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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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India’s international jewellery Week 2014 Highlights and Top Picks

India’s international jewellery Week 2014 has recently taken place and it was certainly was not one to be missed. A huge array of models showcasing gorgeous Indian designer jewellery collections of all shapes and sized sashayed down the ramp at the fifth edition of the India International Jewellery Week.

A unique variety of jewelers, designers and design graduates from the Indian Institute of Gems and Jewellery presented their creations at the event hosted by the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council.

The Indian jewellery designers produced the most essential and inspirational jewellery to date, making a statement across the globe. India’s international Jewellery Week provided a perfect international platform for India's most talented designers and design houses to showcase their original and contemporary Indian designer jewellery collections.

 The shows took place over a spectacular four-day period, from July 14 to July 17, and featured from of Bollywood’s hottest stars.

Day 1: Our favourite show from day 1 had to be Sunny Leone’s collection, full of black magic and darker tones, the statement gold and silver pieces were beautifully designed, and perfect for dressing up a simple outfit and standing out from the crowd.

India's Internation Jewellery Week | Sunny Leone

Day 2: Day two of event featured a stunning array of Indian designer jewellery collections, but Swarovski definitely stood out to us as being the number one show stopper. The ballroom of the Grand Hyatt was transformed into a marriage Mandap with masses of marigold streamers dangling from the ceiling. The runway ramp was edged with a gorgeous border of marigolds, setting the stage perfectly for a mega wedding style celebration, which featured a number of brides from all around the country.

India's Internation Jewellery Week | Swarovski

The Swarovski “The Brides of India” collection was presented by Nazraana in association with P C Jeweller, and was a mind blowing combination and variety of genuine jewels and synthetic stones all beautifully crafted. The colour, detail, sheer beauty and cut of the stones were a breath-taking view on the catwalk as the models strutted their way down the runway.

Day 3: Sonam Kapoor, Sridevi and Parineeti Chopra took to the ramp on Day 3, making it a day to remember! Our favourite show had to be by Golecha Jewels. The collection consisted of stunning oversized and detailed traditional neckpieces, which were displayed with deep oranges and reds which made the richness of the gold stand out beautifully.

                                                   India's Internation Jewellery Week | Golecha Jewels

And lastly, our favourite of all the shows took place on the last day of IIJW. It featured one desired and standout piece of Indian designer jewellery from each of the many stunning collections shown in the first three days of India International Jewellery Week 2014. There were 21 items altogether from the different brands and Indian jewellery designers that were there to make their mark in the global jewellery scene.

India's Internation Jewellery Week | Final show

The Textile Minister at the 2nd day of the Lakme Fashion Week Winter-Festive 2014

To celebrate the Indian Handlooms and Textiles day, Santosh Gangwar - Textile Minister, inaugurated the 2nd day of Lakme Fashion Week's Winter Festive 2014 edition. The celebration of this particular day was first introduced in the fashion show in 2012.

Many thought that it will be just for once, like other projects in the past but 2 years, but this initiative has continued and its popularity has not ceased to grow. The spotlight was on handwoven fabrics like chanderi, tussar silk, khadi and honoured indigenous dyeing techniques and organic practices of the designers.

The beautiful actress Shriya Saran walked on the ramp wearing a floral print sari with a lightly embellished scoop-neck green blouse and a nathni explained, "I always support handloom designs because I feel it's an art of India that is gradually dying out. I personally associate with Sashikant's use of organic fashion."

Here are some pictures of the inauguration :


After the inauguration and the speech of the minister, the program was settled and the shows began : 

- Show 1 : Debashri Samanta, Divya Sheth, Sayantan Sarkar
- Show 2 : Anavila, Purvi Doshi, Sashikant Naidu
- Show 3 : Prama by Pratima Pandey, Pinnacle-Shruti Sancheti
- Show 4 : Rouka by Sreejith Jeevan, N&S Gaia by Sidharth Sinha
- Show 5 : Marg by Soumitra, Vaishali S.
- Show 6 : Anuj Sharma
- Show 7 : Krishna Metha
- Show 8 : Swati Vijaivargie Jain, Harshitaa Chatterjee Deshpande
- Show 9 : Sanjay Garg

All shows had their individual mood and their own personality. From traditional to more contemporary or neutral to colourful, the beautiful collections of the designers had captured audience’s attention and proudly represented the ancestral know-how of India.

