Saturday, October 3, 2020

Achkan

 Achkan

Achkan is a knee-­length traditional men’s jacket, similar to a Sherwani. What makes it different from the other styles of Sherwani is its light fabric. It is a long-­sleeved Rajasthani jacket with a breast pocket on the left hand side, reaching down to the knees & buttoned in front, up to the neck.

Origin & History.

It originated in Central Asia. It was essential court apparel of nobles of Persian & Turkish origin in Delhi Sultanate and the Mughal Empire, before it was adopted in the late 18th century. Initially, when it came into existence, it was a fusion of two traditional attires­ – the Indo Persian Chapkan, and Chogha with the British frock. By and by, the native Indian aristocracy began wearing this style.

Style

Lighter fabrics make Achkan an admirable attire to be worn during the summer season.  It is mostly unlined, blended with the royal Indian embroidery work of Swarovski, crystal work, stone work and zari.

Innovations

Keeping the traditional & cultural look intact, many fashion designers and style experts have enhanced the look of this attire all the more. Achkan was originally designed for men but now­a­days even women have started wearing Achkan jackets for a classic style statement. The same has been featured often at fashion events in the recent years.

Occasion & Accessorizing



Keeping the traditional & cultural look intact, many fashion designers and style experts have enhanced the look of this attire all the more. Achkan was originally designed for men but now­a­days even women have started wearing Achkan jackets for a classic style statement. The same has been featured often at fashion events in the recent years.


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