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Rohit Bal : Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week – Spring Summer ’15

October 26, 2014
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The grand finale of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week was no less than a Mughal – carnival in itself. Before I take you through my photo – gallery, wanted to share a big woot with you.  One of my photographs that I took of Arjun Rampal (Rohit Bal’s show stopper for the finale) got retweeted by none other than the actor himself and has received more than 35,000+ hits till now.  About the Collection The Wills Lifestyle Grand Finale by Rohit Bal concluded the Spring Summer 2015 edition of India’s premiere fashion & trade event – Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week. It was a magical evening as        Quli Khan’s Tomb with Qutub Minar as its backdrop came alive with this magnificent show. Rohit Bal’s ‘GULBAGH’, inspired by the rich and lush Mughal Gardens of Kashmir, is a tribute to the God-gifted and unparalleled beauty of the valley. Mesmerizing the audience, through a visual and musical spectacle, the event recreated the erstwhile court of the Mughals through flowers and live music. With guests entering to live sufi music, the show began with the resounding voice of the internationally acclaimed doyen of Indian classical music – Shubha Mudgal. While she sang, the models walked the ramp, adorned with flowers.   Arjun Rampal Christian Louboutin Follow Me Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube | Pinterest 

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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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Desi (Indian) Etiquettes, BIBA Style

October 22, 2013
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Those who don’t know the current India scenario, well the festive and wedding season is in full norm. Every corner of India is glittering with enthusiasm, happiness and lot’s of colorful love. Celebrating this season, many apparel and accessory brands across the country are pushing their ‘Festive Range’. One such colorful brand is BIBA.  Located across various cities of India, this store has much more than the ‘ethnic wear’ to offer. Two days back I was invited to review the Festive Season 2013 collection from BIBA. A wide variety of ethnic wear, ranging from simple mix and match, to a goth inspired ‘Rockstar’ collection. The icing on the top, is the designer yet affordable collection from Rohit Bal for BIBA.  Choosing my favorite looks was the most difficult task, as the collection had so much to offer. Still, I managed to score three looks which will suit every ‘Desi Girl’! LOOK 1 : Simple and Chic This look is meant for those, who like it simple yet elegant. The idea is to infuse in the traditional hues of blue and red, with a simple silhouette, and nothing fancy. The only shine of the look is the golden block print and the Banarasi style border.  Tip : Team such a look with statement earrings, like I have adorned here. They not only keep the overall look festive and sober, but brings the right amount of drama required to justify the occassion. LOOK 2 : Shimmer Queen This look, from Rohit Bal for BIBA collection, is meant for those who love to live up the festive glitter. The right amount of shimmer print, infused in a sun-kissed orange semi-anarkali suit guarantees the spotlight on you. The bright contrast of this combination will make sure that you stand out in the crowd. Tip : Go …

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AAMBY VALLEY INDIA BRIDAL FASHION WEEK 2013 – Preview

July 11, 2013
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FASHION ONE INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES THE FOURTH EDITION OF AAMBY VALLEY INDIA BRIDAL FASHION WEEK (AVIBFW) 2013 India Bridal Fashion Week to host its first edition in Delhi 12 acclaimed fashion designers to showcase the finest bridal couture collection in Delhi New Delhi: 10th July 2013:  Haute Couture, Luxury and Bollywood will create fashion magic this July in New Delhi with style, colour and drama.  Starting 2013, the Aamby Valley India Bridal Fashion Week will also be held at India’s capital Delhi, a top fashion destination, along with Mumbai, the commercial capital of the country to give the audience in these two prime cities one of the biggest fashion extravaganza to be held. The fourth edition of Aamby Valley India Bridal Fashion Week in association with AZVA is scheduled between July 23-28, 2013 at the Hotel Grand, New Delhi with a spectacular opening show by Delhi’s classic couturier, J J Valaya; while the Grand Finale will be presented by Tarun Tahiliani. The six day event would be participated by India’s 12 leading couture designers including Adarsh Gill, Ashima Leena, Falguni & Shane Peacock, JJ Valaya, Jyotsana Tiwari, Meera Muzaffar Ali, Raghavendra Rathore, Rina Dhaka, Rohit Bal, Shantanu Nikhil, Suneet Varma and Tarun Tahiliani.  Ashima Leena , Falguni Shane JJ Valaya, AZVA by World Gold Council Meera Muzaffar Ali , Raghavendra Rathore Rina Dhaka & Jyotsna Tiwari , Shantanu Nikhil  Rohit Bal, Suneet Varma Tarun Tahiliani, Adarsh Gill AAMBY VALLEY INDIA BRIDAL FASHION WEEK IN ASSOCIATION WITH AZVA SHOW SHCEDULE  – 2013 Delhi Edition DAY 1, TUESDAY, July 23, 2013 8.00 pm:    JJ Valaya 9.30 pm:    Shantanu Nikhil DAY 2, WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2013 8.00 pm:   Meera Muzaffar Ali 9.30 pm :  Rina Dhaka & Jyotsna Tiwari DAY 3, THIURSDAY, July 25, 2013 8.00 pm:   Falguni Shane 9.30 pm:   Raghavendra Rathore DAY 4, FRIDAY, July 26, 2013 8.00 pm:  Ashima …

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INTERNATIONAL WOOLMARK PRIZE CEREMONY

July 20, 2012
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19th July, 2012 was marked on my calendar as the “special day”. The day I received the invite for the International Woolmark Prize Indian Regional Awards Announcement, I could not stop but discuss about the uniqueness of this award function. Very few might know about Woolmark in India, but they have a very special place to hold in the global fashion industry. International Woolmark Prize instituted by The Woolmark Company, the global authority on Merino wool. The award has always aimed to encourage and recognize a generation of young designers who work with wool – fiber and fabric. 50 years ago, this competition helped launch the careers of two fashion icons – Yves Saint Laurent & Karl Lagerfeld. Yves Saint Laurent won this award for dress design, while his fellow designer Karl Lagerfeld was the winner of the coat category as part of the Australian competition judged by a panel including Hubert de Givenchy and Pierre Balmain. The global competition is being reintroduced this year and includes India as one of the five regions – Australia, China, Europe, US and India for the first time. The regional awards require designers to present sketches of a Merino wool capsule collection comprising of 6 outfits with one full outfit to be produced. These collections were judged by a panel of local and international experts. The India judging panel comprised some of the country’s most respected industry representatives including : Priya Tanna – Editor Vogue India Simon P Lock – Founder of Australian Fashion Week Sunil Sethi – President of Fashion Design Council of India Pradeep Hirani – CMD of Kimaya Fashion Pvt Ltd. When I reached the venue, The Leela Palace, Delhi , all I could see was the air of panache flowing through the premises, the rich and famous clinking their wine and champagne glasses, fashion forward posing for a click, handsome men …

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