LFW S/R 2012 Day 3: Indian Textile Day (and a sneak preview of Debarun)

LFW S/R 2012 Day 3: Indian Textile Day (and a sneak preview of Debarun)

The third day of Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2012 has been designated “Indian Textile Day”. Curated by Krishna Mehta, all designers today will showcase Indian weaves and crafts.

One of the designers today is Kolkata-based Debarun, and he’s using pure Indian fabrics like chandari, dupion silk, crushed mal mal and Indian-made pure cotton. The colour palette is predominantly white with some pastel shades. BTW, Shahana Goswami will walk the ramp at Debarun this afternoon.

Take a look:

Debarun LFW S/R 2012 preview

Debarun LFW S/R 2012 preview

Paromita Bannerjee

Paromita has always been a fan of Indian fabrics, especially hand-woven fabrics. She has using them in the past to create fusion silhouettes for universal appeal.

Below: Paromita Bannerjee at LFW W/F 2011

Paromita Bannerjee LFW W/F 2011

Anita Dongre

Anita’s penchant for ethnic style is well-known, and season after season this veteran designer has extensively worked with silk and cotton brocade weaves, tie and dye, and ikats of Andhra Pradesh.

Below: Anita Dongre at LFW W/F 2011

Anita Dongre LFW W/F 2011

LFW S/R 2012: Day 1 highlights

LFW S/R 2012: Day 1 highlights

Best looks from Day 1 at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2012:

Archana Rao

“Frou-Frou” was wearable, practical and minimalistic. Loved the menswear inspiration (structured shirt) combined with the feminine touch (polka dots, sheer fabrics). I got inspired by the mix-and-match styling as well.

Archana Rao at LFW S/R 2012

Megha Garg

Fluid floating drapes, multiple layers, ombre effects and digital prints on jersey and silk organza. When you wear this, keep your makeup all dark, and you would look goth!

Megha Garg dress at LFW S/R 2012

Drashta

Cocktail wear taken seriously. Inventive stuff– inverted seams for unconventional detailing, cropped lace jackets, slashed sleeves for tunics, and a grey coat dress in ribbed silver weave. Drashta at LFW S/R 2012

Drashta at LFW S/R 2012

James Ferreira

Tie-and-dye and bandhini on a single fabric, for very wearable skirts, tops, swirling maxis and blouses. A drape here, a fold there, a tuck in there- good construction!

James Ferreira at LFW S/R 2012

James Ferreira at LFW S/R 2012

Masaba Gupta

Ahh, the prints. Warning: for the quirky fashionistas only!

Masaba Gupta at LFW S/R 2012

Accessory of the day

Headgear at Shivan-Narresh.

Shivan & narresh at LFW S/R 2012

Beauty look of the day

Sky-high updos at James Ferreira.

James Ferreira at LFW S/R 2012

Crazy but interesting looks

Prashant Chauhan

An interpretation of Tibetan attire with use of silk, wool, patchwork and floral patterns. Most interesting bits: baubles of wool, exotic head gear and 3D flowers. (Umm… not sure if the model could see through that).

Prashant Chauhan at LFW S/R 2012

SoFake by Sapna Bhavnani and Sukriti Grover

Take a look at the pic below. Not an easy collection to conceive, design and execute. Hmmmm!!!SoFake Sapna Bhavnani and Sukriti Grover at LFW S/R 2012

Tanya Sharma

Don’t get taken aback by the “Gaga” look. You could wear the garments as separates for a saner look. 🙂

Tanya Sharma at LFW S/R 2012

On my wishlist

Jumpsuits: James Ferreira, Drashta

James Ferreira at LFW S/R 2012 Drashta at LFW S/R 2012

Swimsuit: Shivan-Narresh (when I get into shape)

Shivan & narresh at LFW S/R 2012

Special moment of the day

James Ferreira bringing his entire team on the ramp. Not too many designers acknowledge and thank their karigars and creative teams.

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Customary Bollywood appearance of the day

There were more than a couple of celebs walking the ramp. My fave: hottie Prateik for Masaba Gupta. But why is he wearing baby pink shoes?

Prateik at Masaba Gupya LFW S/R 2012

LFW S/R 2012 Day 2: Shows to watch today

LFW S/R 2012 Day 2: Shows to watch today

Day 2 of Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2012 is going to be super fun, because the shows and themes have me intrigued!

Suhani Pittie

I always enjoy her jewellery, because she works with a range of materials from metal to stones, and her treatment and textures are unique.

