Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2014- Photo Diary Day 2

Thursday, 28 August 2014

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Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2014- Photo Diary Day 1

Monday, 25 August 2014

The week that was

Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2014 concluded yesterday and as always left us wanting more. More new faces to discover, more trend hunting, more relationships to forge and more fun.

It was a hectic week hence we decided to bring you all the stories translated in a photo diary. The meet and greet, the shades, the moods and the details.

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Street Style Diaries- Meher S Ahmed

Thursday, 21 August 2014

The New Power Dressing

The new Power dressing code for women, informed, minimal and sophisticated, Meher S Ahmed shows us the way with her unique personality and style. Black and white, is almost serious and Formal and yet absolutely modern and elegant.

Meher S Ahmed
Full length shot of Meher

We love the her naturally textured hair, almost framing her face and adds a lot of character to her personality.
Meher S Ahmed
3/4th shot of Meher,,,,

Meher wears this full length high-waisted skirt in  black-n-white pinstripes paired with a crisp white casual shirt tucked in. A black leather tote, black n tan strappy sandals and a pair of Ray Ban clubmaster sunglasses that we totally dig! complete her look. Her long multi-charm neckpiece adds to her feminine grace.
Meher S Ahmed
3/4th shot of Meher.

The Pinstripes have been a favorite board-room staple and having more than usual masculine association. Its refreshing to see a skirt in it that almost manages to keep its associations, except this time its all, a 100% feminine!

Meher S Ahmed

Lakmé Fashion Week Winter Festive 2014 Opening Day

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Yes Folks its that time of the year again. 

Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014 opened in great style with the spectacular dual shows presented by DHL featuring the collections of the very talented Masaba Gupta and avant garde designer Amit Aggarwal. Colours of DHL were cleverly brought into the collections by both the designers who revealed their latest line of garments to a very appreciative audience.


Amit Aggarwal’s debut show at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2013 was the most widely praised event last season. His exclusive futuristic gowns and experiments with the 21st century look for the sari and choli drew applause from fashion lovers.
Amit Aggarwal
model in a copper metallic

Adding further highlights to the collection was the specially crafted jewellery. Giant intricately crafted ear flaps and striped hair pieces perched at the back of the models’ heads complemented the garments in an innovative manner.
Amit Aggarwal

model in a gold

Pleats played an important role, while a clever play of sheer and opaque metallic shimmer gave the creations a sexy seductive feel. Lattice work, laser cutting for wide peplums and intricately crafted flared skirts were a breathtaking part of the show. 
Amit Aggarwal
Model in a Red peplum

His showstopper was the very regal, gorgeous, Sushmita Sen, Miss Universe 1994 who was a grand end to the show as she glided in a black, striped, fitted, draped gown.

When women want to make a sensational entrance and are daring and bold to carry off strong crafted ensembles, Amit Aggarwal’s creations will have the perfect impact on the gathering.

Amit Aggarwal
Amit Aggarwal and Sushmita Sen taking the


The name Masaba Gupta conjures up visions of collections that are feisty, free and fashionable. Star winner of the Gen Next designer show in 2009, Masaba’s rise up the fashion ladder has been phenomenal. Her collection “Wanderess” inspired by renowned poet Roman Payne’s character Saskia, had all the characteristic touches that the young designer lavishes on her garments.
Masaba Gupta
Model walking for Masaba Gupta.....www.aquaintperspective,

Inspired by the Goan woman whose adventurous and free thinking nature has been iconic, Masaba brought these qualities along with a hint of delicate touches for her line. Going for the vintage 1960’s look, the colour palette burst onto the ramp with lavish use of yellow and neon hues and created that splash of Goan flavour. Masaba’s fabric choice was scuba, satin, jersey and crepe for the trio of prints.
Masaba Gupta
Shilpa shetty on the ramp for Masaba Gupta...www.aquaintperspective,

For a show stopping entry, it had to be Shilpa Shetty in a slinky black printed cut-out gown with an attached dupatta drape – just the right addition for a beach time soirée 
Masaba Gupta
Shilpa Shetty and masaba Gupta....www.aquaintperspective,

Touches of Goa appeared in the form of geometric leaves and flowers print for loose beach covers over white bikini. Saris with the characteristic Masaba prints in white, brown, black and yellow were teamed with long sleeved black/white leaf print blouse. Flared minis in beige, slinky gowns with multi prints, long sleeved, thigh length jacket with flared pants and cut-out sari gown, brought the mood of the fun times of the 1960s. Trapeze printed top with bell sleeves, attached dupattas for skirts, bell bottom style shararas, long sleeved tail-coat cholis with printed saris and drop waist will-power maxi added to the options that Masaba offered.

When it comes to garments that leave a lasting impression on the audience, Masaba Gupta’s “Wanderess” collection will once again create waves in fashion circles. 
Masaba Gupta
Models for Masaba Gupta....www.aquaintperspective,

*Content Credits: The LFW Team

Street Style Diaries - Karishma Shahani

Monday, 18 August 2014

Boho state of mind

Karishma Shahani appeared to be just as rooted in her choice of attire as her last presentation at LIFW(see it here). This new designer on the block has every bit of Indian essence ingrained in her aesthetics and every bit young that we are as a nation. Guess we too are inspired by the PM's speech on our 68th Independence Day.

As we look back, our last few posts have been bohemian inspired looks and wonder if it reflects the state of mind. 

