Thursday, 18 September 2014

Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2014 Day 4

PRANAV MISHRA AND SHYMA SHETTY EMPOWERED THE FAIRER SEX WITH THEIR STRIKING COLLECTION AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK WINTER/FESTIVE 2014

‘HUEMN’ by Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty made another powerful statement through their clothing line at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive at 2014. The fascinating duo enticed the crowd and created a line that threw light on the battles of a fearless woman. They based it on the delicacy and softness of the ideal woman that subtly yearned for masculine separates.
The constant change was depicted in the form of androgynous styling. This transformed into a dubious contrast with the character of the fabric, the craftsmanship and the colour that balanced it out. Importance was given to both the trouser and skirt that rendered it equivocal. 
HUEMN
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Musings of underground literature were the main highlight was presented in the broken fabric and placement of the eclectic prints. Restructured evergreen silhouettes were fused with the futuristic materials and embellishment detailing that gave it the perfect urbanised demeanour.
HUEMN
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Fabrics like vinyl, cotton, silk, hosiery and classic suiting fabrics took centre stage as the chaos was merged to form serene silhouettes like the pants in suit fabrics that were designed to look sporty. A mehendi green pencil skirt with a white stripe and an oversized black jumper was another ensemble that stood out. 
Men’s wear had plain white shirt with a leafy appliqué in the shape of an ‘O’.  Also seen was a classic grey suit sporting white striped patches and ankle grazed pants. This made the collection wearable for both the sexes.
HUEMN
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‘Huemn’ by Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty set forth a barrier breaking collection of epic clothing that gracefully and effortlessly took the ramp up by a storm. It was not only empowering but also perfect for the fashionista making a statement without a word. 

AMRITA KHANNA AND GURSI SINGH PRESENTED AN URBAN DIGNIFIED COLLECTION AT JABONG STAGE DURING LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK WINTER/FESTIVE 2014

Urban, dignified and unique were three words that best described the city slick collection under the label ‘Lovebirds’, inspired by urban issues from designer duo Amrita Khanna and Gursi Singh at Jabong Stage during Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014.
Lovebirds
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Trendy, straight cut silhouettes made their way onto the ramp in the form of skirts, tops, shirts, trousers, jackets, tunics and dresses in simple yet stylish fabrics like cottons, satins along with neoprene and mesh.  
Lovebirds
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Pastel tones in mint green, pure white, elegant black, denim blue and nude brown worked to give the range a fresh appeal. 
Lovebirds
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Although quirky, the outfits were spared of heavy embellishments or layers, to make way for an easy-to-wear style that was practical and stylish. Subtle structure and laser cut pieces made each outfit distinct and unique.
A sassy architectural dress in white, stole the spotlight with its androgynous appeal and intricate cut-outs, which gave off a sporty-fun vibe. 
Lovebirds
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Street smart and sophisticated, ‘Lovebirds’ by designer duo Amrita Khanna and Gursi Singh was an avant garde take on functional fashion.

PRATHONI YENGKHOM AND JACKY LAISHRAM ADDED VINTAGE CHARM TO THEIR COLLECTION AT JABONG STAGE DURING LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK WINTER/FESTIVE 2014 
Designer duo Prathoni Yengkhom and Jacky Laishram under their label ‘Poco & Jacky’ created a vintage-meets-modern collection for their debut at Jabong Stage during Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014. 
The silhouettes aimed at men and women, ranged from contemporary to classic and comprised skirts, trousers, jackets, blazers, dresses, coats, saris and gowns. 
Poco & Jacky
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To add an experimental, edgy undertone, the designers worked with faux leather and silk and stuck to a demure yet daring colour palette consisting of shades like moody moss, tantalising teal and ochre. 
Poco & Jacky
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To further reflect the flow between the traditional and the unconventional, embellishments complemented vintage techniques like beading and weaving onto New-Age textiles and almost- androgynous forms.
Poco & Jacky
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Two stunning ensembles which caused a fashion stir comprised a gorgeous leaf green woman’s coat accentuated by fabric detailing, which was paired with clean cut trousers and a pair of mint toned see-through pants flaunting fabric flowers.
Poco & Jacky
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Bold and beautiful, ‘Poco & Jacky’ by designers Prathoni Yengkhom and Jacky Laishram was one to look out for.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Lakme Fashion Week Winter 2014 Festive Day 3