Below: From Suhani Pittie at LFW S/R 2011

Suhani Pittie LFW S/R 2011

Bhairavi Jaikishan

Bhairavi is among the handful of Indian wear designers who usually tends to not go OTT. All the more reason to catch her show.

Disney Couture with Nitin Bal Chauhan and Little Shilpa

Disney, anarchistic Nitin Bal Chauhan, offbeat Little Shilpa. This will be one very powerful fashion combination!

Bibhu Mohapatra

It’s his first collection being presented in India, and he’s been received rave reviews overseas. Enough said!

LFW S/R 2012 Day 1: Shows to watch today

LFW S/R 2012 Day 1: Shows to watch today

Fashion lovers, Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2012 kicks off today! Here are the shows I’m excited about:

Gen Next show: Every season, LFW kicks off with the Gen Next show. It’s always interesting to watch India’s young fashion talent present their first collections. Looking forward to it! The Gen Next designers are Archana Rao, Shikha Grover & Vinita Adhikare, Manoj Kumar & Vinod Bhardwaj, Tanya Sharma, Megha Garg, Yogesh Chaudhary and Prashant Kumar.

Below: Shashank and Prajwal, Gen Next show at LFW W/F 2011

Shashank and Prajwal LFW W/F 2011

SoFake by Sapna Bhavnani and Sukriti Grover: Sapna and Sukriti’s first collection for SoFake emphasizes on classic cuts, strong structured shapes and the use of basic colours “black, grey and white” that can be paired with anything. Their inspiration? Kathakali and the British Raj!

Shivan – Narresh: Shivan and Narresh are best known for their resort wear. Since I’m already in the process of getting into shape this summer, I’m looking forward to their swim suits. 😉

Below: Shivan-Narresh at LFW S/R 2011

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James Ferreira: He is known as a “master draper and cutter” and returns to the Mumbai fashion scene after a gap of five years. James will present “Save the Air” that is dedicated to Mumbai, and hopes to bring around awareness for the quality of air we breathe.

Which show are you looking forward to today?

LFW S/R 2012 crystal ball: What to talk about this fashion week

LFW S/R 2012 crystal ball: What to talk about this fashion week

Eighty-three designers will present their collection at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/ Resort 2012, ranging from the well-established Anita Dongre and Sabyasachi Mukherjee to the debutantes Megha Garg and Archana Rao.

LFW Participating Designers and Sponsors for Summer Resort 2012 - 2

But what will the people at fashion week really talk about? Some predictions as I peek into the fashion week crystal ball:

Bibhu Mohapatra’s show: This will be the New York-based designer’s first fashion week showing in India, and with his international fan following, I predict a packed house for his show on Saturday evening and plenty of fawning after that. But will Bibhu buzz be louder than (Rohit) Bal buzz? Can’t say!

Indian textiles: This season the third day of LFW S/R 2012 is dedicated to Indian textiles, with designers showcasing Indian weaves and fabrics. There will also be workshops on the resurgence and importance of Indian weaves and crafts, in which designers like Krishna Mehta, Sabyasachi Mukherjee and Bibhu Mohapatra will participate.

Nina Manuel: Nina Manuel is back in India and has landed the LFW TV gig. The leggy super model will bring a regular dose of behind-the-scenes fashion, interviews and more on LFWTV.in.

Non-designers-turned-designers: From hair stylist Sapna Bhavnani to artist Payal Khandwala, fashion “outsiders” are taking a bold step into the fashion world at LFW S/R 2012. I’m really intrigued to know how their varied experiences translate into fashion. Good luck to them!

Mumbai’s missing: Word on the street is that Manish Malhotra has pulled out from LFW S/R 2012 because he didn’t have time from his Bollywood schedule to put together a collection. But the Mumbai designer I’ll miss most is Nachiket Barve (I always love his clothes!).

Below: Rohit Bal, Narendra Kumar, Swapnil Shinde

Rohit Bal, Narendra Kumar & Swapnil Shinde at LFW SR 2012 Press Conference

“Haven’t I seen that somewhere?”: Every fashion week as new collections roll out on the ramp, there’s a sense of déjà vu. Designers repeat themselves, get inspired by movies, actors, and, of course, Rajasthan. Let’s get over that already. I want to see original fashion, please!

Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2012 runs from March 2 to 6, 2012 in Mumbai.

