Parallel Paradise

“How’s that fancy, mehenge vala lehenga of yours?

Still hidden away in your oh-so-special closet,
simply because you showed it off at your brother’s wedding?”

  Hey dear Readers,

Do you remember, mehenge vala lehenga,  bareilly ka jhumka,  oonchi wali heel and morni wali feel!! If you are still wandering, what I’m talking about, check this blog post-

It’s really funny how we waste extravagant costumes worn on special occasions, only to end up collecting dust from the world. Its high time now to reconsider the wardrobe priorities and let that designer lehenga see the light of day again.

In today’s world, SUSTAINABILITY SHOULD BE PARAMOUNT! The concept of reusing and redesigning high-quality clothing is absolutely important. It’s not just about the fear of fashion. It’s  also about reducing waste and making responsible decisions.

Let’s emerge out from the shackles of  William Shakespeare quote that “the fashion wears out more apparel than man!”

So, we dedicate this post to SUSTAINABLE FASHION. Designer Akanksha Jain took an initiative and showcased sustainable aspect of her outlandish outfits by creating fabulous fusion of traditional textiles and  denim. Parallel Paradise is a sustainable version of Peacock Paradise.

Here we go with the next time showcased at Hues of Heritage, hosted by Tale of a Trend in association with National Crafts Museum and Hastkala Academy, Ministry of textiles, Government of India.
1. In her purple and blues, she’s a vibrant delight,
With denim and jhumkas, she shines through the night.

  A blue Banarasi brocade lehenga paired with a denim jacket and accompanying accessories presents a harmonious blend of tradition and modernity, perfect for a modern Indian celebration. This monochromatic fusion ensemble beautifully combines the timeless elegance of Banarasi craftsmanship with the charm of denim to create a striking look perfect for occasions that call for both cultural respect and modern flair.

It epitomizes the evolving nature of Indian fashion, where tradition and innovation coexist seamlessly, making it a visually arresting choice for events that celebrate the past while embracing the future.

Model- Sezal Thukral

2. “Radiate confidence and grace in this chikan-denim fusion.
Elevate your style with a blend of elegance and chic sophistication.”

  This stylish ensemble combines the elegance of a classic blue top with a long lime green chikankari jacket, creating a fusion of modern and traditional elements. Pairing it with pearl accessorised denim creates the perfect balance between casual and chic. Complete the look with thoughtful accessories and complement your sophisticated touch with high heels, perfect for a fashionable day or night out.

Model- Bhumi Malhotra

3. In blue Bandhni’s gentle swirls, I twirl,
with white denim jackets & jhumkas, a style unfurl!

  Adorned with the glorious elegance of Bandhni’s ruffles in heavenly shades of blue, the saree becomes a walking masterpiece of traditional charm. The intricate patterns on her sarees reflect the universe itself. Her white denim jacket adds a modern touch, and the jhumkas dangle like twinkling stars, giving the ensemble an elegant and captivating grace, seamlessly blending eras into her divine fashion statement. Don’t miss out that attractive armlet!

Model- Kirti Bhartiya

4. Drape a lehenga so smart, sophisticated and elegant,
and make every move a mesmerising moment!

  Combining the timeless charm of Banarasi brocade with a modern touch, this elegant, sophisticated and luxurious ensemble features a stunning lehenga. Take your outfit to the next level by pairing this meticulosly crafted lehenga with a denim top and carefully selected accessories, making it perfect for a variety of occasions. Whether it’s her wedding or a festive celebration, this ensemble with Trendy Fusion  exudes elegance and is a testament to the evolving fashion world, seamlessly blending tradition and contemporary style.

Its importance lies in setting new standards for cultural fashion, embracing diversity and redefining the possibilities in Indian festive clothing.

Model- Mallika Kapoor

Kudos to the friendship!

5. Step into the world of peacock glamour,
And spread your charm and splendour!

  The colorful peacock-inspired design of the ruffled layered lehenga is an absolute showstopper, with its vivid hues and intricate patterns that mimic the mesmerizing plumage of this regal bird. The ruffled sleeve adds an extra layer of grace, while the denim crop top introduces a contemporary twist. Together, they create a fusion that’s both striking and elegant. Complete the look with accessories that enhance its beauty, and you’ll be a vision of grace and glamour wherever you go.

