Showing posts with label 2015. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2015. Show all posts

Modern Indian Bride Trends for Summer 2015

Nowadays, the modern Indian bride is more elegant and confident and is aware of all the latest news and trends about bridal fashion.

The modern Indian bride chooses each individual element of her wedding outfit by herself, such as the fabrics, the colours, motifs and embroidery or ornamentation. For the trend following ladies, here is what’s trending for the upcoming wedding season.


The future bride is more open about design and colour, and should opt for an avant-garde piece for her reception day. Known fashion enthusiast Tanya Vaishya prefers nude colours teamed with a gold gown with a long train at the back. For this kind of gown, you can opt for fabrics such as tanchoi, georgette, raw silk or lycra. As a young bride, Tanya Vaishya wanted to wear a modernised outfit to break the rules of the traditional Indian bride.

Indian Modern Bride Trends for Summer 2015 | Indian Modern Bridal Look

The Engagement Attire

For the engagement, the ensemble has to reflect the feminine curves of a women, including her neck and her waist. Fashion blogger Natasha Niturkar, focuses on the cut and silhouette of the wedding gowns and the placement of the embroidery. In her opinion, the bride has to opt for innovative bridal outfits made of chiffon, net or chanderi silk in shades like pink, rani, green and turquoise.

The Cocktail Dress

The modern Indian bride wants an outfit that enhances her unique personality and her passion for couture. Fashion designer Payal Bhatia, thinks that every bride has to wear an outfit that reflects her feelings and moods. She can opt for vintage techniques such as mirrors, crystals, zardozi, sequins and gota, that will portrays a unique self expression in her ensemble. Nowadays, people prefer wearing gowns to cocktail parties, gowns are more elegant to wear, and perfectly enhance the modern silhouette when teamed with vibrant colours. Some example of stunning modern gowns can include a leather look ballroom gown or an off-shoulder and fish tail cut that will reflects the elegance of a women. For the fabric of the gown, opt for shimmering lycra in 3D textures or stretch lycra.

The Mehendi Outfit

The main focus of the outfit is the versatility and mixture of two different cultures: indo-western fusion. The main element that will evolve your outfit into something beautiful and extravagant is through the use of digital printed fabrics and techniques, as well as 3D embroidery that is a new and exciting revelation in bridal fashion. For Arti Tackle it is better to go for a  short crop top with a full-length box pleated skirt that will portray a modern look. 

Indian Modern Bride Trends for Summer 2015 | Avant Garde Wedding Manish Arora's collection

For the Haldi Ceremony

For this kind of ceremony, the modern Indian bride can opt for a free-spirited outlook. Fashion lover Komal Hudda, prefers seeing a saree gown with stunning hand embroidery and draping, which will create a perfect fusion of cultural modernity and richness. It’s always better to break away from the traditional norms of a Indian bridal outfit. You can also opt for a a top and dhoti skirt combo, which will look extremely trendy for a Haldi ceremony.

Be Original on your Wedding Day

Well known fashionista Roma Madan has always been open to new trends when it comes to clothing. For her, the colour is what will a key element to find the perfect Indian wedding outfit. For example, a fusion of green light weight embroidered dupatta teamed  with gold net and silk brocade will eb sure to make a bride stand out. The bride should opt for exclusive jewellery to go with her outfit to complete this modern and vibrant look. 

Indian Modern Bride Trends for Summer 2015 | Indian Bridal Outfit from JJ Valaya's collection

Now, with all this different advice from various famous Indian people, you have all you need to have the latest styles of the Indian modern bride of today.

London Fashion Trends of 2015

It's always difficult for a woman to keep up with all the new trends, colours and styles, and it’s especially tricky to dress when living in London. Nowadays, the city of London encourages people to be creative and unique, and not follow other peoples styles. However, when you’re out for the entire day in London, you have not only look stylish but also be dressed practical for every occasion. Whilst in London you have to think about the perfect all day outfit because in an average day in London it could be seen in many different periods of the day: work, lunch, shopping and even clubbing. Wearing a flouncy dress with high heels can seem like a good idea for a summers day in London, but after one hour’s walking it will be a disaster, which is a daily challenge when you don’t have time to get home and change clothes after work. Fortunately for all of us, London is a capital where you can be edgy-cool, that’s why it is an ideal city to experiment with new and unique looks.

