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Spiritual Layering of Fashion

The humble Indian fabric meets contemporary Indian silhouettes in Vaishali s collection.  Interesting layers, embroideries and cuts define the look. The sheer touch to the silhouettes made them edgy and innovative. Vaishali also played with interesting yokes with layering which also moved into some tube dresses.  Gurpreet speaks with the designer and brings to you the inspiration and hard [...] Dec 17, 2013
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Tribal Uptown or Rural?

Just when one thinks it’s impossible to club tribal, uptown and rural inspirations flawlessly under one collection, designer Malini Ramani proves you wrong. Her transitions from one inspiration to the other were impeccable. She gives the right balance between tribal motifs, uptown glamour and rural simplicity in her array of silhouettes that include gypsy skirts, [...] Dec 16, 2013
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Shiv Shakti on the Ramp

She’s known for her play with metal and her fascination for it continues for her spring summer 2014 collection too. Designer Kanika Saluja takes the spiritual route and brings in elements inspired from Lord Shiva. The colour palette oscillates between blues and reds with other hues like green, but what remains constant is the stress on detailing. Kanika has [...] Dec 15, 2013
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How to Wear High Slit Gowns

Evolution forms the theme for designer Hari Anand’s design showcase at the Kochi Fashion Week.  He plays with his favourite colour white along with splashes of others. He plays with plunging and high necklines for his silhouettes, but high slits were a constant in all his gowns. Gurpreet, after his design showcases, asks him how [...] Dec 14, 2013
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With Style From Australia to India

Silhouettes in psychedelic colours and prints inspired from the marching bands of the 60′s scorched the WIFW SS14 ramp. Bringing this to India were Australian designers Luke Sales and Anna Plunkett. The duo surprised the audience with their psychedelic colour story. And complementing the colours was the floral story; the duo worked with floral appliqués [...] Dec 13, 2013
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Pilgrims in Mexico celebrate Virgin de Guadalupe

Millions of Mexicans descend on the Basilica de Guadalupe every year in the capital to pay their respects to the Holy Virgin. Many of the pilgrims arrive on their knees from all over the country, asking for mercy or favors. Duration: 1:08 Dec 13, 2013
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Pack Up for the Holidays

Gauri and Nainika are inseparable from ruffles and gowns, but this time around the duo made an attempt to focus their talent with the needle and thread on a collection for a chic traveler. A mosaic of prints, solid colours and bold stripes add interesting elements to the jumpsuits, gowns, dresses and drapes.  Complementing the [...] Dec 12, 2013
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Go the Quirk Way with Masaba

Masaba’s brand of fashion is about having fun, going quirk and of course being uniquely stylish; this time to the designer plays with the same elements. Her chandragupt print comes from a gunny bag, colours come from the need to dress fun and effortless and silhouette designs come from thought of making everyone look edgy [...] Dec 12, 2013
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A Filigree Treat for Spring Summer

Playing with her trademark which is 3D filigree embroidery, Rinku Sobti creates a refreshing spring summer collection for 2014. She clubs it with knotting, twisting and roping techniques to give the designs more detailing. Maxis, gowns, dresses, jump suits, tunics and jackets in hues of Mexican pinks, candy yellows and mint greens, remind us of [...] Dec 12, 2013
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Honored African sculptor pays homage to Mandela

Senegal's Ousmane Sow, who sculpted Nelson Mandela as a goalkeeper extending his hand "to keep corrupt African heads of state at bay", was on Wednesday honoured in his adoptive France. Duration: 0:40 Dec 12, 2013
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Christmas lights dazzle in Medellin, Colombia

The Colombian city of Medellin is transformed at Christmas time with some 27 million LED lamps, 10 tons of multicoloured metallic paper, and 150 tons of iron to assemble the dazzling illuminations which attract tens of thousands of visitors. Dec 11, 2013
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Go Ethnic for Spring Summer 14

Chic, vibrant and ethnic, Rehane’s spring summer collection for 2014 boasts of shimmering maxis, sheer dresses and skirts embellished with intricate Kutch mirror work. Cotton fabrics with checks, stripes and colour blocks, give an 80′s feel to the collection. Rehane who thinks less is more, uses plain kolhapuri chappals for the models and clubs the [...] Dec 11, 2013
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Does Rajeev Pillai Like Playing the Baddie?

After entertaining audiences down south, actor Rajeev Pillai is making a move to Bollywood. For Rajeev, it doesn’t matter if he plays the baddie or the hero, all he is looking for is a meaty role! Walking the ramp at the Kochi Fashion Week also brings back memories from Rajeev’s modeling days. Gurpreet speaks with [...] Dec 11, 2013