Street Style Diaries Mumbai - Rajani Pandula

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Femme meets Sports

Pleated skirts are such a nice way to update your Fall wardrobe. You can fine them in all lengths from a mini to skater to knee-length to a midi or even a maxi! The clue to finding a good pair for you is to try on a few to decide what suits you the best!

What we love about Rajani's look is the two ends of ultra feminine-chic i.e the skirt and the epitome of sporty vibe with the raglan paired together. The look is super cool meet sophisticated, which we super love.
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Rajani chooses a very nice soft blue transparent layer with horizontal stripes in white for her mid-hi-waist box-pleated midi skirt with a full volume lined with white. This trend of semi-transparency is hot now and brings in the right amount of flirty femininity to the look!

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Rajani pairs it up with a raglan 3/4 sleeves black-n-white color block crop-T to add a sporty vibe to this cool look. Yet she pairs it up with gold rimmed black heels to make it more occasion -wear. We are loving the whole Indian anklet touch!

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Our rule for choosing the right pleats for your skirt is bold box pleats if you are curvy and thinner knife pleats if you are on the skinny side. Go ahead experiment and find your own skirt look.....do share your images with us if you wish and we'd share if your look manages to impress!

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Rajani is a stylist and has stitched her own threads for the look. Way to go girl!!

Street Style Diaries - Kayaan Contractor

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Its a bold statement that you make when you decide to to this to your long tresses, bleach-em-blonde/ Ombre like Kayaan Contractor does. A very well done hair color job that goes from light blonde to hazelnut to her natural hair color, this adds so much color to her personality.
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Kayaan gives us a very outdoorsy/street 90's look with her red and black tablecloth flannel plaid shirt paired with blue jeans and boots in black leather with a chunky chain and a matching backpack in black leather. Its a perfect casual look that can be styled UP (as in this case!) or Down with a pair of sneakers.
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Kayaan of course punks it up with her fabulous hair worn open and taken in front, multi-chains and pendants, bracelets and a fab pair of shades. We are loving the Half-tuck for the top and think its a perfect way to style that boyfriend's shirt you've set your eyes on!

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A great pair of vintage washed denims are a MUST HAVE for a girls wardrobe. Now ever so more denims with TORN/SLASHED-at-the-knees effect are the perfect pair for the moment! Get your hands on them or even better DIY to your old pair!
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Kayaan Love Bug (as she addresses herself) is a part of leading blogger duo at Love and Other Bugs.

Street Style Diaries Mumbai - Gourav Singh

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Happy Independence Day Peeps!

Move over the dull bomber jackets in military and solid hues.......let it get an exciting burst of colors! Bomber jackets are such a cool way to layer and spice-up your casual wear and they are hot and available in myriad hues prints and patterns......a must-have for the season....Yo men! go get one!
Gourav Singh
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This student of Fashion totally works the casual chic look with his black leather gladiator sandals, a black T and a pair of washed denim shorts worn with hems rolled up.
Gourav Singh
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His bomber jacket with a very cool Hawaiian print with Pink flamingos on a light sea-green base is such a relaxing sight, a mood-lifter and a conversation starter for sure!
Gourav Singh
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The wild and curly mop and his Soul patch with a day's stubble are perfect for a relaxed and chilled- out  feel and looks cool too.
Gourav Singh
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Street Style Diaries Mumbai -Chandni Sareen

Friday, 7 August 2015

Chandni Sareen always manages to nail the casual look with her styling that is balanced and on-the-spot and adds to it with her versatile personality. Today she gives us the quintessential summer look with a pair of sassy denim-cut-off-shorts that are a must have for the summer season. A look from the revival of the 70's Daisy Dukes as they came to be known as with a touch of grunge and punk makes this the much desired look for 2015-16!
Chandni Sareen
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Chandni pairs her cut-off denim shorts with frayed hem and destroyed surface patched with badges including a big yellow smiley with a v-neck T in white slub-knit. A flannel plaid over-shirt is used aptly for layering with studded yokes to bring in the 70's and the punk element.
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Blue nails with assorted rings and multiple metal studded leather bracelets reinforce her punk spirit!
Her acid washed denim backpack and mid-calf leather boots in black bring the grunge power to her personality.
Chandni Sareen
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And yet, a very feminine and delicate chain and pendant and her sans-make-up innocent thick-eyebrows-school-girl is enough to deceive you and that perhaps is the charm that draws you....Give this lass a Harley with a helmet and the keys and she'll be a Gone Girl!
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Street Style Diaries Anuj Bhutani

