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The fashion weeks brought us many trends and styles that will be seen in the 2015. As the shows end, they leave us with their interpretations of trends.
One such trend that was seen in abundance was the extensive use of the pockets. Emerging from trousers, this year saw pockets being placed in every form of garment, from dresses to skirts to any casual garment for women.
In historic times, pockets were tied around the waist, with a string, like a pouch to hold small items like snuff boxes and perfume vials in it. Pockets have now evolved from being an attachment outside the garment, to being sewn inside the garment for convenience. Patch pocket and concealed pockets are the two most common form of pockets seen on the women’s garments. Clothes are normally differentiated according to the pockets it holds. One such example is of multi pocket Cargo pants, which is distinguished by its bagginess and the 6-7 pockets it holds depending on the styling of the garment.
Pockets become handy to the working women of today to keep their personal belongings. Now it’s not only required in their formal wear but also for their casuals. Pockets are being presented in skirts, evening gowns, casual dresses etc. to keep their hands free. Pockets are the trend that defines the working women of today, who likes to be feminine but still wants to maintain their professional image at all hours of the day.
Though pockets are of functional use and essential for today’s women, at certain times it is not completely required. This trend should see increasing traction in coming years, inspiring designers with its simplicity and presenting feminism to the working women who are always on the go.
Supriya Ghurye is the founder and owner of Fuel4Fashion, the virtual design studio that caters to new and upcoming fashion design labels with a diverse portfolio of design services. She is a member of the Cherie Blair Foundation’s Women Entrepreneurship Program and has over a decade of fashion industry experience.