Posts tagged ‘Fall 2013’

March 20, 2013

Grand Finale: Manish Arora

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The hottest ticket in town was the Manish Arora’s closing show for Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2013. “Squeeze up some more!” were the cries from the pretty PR organisers to the press pack as we shuffled this way and that to make room for late arrivals.

Manish Arora already presented his collection inspired by his trip to the Burning Man art festival in Nevada in Paris

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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 20, 2013

Roll Up for Day 4!

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Styled and visualised in the theme of a circus, the circus was not actually cited in the show notes.  Pero by Aneeth Arora is the winner of Vogue India’s first Fashion Fund and this was her first presentation since winning the award, for which she received the cash prize after the show.

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March 20, 2013

Manish Malhotra: Trend Maker

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Indian Celebrity, Esha Gupta featured in Manish Malhotra’s show

There are few designers in the Indian fashion industry that can start a trend like Manish Malhotra.  His influence in Indian cinema is so great and the trickling effect on to TV sets beamed around a billion homes is no small accomplishment.  In this way,

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March 19, 2013

A Kaleidoscope of Colour

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Designer Rajdeep Ranawat’s collection was inspired by a hypothetical world with a hint of exotic Medieval.  The collection featured intricate embroideries and lovely accessories.  The Elton John embellished glasses were my favourite.

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March 18, 2013

Photo Diary Day 2: Silk, Lace & Leather

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Design by Samant Chauhan

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March 18, 2013

Loving A Lady’s Wild Side

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March 17, 2013

A Winter Garden

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Internationally regarded designer Sonam Dubal’s Autums Winter collection was in essence bohemian, loose and flowing.  Chintz embroideries and the hand painted sarees and silk kaftans were beautiful.

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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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March 16, 2013

Anju Modi: The Steel Magnolia

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Anju Modi really pushed the boat out with her collection entitled Steel Magnolia.  Strong women was the message she wanted to get across and to emphasise the point her designs had a strong military reference. 

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March 16, 2013

Dunes of Luxury

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One of my favourite collections so far at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2013 is Shantanu & Nikhil‘s ode to the luxury traveller with reference to The Thar, India’s largest desert.

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March 16, 2013

Kumbh Mela Comes to Fashion Week

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Designer Tarun Tahiliani is a formidable force in the Indian fashion industry and this season he took inspiration from the Kumbh, a religious festival, and Sadhus – the saffron draped wandering spiritual men.

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February 7, 2013

Fashion’s Merry-go-round

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New York Fashion Week today kicked off the fashion feast that lies ahead and engulfs the world.  Displaying next Autumn/Winter’s collections while it’s still freezing outside will only make you want to buy everything now, however, wait we will.

Red Valentino was by far the most striking collection on the first day.  Aimed at a younger audience than the premium and couture Valentino collections

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