Posts tagged ‘collections’

March 26, 2014

Tarun Tahiliani: Art & Ornament

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Tarun Tahiliani WIFW AW 2014

‘…Ornament as the principal embellishment is the glue that binds this collection together’ Tarun Tahiliani.

Setting the standard for the rest of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week with a stellar opening show veteran Indian designer, Tarun Tahiliani, did not disappoint. His AW14/15 ready to wear collection was an indulgent voyage in worldly ornamentation and clever layering. Precious jewellery provided the colour palette and inspiration for embroideries.

Ruby, emerald, onyx, sapphire, gold, turquoise…an Aladdin’s cave of rich inspirational colour. Textiles included silk brocades, draped into structured salwar trousers and other fine silks used in flowing kaftan inspired silhouettes or as a base for amazing kaleidoscope prints. I was lucky enough to have a sneak preview of the collection at the fittings prior to the shows and the fabrics and styles are even more gorgeous close up.

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October 30, 2013

Ornamental Adornments

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WIFW Pankaj & Nidhi SS14

Intricate adornments from Pompeii all the way to Medieval church facades…Indian designer duo, Panjak & Nidhi seemed to thoroughly enjoy researching the inspiration behind their Spring/Summer 2014 collection.  Hand cut fabrics appliqued to give a 3D effect and transparency were key looks.

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October 15, 2013

Fossils, Bolly-Punk & Lagoons…Must Be Fashion Week

Fashion Becomes Fossilised

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WIFW Designer: Nachiket Barve

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WIFW Designer: Nachiket Barve

Old is the new New but not upcycled vintage … Indian designer Nachiket Barve was inspired by fossils and the balance between the preservation of fragile and strong forms.  The soft colour palette included oat and dusty rose: all shades that suit most skin tones. Dyeing techniques were experimented with

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October 9, 2012

Day 2: Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week

Showcasing some real Indian fashion heavyweights, Day 2 was a true extravaganza for the fashion connoisseur and the return of designer, Rajesh Pratap Singh who did not show last season.

Rajesh Pratap Singh is a successful designer of royal descent and he takes his experimentation with textiles seriously, this time concentrating on man-made metallic fibres in particular.  His dark collection was a little unusual for a Spring/Summer presentation but why not if

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October 9, 2012

Day 1: Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week

Fashion designers Anand Kabra and Payal Pratap opened Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week with their joint show on Day 1.  Anand Kabra studied at the London College of Fashion but designs both Indian and Western silhouettes.

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