You want to see beautiful pictures of the Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2014 and have more information? Why don't you have a look at a presentation about the Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2014 collections presented on Day 1?

See also Anita Dongre at LFW!

organic practices
organic practices

Unravelling the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014!

Mandira Bedi

Anchor- Actress-Sports Commentator and now a Fashion Designer, multi-talented Mandira Bedi made her debut at the Lakme Fashion Show Summer/Resort 2014.Her colourful saree collection was inspired by the “Real Women”. There were various successful women from various walks of life to walk the ramp at the Indian Fashion Week; Dr. Kiran Coelho – Gynaecologist and Obstetrician. Head of Dept, Lilavati Hospital, Dr. Jamuna Pai – Pioneer of Cosmetology in India. Founder and Chairperson of Blush Clinics,Mrunalini Deshmukh – Renowned Matrimonial Lawyer, Schauna Chauhan – CEO, Parle Agro, Pooja Makhija – Nutritionist & Clinical Dietician (Celebrity Food Guru), Miss Malini – Celebrity Blogger, Yasmin Karachiwala – Celebrity Fitness Trainer, Shaheen Abbas – Jewellery Designer. Mandira’s mother Gita Bedi was the show stopper, she was looking magnificent in the purple & gold sari. It was a parade of real life stars wearing real life sarees at the Lakme Fashion Show. The six-yard saree collection had a breezy element; satin, georgettes and silk as base fabrics and high on colourful effects unlike the usual embroideries and embellishments. At the Indian Fashion Week, Mandira ensured that there was a perfect blend of vibrant colours to match the rising mercury this summer.

Left – to- Right : Shaheen Abbas, Pooja Makhija ,Dr. Jamuna Pai , Mrunalini Deshmukh
Left – to- Right : Miss Malini,Schauna Chauhan, Dr. Kiran Coelho ,Yasmin Karachiwala 

Mandira Bedi along with her Mother Gita Bedi.

JADE by Monica Shah & Karishma Swali

Monica Shah and Karishma Swali showcased a 1920’s retro relaxed glam collection called The Bohemian Princess” at the Lakme Fashion Show. Matching the muse, the designers opted for soft subtle shades like white, pale pink, beige, liquid grey, orange & gold. The texture of the fabrics was sheer translucent with clever integration of metallic and embellishments that recreates the vintage fashion. Lisa Haydon in a radiant orange cutwork Lehenga and gold beaded blouse was magnificent as she walked down the ramp closing the show for “JADE” at the Indian Fashion Week. So for all the vintage / retro fashion lovers have a new collection to grab this season!

The Bohemian Princess” collection for JADE by Monica Shah and Karishma Swali

Lisa Haydon :Show stopper for JADE by Monica Shah and Karishma Swali

Swapnil Shinde

Swapnil Shinde showcased a collection called “An Affair to Remember” which was inspired by the glam love from Hollywood 1950’s era at the Indian Fashion Week. The colour scheme for his collection worked around gentle and solid shades of beige, slate blue, yellow mustard, purple berry, jet black and egg shell. At the Lakme Fashion show, the key element of Swapnil’s collection was Hearts & geometric peacock prints, woven with a web of glitzy mystery with his signature bold silhouettes. He played with traditional Maharashtrain Paithani weave with its antique gold & orange borders. At the Indian Fashion Week, Huge eye catching coloured bows were the star attraction at the back of the outfit. This collection was a perfect amalgamation of traditional fabric with modern design. The footwear was very well noticed cause of their ultra-stylish design. Swapnil definitely managed to stamp off enough drama as the model walk down the ramp at the Lakme Fashion show. 