Sunday, 2 August 2015

'Unique and modern with an air of old world charm' is what we said about his style when Anuj Bhutani last appeared here in a double breasted suit after showing his collection at LFW. His style is consistent with that statement and we can only add 'A tailored sophistication' to his approach to clothes.
Anuj Bhutani
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Anuj wears a shirt in crisp poplin subtly color blocked and with a bellowed patch pocket and a checkered collar to boot. He pairs it up with a pair of tailored trousers cut just above the ankle (as is the preferred length now!) in a rich plum color.
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The choice of shades need a mention as this squarish shape is rather unusual and one must ensure that it complements one's face (like it totally does in this case!) before investing into one. With his mac-book and phone and a tan leather sling bag Anuj gives us the I-am-all-about-business look.
Anuj Bhutani
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A man is known by his shoes, (women too we reckon!) and a pair of bespoke interwoven leather lace-up shoes in black reiterate this very old saying and its relevance. Anuj surely is a guy who is all about DETAILS and it shows!
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Street Style Diaries Mumbai - Roma

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Accessories are the most important choices that one needs to make after one has chosen what clothes to wear. They have the power to lift your style and take it to another level. Shoes, bags, belts, glasses prescription or otherwise, jewelry, watches must be chosen very carefully.
Some accessories become an integral part of us, whether its a pendant that we have an emotional connect to, a ring that signifies a relationship, or a lucky bracelet which, when worn makes everything right! These pieces remain as non-negotiable....rest can and must be chosen!
Roma
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Roma wears a sleeveless jumpsuit in black and pairs it with a crop top also sleeveless in a cobalt blue that adds a vibrant pop of color to her personality. However most delightful is her very unique neck piece and sunglasses drawing the viewers gaze against the plain black canvas of her jumpsuit. The dual string neck piece looks like a hi-tech gizmo refashioned from interesting and intriguing parts.....I sure wanna know more about it....don't you?
The oversize gold rimmed Jon Lennon glares are fabulous and just right for the moment where shapes of sunglasses are undergoing a major reinvention.
Roma
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She finishes her look with a pair of white striped leather sneakers in black and an envelop sling bag in brown leather that spells out the only two things on her (true for most of us!) TO DO List......that is "Learn to Fly and Fly Away"
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Lakme' Fashion Week Summer Resort Day 5 Part 2

Monday, 20 July 2015

Tarun Tahiliani’s vibrant, iconic collection inspired by The Singh Twins’ paintings at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015 was presented by Reliance Trends

Mumbai, 22 March, 2015: It was a casual walk in a museum that inspired India’s ace couturier to create a vibrant colourful collection. Reliance Trends presented The Czar of Couture, Tarun Tahiliani’s “Past Modern” collection inspired by the work of The Singh Twins at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015.
The award winning Singh Twins’ revived the technique of miniature paintings, which Tarun translated beautifully onto digitally printed clothes. Using selective elements from different paintings to complement his creations, Tarun brought the Mughal sensibilities with a touch of contemporary, playful zest and verse onto the collection.
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Giant tassels were suspended from the ceiling of the Palladium Ballroom; while brass lamps and wooden angels positioned on head ramp created an old world charm. Against the back drop of an AV featuring frames of miniature paintings and the pulsating live beat of drums by Samander Khan and his Quawwals, the wildly colourful show started.
The saris were a riot of colour with startling LED like borders that gave the traditional drape a New Age avatar. The dhoti sari and many more versions of the 6-yard wonder kept the audience enthralled.
Focusing on borders with Persian motifs that framed the garments occasionally in multiple layers, Tarun used them solo or in unison for leggings and dresses. Soon there were flowing soft silk kaftans, where the paintings were visualised in all their beauty.
Fitted gilets, dhoti and lungi skirts, jewelled Tees for evening glamour, hand painted gold kalis that were reminiscent of a Klimt painting, kedeo tops and kalidaar kurtas completed the wide fashion menu. Touches of Russian folk art were seen along with geometric patterns that emerged from sleeves, lapels and linings.
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When it came to colour selection, Tarun was very generous as white led the list with black, followed by muted tones and some bold bright hues like rust, orange and red to violet dark blue. Embellishments in resham were followed by the designer’s favourite chikankari, which added to the drama of the ensembles.
Red layered midi with swatches of fabrics around it, yellow front gathered maxi, wide pleated pants, lots of loose poncho tops, a great emphasis on ornate cummerbunds, Obe belts and shorts with shirt tail tops were some of the creations. The empire line kedeo with sarong, layered tulle asymmetric gown, shaded blue, yellow, low crotch salwars, draped sari and the yellow, lace, peplum blouse over draped dhoti sari added to the glam quotient of the show.
Men’s wear included lots of wildly printed shirts, waistcoats with or without quilting; sherwani with cowl drape, a set of shaded blue/ green sherwani and waistcoat and long coats, with placement prints gave the line a very vibrantly hued appearance. 
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Closing the show was the very lovely Bollywood beauty, Chitrangada Singh who sashayed down the ramp in a long sleeve multicoloured blouse with a voluminous colourful layered net and printed skirt and an impressive cummerbund.
For a fashion line that will allow the wearer to stop conversation at any seasonal soirée, Tarun Tahiliani’s “Past Modern” collection presented by Reliance Trends will be the perfect choice as it offered numerous mix and match options for all seasons.

Farah Sanjana and Karleo by Karan Berry and Leon Vaz brought fashionable trends on the ramp at Jabong stage during Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015

FARAH SANJANA MADE A STRONG FEMININE GLAM STATEMENT AT JABONG STAGE DURING LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2015

22 March 2015, Mumbai: Ace designer Farah Sanjana showcased her demure but daring collection called ‘The Military Diva’ at the Jabong Stage during Lakmé Fashion Summer/Resort 2015.

Is the ultra-mod woman ready to be the quintessential woman she has always dreamt to be? This was the question that Farah Sanjana raised with her breath-taking creations, which were infused with dainty sophistication meant for the fierce and independent warrior.
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 The print story was in the ideal camouflage version teamed with metallic hardware, as the models marched down the ramp. Majestic skirts with strong cuts were teamed with jackets; body hugging skirts spoke of the feminism; while trousers redefined the Spanish silhouettes. The array of shift dresses, cropped tops teamed with gathered skirts, bikinis enveloped under printed capes were the highlights of the show.
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Embellished with the innovative motifs of swords and scimitars, the collection was a fashionable fierce line that brought stylish aggression on the catwalk. The feisty models strutted down the ramp looking royal in form and combative in approach. The eye catching garment that enthralled the audience was a classic ivory coloured sari graced with the monumental sword print.
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The plethora of hues included shades of porcelain, ivory, pale pink, amber and classic black. Soft mint and olive green came up as a sneak peek and added an ultra feminine touch.
Farah Sanjana’s portrayal of “The Military Diva” will definitely appeal to women who want to show the world who the real trend setters are.

KARAN BERRY AND LEON VAZ FOR KARLEO CREATED A CELESTIAL SERENE WOMEN’S WEAR LINE AT JABONG STAGE DURING LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER RESORT 2015

Karan Berry and Leon Vaz showcased their label Karleo’s celestial collection that revolved around ‘Astrology’ at the Jabong Stage during the Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015.

