Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Street Style Diaries - Suket Dhir

Elegant Modern Traveller

Its always summer in Mumbai and cottons and linens work like no other as the apt choice for one's clothing. You can spot a traveller from a distance, influences and elements picked from different places and time and owned in a way that only they can.

Suket Dhir gives us such a refreshing elegant Modern Gent Traveller look, seeped in tradition and yet very modern and Now.
Suket Dhir

There is a certain character that his well tended more pepper less salt beard brings to Suket's appearance, that of an intelligent and creative philosopher carrying the world in his brown leather satchel.....a world that he'd share with the special ones.
Suket Dhir

Suket wears these linen pants in Natural color with a block printed in soft pastels shirt in cotton that an Indian at heart or an Indophile will appreciate. We love the length of the pants and the rolled-up to a three quarter length styling. A straw colored Homburg hat, we LOVE,  and made-to-last forever work boots in light brown complete his look. Suket is a creative genius behind his namesake label SUKET DHIR.
Suket Dhir

Friday, 26 September 2014

Street Style Diaries - Krishna Mukhi

Sportswear influences are making deep inroads into the the minds of the Fashion conscious tribe. Krishna Mukhi gives us an African tribal infused printed shift dress with a striped rib neck and see through mesh panelling. The big sporty 87 chest print over a tribal printed base is a fab mix of trends that we love.
Krishna Mukhi
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Throw on a vintage washed denim jacket over your shoulders and a pair of cool shades for maximum effect. Krishna stays away from jewellery (barring a couple of rings that a girls gotta have) true to the sports-girl spirit.

Krishna Mukhi
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A quilted bag in mandarin Pop with metal chain straps and a pair of chunky bad-girl lace-up boots in  iridescent silver leather and black complete her Fashion Week look. You would have seen her featured in the fashion week style section in the Cosmopolitan Sept 14 issue
Krishna Mukhi
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Krishna is an assistant fashion feature editor with Harper's Bazaar India.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2014 Day 5

PALLAVI SINGHEE’S COLLECTION WAS AIMED AT MAKING WOMEN LOOK GORGEOUS AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK WINTER/FESTIVE 2014

“J’aime La Vie” – I Love Life” was the title of Pallavi Singhee’s collection from her label “Verb” at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014. The designer’s aim was to make women gorgeous, which Pallavi’s ensembles succeeded without a doubt as the models strutted down the ramp in a variety of garments. 
From stylish day wear ideal for a lunch appointment, to practical black and white skirts and shirts, the collection moved to formal dresses and slinky pencil skirts. There was a mélange of options for the fashionable lady. She could wear cute shirt dresses for an afternoon brunch or go for cropped tops over high waist full skirts. 
Pallavi Singhee
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For something more dramatic a sheer black lace and organza number, with silk trims and sporty ribbed detailing will get the lady ample compliments. Sleek figure hugging midi skirts could also add excitement to a fashionista’s wardrobe.
Pallavi Singhee
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The colour card was restricted to blue, beige and black for the semiformal and formal wear that will be just right for the festive season. Organza, tulle, crepe, lace and knit added to the style and construction of the ensembles
Appliqués and stunning embellishments appeared regularly for the pants, jackets, dresses, tops and gowns; to add a fragile touch to the clothes.
Pallavi Singhee
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Particularly striking was the beige cutwork embroidered maxi, black asymmetric embellished shirt, black organza cutwork lace pencil skirt and the embroidered tie and dye pencil dress.
For the woman who “J’aime La Vie” then Pallavi Singhee’s collection of the same name will create a fashionable life she will love.

“AN ODE TO INDIGO” WAS A STYLISH VIBRANT COLLECTION PRESENTED BY PRIYADARSHINI RAO AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK WINTER/FESTIVE 2014

Picking a strong colour, Priyadarshini Rao presented a stylish vibrant collection at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014. “An Ode to Indigo” was a simple title for her line of garments, which played creatively with the many hues, shades and tones of indigo to display an entire collection. 
At times, hints of tangerine and fuchsia made a surprise appearance amongst the pale sky blue, porcelain green, jade, teal, emerald, turquoise, Prussian, cobalt, navy and midnight.
Priyadarshini Rao
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Reviving silhouettes from the 1920’s, featuring midis with fluid “A” line and trapeze shapes, Priyadarshini put an emphasis on the detailed hemlines, which were asymmetric and layered to match the theme of the show. The base was dyed silks, Chanderis, chiffons, georgettes, chikankari and brocade georgettes with small accents of antique embroidery and tissue.
Paisleys, ditzy florals, blooms and organic geometrics added to the flavour of the collection. Layering was the constant factor of the fusion clothes as three or more ensembles came together seamlessly for a stylish impact. 
Priyadarshini Rao
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Sheer tunics were matched with maxis and dresses, which were combined with fluid pants. Over-dresses added panaché to long crinkled creations along with pinafores and maxis with pleated bodice worn with sheer shirts. Multi-tiered and coloured kurtas covers and skirts along with vertically panelled maxis were comfy outfits.
Priyadarshini Rao
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Not forgetting the ethnic dresser, Priyadarshini had saris and lehengas teamed with soft unstructured jackets that nearly swayed around the ankles of the graceful models. 
Priyadarshini Rao
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Ending the show with slim lehengas, cholis and dupattas, Priyadarshini gave perfect east/west options to dressers globally.
Accessories were limited to slim long chains, gold Mary Jane shoes and coloured stockings.
For an impactful fashion statement, Priyadarshini Rao’s “An Ode to Indigo” was the perfect collection for the coming season.

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!