WIFW A/W 2012: Key looks and moments from Day 5

WIFW A/W 2012: Key looks and moments from Day 5

Look: The confident woman

At Kotwara by Meera Ali, the models wore breeches, skirts and ivory shirts in wool, chiffon, bamberg crepe and suede. The look combined structure and flowing lines, which I adore. I want to be this woman!

Kotwara by Meera Ali at WIFW AW 2012

Kotwara by Meera Ali at WIFW AW 2012

Look: The quirky woman

There were bright geeky glasses, printed shorts, skirts and dresses, along with funky motifs (exaggerated lips) at Niharika. You need to be very funky to carry off this look!

Niharika at WIFW AW 2012

Niharika at WIFW AW 2012

Hippie gone upmarket

Tanvi Kedia’s hippie-deluxe look is about non-conformist glamour with mish-mash of prints like sandwiched stripes, tapestry patterns and hazy geometrics.

Tanvi Kedia at WIFW AW 2012

Sheer in winter, anyone?

You can layer sheer fabrics in wintery colours like purple and dark blue with jackets, trousers and skirts this winter. Raj Shroff showed us how.

Raj Shroff at WIFW AW 2012

For the girl who wants to be a cop

For those dreamt of dressing in a khaki uniform for work, Rehane has the right look for you—caps and all!

Rehane at WIFW AW 2012

For the music-loving geeky gal

Noise-cancelling headphones- check. Geeky glasses- check. Sequins- check. Feminine silhouette, manly shoes- check. It was all happening at Schon by Sakshi Pradhan!

Schon by Sakshi Pradhan at WIFW AW 2012

For Gwenyth Paltow fans

If you liked Gwenyth Paltrow’s “cape” at yesterday’s Academy Awards, Tahera Peeran’s wraps are for you.

Tahera Peeran at WIFW AW 2012

Accessories of the day:

Sling-bag with old-fashioned lock at Verb by Pallavi Singhee.

Pallavi Singhee at WIFW AW 2012

Carved bags at Virtues by Viral, Ashish and Vikrant.

Virtues at WIFW AW 2012

Uncut diamonds and polki jewellery at JJ Valaya.

JJ Valaya at WIFW AW 2012

WTFashion moment of the day

Abdul Halder’s strategically-placed birds made me cringe. Which woman would want to wear this?

Abdul Halder at WIFW AW 2012

Fabulous ending

JJ Valaya ended WIFW A/W 2012 with a Turkish flourish. He used unusual art and craft based forms such as mother of pearl inlay, Turkish miniatures, Iznik Ceramics, weaves of the Sultan’s robes, exotic birds and graphic calligraphy in his jackets, dresses, breeches, shirts and blouses.

JJ Valaya at WIFW AW 2012

JJ Valaya at WIFW AW 2012

JJ Valaya at WIFW AW 2012

Customary Bollywood appearances of the day

Irfan Khan looking out of place at Kotwara by Meera Ali.

Irfan Khan at WIFW AW 2012

Kangana Ranaut all pouty and serious at JJ Valaya.

Kangana Ranaut at WIFW AW 2012

WIFW A/W 2012: What happened on Day 3

WIFW A/W 2012: What happened on Day 3

Here’s what I learnt on Day 3 of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2012.

The standard Indian inspirations were still on the ramp

Gujarat and Rajasthan have inspired designers across the world, and continue to do so. Abraham & Thakore harked back to their NID, Ahmedabad days with hand-woven and hand-printed textiles. (Below: Abraham & Thakore)

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Abraham & Thakore at WIFW AW 2012

Meanwhile, at Pallavi Jaipur the designer combined Rajasthan’s colour, kitsch and patchwork with an urban flair. The key accessories were hair pieces.

Pallavi Jaipur at WIFW AW 2012

Pallavi Jaipur at WIFW AW 2012

Europe’s varied culture made for interesting fashion elements

Rajdeep Ranawat’s A Bohemian Legend was influenced by the gypsy way of life with rich fabrics and bohemian influences such as paint splatters, and contoured and colour blocked vines with Chantilly motifs. He used embellishments by Swarovski Elements, chains and leather tassels with pearls and filigree. (Below: Rajdeep Ranawat)

Rajdeep Ranawat at WIFW AW 2012

Rajdeep Ranawat at WIFW AW 2012

At Pankaj & Nidhi, the 200-year-old Polish folk art of Wycinanki (vih-chee-nan-kee) came to life with hand-cut felt fabrics appliquéd on to fabrics. Note the peacock and floral motifs.

