Posts tagged ‘menswear’

October 9, 2014

Day 1 WIFW SS15: Tarun Tahiliani & The Singh Twins

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Tarun Tahiliani @ WIFW SS15

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Tarun Tahiliani @ WIFW SS15

One of India’s most coveted coutouriers, Tarun Tahiliani, collaborated with the Singh Twins for his ready to wear collection.  Tarun is known for his grand

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August 1, 2013

Two’s Company, Three’s a Party!

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Calcutta-based designer, Sabyasachi, can best be described as the Marni of Indian fashion: quirky, off kilter, contemporary and highly relevant fashion for women that don’t do fashion.  He has a loyal following and is much like fellow designer Manish Malhotra in his influence over general Indian fashion.  What we see on the catwalk one evening will be copied the length and breadth of India the following lunch time (hardly anyone hits the haberdashers before then!).

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July 28, 2013

The Gatsby Effect at Raghvendra Rathore

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If every Englishman’s home is his castle then every Indian’s wardrobe is his or her majestic palace such is the dominance of royal inspiration in Indian design.  Couturier Raghvendra Rathore belongs to the royal family of Jodhpur (also known as the blue city) and thus has a vast archive of influences to draw from.

The press notes cite the 1920s as inspiration and this was clear in the pretty and attention-grabbing accessories.

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May 6, 2013

The Indian Goth

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Laidback rebel without a cause and fashion designer, Nitin Bal Chauhan, presented a collection for his new brand Bhootsavaar last week and it was and injection of youth and freshness in a market saturated by heavy embroidery and ethnic prettiness.

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Bhootsavaar encapsulated the darkness of Goths, the human skeletal form

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September 15, 2011

Topman Pulls Offensive T-Shirts

Belated judgement call by Topman after it received negative publicity for t-shirts that compared women to dogs and seemingly poked fun at domestic violence.  High Street chains produce styles in thousands not hundreds so the person that gave these designs the production go-ahead needs to go back to funny school. 

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