Karishma Shahani, Karishma Shahani

Karishma pairs a white full sleeved scoop neck Jacket in ombre dyed shade of pink with a black maxi dress, a Tibetan beaded choker and versatile bright loafers.  
Karishma Shahani, Karishma Shahani

All set for a long day with an energy drink (almost seems like an accessory), the gold coin purse and the citrus colour covered phone add to the enigma of this boho girl.
Karishma Shahani, Karishma Shahani

A Long gilet/jacket may seem like a non-essential, but we bet you’ll be surprised by its versatility. Team it up with jeans, shorts or jeggings and it can instantly prep up a look, take it up a few notches.

On another exciting front, Lakme India Fashion Week - Winter Festive 2014 is about to commence and we shall do our best to bring you the best dressed. Follow us on Instagram to stay updated!

Style Diaries Mumbai- Jagvir Matharoo

Thursday, 14 August 2014

The traveller

Jagvir Matharoo never seizes to amaze with his sartorial choices of clothing. Jagvir in an adaptation of japanese traditional costume made our heads turn when we spotted him in a well put together bohemian avatar. Its rare to witness men stepping out of their comfort zone and embracing newer silhouettes with such ease and panache. Applaud!

Jagvir Matharoo,Jagvir Matharoo the world traveller

Jagvir layers a vintage silk kimono and gives it a great modern spin by pairing it with a grey melange tee and an almost Japanese inspired bird print soft pants in powder blue.
Jagvir Matharoo,Jagvir Matharoo the world traveller

The headband is another quirky accessory that adds Jagvir's bold choice of attire. He gives us a rare UNISEX look that's so perfect for Him & Her; and currently a rage!  

Jagvir Matharoo,Jagvir Matharoo the world traveller

The messenger leather bag in brown and a pair of strap sandals add to a much needed subdued colour pop.

Jagvir Matharoo,Jagvir Matharoo the world traveller

We are in love with his silver chain and bracelets; nothing defines a traveller more than his momentos carefully stacked with much pride and memories.

Street Style Diaries - Sangita Sinh Kathiwada

Sunday, 10 August 2014

A Regal Bohemian

"It is only when you are totally secure with your traditionalism that you can be truly modern" said Sangita Sinh Kathiwada. These words struck a chord with us when we spotted her dressed in a black n white bohemian ensemble that modern enough to make heads turn in admiration in Milan or Paris, at the same get familiar nonchalant looks on the streets of Kutchch or Kathiawad.

Sangita Sinh Kathiwada Sangita Sinh Kathiwada in the Regal Bohmian Look

Sangita, a heiress to a princely Rajput state, yes she married a PRINCE!, dons many hats. She provided the Indian designers with one of the first platforms to sell their wares at Melange' more than 20 years ago. As a director of Morarka Cultural Centre for NCPA she is consumed in bringing about synergy between the rural craftsmen and the urban designers. See their last LIFW presentation HERE. This is just about the beginning of the list of roles Sangita finds herself passionately juggling.  

Sangita Sinh Kathiwada Sangita Sinh Kathiwada in the Regal Bohmian Look

Sangita wears a top in white with a silhouette inspired from the traditional Gujarati version and pairs it up with comfortable Harem pants in black. We love her choice of accessories a chunky gunmetal neck-piece and a looped string sling in red! A pair of black rimmed glasses and comfortable walking shoes complete her Regal Bohemian look.
 Sangita Sinh Kathiwada Sangita Sinh Kathiwada in the Regal Bohmian Look

Street Style Diaries - Pranav Mishra

Thursday, 7 August 2014

A Timeless Style Statement

Pranav Kirti Mishra has been walking the fashion corridors making quite a statement with his unique modern-Maharishi full grown mo-beard look and his impeccably tailored with a dash of quirk attire for a while. The founder behind the clothing label Huemn along with Shyama Shetty; is a designer, a poet and models when he wishes to.

Full facial hair on men has been gaining unprecedented acceptance as the In look for the modern gent globally....most visible in the United Kingdom, we believe. It does add a lot of depth to your personality and character, whether it suits you or not, a quick opinion poll with your best buds would get you your answer.

Pranav Mishra, Pranav Mishra a timeless style statement

Pranav wears a 2BSB suit in navy, the fit of which can only be achieved by custom tailoring. He pairs it up with a grand-dad collar shirt in a pale pastel blue and patent leather dress shoes in black.

Pranav Mishra, Pranav Mishra a timeless style statement

With this minimal and modern outfit Pranav definitely adds a lot to the look simply by his emphatic personality......a look that seems seeped in Heritage and flushed with Modernity at the same timeless!

Street Style Diaries - Sweta Wagh

Monday, 4 August 2014

Perfect Simplicity

When creativity meets simplicity in Fashion, we call it Elegance!
Sweta cuts such a figure of pristine elegance with the pieces that she puts together, that made us go wow!

Maxi skirts are spot on for the season and so is a sporty low cut-back jersey T. We love the play of blocked colors with  fuschia and grey and accented by brown, black and gold.

Sweta Wagh
Sweta wears a maxi skirt in fuschia pink to which she gives her own sartorial twist by knotting it up above the knee in almost a draped to perfection silhouette that we totally dig. She pairs it up with a low-cut back grey melange T in fluid viscose and brown suede pumps.

Sweta Wagh
Her skin colored clutch with a gold monogram and black leather trims, gold metal knotted in black chords neckpiece, a gold watch and we're guessing a pair of Burberry shades make a perfect accessory set to add the golden touch to her look.

Sweta Wagh
Sweta wears this sans make-up minimal look with her fringed-in-the-front and knotted-up at the top hair, just a hint of pink on her lips with great effect. She sure has got us knotted up with her individual style....go on....get KNOTTY with it!

Sweta Wagh

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