It’s also the perfect time to think about new and fresh fashion trends that are currently taking place in London for spring/summer 2015.

London is a huge city, meaning there is many different trends depending on the places you are going. For example Camden is a place where you will witness extremely alternative and quirky styles worn by both 'hipsters' and 'goths'. You will also witness people wearing copious amounts black eye-liner (even the boys) and an influx of body piercings and tattoos. It’s all about burlesque style in this area of London, one of the most popular pin-up ladies Dita Von Teese influences many styles and outfit decisions in Camden. The result of this will be bold colours, frilly skirts, fish net tights and bright lipstick. And to complete this intriguing look, add a tight corset. Let’s be realistic, this strange look is not for everyone!

The T-shirt is a reliable source for all occasions. But don’t go too fast, it’s not just the simple and comfy t-shirt in cotton. As we are moving into summer, there will be a flood of shiny colours, shapes and textures. We are even seeing an influx of some t-shirts that have been shredded or ripped, paired with blazers, chunky jewellery and practical high heels to create a versatile and stylist great.

In Notting Hill, there are a lot of vintage stores with endless designer wear from the likes of Bottega, Christian Louboutin, Prada or Helmut Lang. This area is a great place for all fashionistas who love both vintage and luxury brands. A good thing to know when you are wearing vintage clothing is style one main vintage piece at a time so not to over do the look.

And if you don’t really like to wear second-hand clothes or shoes, go for a military style jacket with retro t-shirts that have a vintage look.

The perfect accessory to have this season is John Lennon glasses, super-trendy and versatile for the summer months.

London Fashion Trends of 2015 | John Lennon sunglasses

For all girls, a fedora hat is a must have accessory for this year. We are witnessing more and more styles every season, but black and grey are the easiest to wear for most occasions. It really is an accessory not to be missed!

London Fashion Trends of 2015 | Outfit with a hat

It’s the return of the midi! In nearly every shop on Oxford street from Topshop to Zara, we are witnessing a lot of midi dresses and skirts. Brands are calling these skirts the “tea length” skirt. The midi is quite difficult to wear and it’s not for anyone, however, if you wear it with the right accessories and for the right occasion, you will look as glamorous as ever!

London Fashion Trends of 2015 | Outfit with midi skirt

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Amazon India Fashion Week AW 2015 Grand Finale Highlights

Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2015 has come to an end. Famous Indian designers were present at this big event. In total, this year, there were 25 designers like Tarun Tahiliani, Ritu Kumar, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Raghavendra Rathore and many others. But the favourite part of this India Fashion Week edition was the 25th Grand Finale, where all the designers from the event were there to celebrate Indian heritage.

For the Grand Finale, all designers shared their collections with a specific theme “Crafts of India”. They gave us a fantastic show by offering us their inspirations from Indian history and Indian culture.

Big names of Indian Fashion like Manish Arora, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Rina Dhaka, Abraham & Thakore, Manish Malhotra, Sabyasachi and Wendell Rodricks came together at the end of the finale show. We saw the Indian designer Bal starting the party mode. All others designers, and even models joined this fun side at the ramp, during the final show. 

Amazon India Fashion Week AW 2015 Grand Finale: Highlights | Designers of Amazon India Fashion Week AW 2015

About the collections showcased at the Grand Finale, we saw a lot of creativity, originality, innovation, and style mixing Indian and Western fashion. The main clothes were dresses, sarees, gowns, lehengas, suits, sherwanis and jumpsuits. Different styles were embellished beginning with a western collection, deep colours of daylight, ethnic beauty and lots of rich Indian bridal wear. 

Amazon India Fashion Week AW 2015 Grand Finale: Highlights | Grand Finale of Amazon India Fashion Week AW 2015

Amazon India Fashion Week AW 2015 Grand Finale: Highlights |

Amazon India Fashion Week AW 2015 Grand Finale: Highlights | Model at the Grand Finale of Amazon India Fashion Week AW 2015

We also caught a stunning view on the stage, of the silhouette of a dome with little dolls and mirrors held up by white dresses. It was a real gift for Indian fashion lovers to see how Indian heritage was reflected in the show.

