Manish Arora

India Couture Week 2014 {Preview}

June 28, 2014
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Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI)’s much coveted India Couture Week is scheduled to be held in New Delhi from July 15-20, 2014 at the Taj Palace Hotel. The revamped six day event will have new partnerships Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers as title sponsors, and Logix Group as its associate sponsors. The event will showcase India’s finest design talent in exclusive shows by top Indian Couturiers. Announcing this association, Mr. Sunil Sethi, President FDCI said, “It gives me immense pleasure to bring you the 2014 edition of India Couture Week. After the roaring success of the past events, we at the FDCI are delighted to present an extravagant couture week. Our event is synonymous with luxury and we have the finest participation from Indian fashion fraternity.” Anju Modi, Manish Malhotra,   Varun Bahl  Monisha Jaising (L-R) Anju Modi, Rohit Bal, Manish Malhotra, Sunil Sethi, Varun Bahl, Monisha Jaising   Gaurav Gupta  Mr. Sunil Sethi, President FDCI  Rohit Bal  Gaurav Gupta Manish Malhotra  List of Designers  Anamika Khanna Anju Modi Gaurav Gupta Manish Arora Manish Malhotra Monisha Jaising Rina Dhaka Rohit Bal Sabyasachi Mukherjee Varun Bahl Photographs – Prateek Ahluwalia for Kalapalette Follow me : Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week AW’13 – Day 5

March 23, 2013
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As the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week AW’13-14 concluded, the paparazzi chase grew stronger, and the shows got bigger. Back Lovers Anonymous – is a dark collection with accents. Surfacing from the underground, the collection lifts from the intersecting lines of fringe players, hustlers and lively lowlifes in a non linear narrative, black comic style. Black on black texturing matt and shine, with accents of white and color come together to form fitted and over-sized silhouettes. My Favorite :  The color blocked ombre effect. Simple silhouettes, basic hues of red and pink and basic ethnic cuts. The simplicity of the ensembles was soothing to the eyes, yet they preserved a glamor quotient. My Favorite :  The solid colors and simple ethnic wear. Mildly eccentric and slightly magpie, the collection this season has been all about mixing and matching – off separate teaming, off-color pairings and a luxe careless feel, retaining the “handcrafted” essence of the label. Detailed block and screen prints in muted yet vibrant colors are complimented by graphic, crafty textures and embroideries, somewhat leaning towards a tribal – folk aesthetic. My Favorite :  The layering of prints, texture and separates which added a dramatic flair. Mood Swings – The collection is inspired by works of Picasso’s paintings for the three art movements – Rose period, Blue period and Cubist war period and their three protagonist colors. Instilled on a backdrop of ecru the color blocking captures the enamored soul of the artist ‘Pablo Picasso’. My Favorite :  The use of intricate embroidery of a plethora of shapes in indigenous techniques, cosmopolitan and opulent look and combination of strong emotions and history. Mekhla – The Mekhla is a concert of three pieces of cloth – a skirt like a sarong, a blouse and an additional piece of cloth draped …

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