“An Affair to Remember” collection by Swapnil Shinde
“An Affair to Remember” collection by Swapnil Shinde

Gaurang Shah

Gaurang Shah’s “Chandbali” Collection was poetry in a fabric form devoted to the 21st century brides. On Indian Handloom & textile day, Gaurang ensured to showcase all the rich Indian tradition with a splendid line of royal ethnic finery at the Lakme Fashion Show, 2014. Classical Indian Music played by Ashoke Gurjale in the background, the splash of rainbow colours caused a riot on the ramp, colours such as surkh red,gulabi pink, zard yellow,narangi orange,sabz green were merged  with epoch styles, OH! What a feast for the eye! At the Indian Fashion Week,Gaurang’s collection combined the antique odhnas from the Akbarnama era with Kadi. Chandbali’s embroidery was coalesced with motifs like Buddha-pada, chand-Suraj & gow-mata. Gaurang made sure that the modern bride had ample of options like floor length kalidaar, jama, sadri ,shaluka ,achkans , angarkha and lehenga with assikalis .Kirron Kher in a bright pink brocade saree ended the show for Gaurang Shah. She was like a magnet of gorgeousness at the Indian Fashion Week! So, if the bride wants to make sure that she is the cynosure of all eyes at her ‘Wedding’, one of the most important occasions of her life then “Chandbali” collection by Gaurang Shah at Lakme Fashion show will create that perfect MAGIC!

“Chandbali” Collection by Gaurang Shah

“Chandbali” Collection by Gaurang Shah
Kirron Kher :Show stopper for Gaurang Shah!

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Embroidered Designer Sarees from IBFW 2013

The event where the most famous Indian designers met to show their latest bridal collections, Indian Fashion Bridal Week, is just over and what we will all remember is the opulence and richness of Indian craftsmanship.

Here for you a selection of beautiful embroidered designer sarees directly chosen from the Indian Bridal Fashion Week catwalks. 
Take inspiration  for your special upcoming celebrations!

Other sarees click here!

Bridal Lehengas: From the Catwalk to your Wardrobe

From exotically traditional to contemporary western, the fourth day of ongoing wedding fashion extravaganza Indian Bridal Fashion Week has seen it all.
Designer couple Muzaffar and Meera Ali chose to showcase a very Indian style bridal wear collection, replete with bridal lehengas, shararas and sarees, based in shades of gold, cream and black.
Here is a beautiful bridal lehenga  from Strand of Silk, designed by Narendra Kumar:

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Wedding Sarees and Lehengas at Indian Bridal Fashion Week

From exotically traditional to contemporary western, the fourth day of ongoing wedding fashion extravaganza Indian Bridal Fashion Week has seen it all. 
The globally recognized style gurus Ashima & Leena featured their opulently embellished yet exceedingly wearable bridalwear collection Aalap at the event. Adorned with colourful beads and floral embroidery, the glamorous line included wedding sarees, jackets, and lehengas draped in South-Indian style.
Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi, clad in a heavily wedding sarees, walked as the showstopper at the design duo’s catwalk presentation.

Have a look at the IBFW 2013!

Indian Tunics Are Back

Indian Tunics are back on fashion industry ! In fact, many designers innovated, with new colours, new motifs and new styles. Indian Tunics or Kurta are easy to wear in any seasons and adapted to different people.

For instance, have a look at the beautiful indian tunics showcased at Asian Fashion Couture.
Multicoloured and beautiful, you should have that in your wardrobe.

See more on what top to use on you skirt!

Karisma Kapoor Wears Anita Dongre

We have already seen the beautiful Karisma Kapoor wearing high quality Indian designer clothes, like the ones from Vikram Phadnis seen at the Lakme Fashion Week 2013.

The Bollywood celebrity was recently spotted in Anita Dongre at a real estate event in Delhi. She chose a boat-neck tunic paired with churidar and she complemented with a pair of golden Indian earrings.

We loved so much the delicacy of the outfit! She should wear more often Anita Dongre, don’t you think?

Have a look on these fashion trousers!

Indian Tops Every Day!

Who said Indian fashion was all about sarees and lehengas? Lakme Fashion Week and its brilliant designers definitely proved us that Indian contemporary fashion is outstanding as Indian tops were particularly fascinating.
Whether it is a silk, cotton or linen top, you can chose your Indian tops according to the occasion. A precious fabric such as silk will be perfect for a night out while a cotton top is the right choice for a casual day outfit.
We really loved Michele Bohbot's and Manish Malhotra's creations. We think they would look perfect with either a nice black skirt or classy black pants. What do you think? Are Indian tops on your wish list this fall?

Picture Of The Day: Indian Clothes At Lakme Fashion Week

Lakme Fashion Week is just started!  We were enchanted by the preview of Indian clothes that will walk the catwalk in the next days.
The ones in the picture are branded SAMOR by Pragya & Megha. 
Enjoy their catwalk on Tuesday 27th of August!