Posts tagged ‘design’

March 29, 2015

Photo Diary from Amazon India Fashion Week

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Bodice, Vogue India Fashion Fund Winner AIFW AW2015

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Bodice, Vogue India Fashion Fund Winner AIFW AW2015

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August 6, 2013

Punjabi Rock n Roll & Kitsch Kedgeree

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Who can say regardez-moi, the loudest?  On one monsoon evening in Delhi two of Indian fashion’s most entertaining designers presented their couture collections.  Both have strong associations with Paris but the words chalk and cheese were never more relevant.  The first was Ritu Beri, India’s 80s Paris-trained girl wonder whose show included a live band and a couple of designers she worked in collaboration with.

Exotic Punjab was the theme

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January 10, 2013

A Chinese Puzzle

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An article in The Guardian reported the growing trend of China copying Western architecture on a grand scale.  I’m a fashion designer and I am miffed if people copy my designs so I can only imagine what some of the world’s most talented architects think of their designs being copied.  Fashions go in or out, however, buildings can last for hundreds of years.

What is China’s reasoning?  Some of the understandable accusations against the Chinese are

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December 19, 2012

The Emerald City

David Norris, emerald earrings, the chatterjis blog

Dorothy won’t be the only one looking for Emerald, in 2013 you will be too…at least according to Pantone, the world renowned authority on colour in design.  Pantone is one of the reference points for fashion and interior designers.

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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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September 20, 2012

Take A Peek

This weekend, it is the wonderful Open House London event!  Every year hundreds of buildings open their doors, for free, to the public so we can wander around and appreciate the design and architecture of the London skyline.  Whether you’re fond of new or heritage architecture there is something for everyone.

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May 18, 2012

Princess and The Pea

A distinguished and respected New York designer, Mario Buatta is famous for his romantic bedroom interiors.  Contrary to other designers who believe the heart of a house is in the kitchen or livingroom Mario believes the heart of a house is in the bedroom.

Mario advises

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May 14, 2012

Olympic Tangle

The ArcelorMittal Orbit opened last week as the newest addition to the London skyline and caused much debate.   Publicly funded, the structure was designed by artist Anish Kapoor and it offers a panoramic views from the top for an entry fee of £15.

Criticisms have been compared to

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April 13, 2011

Phones 4 U

Iphone, Blackberry, Android – which one is for you?

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April 4, 2011

The Curse Of The Stamp

The design of the Royal wedding stamp has a perforation line down the middle so that the stamp can be split and used individually, suggesting that the couple can be easily separated.

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