Model- Prisha Dua

6.Wrapped in splendour of blue,
make a statement with Peacock hues!

  Heavily embroidered patola blouse with exaggerated leg-o-mutton net sleeves paired with dupatta wrapped in dhoti style create an innovative and harmonious blend of traditional and contemporary aesthetics. It’s a versatile look that’s perfect for a variety of occasions, from hi fashion parties to festive gatherings.

It reflects the modern trend of embracing cultural heritage while staying on the cutting edge of fashion, allowing individuals to express their unique style sensibilities in today’s diverse and inclusive fashion environment.

Model- Mahima Korde

7. In Western threads with Jamdani’s art,
she’s a blend of cultures, a fashion sweetheart!

  This fusion ensemble combines the timeless charm of Western fashion with the intricate artistry of Indian Jamdani work for a truly unique and captivating look. The top and asymmerical wrap around skirt feature an exquisite floral ornamentation, creating a nice contrast with the casual denim shorts. This juxtaposition of culture and style takes fashion to a new level, creating a bold statement that celebrates diversity and creativity.

The jamdani trail draped over the arm, ensures that you stand out with elegance and elegance wherever you go.

Model- Laranya Rajpal

8. In layers of patola, she dances through,
with Denim, our proper patola, embraces a vision new!

  This vibrant ensemble elegantly combines a purple and green layered patola lehenga ! Add a modern vibe by pairing it with a denim jacket and green bustier. This fused look is absolutely perfect for devotional evenings and cultural celebrations for today’s girl.

Try a bit of delicate dancing in such events with this flared layered skirt and mesmerise the mob around with your desi thumkas and videshi swirls!

Model- Karuna Malik

9. In green ruffles, tradition gleams so bright,
Denim embrace, a fashion fusion of delight!

  This elegant ensemble effortlessly combines the classic brilliance of a layered lehenga with green ruffles, embodying traditional textiles with the fusion of  denim crop jacket with wide lapel and large cuff. The harmony of ethnic atmosphere and casual denim fabric . Complemented with statement accessories, this ensemble creates a unique and captivating charm . The result is an eye-catching fashion statement that not only bridges the gap between two worlds, but celebrates our rich cultural heritage while embracing today’s evolving trends. An arresting masterpiece of sartorial art that seamlessly blends past and present!

Model- Kritika Garg

That’s all for this post! Don’t forget to add this trendy theme to your collection of “unique wonders” !

Designer Akanksha Jain felicitated by Ms. Asel Akmatkalyi, First Secretary of the Kyrgyz Republic Embassy in India

By incorporating denim and accessories into traditional outfits is an endeavour to revitalize existing garments and promote sustainability by eliminating closet clutter. This approach encourages individuals to rethink fast fashion and adopt a greener lifestyle instead.

By breathing new life into traditional clothing, we extend its usability and reduce the need for regular shopping and clothing disposal. This not only respects cultural traditions, but also minimizes textile waste and contributes to a more sustainable fashion industry. Ultimately, advocating for the reuse of clothing through creative adaptation empowers people to make responsible choices that protect both style and the planet.

Do share your sustainable choices in our comments section. We will be back gain with more soon! Till then, stay safe, stay fashionable. See you.


The Trendy Team

Hosted and Conceptualised by Mehak Gulati

Designer- Akanksha Jain

 Co Author- Arushi Chandel

Event Managers- Pranjal Shivhare, Pearl Young Siddiqui and  Harshit Sethi

Anchor-  Sneha Vij, Mehak Gulati and Pranjal Shivhare

Music- Dev Sandhu 

Make up Artist – Bhumi Malhotra

Venue- National Crafts Museum and Hastkala Academy, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India

Photography and Videography:   Raj Studios, Unique Eye Photography and JCC Jims Rohini

Heartfelt Gratitude to National Crafts Museum and Hastkala Academy for supporting us in our noble endeavour of promoting Indian Handlooms.

Sincere Thanks to our educational partners, Modern Public School, Shalimar Bagh; Design Institute Partners, JD Institute of Fashion Technology; Photography and Videography Partners, JCC Jims Rohini and Gifting Partners, Ellecure Luxuria.

Many Thanks to all the readers for showing your constant love to our blog!!