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Mughal Art in a New Avatar

Mughal art work takes a new dimension in Manish Gupta’s spring summer collection for 2014. The designer skillfully imprints artistic Mughal motifs onto his western silhouettes and gives it a subtle touch of dramatic Baroque. The carefully executed hand cut work on organza add texture to the garments. For his silhouettes in lemon yellow, light [...] Dec 4, 2013
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Adopt Gulabi for Spring Summer

Designer Anupama Dayal takes forward a floral print story with a combination of traditional and contemporary silhouettes for her design showcase at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week SS14. Obvious to the title – Gulabi, Anupama plays with pink hues with a splash of olive. Interesting silhouettes and combinations of tiered skirts, layered tops, cropped [...] Dec 4, 2013
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Try the Print on Print Play

Dev R Nil’s print on print play got thumbs up at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week SS14. The duo were inspired from the art deco tiles and art nouveau frames and translated those into flawless prints for their cropped tops, bolero jackets, printed skirts, and bandgala waistcoats. Corals, yellows, blacks and greys dominated the [...] Dec 3, 2013
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Are You a Femme Fatale?

‘Femme Fatale’ which means dangerously seductive women in French, was designer Abdul Halder’s captivating theme for his latest collection at the WLIFW SS, 2014. Playing with daring colours, Abdul brings out the intense seduction, obsession and threat of these women. Using silks, satins, crapes and chiffons, the designer has crafted flattering silhouettes that highlight bold cuts and [...] Dec 3, 2013
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Go Metallic for the Red Carpet

Amit Aggarwal’s metallic gowns, beaming dresses and multi-layered skirts in the form of stripes and structures stood out at WLIFW SS, 2014. Amit Aggarwal’s bold red carpet collection is for the woman who is unconventional, daring and sophisticated. His statement dresses and gowns had an element of peek-a-boo in them. The stylish collection comprised a vivid [...] Dec 2, 2013
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Hari Anand: I Never Feel the Pressure

Showcasing on his home ground, Kochi adds no pressure to designer Hari Anand. He is never doubtful about his design sensibilities and we like this confidence! When asked what he would choose between fashion and style, Hari chooses fashion. He believes fashion takes precedence as you need to be dressed right to carry off an [...] Dec 2, 2013
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Get Tribal with am:pm

Were you always fascinated with tribal culture? Their vibrant clothing and junk accessories always got your attention, but you never got to sport them? Well then, it’s time to go tribal yet chic, sophisticated and contemporary with am: pm’s tribal collection at the WLIFW SS, 2014. Taking inspiration from a tribal group, designers Ankur Modi and [...] Dec 1, 2013
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Alia Bhatt: I Do Go Wrong with My Style But Im Not Boring

Bollywood starlet Alia Bhat is not afraid to experiment; she gets it right sometimes and goes horribly wrong the others. And that’s what we like about her. She is fun, quirky and acknowledges that she works on getting her look right. She walked the ramp for her friend and designer Masaba. Not only did she [...] Dec 1, 2013
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What a Bride Shouldnt Do

Exotic jewellery, elegant make-up and a trousseau adorned with swarovski crystals; what else would a bride want for her d-day. Designer AD Singh with his latest bridal line will unveil gorgeous wedding wear for the modern day Indian bride at the Punjab International Fashion Week. In a chat with Shruthi, before his show, AD tells [...] Nov 30, 2013
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Go Back to the 1950s

A visit back to the 1950s and 1960s is all we needed to add a dose of fun to spring summer. Designer Jules Idi Amin plays with retro and contemporary designs with a combination of fun prints. The cherry and spice prints bring back childhood memories. Gurpreet speaks with the designer and finds out how [...] Nov 30, 2013
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Will You Wear Brocade Shoes?

Bright colours mean joy to people and designer Sagar Tenali uses them in his collection to spread happiness. With his latest winter collection at the Kochi Fashion Week, 2013, Sagar wants to pump in positive energy through refreshing colours. Keeping grey as a prominent shade, he uses hues of pink, orange, red, blue and yellow [...] Nov 29, 2013
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The Bug Story with Jenjum Gadi

Designer Jenjum Gadi found the right fix to the bugs, quite literally. The designer sees beauty in these creepy creatures too and uses them innovatively as prints for his spring summer collection. Jenjum plays with separates, layers, skirts and dresses in hues of blacks, whites and reds. Apart from the unique prints, his surface ornamentation [...] Nov 29, 2013
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Fashion Meets Charity

US-based fashion designer Sanjana Jon’s show at the Kochi Fashion Week, 2013, was a splendid effort to get fashion and charity under one roof. Her star powered show with over fifteen celebrity showstoppers including actor and super model Parvathy Omanakuttan and singer Vijay Yesudas, had come to extend their support to fight female feticide. Sanjana [...] Nov 28, 2013
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Friday Dressing On All Days Now

So far dressing to office has been fun only on Fridays, but that is set to change. Aslam Khan, the designer who makes corporate dressing stylish, has brought in colour to all office wear.  Aslam plays with checks for the collection and breaks them with some colour. While the men’s collection is all colour, he [...] Nov 28, 2013
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Sagar Tenali the Trend Setter

He loves setting trends be it on the ramp or off it. Nevanta spotted Sagar Tenali at the Kochi Fashion Week, 2013, in a hot pair of spectacles but to our surprise, it was bereft of a glass and Sagar as always pulled it off stylishly. Sagar wants to set a new colour trend this [...] Nov 27, 2013