relies on a combination of minimalism, glamor and boho.
Expensive textured fabrics, only functional details and an elegant silhouette - that's all, in her opinion, what is needed for a tunic, if she claims to be the key thing in your wardrobe.
Abraham & Thakore delight fans of the constant search for new technologies.
Virtually no one except them uses abstract applications as decorations for dresses of this type.
Siddhartha Tytler is in many ways similar to Neera Kumar, but in his models you will find less boho and more glamor.
Modern designer tunics are eclectic, transcend national and cultural boundaries and are acceptable in any part of the world.
How to knit a North European tunic with knitting needles: