A sherwani is one of the famous fashion attires in Asia. With its origins dating back to the Mughals rule in India, its popularity today has expanded worldwide. With Indian diasporas, the traditions have spread to other nations. Along with this, the sherwani dress has caught the attention of the western world.
Sherwanis have always been a big part of Indian weddings and festive occasions. A rich mix of color and fabrics along with intricate embroidery, threadwork, beadwork and spectacular stones made this a symbol of status and wealth. As fashion trends changed and different cultural exchanges happened over the years, designers adapted to these changes to create a whole new variety of the sherwani dress that were made to suit any celebration or festival. The entire ensemble also evolved to incorporate new styles to suit the newer generations. This style of clothing was made even more popular with the Bollywood movies being shown across the globe. Stars like Saif Ali Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar made the sherwani popular in their movies. Almost every Hindi film has wedding sequence which in a way exported ethnic wear to other shores. Today, not just Indians but even foreigners have taken a fancy for the sherwani dress. With popular Indian designers like Manish Malhotra creating contemporary designer sherwanis for young stars like Ranbir Kapoor and Hrithik, its fame is spreading even faster. The sherwani dress has now caught on making Indian traditional wear a must have in every manís wardrobe.