There is a certain spring-like freshness and a vibrant tone to the colour orange.
It catches the eye, dazzles the gaze and livens up the atmosphere, every time it is splashed around on women’s fabrics. And currently it is the extra hot favourite in colours, of Hollywood, Bollywood and most probably all other ‘woods’ too.
If not in the initiated, go to any party, see around at a wedding function or for that matter take a stroll in the evenings with your mate and the ‘orange’ air will definitely get to you. But if you are already a part of the fashion flashers then revel in the emotion of others looking up to you.
Bollywood has its fair share of dainty damsels and femme fatales who have sported the colour orange and dazzled. Take the ‘Pyar Kiya tho Darna Kya’ actress Madhubala in Anarkali, or the ‘Chalte Chalte Yuhin Koiee Mil Gaya Tha’ heroine Meena Kumari in Pakeezah, donning the bright orange costume of a courtesan and lighting up the screen. It is the tantalizing orange colour that sets ablaze the royal settings and symbolizes the burning passions within. Mumtaz in her famous orange lehenga saree song of ‘Aaj Kal Tere Mere Pyaar Ke Charche Har Zubaan Par’ in Brahmachari has left a lasting impression with that dazzling hue. Be it the soft and demure Nutan, the charming Vyjanthimala, the ebullient Leena Chandavarkar or the dream girl Hema Malini, the ravishing Rekha, the stunning Sridevi, the bubbly Juhi Chawla or the very gorgeous looking Madhuri Dikshit, orange has shown them off more radiant and womanly, than other hues in some of their very memorable films or public appearances like award nites, star weddings and reality shows.
Take the recent lot of Katrina Kaif spotted several times in different costumes with one thing in common – the bright Orange. Leggings, a body-hugging dress and a jacket on separate occasions, but definitely orange and mind you! the traffic of eyes just halts on her. As she carries herself well in anything she wears, with a figure like that, a height to match and that natural womanly oomph that she oozes in the bright orange, she definitely is an adorable woman to watch.
Take the lissome lass Deepika Padukone herself, current best female actor of Bollywood and a favourite of the masses and classes. She herself looked gorgeous a couple of parties back where she sported an Indian dress and a western costume separately and in Orange! Mind you, people found her mesmerizing and many naturally had their eyes glued on her throughout.
Then you have the stylish Sonam Kapoor with her array of leading-the-way orange outfits, the equally tall Shilpa Shetty with her mix and match formula that had her once wearing a skirt and orange top with fingernails painted orange. Bipasha, Sunny Leone, Jacqueline Fernandez, Kangana Ranaut, Dia Mirza, Sonakshi, Malaika Khan Arora, Kareena Kapoor, Kalki Koechlin (whew! what a crowd!) have all taken to orange with a vehemence and showed their brighter and vibrant selves sometime or the other in different apparel as Sarees, Chudidaar Kameez, Gowns, and stylish dresses with a lot of adornments and appeal.
Tollywood, Kollywood, Mollywood and the remaining woods have all shown the female form draped in the sensational orange and what a captivating colour it is.
Hollywood’s own red carpet decorations recently had Sandra Bullock and Jennifer Lawrence in dashing orange dresses, the yellow breath-catching outfit matched by orange stilettos on Jessica Alba and the Hollywood beauty Emma with her black gown and magical orange lipstick that kept most eyes on her. Not to forget the striking Amy Jackson in a brilliant designer orange saree in some Indian function. All examples of a colour that delights, a hue that thrills, a vision that remains.
Every colour has its period in the life cycle of fashion when it reigns over the offerings of the fabric world. Yet orange and its range of hues are so very vibrant, elevating and cheery that this colour has never been limited to any cycle. In fact it has always remained popular and persisted with as a brilliant match for any other hue.
If you also feel the need to indulge in the flaming fervor of the orange and exhilarate in the vibrancy of its hues, do explore Unnati Silks, known for its extensive range and variety of traditional sarees and designer salwar kameez in a panorama of colours and definitely, full of the Orange colour.