Bringing in depth of the Universe, Karleo showcased a versatile range of garments in midnight hues depicting the 12 birthstones. Inspired by black holes and starbursts, this infinitely intriguing collection comprised structural forms of flowing silhouettes in deep undertones. The facets, iridescence, undertones and layers are realized through the deep hues and rich detailing in jewel tones.
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Twinkling under the ramp lights were asymmetrical skirts, dresses, sweatshirts, flowing kaftans in georgettes, tulles and crêpes. The designers showcased dreams and passion to reach the stars through sequinned shift dresses, flowing gowns, swirling gathered skirts, and the classic saris. The colours were in dusky shades of greys, muted mauve, amber, classic charcoal, mint and lush green embellished with abstract sequins.
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Adding density to this mesmerising collection was the eye-catching beaded eyewear that depicted little planets of the Universe. The minimalistic use of antiquing and distressing gave the sequins that added drama on the ramp. Shimmering headgears depicting the stars lost into the infinity of the Universe.
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The Bollywood Bengali film actress, Riya Sen strolled down the catwalk in a gathered ivory coloured short dress decorated with large round sequins. Beyond a shadow of doubt, she perfectly portrayed the ice princess.
Karan Berry and Leon Vaz displayed their Karleo collection “Astrology” inspired by the celestial bodies that are part of the mystical world of astrology. Here was an elegant and serene line that will appeal to women, who long for ensembles that have a soothing effect on their souls.

Shilpa Reddy and Ridhi Mehra presented amazing style directions  at Jabong stage during Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015

RIDHI MEHRA REFLECTED A STUNNING COLLECTION AT JABONG STAGE DURING LAKME FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2015.

22 March 2015, Mumbai: Youthful designer, Ridhi Mehra showcased a timeless spectrum of clothing titled ‘A Mirror Affaire’ at Jabong Stage during Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015.

Taken by the intriguing interior decoration of the Sheesh Mahal - the palace of unbelievable beauty, Ridhi incorporated tastefully the essence of the palace onto her garments. Based on oriental charms juxtaposed with the subtleness of the romantic West; a fusion was artistically created to merge the romantic era and the craftsmanship of the Mughals.
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Dainty soft-powdered hues like blush, nude, peach were balanced with bolder tones of mint green, orange and dreamy white dominated the colour palette.
While staying true to her signature look, the designer played around and achieved an elegant, refreshing mix of aari and mirror work brought to life with hints of zardosi. The compilation, this season consisted of grand anarkalis, jumpsuits, capes, jackets with peplums, saris, blouses and cholis.
The designer also played with a unique concept of embellishing see-through fabric with flower motifs, which appeared to float on one’s body in an almost dream-like manner.
Embellishments comprised rich thread work, which graced each form, as Grecian drapes helped to soften the feel of the collection.
RIDHI MEHRA
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Riches from the orient such as Chanderi silk, georgette, chiffon, satin and net were used to create the airy feminine silhouettes radiating a delicate tease.
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The showstopper was lovely Bollywood star of the film; “Fugly” Kiara Advani who graced the runway in a gorgeous green choli, with the skirt enriched with several layers of embroidered fabric.
Footwear by Dune London and jewellery by Prerto added to the beauty of the collection.
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 ‘The Mirror Affaire’ by Ridhi Mehra was a bold step towards the romantic mirage of a woman, who moves towards glory.

SHILPA REDDY’S ENSEMBLES WERE VISIONS OF BEAUTY AT JABONG STAGE DURING LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2015

Shilpa Reddy showcased an ethereal collection titled ‘Moon Lit Sand’ inspired by the moon at Jabong Stage during Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015.
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Staying true to the essence of the range, the colour palette comprised gold, silver, white, sand, royal blue, copper, grey and nudes for a timeless edge.
The Indo-western range showcased easy-to-wear, timeless silhouettes like skirts, jackets, tops, blouses, capes, pants and lehenga cholis  that floated down the ramp in luxurious fabrics like malka and khadi silk.
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Floral motifs, thread work, embroidery and subtle texturing added to the fresh, fun and flirty vibe of the outfits. 
The designer played with each form, adding a whimsical western touch to traditional Indian outfits.
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Embellishments like beads, sequins and crystals were used to add a brilliant, luminous effect to each piece – a reflection of the moon and were balanced with a solid strip of colour at the bottom.
Some of the pieces which stood out were a unique pre-stitched sari with pants in tangerine with a bead encrusted blouse; while a shimmering gold blouse stole the spotlight as a fashionably functional separate that could be paired with pants, shorts or a skirt.
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Lastly, the show stopper, actress Nimrat Kaur known for her role in the movie “Lunchbox” took the catwalk in a stunning forest green embroidered lehenga teamed with a half sleeved jacket worn over a sensual low cut blouse.
 Beautiful, elegant and eternal, Shilpa Reddy’s collection ‘Moon Lit Sand’ is sure to have any fashionista feeling like a Goddess.

A spectacular Grand Finale by Anamika Khanna brings the 25th season of Lakmé Fashion Week to a close
Sculpted matte looks, a sensational collection and the dazzling Kareena Kapoor take center-stage 


Mumbai 22nd March 2015: In a perfect conclusion to the celebration of its 15-year milestone, Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015 witnessed a magnificent Grand Finale by design priestess Anamika Khanna. Anamika’s collection was inspired by ‘Sculpt’- the Lakmé beauty statement for the season.
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A truly avant-garde couturier, Anamika’s interpretation of Sculpt was a display of craftsmanship and construction. With structured drapes, it was a fearless line, not confined to rules but an innovative blend of ‘sculpting’ and ‘de-sculpting’. Indian crafts were used in structural forms. The colour story played with silver, gold, ivory, gunmetal, black, soft pink, nude and a strong blue.

The experimental silhouettes played with structural drapes. Anamika researched extensively with embroidery like zardosi, thread and metallic work to reinvent it to match the inspirations for her strong but quiet creations.

Whether it was the silhouettes, colours, embroidery or fabrics, the “Sculpt” collection by Anamika Khanna was an intense fashion experience that left a lasting, mesmerizing impression on the audience with the ultra-glamorous beauty of the ensembles.

Each look on the runway was completed with Lakmé’s new range of Absolute Sculpt Matte lipsticks and accentuated through structured hairdos. Anamika’s models strutted down the runway with well-defined and contoured matte lips in a stunning palette of rich plums, deep reds and feminine pinks. Backstage, the sculpted looks were crafted by Lakmé makeup expert, Natasha Nischol, in collaboration with Lakmé Absolute Salon hair experts.
Karishma Kapoor for Anamika Khanna
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Adding to the grandeur of this 15-year celebratory finale was an appearance by Lakmé face Kareena Kapoor Khan who played muse to both Anamika and Natasha.

Talking about her finale collection Anamika said, “It has been an absolute honor to be a part of this grand 15 year celebration. Lakmé’s Sculpt statement was a very inspiring theme to work with for my Grand Finale collection. It is an eclectic mix of construction and deconstruction and I have played with a lot with drapes, Indian dhoti’s and long flowy jackets – all silhouettes that truly captures my vision of Sculpt.”
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 Purnima Lamba, Head of Innovation at Lakme said, “Sculpt is all about a modern and structured look, with a focus on matte lips, which we see as the big trend this season. Anamika’s creations and Natasha’s make up have magnificently brought alive our vision of Sculpt.”

Lakme' Fashion Week Summer Resort Day 5 Part 1

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Hey Peeps, the birthday month of the blog turned out to be full of adventures and mishaps. Lots to do, Lets get cracking. My sincere apologies; continuing with the last leg of the LIFW.

AARTIVIJAY GUPTA WAS INSPIRED BY THE ART OF MOSAIC GLASS FOR HER COLLECTION AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2015

Mumbai, 22 March, 2015: She has always created amazing prints whether it was doodles, legendary Indian heroes or French couture images. For Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015 Aartivijay Gupta brought a colourful dimension to her creations with “My World of Glass” inspired by mosaic.
Her story of mosaic art revolved around nature with images of parrots, fish, birds, houses, trees and peacocks prancing on her basic silhouettes in all their vibrant finery. Bringing in a touch of Moroccan mosaic tea glasses with teal and gold art, Aarti used it for her soft organza ensembles.
To match the beauty of her inspiration, Aarti’s silhouettes were quaint. Garments were shaped like porcelain jars, rectangular wall hangings, cylindrical bottles or just lean and long shapes.
The designer showcased five key looks that were utterly feminine with stylish mass appeal. The sheath dress emblazoned with a parrot mosaic, skirt and Tee, cape tops with pencil skirts, cute ‘A’ line dresses and the glamorous glass organza maxi with gold nakshi work.
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A combination of silk and glass organza was a constant for the collection as the sheer fragile fabric either covered the dresses or peeped cutely from under the hemlines. The printed pencil skirt looked sleek with a pure white blouse; while the long sleeve top and matching pants were a colourful addition. A long coat with an organza skirt/dress, bustier with pencil skirt, shorts matched with peplum jacket and a maxi with bird mosaic added to the look. Sack dresses had organza insets, and the empire line dress with a sheer fabric for the skirt was a feminine addition.
The solitary men’s wear entry further established the mood of the show with a sharply cut jacket and Bermudas with a floral print.
Each garment was an eye-catcher, which made Aartivijay Gupta’s “My World of Glass” a collection that every trend setter would want to be part of.

KUNAL ANIL TANNA’S MEN’S WEAR WAS INSPIRED BY JAPANESE CULTURE AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2015

Bringing a Japanese flavour to men’s and women’s wear Kunal Anil Tanna’s “Ume Matsuri” (plum blossoms) collection at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015 was like a breath of fresh summer breeze.
Based on traditional Japanese festivals when the plum and cherry blossoms come to life, Kunal used the techniques from that country for the tie and dye effects, which featured Hajime, Arasi Kumo etc. for airy summer voiles and textured cottons.
The silhouettes followed the Japanese inspirations for men’s wear as Kimono wrap tunics and pleated Hakkama pants revealed a comfy relaxed line. Detailing started with ornamentation by Kanzashi – the Japanese way of making fabric flowers for lapel pins, brooches, and boutonnieres etc.
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Couching and mesh textures appeared regularly with wrap around belts replacing the Obe. Trousers were ankle length with double pleats on the hem, while a waist coat kurta with pleated ankle pants, collarless jacket, and fake waistcoat-shirt, double layered jacket, were interesting innovations.
Kimono overlaps gave tunics a dashing appearance; while wooden buttons were constant through the collection. The laser cut layered, quilting and pocket detailing were high points of the collection. Extended fold over lapels; graded Hajime touches, calf length gathered or box pleated Hakkama pants and cuff detailing completed the look.
For the women’s wear it was the bell sleeves top with sumo skirt, draped kurta in chiffon and silk, the high waist wide pants and blouse, maroon kimono top with pants, jumpsuit in net/silk and the pleated comfy wide pants teamed with a cropped bell sleeves top, followed the theme perfectly.
The colours matched the mood with plum, burgundy, and grape, teamed with shades of beige and soft blue.
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For his show stopper, Kunal selected the very talented Bollywood actor Rajkummar Rao who strutted down wearing a suit in varying shades and textures of maroon.
A Japanese touch in the male and female wardrobe could be just the right look during Summer/Resort 2015 from Kunal Anil Tanna’s “Ume Matsuri” collection.

MANDIRA BEDI’S FANTASY SARI COLLECTION DAZZLED AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2015

Popular Bollywood actress and television star, Mandira Bedi added her distinct sartorial touches to India’s traditional 6-yard wonder at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015. 
Women who long for those statement-making saris need not look further, since Mandira’s impeccable tastes will turn them into style icons when they make a glamorous entry in her creations. Merging tradition with some innovative embellishments and classic additions, Mandira turned each sari into a conversation piece.
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Zeroing on the Banaras sari – the India’s finest, woven in Varanasi, Mandira fused the ancient weaves with modern designs and showcased a line of New Age Banaras beauties.
Creating magic with the gold, silver, zari and brocade, which was intricately interwoven, Mandira added her opulent touches to the saris turning them into visions of beauty that will be desired by every Indian bride.
Opening the show with a white and pink border, silk sari with a giant flower appliqué on the pallav, Mandira offered more options with large florals on the pallav, as the mainstay of the section.
What followed were saris with luxurious gold, yellow, pink, magenta, orange assorted silk and brocade borders that appeared horizontally on the sari. Two toned versions with solid and brocade mix were another alternative. Multi borders appeared on net, while the tulle segment looked glamorous with varying appliqué options.
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Stopping the show was the very elegant Shabana Azmi wearing a glittering red silk sari with a turquoise blouse. As she glided over the ramp it was husband Javed Akhtar’s voice that recited some couplets from a poem.
When women want to bring Indian tradition into their wardrobes, Mandira Bedi’s light affordable chic Banaras saris with her distinct creative touches will be the cynosure of all eyes.

Philips presented a captivating collection by ace designer Wendell Rodricks at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015

Mumbai, March 22, 2015: Ace designer Wendell Rodricks did not fail to impress yet again with his collection ‘Popology’ at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/ Resort 2015 presented by Philips.
Highly roused by the ‘Pop Art’ trend, Wendell let loose a burst of colour on stage, mesmerising the awaiting audience. This collection was also a referral to the concept of pop-up stores that merchandise at unusual places, making it accessible to a wider group of ​consumers. His idea was to fit into the concept of youthful fashion that made it attainable in an instant.
Wendell Rodricks
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The collection unfolded onto the ramp in a sensational array of hues like sunshine yellow, burnt orange, olive green, pale mint, dove grey, black, candy pink, pale lilac, Turkish blue, turquoise blue and signature white. Each garment sent out a precise Pop Art statement in terms of the cut, colour and freshness, which radiated from the ensembles.
Based on a wave of nostalgia from the 1960’s style and silhouettes, the line brought a very fashion-forward touch to the ramp.  The signature style carried out by Wendell Rodricks, who is known to excel in his craft and expertise, was clearly evident as the models cat-walked, leaving the audience in awe.
The models danced down the runway to upbeat music like “Uptown Funk’ in a fun and catchy way that was contagious. The clothing line commenced with a black Lycra bikini and hotpants under silk crépe rectangular beach shirt. Soon it was the 60’s silhouettes like the purple crépe silk dress featuring a yellow satin stripe, olive and dove grey ribbons that were worn over yellow linen Capris.
Some of the men’s wear that accentuated the collection was a candy pink linen jacket that edged in black silk and paired with grey linen beach pyjamas and another that was a pop art men’s grey linen shirt worn over turquoise linen beach pyjamas.
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The show stopping garment was preceded with a hunky model wearing an orange linen men’s jacket with lavender silk detailing and crépe silk beach pyjamas.
Show stopper, Waluscha took the spectators by surprise when the lights dimmed to neon blue and she walked out wearing a jet black swimsuit over a wool crépe pleated peplum skirt. She was the perfect defining icon to the youthful collection.
‘Popology’ by Wendell Rodricks presented by Philips was a vibrant, fun, young line of clothing that had all the fashion divas swooning over it.

Shivan & Narresh presented a colourful bouquet of cruise and resort styles at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015

22 March, 2015, Mumbai: Around the poolside of the Palladium Hotel, fashionistas gathered to view the collection of India’s top swim and cruise wear designers. Creators of amazing fashion for ‘in’ and ‘out’ of the water, Shivan & Narresh internationally renowned names, took the audience on a fashionable holiday with their “Henri’s Garden” collection at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015.
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Inspired by the work of French artist, Henri Rousseau and his visuals of visits to botanical gardens on canvas, the creations by the designing duo reflected the foliage patterns on their famous line.
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The glamorous mix of cruise, resort and jewelled swimwear was highlighted by the brand’s seductive signature cut-outs that were stragically placed on the garments. The colours were eye-catching as arresting shades of soft saffron, ivory, yolk yellow and nude frolicked with electric cerulean and classic black.
Their statement prints, which were inspired by Rousseau’s canvases, appeared throughout the collection. Vintage fruits, vegetables and flat shapes of modern abstract versions of foliage tips added to the vibrancy of the ensembles.
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Trikinis, bikinis, maillots, were great in-the-water styles that were ideal to create a bathing beauty look. Wetsuits, resort wear, kaftans, rompers, jumpsuits, were the perfect beach wear options.
For those who wanted something that would be more formal, there were innovative lehengas, saris, palazzos, bikini and resort saris with maillots and cruise gown.
The fabrics were neoprene, stretch, and soft materials that flowed in the wind as the models strolled around the pool. Hints of jewelled lines appeared around the waist of the bikinis along with the
Rousseau motifs that glittered on the skirts and dresses.
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The prints varied from the foliage, squash, pow print and cabana, which added to the mood of the show.
Whether on a holiday or honeymooning, “Henri’s Garden” by Shivan & Narresh will give a woman the right fashion ammunition when she wants to make a glamorous but strong style statement.

SHUBHIKA DAVDA AND MADSAM TINZIN SHOWCASED INTERESTING FASHION DIRECTIONS AT JABONG STAGE DURING LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2015

PAPA DON’T PREACH BY SHUBHIKA DAVDA DISPLAYED A CLASSY QUIRKY COLLECTION AT JABONG STAGE DURING LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2015

22 March 2015, Mumbai: Designer Shubhika Davda showcased a quirky yet classy collection titled ‘Twitterpated’ under her label ‘Papa Don’t Preach’ at Jabong Stage during Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015.

Much like its inspiration the range comprised feminine, flirty, silhouettes like dresses, playsuits, rompers, skirts, shorts, waist coats and bodysuits in rich fabrics like pure crépe, organza, silk tissue, chiffon, mesh and satin.  
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The colour palette stuck to bold eye popping tones of mint, coral red, blush, gold, pastel green, pink and peach.
The designer also added accessories to her collection in the form of suitcase purses, stockings, socks, clutches, sling bags and stilettos.
Embellishments comprised laser cut acrylics, mirrors, metal casted cages, beads, threads, crystals and faux leather, which were used to couture each piece. A trademark of each design was a bold heart in the centre made of mirrors and crystals.
PAPA DON’T PREACH BY SHUBHIKA DAVDA
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The meticulously crafted designs were further balanced out with feminine elements like frills, cut outs and see through details.
PAPA DON’T PREACH BY SHUBHIKA DAVDA
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The show stopper was the very gorgeous Sophie Choudry who stunned all in a cool mint toned ensemble comprising a fitted cropped top and a short skirt sporting decadent bead and jewel work.
 Tantalizing and trendy ‘Twitterpated’ by Shubhika Davda will steal your heart and have you falling in love all over again!

THE MADSAM TINZIN LABEL WAS AN ALLURING ETHEREAL COLLECTION AT JABONG STAGE DURING LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2015

Designers Madhuritu Dutta, Saumya Sharma, Tina Bhardwaj, Stanzin Dazes under their label ‘Madsam Tinzin’ inspired by “Aangan” showcased an alluring and ethereal collection at Jabong Stage during Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015.
MADSAM TINZIN
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Dramatically romantic yet functional, the indo western range comprised easy-to-wear silhouettes, which made their way across the runway as tunics, dresses, jackets, tops, lehengas and skirts.
Fabrics like organza, tulle, silk; crépe and chiffon were used to accentuate flowing forms and graced the ramp in pleasant shades of blush, blue, sand, peach, white, tan and nude.
MADSAM TINZIN
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Floral embroideries, geometric tile prints, well placed pleats and light texturing added an edgy touch to each piece while jewel and bead detailing worked to add a glamorous flavour.
The designers also worked with a unique concept of asymmetry in design, as opposed to experimenting with cuts for a softer, natural and more feminine touch.
A particularly charming piece was a pair of dramatic palazzo pants in a deep rust brown tone flaunting pleats at the side, which was both versatile and vivacious.
MADSAM TINZIN
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Regal, romantic and downright royal the “Madsam Tinzin” collection aimed at modern Indian fashionistas by designers, Madhuritu Dutta, Saumya Sharma, Tina Bhardwaj and Stanzin Dazes is what any fairy tale princess needs!

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