For the last few years, Asian-Americans have been incorporating their own cultural fashion with modern everyday Western wear. From Chinese street fashion to Korean pop star band-inspired fashion, America is truly becoming a melting pot for all cultures and their fashions. This year especially Indian-American fusion fashion is gaining momentum as creators like Tan France and Rupi Kaurlead the way. Here are 4 fashion icons creating their own mark on Indian-American fusion fashion.
1. Rupi Kaur
Rupi Kaur is a novelist and an underappreciated fashionista. In this photo, she pairs western fashion statements like white sunglasses and white sneakers with Indian basics like a kurta(Indian-tunic top). Her black color blocking with the kurta makes her Patiala salwar(loose-fitting Indian pants) and her western accessories create contrast and eye-catching movement.
2. Tan France
It is no surprise that Tan France, the fashion Queer Eye guy, has been experimenting with Indian-American fashion styles. In this picture like Rupi’s take on Indian-American Fashion, France uses black color blocking with the use of black sunglasses and black fitted tee to make other colorful elements of his creation pop. The focus of the photo is definitely the beautiful shorts made of a basic Indian fabric print that can be found just about everywhere.
Lily Singh is a comedian and a fashion icon for the Indian community everywhere. In this video, she showcases how cultural and gender fluidity runs through fashion in 2020. Not only does she show off a custom made suit, making it known that fashion has no gender, but she also shows off her Indian culture as the suit is made up of beautiful Indian fabric prints. Pairing it with a modern aspect like Nike Air maxes, the whole outfit is complete.
4. Humble the Poet
As his name suggests, humble the poet is an iconic poet and motivational speaker, but what people do not know is that Humble is getting into the fashion game and making sure he brings his identity with him. In this picture, he matches his magenta-purple turban to his entire suit. The suit itself is made with a gold and magenta Indian fabric. Monochrome and a nod to his Indian heritage? What’s not to love?