First it was kurta & kameez’s in Zara and now it’s Asian style fashion jackets in River Island.
The British high street hit from this Summer is the long kimonos - which look more like the jackets we normally see in Asian fashion trends.
The British Asian fashion industry call them long kimono’s but we traditionally know them as dress jackets we wear on our 3-piece luxurious suits.
Yes, it is a fashion must on the British high street and Asian fashion world.
In addition, l spotted Kendal Jenner (Kardashian’s sister) wearing what looks to be a combination of the kimono and Asian fashion jacket. And if it’s good enough for her (combined with her jeans) - it’s good enough for us.
Just visit River Island or tailor your own with your chosen fabric and sculpt it around your look at a eye-catching statement piece in your outfit.
Feel free to share your thoughts :)
First of all, for those of you who are celebrating Eid - a huge Eid Mubarak to you and your family from Sid and Me.
I hope you all are having a wonderful Eid! I am sure you are all making the most of your Eid by feasting on lots of tasty food. Of course, all diet plans are on hold ;)
I just thought l would remind you all - it’s the Mayor of London’s yearly Eid Festival this weekend in Trafalgar Square and you have no excuses not to attend as it’s is a free celebration on Saturday 2nd August.
There’ll be a food festival where you can sample a host of delicious global cuisines, live music performances and fun activities for children including face-painting, henna, calligraphy and sports.
A perfect excuse to enjoy Eid-al-Fitr in true Asian style!
For more information of the EID FESTIVAL CLICK HERE >
Since receiving The Asian Today every month, l have become a religious reader of the publication!
In July’s edition, l was glad to see an publication promote and advertise events and Eid sales in their publications!
A monthly publication based in Birmingham and the Midlands - I enjoyed reading July’s edition as it featured up and coming Eid fashion sales, events and fashion for all for us British Asians in the UK! And the best bit is… it’s free!
Can someone tell me why we don’t have one in the South East?
To check out July’s Eid edition of The Asian Today (as seen in the photos) and all digital editions click here >
Where ever you are there is something taking place for Chaand Raat in or near you. By just looking at my social media, l can see there so many events around the UK celebrating Chand Raat.
Here are only some of the events l came across online;
- Chaand Raat event in Barking
- Chaand Raat in Southall
- Chaand Raat Mendi & Threading in Woking
- Chaand Raat in Greet Street
- Chaand Raat Shopping, Celebrations & fireworks in Bury Park, Luton
- Chaand Raat event in Walthanstow
- Chaand Raat event in High Wycombe
- Chand Raat event in Reading
- Chaand Raat at Ladypool Road, Birmingham
- Chaand Raat event in West Bromwich
- Chaand Raat event in Bradford
In addition, please check with event organisers and research before attending any events mentioned above. Also if your bringing the family and partner along always best to triple check if it’s a women’s only event. However, everyone is welcome to the British Asian street events mentioned above.
On Eid day most will be partying in Central London’s Edgware Road. I remembering going last year - expect long delays, lots of pervs and expensive cars ;) Best advice - use the train! :)
What ever you decide to do , even just relaxing with the family - Sid and me hope you have a lovely Chaand Raat and Eid!
Most Asian publications, bloggers and designers in Britain focus on bridal or party wear fashion and l look to focus on more on everyday and evening fashion so instead of looking at outlandish designer collections we can’t wear most days l take a look at HSY Contemporary Collection 2014 for Eid.
As most of you know by now from my British Asian fashion trend blogs, flowy Asian dresses are on trend and in fashion this season and l have been biding my time to share this next designer’s collection.
For those of you who don’t know Hassan Sheheryar Yasin (HSY), like Sid and my fashion loving friends he is a well-known Pakistani designer who has won various awards in South Asia. I’ve mentioned him in April’s Edition of British Asian Fashion News and you can click on the link to briefly find out more about him.
HSY mainly showcases bridal, occasional and party wear - he’s similar to a high-end British designer and price tags to match. However if you buy an HSY garment, you know your buying the peak of Asian fashion innovation and l doubt it will go out of fashion! He’s collection are like the Shah Ruk Khan of Asian fashion - young, fresh and a classics ;)
Not only can you wear the long flowing dresses during Eid but evening out depending on where your going out. I love the fusion of two-tone colours in the clothing - very modern and practical.
In addition, with the embroidered elements in the first dress l liked the western and eastern fashion fusion.
If l had to sum him up - he creates the peak of modern fashion movement in the Asian fashion scene specifically Pakistani fashion. HSY takes our traditional fashion techniques to new heights, whilst empowering Pakistani women through fashion.
As it’s #FashionFriday and Eid isn’t too far - It’s perfect inspiration for Eid.