From Sketch to Ramp

Floral fantasy came alive on the ramp with designer Payal Pratap’s inspiration, from Chintz printing, taking shape into sketches and finally silhouettes. The collection comprised a lot of separates that not only adds a new dimension to the look but also help you maximise your wardrobe.  Interesting earrings left a lasting impression and so is [...] Nov 20, 2013

Hollywood Comes Alive with La Dolce Vita

Ashish N Soni’s classy monochromatic collection ‘La Dolce Vita’, inspired by the glitz and glamour of Hollywood’s 1950s, was a befitting finale for the recently concluded WLIFW SS, 2014. A lavish red carpet set up and a grand orchestra complete with professional musicians and a singer set the backdrop. The models, in well tailored tuxedos, [...] Nov 19, 2013

Swapnil Shinde @ BFW WF13

Think Swapnil Shinde, think experimental. Acid in wonderland is a collection that works with neon colours, pvc fabric and much more. While Swapnil’s clothes are usually too experimental for off the ramp, he introduced a line that is wearable too. And that’s where the challenge was for him. Adding the glam quotient to his show [...] Nov 19, 2013

No Catfights in Deepika and Priyankas World

The Goliyon Ki Rasleela- Ram Leela stars Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone were in Pune to promote their film at the launch of Cinepolis theatres. The duo worked up a good chemistry, but one thing Deepika wanted to avoid building was a controversy. When she was asked to comment on Priyanka Chopra’s item song in [...] Nov 19, 2013

A Modern Tweak to the Rajputana Tribe

The Rajputana tribe has made an effective return through Samanth Chauhan’s latest collection at WLIFW SS 2014. The delicate bird wings, lion skulls and other strong motifs crafted in gold, add great texture to the white silhouettes. The skillful juxtaposition of the rigid tribal elements with smooth fabrics, garnered the nature inspired designer a lot [...] Nov 18, 2013

Go Sexy and Sassy with Quiet Vanity

Sexy, sophisticated and sassy ‘Quiet Vanity’ surely ticks every checklist for a woman. The high slits, play with transparency and sheer adds a touch of tease and edge to the collection. The silhouettes are strong yet soft and the feminine cuts accentuate the look. The duo also moved away from their favourite black to work [...] Nov 18, 2013

Androgynous Fashion with a Cotton Tweak

This designer who believes in equality between men and women, translates the same thoughts creatively even onto the ramp. Using men’s wear sensibilities and design techniques, designer Josh Goraya creates similar attire for both men and women. Juxtaposing masculine cuts with delicate printed fabrics, Josh has designed stiff trousers, long jackets, stylish bermudas and printed [...] Nov 17, 2013

Wick it Up with Vaishali S

Vaishali S loves to work her magic around with natural Indian fabrics. For her spring summer 2014 collection she weaves glamourous outfits with a mosaic of monochrome, cutwork, transparency and cuts. The silhouettes were simple yet complex credits to the detailing. Vaishali restricts herself to a solid colour palette of blue, black and white for [...] Nov 17, 2013

RamLeelas Colour Chemistry

Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, now what can be said about their chemistry? The two are literally setting the big screen ablaze. And this chemistry has filtered into their off screen lives too; whether it’s true or just publicity that’s secondary for us, cause we at Nevanta noticed the two, like couples, are colour co-ordinating [...] Nov 16, 2013

When Old Indian Heritage Meets New Designs

Bringing old Indian heritage and culture onto the ramp through rich designs was the essence of this designer duo’s bridal collection at the PIFW, 2013. After making several trips across India’s culturally wealthy places, designers Riyaz Gangji and Reshma Gangji drew inspiration from the best of designs, fabrics and desi heritage for the collection. Besides [...] Nov 15, 2013

Defining Fashion with Limitations

Designer Pratima Pandey is always up for a challenge; and she challenged herself to defining her collection with limitations. Her limitations came from her choice of a restricted colour palette of blue and ivory. Pratima takes inspiration for the relationship of the two colours in blue pottery and aptly titles her collection ‘Two Sisters’.   Her [...] Nov 15, 2013

Go Vintage with Pallavi Singhee

Using a subtle colour palette with hues of beige, off-whites, champagne pink and moss green, designer Pallavi Singhee has crafted fine western wear for her collection at WLIFW SS 2014. Inspired by the Bohemian romance and old European times this vintage collection highlights intricate cut work, multi-layering in garments and use of separates in different [...] Nov 14, 2013

The Fashion Punch with Rajdeep Ranawat

With Rajdeep Ranawat, it has to be tropical. And this time he plays with the Rococo era to create flowy dresses, jumpsuits, bikini tops teamed with palazzos and gowns. Floral motifs run through the collection. Interesting sequined tropical bird clutches add the fun element to the luxurious collection. Intricately developed prints and embroideries work their [...] Nov 14, 2013

Seema Singh @ Pune Style Week 2013

Designer Seema likes to do things that are different from the usual. For her design showcase at the Pune Style Week, Seema bought in a male showstopper for a show that was dominated by women! The women sure enjoyed that. Also, dupattas styled as turbans for women and pencil cut pants instead of the regular [...] Nov 14, 2013

Shaila Gupta @ BFW WF13

Strong shoulders, braided details and embellishments lent a very military-esque feel to designer Shaila Gupta’s collection. Shaila was inspired from the era of imperialism and these details lent to the theme perfectly. The silhouettes moved from short dresses to trousers and gowns in neon pinks, blues and yellows. Keeping in mind the heat for her [...] Nov 13, 2013