RAGINI AHUJA CREATED METALLIC MAGIC ON THE RAMP AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK WINTER/FESTIVE 2014

After her debut in the Gen Next show during Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2013 with origami garments, Ragini Ahuja’s collection for the “Ikai” label during Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014 was an interesting line called “Metal”.
Ragini Ahuja
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Bringing in linear geometry, Ragini worked with appliquéd sheep nappa to recreate the beauty of flora and fauna along with brass strips. Yet Ragini’s fabric base was a little fragile, as sheer Chanderi and cottons were the choice for strong fashion statements. In addition, the exquisite marbled effect of metallic colours with oxblood and gold hints gave the garments a New Age touch.
The look was very relaxed with a marked laid back androgynous message, as boyfriend shirts, oversized bomber jackets, muscle tank dresses and athletic leather bustiers made an impressive appearance on the ramp. 
Ragini Ahuja
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The metallic alphabet appliqués appeared prominently for the garments, while the over shirts spelt comfort all the way. Interesting entries were the short leather top, long printed sheath topped with leather appliqué, a soft cover over a tube dress, striking black mini with loose pants, brown shirt and kimono top with tonal detailing. 
Ragini Ahuja
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The solitary men’s wear entry comprised soft blouson with a bold metallic appliqué and easy trousers.
Mention must be made of the striking thick wedges, which once again had metallic words fixed on the base.
Ragini Ahuja assured that each piece from her “Metal” collection was an exclusive one, thus giving the buyer an edge when it comes to wearing her creations in a crowded room.

RIXI BHATIA AND JAYESH SACHDEV OF QUIRK BOX BROUGHT THE NOSTALGIC FASHIONABLE FLAVOUR OF BOMBAY ON THE RAMP AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK WINTER/FESTIVE 2014

For two seasons Rixi Bhatia and Jayesh Sachdev have been creating a fashionable stir with their label “Quirk Box”. For Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014, the designer duo’s collection called “Bombay Balloon” was a nostalgic inspiration, which recreated the vintage charm of Bollywood cinema and theatre.
Quirk Box
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Using Chanderi, crepe and georgette, the designers brought in colour blocking with delicate textured details. With such a vibrant theme it was but natural that the colour card had to be versatile; so tones of mustard, burnt orange, teal blue, emerald along with metallics like grey, gold and black came in for a fun filled line.
Pen and ink drawings featured the characteristic images of Bombay on all the garments. From the big air balloon to rickshaws, buses, zeppelins, bulbs, boats, the iconic Gateway of India - the print story was a great mix of memories past.
Quirk Box
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The silhouettes ranged from soft swinging blouses and skirts, to patch work dresses, maxis with pleat detailing, lapel waistcoat with a striped blouse, mini smock, cropped tops and double-breasted jacket.
Quirk Box
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Men’s wear was as colourful and followed the theme religiously with black waistcoat and a suit with all the ink and pen drawings - but this time in white on a black background.
Quirk Box
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The collection was further enhanced with the trendy jewellery from Tinka Bhatia and the bespoke limited edition line of hand crafted leather shoes by Cuero-HandCraftedLuxury exclusively designed for Quirk Box Gold using the original art prints.
For men and women who want stylish but unconventional clothes that are colourful, fun and trendy, then “Bombay Balloon” by Rixi Bhatia and Jayesh Sachdev for their “Quirk Box” label will give them ample options.  

