Posts tagged ‘dresses’

March 26, 2014

Day 1 WIFW: Loving Life And The Art of Seduction

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Vineet Bahl WIFW AW 2014

My fellow blogging buddies and I had to keep reminding ourselves that we were seeing AW collections as both Anupamaa and Vineet Bahl showed collections that could easily overlap the current Spring/Summer trends.  Shame we have to wait for the collections to hit stores!

Vineet Bahl used to be one of my favourite Indian designers due to his Western silhouettes which were gorgeous.  Over the last couple of years he has started specialising in India ethnic wear which I guess has more commercial sense for him but he was truly a refreshingly different designer for Western design.

His new AW14 is inspired by the celebration of every moment of life without prejudice and judgement.  The collection began with muted earthy handloom silks occasionally peppered with neon embellishment detail and pastel shades slowly crept in and made way for a myriad of vintage inspired colours and delicious combinations such as Prussian blue with peach. Want!!

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October 14, 2013

Day 1: Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week SS14

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WIFW Designer: Anupamaa

International Urban Nomads

Internationally acclaimed fashion designer, Anupama Dayaal kicked off Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Spring/Summer14 with an explosion of colour and bold prints.  Some collections could be viewed as transcending seasons, however, Anupamaa’s screamed SUNSHINE.  Bright pinks, orange and yellow tones worn with tousled hair and beach foot accessories completed the looks.

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WIFW Designer: Anupamaa

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March 20, 2013

Photo Diary: Catching the Winter Sun

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Design by Rehane

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March 20, 2013

Be Young with Payal Pratap and Rahul Mishra

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Design by Payal Pratap

Payal Pratap and Rahul Mishara’s presentations were sponsored by Fiama Di Wills, the Indian beauty product giant.  Under the theme ‘Be Young’ both collections pined for yesteryear.

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Payal Pratap’s collection was subtitled ‘Opening my Grandmother’s Trunk’

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March 19, 2013

Photo Diary: Tribal, Cinematic, Ethereal and an Urban Goddess

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Designs by Preeti S Kapoor

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March 17, 2013

Hypercraft and Colonial Orient

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Kavita Bhartia is the owner of the Ogaan chain of boutiques with stores in Delhi and Mumbai.  Kavita started her own label in 2001.

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The collection she presented this season was entitled ‘Hypercraft’ to reflect her combining technology and craft for her designs. 

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July 24, 2012

Ballgown Heaven

Just in case you get a little tired of the Olympics over the summer, take yourself down to the V&A for sheer glamour in their current exhibition “Ballgowns; British Glamour Since 1950”.

Oh my!!! 60 British designs worn by royalty, celebrities and simply the social elite are celebrated in the newly renovated fashion gallery of the museum. I wish I could select a favourite but was spoilt for choice….

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