Amazon India Fashion Week’s Grand Finale began with Wendell Rodricks’s collections - a beautiful orange dress with bold and edgy garments. While Varma’s models on the ramp, wore turbans and outfits with a shimmery effect.

Pankaj & Nidhi's collection offered to us, a completely different style with geometric inspirations and florals in all their dresses. For the first time, these two Indian designers were very happy to showcase their collections during a finale show.

Gaurav Gupta wanted to bring the idea and statement of “unity and diversity” in his collection. It was important for him to send this message to everyone and added “We are one big family”. 

Amazon India Fashion Week AW 2015 Grand Finale: Highlights | Designers during Amazon India Fashion Week AW 2015 Grand Finale

This year, Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2015 was once again a real success. Having as the main sponsor, the most well known online portal, Amazon, certainly boosted the importance and publicity of the five-day fashion gala.

Overview of Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015

We will start with The Grand Finale of Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015 by renowned Indian designer Anamika Khanna, who is easy to recognise with her signature style of ivory and black. Two years ago, at Cannes Film Festival in 2013, Anamika styled Sonam Kapoor in an ivory net sari, that received a huge amount of attention.

Anamika Khanna's collection theme this year at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015 was “The Sculpt”. She created this line to play with fluidity and sculpting of contemporary silhouettes. The collection was eclectic, quirky and edgy.

Overview of Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015 | Anamika Khanna and Kareena Kapoor at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015

Throughout her collections, she always uses black and ivory as a signature style, as she has done for her Lakme Fashion Week Grand Finale collection. But she has also incorporated subtle pink, gunmetal, and  deep blues into her outfits. She has kept a traditional design style throughout the collection, but had also added very modern and stylish silhouettes and styling. Due to many years of experimentation in fashion, Anamika always experiments with new styles, to make a woman feel both sexy and elegant.

Anamika Khanna understands that nowadays demands for Indian clothing is now international. The Indian designer wants to create clothing that has an Indian style but can be worn by international clients, and also because she has demands of her collections from all over the world.

Overview of Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015 |

Let’s have an overview of her Summer/Resort 2015's edition: Throguhout the last 15 years of this event, it has showcased India’s rich culture and given a platform for all new Indian designers. And again, this fashion show was a step forward for Indian Fashion. We can see that some new Indian designers were also present during the entire event, some of them showed unique creations and extravagant themes.

For this Summer/Resort 2015 edition, the Gen-Next show collections were a spectacular mix of innovation and creativity. Some of these designers include the likes of Ankit Carpenter, Kanika Goyal, Manish Bansal, Alan Alexander Kaleekal, Salita Nanda and Priyanka Ella Lorena Lama.

The overall event was extremely impressive and lead to a lot of success with buyers who attended the event: "The overall response from the buyers and international stores has been extremely positive for us. We have opened conversation with a number of them. We got enquires from Aza, Malgaadi, Ogaan, Creo, Minerali, Amaara, Vyoum, Solo Look, Sade and Iness" Karan Berry and Leon Vaz of the label Karleo, told IANS".

For this edition, they were 163 registered buyers, 120 Indian and 43 international. This is very difference from the beginning of Lakme Fashion Week. Purnima Lamba, head of innovation at Lakmé has stated that the event’s progression was immense.

Overview of Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015 | Different collections of Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015

At each Lakme Fashion Week, there is always a day for Indian textiles. This year, it was on the day 2 that the designers promoted Indian textiles. During this day, big names of Indian Fashion like Raghavendra Rathore, Anita Dongre and Sabyasachi Mukherjee contributed to showcase traditional Indian textiles.

83 designers participated at this edition of Lakme Fashion Week, all the new designers but also all the Kings and Queens of Indian Fashion that included Tarun Tahiliani, Krishna Mehta, Suneet Varma, Manish Malhotra, Raghavendra Rathore, Kiran Uttam Gosh and Shivan & Narresh. And we can’t forget the two international names; Natalie Jolliffe head of Miss Bennett London with her mix of outfits for young women and Tom Tailor with his casual line.

Besides all these big names of Indian designers showcased at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015, also saw a huge presence of Bollywood stars, such as Arjun Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapur, Tamannah Bhatia and Shradda Kapoor, who all looked fabulous on the ramp.