Pankaj & Nidhi at WIFW AW 2012

Pankaj & Nidhi at WIFW AW 2012

I remembered by school days

Dev r Nil’s interpretation of Alice in Wonderland was a bit different from what I imagined when I read it in school, but the play with optics, butterflies, floating gold fishes and surreal flights was just as enchanting. (I now want to read the book again).

Dev r Nil at WIFW AW 2012

If there’s one thing I didn’t mind about “needlework” in school, it was the cross stitch. It was fun, easy, and I could use lots of colours! So I especially liked Pankaj & Nidhi’s cross stitch on leather, using wool yarn and silk tapes. And the cross stitch was done by punching holes in the leather to form a grid. Mesmerising stuff!

Pankaj & Nidhi at WIFW AW 2012

Surface textures excite me

Think splashes of blood red, orange and rust on black and grey texturised fabrics with surface ornamentation. Floral art work compliments sexy cut-outs in modern silhouettes—this happened at Bhanuni by Jyoti Sharma and I enjoyed almost every outfit I saw.

Bhanuni by Jyoti Sharma at WIFW AW 2012

Bhanuni by Jyoti Sharma at WIFW AW 2012

And Anand Bhushan created junkyard fashion by reinterpreting industrial steel, copper and other material through texture, form and colour. For instance, the dresses seemed like moulds or casts. The colours came from the effects of industrial methods like rusting, oxidation and tarnishing. Worth a look!

Anand Bhushan at WIFW AW 2012

We all enjoy old wine in a new bottle

Manish Malhotra’s been working with Kashmiri embroidery over the last few seasons (even in movies like Bodyguard), and this season was no different. The intricate thread and zari work from Kashmir featured on borders of churidars, pants and saris, along with matching belts and sleeves. Some of the stuff did look familiar, but his fans would love it.

Manish Malhotra at WIFW AW 2012

Manish Malhotra at WIFW AW 2012

WIFW A/W 2012: Day 2 highlights

WIFW A/W 2012: Day 2 highlights

Here is a summary of Day 2 at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Autumn/ WInter 2012, each in 15 words or less. Enjoy!

Myoho by Kiran & Megha: Fluid and structured, Aztec prints and layered embroidery in dusty brights and charcoal hues.

Myoho by Kiran & Megha at WIFW A/W 2012

Nupur Kanoi: Dark “armour” for modern women with cording, pleating, kantha and quilting.

Nupur Kanoi at WIFW A/W 2012

The Next Episode by Shantanu Singh: Wear the penguin- streamlined bodice, greys, black and white, with hints of yellow/ orange.

The NExt Episode by Shantanu Singh at WIFW A/W 2012

Vaishali S: Her “Khwaja” collection used hand woven organic cotton in unconventional silhouettes in black and white.

Vaishali S at WIFW A/W 2012

Chandrani Singh Fllora: Colours of sapphire with shibori dye techniques for “aqua” effects.

Chandrani Singh Fllora at WIFW A/W 2012

Dozakh by Kartikeya & Isha: Inspired by mystical Prague, they used their signature layering and tone on tone embroidery.

Dozakh at WIFW A/W 2012

Taurus by Dhruv & Pallavi: Om-inspired headgear, deep contrasting colours with metallic gold embellishment on western silhouettes, drapes and layers.

Taurus by Shruv & Pallavi at WIFW A/W 2012

Akaaro by Gaurav Jai Gupta: Industrial surfaces and men’s fabric create a metal chic look crossed with industrial Goth. Woah!

Akaaro by Gaurav Jai Gupta at WIFW A/W 2012

Anaikka: Dark crystals on constructed silhouettes can turn woman into warrior!

Anaikka at WIFW A/W 2012

Pero by Aneeth Arora: Patchwork of fabrics from across India- khadis, ikats, pashminas (drawn from the travelling woman?).

Pero by Aneeth Arora at WIFW A/W 2012

Rishta by Arjun: Hybrid of shapes, textures, colours and silhouettes tell the worker’s dreams (burnt sequins) and reality.

Rishta by Arjun at WIFW A/W 2012

Kavita Bhartia: Flowing prints, metallic embellishments (think gold marries black).

Kavita Bhartia at WIFW A/W 2012

Nachiket Barve: Geometrical patterns and delicious colour effects, embellished with everything from mashru appliqué to patchwork.

