Fusion is a democratic fashion trend seen by some as a separate clothing style. Why fusion is so popular is easy to see: fusion allows women - and men, for that matter - to solve the problem of ‘non-matchable’ clothes. However, if you think you can throw in virtually anything in one outfit, you’re wrong. Each fashion tendency or style has rules, otherwise it couldn’t be singled out. So what makes the fusion style outfit?
In Western culture the word 'fusion' in this regard is often used to refer to the distinctive clothing trend with an obvious ethnic (Indian) touch. Here where I am from 'fusion' in fashion has aquired some different meanings. And that's what I am going to speak about.
Googling “fusion clothes” turns up many getups that are definitely not fusion. Other styles, too, can combine unlikely items. Take eclectics, for instance. What is the difference? The clue is in the choice of words. Fusion means mild blending, unlike eclectics where each element stands out vying for attention. Fusion appears homogeneous. And only a closer look reveals the curious mumbo-jumbo of items.
In fusion there is no feeling of oddity, partially because the colours are not supposed to clash. Fusion outfit seems kind of symbiotic. The pic I have chosen as example shows an ideal fusion combo. It does not come across as bizarre yet is composed of totally disassociated pieces: a romantic country-style top, a khaki military-style vest, a classic skirt and a pair of high-heeled jeans sneaker boots. As a rule of thumb, one fusion outfit should not combine more than three different items lest it turn into weird. But this look tolerates even the fourth one - the conspicuous jeans boots.
The colours are wonderfully uniform. A semi-transparent top like this one would be hardly appropriate in any context at all but the military-coloured vest saves the situation. As an alternative, one could even throw on a black-lace top resembling underwear. The classic straight skirt blends into the combo thanks to its colour and the romantic drapery at the front. The warm honey nuance perfectly matches khaki.