Overview of Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015 | Anamika Khanna collection at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015

The Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015: 15 years of Fashion

Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015 is finally here! All was ready, the stage, the lights and the models. We will observe carefully and catch up some of the newest talents and styles to hit the runway.

This year, Lakme Fashion Week will reflect the completion of 15 years of the bi-annual event. In total, there are 83 designers and 15 sponsors that will be in this Summer Resort 2015 event. The big names of India's fashion designers will include Manish Malhotra, Tarun Tahiliani, Suneet Verma, Raghavendra Rathore, Krishna Mehta, Shivan & Narresh, Kiran Uttam Gosh and Wendell Rodricks.

All the Bollywood leading ladies from Sridevi to Deepika Padukone already made a beeline to attend the opening show of Lakme Fashion Week. We have witnessed Bollywood diva Kajol in a lovely floral dress design by Indian designer Sabyasachi. She completed her look with simple bun, nude heels and turquoise chandeliers.

Deepika Padukone was also wearing Sabyasachi, a beautiful floral printed dress in a berry tone with a bright red clutch, and looked absolutely gorgeous. Fashionista Neha Dhupia also attend the event, wearing a simple pretty beige tunic

This 5-day gala began yesterday with the opening show with Sabyasachi. As the Indian designer loves the 70’s decade, he wanted to combine this era with his signature in his collection, creating a distinctive 70’s vibe.

Here are some remarkable photos of Sabyasachi’s show at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015:

Feminity Takes a New Turn - Milan Fashion Week

For Paglialunga, creative director at Jil Sander, a woman who now wears men’s clothing as everyday wear, is becoming completely normal.

“You need to know what to add on to make it more confident and elegant,” he adds.

Feminity takes a new turn - Milan Fashion Week | Roberto Cavalli women's Fall-Winter 2015-2016 collection

Roberto Cavalli is a prime example of this; his amazing collection for next winter is extremely sexy and sensual, with mini-dresses under fur-lined overcoats embellished with diamonds accentuating the waist.

Few do striking red carpet gowns with more flare and femininity, and his newest stand out creation comes in either a stylish halter neck style top or with feminine floaty sleeves. The double-tone gown blends from soft blue to deep purple, and even blue into autumnal rust that creates a gorgeous array of sunset hues.

Roberto Cavilli and his wife Eva Dueringer, the two main forces behind the company gave a quick hand gesture to the crowd after the Fashion show instead of their usual finale catwalk strut. Soon, Cavalli will finish his final process of talks to sell a major part of the brand he founded into one of the world’s most popular brands, but for the moment, the role that he will have in this ownership isn’t very clear.

“We will make announcements as soon as we have news or something to communicate,” Daniele Corvasce, CEO, recently stated about Cavalli’s role in the company to The Associated Press, but also that she knows that he will stay the founding shareholder.

Feminity takes a new turn - Milan Fashion Week | Ermanno Scervino women's Fall-Winter 2015-2016 collection

Ermanno Scervino is renowned for playing with gender identity throughout his sensual designs. Scervino showcased creations such as macro black and white hounds tooth prints for his dress and coat designs. He also showcased a stand out coat with an asymmetrical shawl collar, including a jacket and skirt outfit with a dainty sequined black top.

Until now, the use of hounds tooth print has never seemed so pretty!

Feminity takes a new turn - Milan Fashion Week | Eva Herzigova at Milan Fashion Week 2015

Eva Herzigova is one of the breath-taking models that smiled for the cameras. She’s walking for Pucci designer Peter Dundas in a long black dress under a stunning velvet jacket with zodiac signs.

“In fashion we are so busy managing everything we do. We can’t always control things and sometimes wonderful things happen when you can’t control them,” Peter Dundas said. He really wanted to bring something new to his collection, which is where the idea came for a unique Zodiac-themed show.

Within his Milan Fashion Week show, Peter Dundas created a magical world with long legged models showcasing velvet pants teamed with bags with fringe detailing. His psychedelic collection also included mini-dresses with black and white optical patterns. An innovative collection not to be missed!

Feminity takes a new turn - Milan Fashion Week | Aquilano and Rimondi women's Fall-Winter 2015-2016 collection

Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi's collection was more urban and somber than usual. One of the main creations was a deconstructed suit, aswell as jumpers and coats decorated by interesting areas of metallic eyelets and silver sequins.

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