Nachiket Barve at WIFW A/W 2012

Rakesh Agarvwal: Sexy evening wear in metallic and jewel tones.

Rakesh Agarvwal at WIFW A/W 2012

Gaurav Gupta: Clean lines with calculated fluidity, in colours like midnight purple, tangerine and charcoal grey.

Gaurav Gupta at WIFW A/W 2012

Customary Bollywood appearance of the day

Chitrangada Singh for Anaikka. Neckline too low, bust too tight. #Fail.Chitrangada Singh at WIFW A/W 2012

WIFW A/W 2012: Day 1 highlights

WIFW A/W 2012: Day 1 highlights

Here’s a look at what happened on Day 1 of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Autumn/ Winter 2012.

All kinds of cocktail dresses

There were gorgeous metallic finish dresses at S&N Drape by Shantanu-Nikhil, while slinky satins with drapes and lower doses of bling made up James Ferreira’s collection.

Below: S&N Drape by Shantanu-Nikhil, James Ferreira

S&N Drape by Shantanu-Nikhil at WIFW AW 2012

James Ferreira at WIFW AW 2012

Prints of the day

I enjoyed the rippled reed, lotus and lotus leaf print on moss and leaf greens at Anand Kabra, while Anupama Dayal did not surprise with her choice of florals and geometrics (among her faves going by earlier collections).

Below: Anand Kabra, Anupama Dayal

Anand Kabra at WIFW AW 2012

Anuapama Dayal at WIFW AW 2012

The best prints of the day were the tie-and-dye (Indian and geometric) dresses at James Ferreira.

Below: James Ferreira

James Ferreira at WIFW AW 2012

James Ferreira at WIFW AW 2012

White, black and shades of nude

It’s amazing how white, black and nude appear different to each designer. For Vineet Bahl, a black canvas was the starting point, later moving on to earthier hues. (Below: Vineet Bahl)

Vineet Bahl at WIFW AW 2012

At S&N Drape by Shantanu-Nikhil, the final set of garments were nude dresses with white embroidery, and they were gorgeous. And Anju Modi began with ivory and cream, and ended with black.

(Below: S&N Drape by Shantanu-Nikhil, Anju Modi)

S&N Drape by Shantanu-Nikhil at WIFW AW 2012

Anju Modi at WIFW AW 2012

International influences

Sixteenth century Spanish toreros (matadors) provided inspiration to Preeti Chandra. The toreros wore elaborately decorated ‘Traje de Luces’ or ‘suits of light’. She transformed the toreros’ Trajes de Luces (suits of light) into feminine forms with dabka and intricate embroideries on silks. (Below: Preeti Chandra)

Preeti Chandra at WIFW AW 2012

Preeti Chandra at WIFW AW 2012

Meanwhile, Vineet Bahl used vintage Romanian shawls and antique Sardinian embroideries on 1960s silhouettes for the world traveller. The Indian touch came with neon accents with kantha work and stone work on brocade. (Below: Vineet Bahl)

Vineet Bahl at WIFW AW 2012

Anju Modi explored the diversity of cultures and their similarity with inspiration from Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan touching the Kutch border. The free flowing silhouettes were the hallmark of the collection, with ‘sarabara’ or loose trousers worn by Scythians transformed into cowl trousers. Hand-woven fabrics (raw silk melding with textured cotton) brought an earthy edge to the collection. (Below: Anju Modi)

Anju Modi at WIFW AW 2012

Anju Modi at WIFW AW 2012

Accessories of the day

Footwear grabbed the spotlight with sexy stilettos for the glam party girl at S&N by Shantanu-Nikhil and summery, girly shoes at Anupama Dayal. Meanwhile, the dangling earrings at Preeti Chandra reminded me of the 1980s and Spanish country women.

(Below: S&N by Shantanu-Nikhil, Anupama Dayal, Preeti Chandra)

Shoes at S&N Drape by Shantanu-Nikhil at WIFW AW 2012

Anupama Dayal at WIFW AW 2012

Preeti Chandra earrings at WIFW AW 2012

Makeup of the day

There were rosy pink cheeks at Anju Modi and painted lower lashes on Vineet Bahl and Preeti Chandra.

Anju Modi makeup at WIFW AW 2012

Preeti Chandra at WIFW AW 2012

(Below: Anju Modi, Preeti Chandra)

Customary Bollywood appearance of the day:

Dia Mirza and Sameera Reddy at S&N Drape by Shantanu-Nikhil.

