The Dos and Donts of Draping a Saree

A talented actor, a gorgeous television host, a popular style icon and now a celebrity designer! She is the jack and master of all trades, certainly!  Mandira Bedi’s unique sense of fashion and style makes her appearances chic and glamourous. Her love for the Indian traditional ensemble, which is the six yards, turns her into [...] Jan 21, 2014

The Touch of Royal

From the valley of Kashmir to the forts of Hyderabad, designer Preet S Kapoor takes inspiration from everything with a royal touch. Her collection titled ‘Royal India’ brings together a wealth of Indian crafts. Purple, fuchsia, orange, saffron, green and shocking pink blend perfectly to create majestic lehengas, anarkalis and sarees.  Bollywood actress Aditi Rao [...] Jan 21, 2014

Add the Punk in your Style

Fashion designer Shantanu Singh presents his latest label, ‘Popdigi-punk’, which is a translation of his inspiration from the art movement of the mid 1950’s. He plays with funky shades, patterns and fabrics to bring out a fusion of punk style and pop art. Peplum dresses, experimental six yards and multi-layered dresses were some of the [...] Jan 20, 2014

Floral Indulgence for the Bride

Pallavi Jaikishan’s signature floral embroidery defines her bridal collection at the India Bridal Fashion Week.  Apart from her quintessential styles, Pallavi brings in a new colour palette of garnet, oxblood and maroon.  Pallavi plays with lehengas and sarees in colours that graduate from blues, peach, pinks to garnet and maroon.  The bridal silhouettes were embellished [...] Jan 20, 2014

A Tribute to Renaissance Artists

‘Grammar of ornament’, pays tribute to the skillful artists of the renaissance period. Designers Pankaj and Nidhi play with a controlled colour palette of white, but bring in colour with strokes of blue, coral and yellow. Knee length dresses, red carpet gowns, and printed miniskirts are adorned with a mosaic of embroideries and cut work. [...] Jan 19, 2014

Bridal Mantra: Understated Elegance

Luxury, royalty, elegance and understated bling form the essence of Meera and Muzzaffar Ali’s bridal collection. The duo weaves bridal dreams with pearls, sequins, resham and zari on velvets, georgette, chiffon, tissue and net. Lehengas, shararas, saris and floor length kurtas augment the theme of the show, the grandeur of Awadh. The colour story moves [...] Jan 19, 2014

The Tale of Romance and Fashion

When it came to thinking bridal this year, designer Mandira Wirk could only think of royal forts, palaces and tales of romance and valour. She intricately renders the essence of her inspiration onto her silhouettes with her embroideries, cuts and colour play. Miss Universe Canada 2012, Sahar Biniaz opened the show for Mandira and bringing [...] Jan 18, 2014

The Old World Charm on the Ramp

Rabani and Rakha take us back to old Lucknow with their traditional yet sensual collection for the spring summer of 2014. The soft colour palette of rose pink, sage, skin and oyster, for the experimental sarees, lengthy kurtas,  voluminous skirts, cocktail gowns and other silhouettes, lend an old world charm to the collection. The designers creatively [...] Jan 18, 2014

African Queen returns to Nile waters 60 years on

Sixty years after Humphrey Bogart steered her through crocodile infested waters, the African Queen is back on the Nile. Lovingly restored, the boat is operated by Cam McLeay, a New Zealand adventurer and Nile enthusiast. Duration: 01:36 Jan 17, 2014