TANYA SHARMA SHOWCASED A DESI TRIBUTE AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK WINTER/FESTIVE 2014

Innovativeness took form in the shape of designer Tanya Sharma’s label “Gaga” as she overwhelmed the audience yet again at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014. Staying true to her natural heritage, Tanya drew inspiration from bountiful India by honouring the traditional techniques of prints and dyeing.
GAGA by TANYA SHARMA
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Various Indian classics of textile treatments like Bandhani, leheriya, tie-n-dye and bold block printing were used to give it the glamorous look that Indians are proud of.
These traditional historical techniques were contrasted with the modern choice of fabrics like jersey, silk and satin that was complementary with the added sparkle of beautiful zardosi embroidery.
GAGA by TANYA SHARMA
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The silhouettes were the perfect combination of sporty with a touch of glam for jumpers, maxi dresses, ankle length pants, shirts and short kurtas. Garments that were eye-catching were the Indo- western combination of a cropped top and a pant along with a half sari drape. A garment that stood out was the midi dress with lime green, two-layered sleeves and a bright blue bodice. The compilation embodied colours like dark blue, shades of green and a sunny yellow.
GAGA by TANYA SHARMA
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This collection by Tanya Sharma for her label “Gaga” was certainly eye-catching and ‘desi’-full with just the right amount of modernism to make it fabulous. Look out! Here comes a revolution!


PRINT EXPERT AARTIVIJAY GUPTA RE-LIVED THE DEVELOPMENT OF FASHION AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK WINTER/FESTIVE 2014

The young and bubbly designer Aartivijay Gupta showed how wise beyond her years she was when it came to fashion, as she presented her line at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014. Bold and historical were the focal points of the consequential collection. “Who Wore What When” was the title and inspiration behind the brilliant compilation.
AARTIVIJAY GUPTA
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Aarti retraced the major breakthroughs of interesting prints in the fashion industry that were revolutionary and extraordinary in their own time period. Phasing through years of anarchistic clothing inventions, she artistically bought to life the history of world costumes and fashion with her creations. 
AARTIVIJAY GUPTA
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Quantum leaps like the corset-and-crinoline, hats from different centuries, hairstyles, accessories and voluminous ball gowns were turned into prints. From the ever famous Roman drapes and French medieval costumes to Italian fashion in the 17th century, history was hinted at as images on the garments. 
AARTIVIJAY GUPTA
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Undoubtedly, the look that accompanied this portrayal was vintage with a touch of old world charm and grace. The silhouettes were inspired by the long-gone golden eras that would never be forgotten. Monochrome was the major colour story of the collection that made it all the more pleasing to the eye.
The major standouts were the old fashioned prints used cleverly on the garments such as a corset printed on the front instead of worn, along with net on the lower half of the dress. Another highlight was a turtle neck collar along with exaggerated padded shouldered short jacket for a shift midi. 
AARTIVIJAY GUPTA
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There was a singular men’s wear garment that featured a monochromatic suit with ankle length pants that showed the unisexual aspects of the compilation.
Merging seamlessly, the meeting of two worlds of the ‘then’ and ‘now’, Aartivijay Gupta brought nothing less than excellence to the fashion platform. Somehow she gave vintage a whole new definition by transforming them into classy contemporary wearable fashion.

TERESA LAISOM AND UTSAV PRADHAN OF MUNKEE SEE MUNKEE DOO SHOWCASED AN UBER CHIC LINE AT JABONG STAGE DURING LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK WINTER/FESTIVE 2014

Designer duo Teresa Laisom and Utsav Pradhan under their label ‘Munkee see Munkee doo’ showcased an uber chic collection titled ‘An Asian living in Europe’ at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014. 
The imaginative range inspired by Japanese modern art and culture incorporated contemporary European aesthetics onto silhouettes, which ranged from skirts, dresses, coats, jackets, tops to trousers. 
MUNKEE SEE MUNKEE DOO
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Structured with a charming, natural flow, each piece was a beautiful fusion of oriental-meets-modern.
Layers dominated the outfits in unique blends such as wool-felt, viscose twill and poly-satin while embroideries with chords and shaded threads helped add a touch of bold sophistication.
MUNKEE SEE MUNKEE DOO 
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Mesh work along with zippers, pleats and an innovative use of suspenders to connect pieces infused a sporty-fun vibe, balancing out the range’s diverse appeal. 
The colour palette comprised bold tones of white, red, grey, black, dusky cream and blue, while also offering paler, pastel tones for a more playful edge. 
MUNKEE SEE MUNKEE DOO
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A particularly ravishing vintage inspired ensemble comprised a steel toned skirt accentuated by thread work and a garnet red coat-like shirt. 
MUNKEE SEE MUNKEE DOO
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Electric, traditional and quirky ‘Munkee see Munkee doo’ by Teresa Laisom and Utsav Pradhan was one range that’s sure to be the talk of the town!

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2014 Day 2

DEBASHRI SAMANT HOOKED THE AUDIENCE WITH A SKILFULLY CRAFTED COLLECTION AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK WINTER/FESTIVE 2014

Tussar, silk and woollen Jamdani came together for Debashri Samanta who enchanted the audience with her Vietnam inspired collection called “Hooked” at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014. 
Eager to recreate the rustic, rich culture of the Far Eastern country with touches of contemporary appeal, Debashri celebrated the beauty of old and new with creative vigour. The traditional Jamdani fish motifs and loose cotton of the fabric was engineered to suit New Age silhouettes. 
Debashri Samanta
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Bringing to centre stage the stylishly torn hand knitted woollens, Debashri told a fashionable tale of craft, culture and hints of poverty from Vietnam’s exotic heritage. Fish and hook motifs were hand woven on the woollen Jamdani, as well as the shredded knit covers. The colour story was sombre with black, white, purple and grey being the base. 
Debashri Samanta
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Opening the show with a printed coat over an asymmetric, knotted- at-the-hemline midi; Debashri followed it with a black jumpsuit with long crushed cotton hoodie. Woollen knit choli under a choir boy cape, front tie-up pants, boxy printed coat, over-lapping waist cropped pants, loose square kurta and a draw string gathered pleated skirt, were some of the interesting construction techniques that emerged on stage. To end the show Debashri brought in the knitted one-shoulder cover, a printed poncho and a one-shoulder long sleeve creation.
Debashri Samanta
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For fashionistas who long for that exotic touch of the Far East mingled with Indian ethos, they will be “Hooked” on Debashri Samanta’s collection. 


DIVYA SHETH REINVENTED AJRAKH FOR HER STUNNING COLLECTION AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK WINTER/FESTIVE 2014

Last season’s Gen Next designer Divya Sheth was inspired by tea tables with Ajrakh prints. For Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014, Divya once again worked with Ajrakh for a collection called “Ajrakh Jo Galicho” (Carpet of Ajrakh). Highlighting health conscious festive wear for spiritual souls, Divya had natural dyed Ajrakh with experimental Kalamkari, which was hand printed/painted and turned these two crafts into couture offerings.
Divya Seth
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Indian hues lit up the ramp as haldi and kesari, Mehendi Sindoor, were created with pure turmeric, henna, madder flower and indigo. Adding Uzbek ikat, large doses of gotta, quilling, raffia tassels and safety pins, the winter collection of carpet dresses, scarves and draped garments were a visual delight to behold. 
Divya Seth
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Colours were muted shades of khaki, brown; chutney and teal. The military like dress with raffia tassels, the wrap jumpsuit with woven shrug and the column creation with long sleeve tasselled bolero fitted into the theme perfectly.
Divya Seth
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The multi fabric draped maxi added a feminine touch to the line, while the trio of indigo satin gowns with intricate embroidery on the sleeves and bodice, offered a more formal option. Dhoti pants were visible under long kameez and jacket, while the final khaki lehenga and printed kurta-coat with pleated 3D fan appliqués was a perfect answer to semi formal wear.
Divya Seth
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The jewellery, which highlighted the creations was in copper and once again with raffia tassels and shimmering semi precious stones.
Working around a fluid flowing silhouette and asymmetry for the creations, Divya Sheth showcased a colourful line that will delight women who long for unconventional styling.


PURVI DOSHI MARRIED TWO CULTURES FOR A SUPERB COLLECTION AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK WINTER/FESTIVE 2014

Purvi Joshi showcased her creative and innovative side at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014 by bringing in harmony between two cultures for her collection ‘Chavi’.
Purvi Doshi
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Inspiration was drawn from the ever famous African ‘AZTEC’ prints which are trendy all over the world.  Purvi converted these prints to turn them into a ‘desi’ offering of glamorous fusion wear.
This change from international to hometown material was created with brilliant merging of the prints into mirror embroidery with subtlety of Kutch and Gujarat beaming through.
The garments looked melodious in sound hues of saffron, blue, chilli red, green and white, that effortlessly flowed into the silhouettes.
Purvi Doshi
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The hand-work on the garments was the reflection of a dying art of mirror work by the rural crafts-people who were struggling to keep this tradition afloat.
This eye filling collection had maxis, saris paired with short kurtas along with flared blouses, tie and dye skirts as well as long kurtas with flared pants. This collection had variety of detailing like pleats, layering, gathers and keyholes. It was colourful and eclectic just like its mirror work. 
Purvi Doshi
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Other enchanting ensembles were the Anarkalis that were rich in blue and had colourful edging details. Rajasthani bangles were also a major statement making accessory style that was adopted to complete the collection.
Purvi Doshi
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Sonal Chauhan, star of the Bollywood hit film ‘Jaanat’ appeared wearing a sleeveless off-white blouse with a flared skirt embodying tons of mirror work. 
Purvi Doshi’s beautiful collection ‘Chavi’ not only brought the intricate Indian craft and culture onto the international fashion stage, but also managed to create awareness amongst the Indians on how important it is to “Wear Indian and be Indian”


SIDHARTH SINHA OF N & S GAIA BROUGHT EARTHY LUXURY AT JABONG STAGE DURING LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK WINTER/FESTIVE 2014



Sidharth Sinha under his label ‘N&S Gaia’ showcased a city-chic collection titled ‘Meta Modernism’ at the Jabong Stage during Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014. 

Inspired by the beauty of butterflies this collection stuck to its roots using elements and motifs in nature for their grace, texture and beauty.
N&S GAIA
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The colour palette comprised earthy tones such as champagne, pale green and nude, while darker tones of fairy green, earthy brown, stained white, deep violet and woody black added to the fantastical feel of this range.
N&S GAIA
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 Luxurious fabrics like Bhagalpur silk, hand-spun wool, khadi silk, cotton blends and chanderi silk made their way onto the runway in the form of dresses, saris, jackets, gowns, capes and tops. 

The silhouettes were carefully constructed, with drapes taking centre stage in each design so as to give the outfits a feminine, free-flowing appeal.
N&S GAIA
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The designer’s craftsmanship was displayed brilliantly when an interesting floral embroidered forest green dress with a touch of sparkle made its way onto the catwalk.
N&S GAIA
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Keeping the collection simple yet stylish, the embellishments were restricted to Dakmanda hand plucking with more focus on the cuts and the paint-splatter like print on the fabrics. The crumbled finishes and Organic Iridescent textured dyes added to the innovative look.
N&S GAIA
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Beautiful and timeless ‘Meta Modernism’ by Sidharth Sinha for his label N&S Gaia was one range that is sure to fly off the racks!

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2014 Day 1


We know this comes a bit late but we wanted to be thorough as we bring out our favourite collections from this year's winter festive LFW 14 presentations.

ANUJ BHUTANI – REINVENTING MEN’S WEAR

For his label “Reboot” Anuj Bhutani’s collection was a perfect offering of winter dressing for men. Tailored deconstruction was the highlight of the garments with hints of unisex styling for the trendy New Age man.
Anuj Bhutani
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Inspired by the 1960’s English sub-culture called “Teddy Boys” the collection; aimed at reconstructing men’s wear with subtle influences and discreet detailing. Men’s wear never looked more interesting with shades of royal blue, smoky grey, urban, olive and sand with interesting geometrical thread work in forms of twisted yarn as well as screen prints, surface texturing and graphic block prints.
Anuj Bhutani
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Zippers were the cynosure of attraction but appeared mid centre at the back of garments. Blousons, one-button shawl collar jacket, parka with trousers, unstructured, soft, long coats and kurtas with jackets added to the style and construction of the collection. The final loosely belted trench coat with printed back flap worn with comfy trousers completed the look.
Anuj Bhutani
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Stylish, relaxed and reinvented men’s wear from Anuj Bhutani showed a practical wearable line that men will love to sport from dawn to dusk.

DHRUV KAPOOR – THE RAW BOLD LOOK

With a master’s degree in Fashion Design for women’s wear from the Marangoni Institute, Italy, Dhruv Kapoor’s collection was for the raw and bold nature in a fashionable woman. Using technology to develop fabrics, prints and embroidery, Dhruv’s creations had an intelligent aggressiveness that men and women will appreciate in their garments. 
Dhruv Kapoor
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Showing a collection of men’s and women’s wear featuring relaxed pea coats, slacks, “A” line skirts and boxy shirts the eight garments were a blend of smudgy prints, sheer and wool with a hint of fur as detailing for a top with loose pants. Bringing in some formal wear there was a flared printed skirt with shimmer and a black mesh cover over white shirt dress again, sparkling with sequins.
Dhruv Kapoor
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Zippers were the focal point of the slouchy creations with digital and 3D prints adding to the trendy look for the shades of black, white, grey and pale pink.
Dhruv Kapoor
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These were clothes that spoke a language of the raw bold look and Dhruv Kapoor’s collection was a winner that will surely be “Game Set Match” for the buyers.

KRISTY DE CUNHA – HOMAGE TO AN ARTIST

Called “La Casa Azul” (The Blue House) Kristy De Cunha’s collection paid homage to artist Frieda Kahlo and her unborn child. Depicting the raw emotions of the artist, through her garments, Kristy had bold prints with vibrant colours that will enable women to present a striking fashion statement.

Kristy De Cunha
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Dramatic garment construction and a raw earthy appeal made the creations eye catching. The blue will-power gown with a peplum waist was splashed with images of the artist and one of the highlights of the show. Neons, lots of shades of blue and intense colourful drama caused a sensation on the ramp with Kristy’s creative garments.
Kristy De Cunha
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A blue mini with giant rose appliqué was actually a quilted cape dress. Bell sleeves appeared for wrapped tops and a giant tent with slits for hands was a canvas for Kristy as she paid tribute to Kahlo’s work. A crinoline skirt was worn with lime neon top, empire waist boxy gown looked feminine with bell sleeves, satin printed jacket with white printed skirt and the bell sleeved multi print gown, were a riot of colour and edgy fashion.
For fashion with an artistic palette on garments, “La Casa Azul” by Kristy De Cunha will thrill art lovers as well as fashionistas.
Kristy De Cunha
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KARISHMA SAHANI KHAN DISCOVERED THE FASHIONABLE WORLD OF AN EXPLORER AT LAKME FASHION WEEK WINTER/FESTIVE 2014.

Karishma Sahani Khan’s collection ‘Khoj’ at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014 had a literal meaning that was inspired by the archaeological inventions and discoveries made all over the world. The collection is based on the stark contrast of the world that passed and the progressiveness of the technology in the current period.
As if bringing out a point, Karishma marked the change of a forthcoming future and kept her designs green by making the clothing in natural fabrics such as organic cotton, Bamboo and soybean fibres, which are sustainable and bio-degradable.
Ka Sha
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Tie-dyed and hand-painted motifs and patterns in natural and toxic free dyes, combined with hand-embroidery techniques were created using discarded materials – fabrics, vegetable sacks, plastic and the traditional ‘mukaish’ strips that brought out the naturalism of the entire collection.
Ka Sha
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She effortlessly blended unstitched expressionism with tailored practicality with touches of science, mysticism and traditions.
Overcoats, see-through shirts and the ethnic saris were in shades of denim blue, grey, orange and mint green with pom-pom detailing and layering which gave a fusion look.
Ka Sha
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Karishma Sahani Khan’s brand Ka-Sha with her very eco-friendly and glamorous collection ‘Khoj’ brought to light the changing ways of a more nature conscious generation. 


KAABIA AND SASHA GREWAL OF OUTHOUSE DAZZLED THE AUDIENCE WITH THEIR OPULENT JEWELLERY COLLECTION AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK WINTER/FESTIVE 2014

Known for their unconventional jewellery designs, Kaabia and Sasha Grewal for their label “Outhouse” presented their stunning collection called “The Column” at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014. Lustrous gold was entwined into magical pieces that were influenced by the regal look of Greece and Rome. Playing imaginatively with gold, the designer duo proved that the precious metal was versatile enough to be draped like liquid silk or moulded firmly.
Outhouse
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The pair was inspired by Proto-geometric art and linear meanders to present a more basic but bold collection. Adding to the beauty of the jewellery were semi-precious stones like amber, turquoise, pearls, garnets and lapis lazuli to create glitz and glamour.
Outhouse
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The pair gave the Maang Tikka a New Age feel but with  a Mohawk- like design that rose in curves on the heads of the models, while the earrings flared up to reach the hair turning into large lacy covers. Chokers cascaded down the necks of the models with a line of interlinked pendants or were clasped around the necks with multiple layers.  Belt-cum-shoulder or body harnesses, ornate cropped gloves, windmill inspired ear cuffs, leather/tassel shoulder dusters, cross body leather/gold belt, and spikes erupted from neckpieces. Towering looped Maang Tikka, Haath Phool, facial décor garter-cum- harness and finger cuffs turned ordinary jewellery categories into conversation stoppers.
Outhouse
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Opulence was the apt word to describe the jewellery as spiked bangles, looped and tasselled necklaces, shoulder ornaments and neckpieces had intricate attachments while armlets as well as enticing danglers for the ears stole the limelight.
The striking ensembles that matched the avant garde look were courtesy JV by Jatin Varma who added his geometric touches to balance the grand ornaments.

For women who dream of looking like mythical goddesses showered in jewels, “The Column” by Kaabia and Sasha Grewal will make it a reality.

RAW EDGY FASHION WAS DISPLAYED BY ASA KAZINGMEI AT JABONG STAGE DURING LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK WINTER/FESTIVE 2014

Asa Kazingmei, a designer known for his raw and edgy take on fashion revealed a new collection inspired by the shield used by Naga warriors when at war. Titled ‘Changvei’ at Jabong Stage during Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014, the creations had an innovative style and look.
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The silhouettes were almost armour-like, form fitting at the top so as to ‘protect’ one’s body. Exaggerated necklines and shoulders structured to mirror ‘self-expression through restriction’, was a concept derived from the boundaries and strife witnessed by the Naga warriors. 
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The show stopper piece was a breathtaking white gown with scale-like detailing along the neck and torso with a see-through hemline and sensual cut-out at the back.
Eloquent in expression and deep in thought, Asa Kazingmei’s collection ‘Changvei’ was a beautiful reminder that there may not be any beauty in pain, but rather sometimes one finds pain that’s found its way within beauty.