S&N Drape by Shantanu-Nikhil at WIFW AW 2012

Bollywood Fashion: Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu’s Kareena Kapoor dresses quirky, Imran Khan goes formal

Bollywood Fashion: Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu’s Kareena Kapoor dresses quirky, Imran Khan goes formal

I watched Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu over the weekend, and found it a refreshing movie in more ways than one. The movie was fun, and the actors’ wardrobes were stylish, which is what you’d expect from a Dharma Productions film.

Kareena-Imran Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu

I was happy to note that Manish Malhotra (Kareena Kapoor’s designer for the movie) managed to bring an element of fun, quirkiness and style to Kareena’s wardrobe. Here’s a breakdown of Kareena’s look.

What Kareena is wearing:

Kareena plays a hair stylist Riana in Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu. Now if you go to the salon I go to, you’d know that most young stylists have their unique way of dressing showing their creative side. Riana is just like that. She wears a range of colours, dresses casually, and looks like a chic mess. 🙂

Kareena in blue Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu

In Las Vegas, Riana’s staple wear is layered tops with a jacket and short skirt with dark tights (it’s winter). In Mumbai she wears jeans and tees with light cotton shrugs.

Key trends:

Striped tees: Simple striped V-neck tshirts are a huge trend globally (you see them more in Europe and US than in India). With these tees, Kareena gets an instant international look.Kareena striped tshirt- Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu

Jackets: It’s December in Vegas, so Kareena wears all kinds of outerwear- waistcoat, leather and fleece-lined jackets.

Kareena in waistcoat- Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu

Tight mini skirts and shorts: Kareena has curves now, but that doesn’t stop her from wearing denim and lightly-embroidered minis with black tights. Good news for us normal-sized girls.

Kareena printed scarf ek Main Aur Ekk Tu

Layering with colour mixing and lace: Manish Malhotra has very layered Kareena’s costumes by mixing colours. The looks are really colour-coordinated or matchy-matchy. Also, the ace designer has innerwear-as-outerwear a more relatable spin by giving Kareena camisoles and slips with lace on the neckline, then adding tshirts to layer. Loved that!

Accessories:

Jewellery: Kareena wears two rings on her right hand (one is a pearl) and a watch on her left. Her dangling earrings mostly comprise little charms like dull gold leaves.

Oversized bright bags: Yellow, fuchsia, blue… yum!

Manly shoes: No stilettos or sexy heeled booties for Riana, because she wears rugged men’s shoes! I loved the scene in which Kareena tottered around in Imran Khan’s shoes and complained they were too big. 😀

Scarves and stoles: Patterned and bright!

Kareena pink stole Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu

Hair and makeup:

Kareena’s hair is wild and astray, which she keeps in check with clips and pins. The red highlights suit her skin tone and style, while her lined eyes and light glossy lips keep her “real”. 🙂

Special Mention:

In the song Auntyji, Kareena Kapoor wears a gorgeous royal blue wrap dress that is feminine, classy and doesn’t reveal much (she’s out with her family after all). You can’t help liking that one!

Kareena wrap dress Ek Main AUr Ekk TU

Imran Khan’s look:

Styled by Shiraz Siddique, Imran Khan is all grown up in Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu. Dubbed appropriately as a “tightass” by Riana, Rahul is formal and stiff. His colours are mostly black and grey and he wears only slim fit shirts, trousers and cardigans. That’s right, no jeans or tshirts for Imran Khan.

Imran Khan grey shirt Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu

The only hint of colour was the green V-neck cardigan Imran wears while hanging out with Kareena in Vegas.

Imran green cardigan Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu

But if there’s one thing I could steal from his wardrobe, it would be the light blue shirt with white collar he wore in Mumbai. Paired with khakis, that was as casual or semi-formal as Imran’s character could get.

Imran blue shirt Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu

Chic surprise of the movie: Statement neckpieces

Whoever thought Ratna Pathak Shah could be so convincing as a South Mumbai socialite? This talented woman plays Imran Khan’s mother with a chic hair do, lots of attitude and is always dressed to the T. Most importantly, she can’t do without her Louis Vuitton luggage, and has a penchant for oversized neckpieces, which she carries off with a high-brow pout and smirk.

My favourite neckpiece is the one she wears at the formal dinner she hosts, large baubles and all. (Sorry, couldn’t find the picture). But here she is on the way to the opera.

Ratna Pathak Shah in Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu

What did you think of the costumes in Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu?