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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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WIFW SS’14 – Pia Pauro | Shivan & Narresh

November 6, 2013
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PIA PAURO | AKAARO Press note :  Transpired into aesthetics at the exotic beaches of Zanzibar and inspired by Pia’s travel through Tanzania and her time spent with the Masai’s at their village. ‘Zanzibar’ is a reflection of the vast african landscapes, the wildlife and the people of Africa. The collection has fabrics like crepe, sil georgette and cottons with the perfect match of ease and luxe to it. SHIVAN & NARRESH | FONTANA Press note :  The soft brutality of slashed & stabbed canvases of Lucio Fontana expose an artistic dimension often remembered – the Negative. Embodying the spatial canvases in monochromes coupled with lemon tints in brazen resortwear, the ensembles emphasize the subtle seduction of the skin. The swimwear returns this season, bolder, with lacerated signature maillots, bikinis & trikinis.  Check out the entire ‘Picture Diary‘ for Wills India Fashion Week SS’14.

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WIFW SS’14 – Gaurav J. Gupta | Paromita Banerjee

November 4, 2013
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While Gaurav J Gupta played the undertones of blue, brown and black; keeping the silhouettes neat and a subtle approach, Promita Banerjee infused in the pop yet earthy hues of red, green, yellow and neutrals. GAURAV JAI GUPTA | AKAARO Press note :  Spring summer 14 draws visual references from the religious habit (dress) of “Missionary at Charity” order and portrait at an old women by Hans Memling. Clothes being social psychological aspect of appearance; the blue (color of virgin mary) stripe which is an integral part of the cotton saree of the sisters of the order. Washed out Cotton Silks with crushed jacquards in blacks and stainless steel are used in easy separates. Hand woven enirely at akaaro studios in Delhi with natural yarns the collection is a symbolic transition from chaos to calmness. PAROMITA BANERJEE | SAFED RANG Press note :  The collection is all about presenting a rooted India to the audience. An India where the finest of fabrics are cottons and Khadi, handwoven on looms; and they can be shaped into any silhouette of choice. The designer has chosen the ethno-contemporary path; where the fabrics and textiles remind you of India but in a very global context.  Check out the entire ‘Picture Diary‘ for Wills India Fashion Week SS’14.

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WIFW SS’14 – Malini Ramani | Gauri & Nainika

October 17, 2013
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The Gatsby fever empowered Gauri & Nainika’s collection, while Malini played the Cleopatra; showcasing a collection entirely dipped in hues of gold, dusted with shimmer. MALINI RAMANI | WANDERLUST WONDERLAND Press note :  This season’s collection is created for the woman with Wanderlust. Malini has designed a line of ultra – luxurious clothing especially for the stylish, globetrotting woman with a multi dimensional personality. The collection includes glamorous silk jersey drapes in pop colors, block printed dresses on sand washed silks and soft cotton and sexy cocktail dresses in sparkly metallic sequins. Jewellery by Outhouse. GAURI & NAINIKA Press note :  The colourful coastal settlements of the Amalfi Coast with its terraced vineyards, stunning landscape and sparkling blue waters would turn out to be a well of inspiration for any visitor. Freer in shape, the styles have been created in a cocktail of prints vibrant solids with a few pieces in bold umbrella stripes. Fabrics such as chiffon, crepe de chine, organza and microcrepe lend a luxurious feel to the line. Check out the entire ‘Picture Diary‘ for Wills India Fashion Week SS’14.

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WIFW SS’14 – Oz Fest- Romance was Born by Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales

October 13, 2013
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Just one word for this design, RAINBOW! ROMANCE WAS BORN | ANNA PLUNKETT & LUKE SALES Press note : ROMANCE WAS BORN’s vision of womenswear encompasses both new and classic modes of fashion, resulting fun elegance. Australian designers Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales met whilst studying and their design partnrship began simply from a mutual admiration of ideas and blossomed into production with the official launch of the label in 2005. They see the work of Indian craft as vital to their own ability to be inspired and create costumes outside the trappings of fashino trends. Check out the entire ‘Picture Diary‘ for Wills India Fashion Week SS’14.

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WIFW SS’14 – Geisha Designs by Paras and Shalini

October 12, 2013
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This collection blew my mind off! Organza, lace, crochet, delicate silhouettes and romanticism were the key notes of this collection. GEISHA DESIGNS | LAGOON Press note : The Geisha girl is now Younger and Bolder. Her spirit remains rooted in romance but now with a new carefree attitude. Cuts are cooler, silhouettes are younger, with the introduction of more separates. The unpredictability in the flow of the show is its unique factor. Simple ,elegant, pretty ,feminine, romantic are the key words that encapsulate the collection. Check out the entire ‘Picture Diary‘ for Wills India Fashion Week SS’14.

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WIFW SS’14 – Nachiket Bharve | Nida Mahmood

October 11, 2013
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Anything Bollywood is a big hit. Period! This is exactly what keeps getting proven from time to time, and this time it was Nida Mahmood’s collection which kept us on the edges of our seats. The hologram effect on accessorization and prints, and those charmingly famous filmy dialogues in the background score was like a Bollywood movie in itself! Whereas Nachiket Bharve’s collection was all about a gloomy dream, which consisted of a lake side picturesque, complete with butterflies, dragonflies and clover leaves. NACHIKET BHARVE | FOSSIL Press note : The contrast between the fragile yet heavy and dense fossils and rocks, and their interpretation in the airy light fabrics is the challenging and exciting part of creating this collection.The key details of tassels, sheerness, sleeve inserts and a strong focus on skirts, outline this collection. The shoes are custom made in the fabrics from the line. The collection has separates that can be mixed and matched to create individualistic looks. NIDA MAHMOOD | BOMBAY BIOSCOPE Press note : Cosmos of Constellations Where Stars join the dots of Destiny and Dreams. In a Parallel Universe of Parallel Reality. This collection attempts to narrate another new visual story. Through a tricam of three distinct styles.Line Art wire-framing Constellations, 3 Dimensional Triangulations and Angular Crystallized Forms come together. As an Ode to the Magic of Moving images. Those are Timeless yet Transient and continuously transforming celebrating 100 Years of Indian Cinema. Check out the entire ‘Picture Diary‘ for Wills India Fashion Week SS’14.

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WIFW SS’14 – Annaikka by Kanika Saluja

October 11, 2013
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As much as I swear by the bling surrounding Kanika Saluja’s collection called ‘Annaikka’ , the color palette she used was truly spellbounding as well. ANAIKKA by KANIKA SALUJA Press note : Shivoham. In search of equilibrium. The quest to find her inner self is the jorney towards Shivoham. Awareness of her subconscious mind opens her vision to the different dimensions that exists within and beyond her. From here she gives birth to her inner spiritual child.  Check out the entire ‘Picture Diary‘ for Wills India Fashion Week SS’14.

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WIFW SS’14 – Day 1 – Anupama Dayal and Masaba

October 10, 2013
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As Delhi witnesses yet another week of glamour, fashion and paparazzi, I bring to you the ‘Picture Diary’. Showcasing some of the breathtaking collections that have been presented in this edition of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week. Stay tuned, as after this picture diary I will be coming up with more from WIFW SS’14 platter. 😉 Grand Opening by Anupama and Masaba ANUPAMAA DAYAL Press note : The raison d’etre of Anupamaa is the revival of the ancient, almost forgotten hand printing and needle craft techniques of India. Anupamaa’s style is vintage meets bold and western. The print stories are often eclectic and the philosophy is organic. One of her favorite techniques of Anupamaa is the ancient hand printing technique using wooden blocks. MASABA GUPTA Press note : Defined shoulders. Glossy collarbones. The rise and the fall of the hem. Barely there skirts. Her calves. And the love affair with the midriff. The marriage of Benarasi Zari and contemporary print. The fiercely pale palette. Washed pink, ice blue and my forever heroes – Black and White. I absolutely LOVED the prints on Masaba’s collection. Stay tuned for more from the ‘Picture Diary’

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SS’13 : Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week SS 13 Day 1, Part 3

October 9, 2012
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I bring to you the exclusive coverage of Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week SS 13.  Day 1, Part 3 Surily SS 2013 FEVER Fever, the latest collection by Surily, marks the label’s return to the trademark style of fringes and flirty movement, but with an electric twist. Fever embraces metallic accents along with a palette ranging from pop colors like fluorescent yellows, tangerine and pinks on nudes and blues. Silhouettes ranging from play suits, asymmetrical dresses, and drapes to the leggy mini-dresses and skirts, feature in the collection. Interesting use of Aztec prints, especially created for the collection and merged with geometric designs, add a modern touch. All these elements come together in the collection, through the recurrent theme of Strong, Sexy, and Edgy. Kiran Uttam Ghosh SS 2013 The KUG woman, with her layering, defies categorization. Kiran Uttam Ghosh’s Spring Summer 2013 collection interprets masculine pieces with underlying femininity, occasionally toying with the boundaries of androgyny and  fosters the concept of transition, transformation and evolution. Leonard Cohen’s poetry underlined the rebellious undercurrents of this collection at the ongoing Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week. Kiran picks shapes, embellishments and motifs from the Middle East, the Orient and India and blends them in a languid yet elegant form of comfort dressing. Metallic components, stark placement embroideries, colour and print blocking met Ghosh’s signature layering, edgy silhouettes and soft geometric shapes in a vivid palette of spice colours and vibrant hues. Innovatively using sheer and opaque plays and experimenting with constructed separates against flow, Kiran Uttam Ghosh presented new layering ideas that go beyond the ‘tunics with trousers’ theory. Credited for creating shapes and styles that are of the moment but not bound by time, Kiran Uttam Ghosh presented a collection of easy to wear pieces that surprisingly skimmed several of this season’s biggest trend …

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