Yet another day to be proud of our Nation’s heritage is upon us. The Indian Independence Day is not just any other National holiday. It is a day where we take pride and celebrate India’s successful struggle for freedom. On this prestigious occasion, Barclet Magazine brings to you the ‘Fashion Blogging’ section of our website. And what better day than Independence Day, 2015?
Through this section, we aim to bring together and connect all our readers. Our ‘Fashion Blog’ is not just a way to keep people trendy but it also updates everyone with the latest on going events of our society. This Independence Day, we bring you the most simplest form of clothing – styling a long white kurta with dupatas and salwar of the colors which bring national pride within us.
The flag of India — called the Tiranga, meaning ‘tri-color’ — has three horizontal bars of saffron, white and green, and is embossed in the middle with a blue wheel. It was adopted on July 24, 1947, in the wake of India’s independence from the British, and it is made only from khadi, domestically spun Indian cotton, as a symbol of nationalism and freedom.
The first look shows the model wearing a long white kurta with safron crop pants and dupata.
The upper saffron part of the flag is meant to denote ‘courage’ and ‘selflessness’. It is a religiously significant color to the Hindu, Buddhist and Jain religions as it signifies renunciation and the absolution of the ego. It is the color worn in the spirit of detachment by the wandering renunciants, and it is meant to remind political leadership to conduct their work without seeking material gains, but rather for the good of the nation.
The second look shows the same long white kurta with blue legings and dupata. This look focusses on both white and blue colors of the Indin flag. The white stripe in the middle of the flag is representative of honesty, purity and peace. In Indian philosophy white also represents cleanliness and knowledge. It signifies light and the path of truth to guide India’s national conduct. Politically, the white stripe functions as a reminder to India’s leadership that the ultimate national objective is to maintain a state of peace.
This is particularly important due to the bloodshed that surrounded India’s independence and subsequent partition .The blue strokes signifies the Chakra. The Ashoka Chakra is a depiction of the dharmachakra; represented with 24 spokes.
The third look is with the same white long kurta and green salwar and dupata.
The green stripe on the bottom half of the flag represents faith, fertility and prosperity. In Indian philosophy it is considered to be a festive and stabilizing color that represents life and happiness. It demonstrates the value placed on the earth as the ground upon which all life is dependent.
In this way the green stripe serves as a reminder to political leaders to protect Indian soil both from external enemies and from internal human destruction.
Finally, the last look styles all three colors of the Tiranga in one single picture. The short white kurta, with the safron dupatta and green salwar.
So, this Independence Day wear any or all of the colors of national pride. Celebrate freedom and happiness. Be original with your style as originality is independence, not rebellion; it is sincerity, not antagonism.
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Photos By – Aditya Ajay (firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook – Aditya Ajay, Instagram – @aditya.ajay, Twitter – @adityaajay96)
Model – Frazy Chandok ( Instagram – @frazy_chandok, Facebook – Frazy Chandok)
Special Thanks To – Akshada Rawat (Instagram – @akshsud26, Facebook – Akshada Rawat)