Young Indian Influencers’ Take on Freedom
Young Indian Influencers’ Take on Freedom
As a part of our Independence Day story, we decided to focus on the millennial generation taking the world by storm currently. 5 Indian influencers who are making waves in the world of Indian style and fashion come together to tell us ‘What Independence & Freedom Means’ to them 70 years after India gained Independence.
The ever evolving cultural and socio-economic society we live in and the blurring lines between religions, countries and thought processes has put India on the world map as a force to reckon with. Though we have our own share of setbacks and internal shortcomings which we, as a country have to collectively overcome, there is no denying the fact that we are proud of our Motherland and the diversity it is known for far and wide.
Here’s to a brighter, stronger, wiser and more unified country, may we keep surprising ourselves.
Happy 70th India!
“What is it really?
But what about psychological? Social? Cultural? Economical?
Let’s break free as a country, as the people of India and embrace all our strengths and power, and shine like the sun,
Let us grow and become what we already know we are. Independent.
Independent in our thoughts,
Independent in our beliefs and Independent in our faith.
It’s crazy how we can walk out of a theatre and appreciate movies like DDLJ and 3 Idiots and Kapoor and sons,
But when it comes to decisions within the closed walls of our homes,
We fail to let people choose their own careers, love interests or even sexuality.
We might be forward in our ways, but are we really, in our mindset?
Let’s be the change.”
Personal Style: “My personal style is bold, expressive and versatile.
There will always be something about my outfit that will be an unexpected bold addition.
Quirky and out of the box is what I generally go for.”
“To me independence stands for rewriting rules all over again in sync with the times.
It’s all about breaking traditional and conceived notions about men wearing and behaving in a certain way. Freedom, for me, would to live in a non-judgmental society!”
Personal Style: “My personal style, as is very evident is pompous. I love experimenting with bold colours and each day I surprise my own self with unusual color combinations that I wear and style. It’s loud and proud, with a touch of an uber metro man’s personality, who is ready for experimenting and not afraid of wearing something that stands out and is unusual. My style is beyond just being labelled as vibrant and colorful. It’s interactive and compels people to speak up and create a vibe of uneasiness within their archaic thoughts and comfort levels. The style is thoughtfully needle-like, perfectly erred and always mutating.”
Wearing beautiful Indian jewels with everything western to compliment my vision of art is independence to me & to create anything according to my art space and being accepted by the world around me is freedom.
Personal Style: “Creating all kinds of artsy work including small elements is always something I peek for. My personal style is mainly to keep everything trendy and feminine all together.”
“This outfit speaks a lot about how our freedom of thinking and creativity has evolved through the years. The take on this modern kurta talks about my free way of thinking and accepting new ideas but the essence of our roots still lives within.”
Personal Style: “My personal style is about accepting the change in fashion everyday but keeping what works best for me, in mind at the same time. With changing beliefs and evolving society, we all have seen a cultural shift in everything around us. Whether it’s the way we stay connected to loved ones, which is mostly through social media these days, or the simple act of grocery shopping. In between this fancy chaos, I believe in being connected to our roots.”
“Freedom to me means the ability to express myself without any constraints.”
Personal Style: “It is weird but I don’t have a signature personal style. I am a bipolar when it comes to fashion. One day I dress up bohemian and the next I go minimal.”
“For me freedom is pulling off PJs even in public or even running errands in it, if the situation so demands. I don’t believe in fashion being restricted to any kind of boundaries as it is very personal, instead its essence lies in being comfortable in what you wear!”
Personal Style: “My personal style is full of experiments but I still like to keep it classy and elegant.”