Posts tagged ‘contemporary’

March 15, 2017

Day 1 Amazon India Fashion Week AW17: Parting Lips and Back to Work

Krishna Mehta Amazon India Fashion Week AW17

Krishna Mehta, Amazon India Fashion Week AW17

Parting Lips was the title of the Krishna Mehta show at Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2017. The collection was lovely and colourful but the press release was utter gobbledegook to me as

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March 21, 2016

Sci-Fi Saree at Day 2 of Amazon India Fashion Week AW16

Rimzim Dadu AIFW AW16

Rimzim Dadu, AIFW AW16

Indian designer, Rimzim Dadu took a break from fashion shows for a couple of years to re-organise her company. One might think she went from a catwalk to a lab coat: she created a technically striking ‘Back to The Future’ collection that included some traditional Indian

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October 21, 2014

Day 3: Blue Blood, Plumage & Fancy Shower Gels

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Rajesh Pratap Singh @ WIFWSS15

Day 3 at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week featured a couple of unmissable designers, Rajesh Pratap Singh and Ashish N Soni. These brands consistently produce collections that would seamlessly fit in to a woman’s wardrobe anywhere in the world being both sophisticated, exceedingly wearable whilst maintaining traces of their Indian DNA.

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Rajesh Pratap Singh @ WIFWSS15 

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August 1, 2014

A Tale of Two Indian Brides

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Manish Malhotra IICW 2014

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Manish Arora IICW 2014

A tale of two Indian brides and two very different Manish’s!

Indian designers, Manish Malhotra and Manish Arora have a cult global following for their distinctive designs, demonstrating the diversity of bridal fashion in India, a segment often overly saturated by lazy embellished designs.

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July 26, 2013

Shantanu & Nikhil: To Die For

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Charming and dapper young design duo, Shantanu & Nikhil presented their couture collection titled ‘To Die For’ aiming to capture the decadent renaissance in its most contemporary form with an emphasis on the different shades of gold.  The sheer strength and buying power in the Indian bridal market renders it irresistible

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December 15, 2012

Winter Sunnies

Versace Crystal Medusa

Wrinkles never looked great on anyone and squinting in the sun or from the glare of beautiful pure white snow means you will need to get your sunnies on.

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October 12, 2012

Day 4: Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week

A designer adept at resort wear, Malini Ramani, asks us to envisage the end of the world as we know it.  The animals are all but gone but a new tribe of people come unto the world called Warriors of the Rainbow that like colour and print; despite the bleak situation!

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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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February 16, 2012

Designs From Delhi

Day 1 from Wills India Fashion Week in Delhi got off to a cracking start.  Autumn/Winter shows in Delhi are usually of loose relevance as designers forget it gets Very Cold Indeed here in Winter and offer bales of chiffon to supposedly keep us warm.  With a vodka shot please.

Veteran Indian designers showcase alongside the new generation and here I present three designers that showed yesterday and who can demonstrate the bredth of fashion coming from India:

This beautiful dress is by Preeti Chandra who offered a collection inspired by ‘matador chic’.   It’s quite a tried and tested inspiration of designers from all over the world

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