LFW W/F 2012: Embellishments on ethnic wear

LFW W/F 2012: Embellishments on ethnic wear

Pallavi Jaikishan

Loved her trademark rosettes, flowers and crystal embellishments.

Pallavi Jaikishan at LFW W/F 2012

Pallavi Jaikishan sari at LFW W/F 2012

Bhairavi Jaikishan

Resham work done only on net!

Bhairavi Jaikishan show at LFW W/F 2012

Shyamal & Bhumika

Opulent zardosi embroidery for men gives a rich look.

Shyamal Bhumika at LFW W/F 2012

Debarun

Blue and crimson thread embroidery on beige and black.

Model in Debarun LFW W/F 2012

Model in Debaruns colleciton 8

 

PS- Happy Independence Day!

LFW W/F 2012: What I’m excited about this fashion week

LFW W/F 2012: What I’m excited about this fashion week

One: Fashion shows by Pallavi Jaikishan (for the first time at Lakme Fashion Week), Ritu Beri, Shyamal & Bhumika, Shivan & Narresh, Swapnil Shinde!

Below: Swapnil Shinde at LFW S/R 2012

Swapnil Shinde LFW SR 2012

 

Two: New faces can usher in new fashion (hopefully). Pernia Qureshi of Aisha fame will be presenting her first collection on Saturday. I also enjoyed Nimish Shah and Payal Khandwala last season for their fresh take on design. And GenNext designers are always fun to watch!

Below: Shift by Nimish Shah at LFW S/R 2012

Nimish Shah LFW S/R 2012

Three: Wendell Rodricks will release his memoirs The Green Room on the last day of fashion week. I can’t wait to read it.

Four: Kallol Dutta may look strange and “scary”, but his fashion is quirky and he’s got a great following. He will present at the grand finale with Pankaj-Nidhi- it will be a must-watch!

Below: Kallol Dutta and Pankaj-Nidhi with Purnima Lamba, Head Innovations, Lakme

The Lakme Grand Finale Designers with Purnima Lamba, Head Innovations, Lakme - Kallol Datta(L) and Pankaj-Nidhi - Copy

What are you excited about this season of Lakme Fashion Week?

LFW W/F 2012 Preview: Debarun

LFW W/F 2012 Preview: Debarun

Collection theme: Debarun’s interpretation of divinity and the omnipresent Almighty.

Designer Debarun Mukherjee LFW W/F 2012

 

Inspirations: Iznik tiles of Turkey for the texturing and embellishments.

What to expect: Fusion Indian silhouettes (flared, layered and dhoti-inspired skirts) and saris for women. Sherwarni with flair and shirt kurtas for men.

Debarun Mukherjee preview for LFW W/F 2012

Key trends:

  • Cobalt blue mixed with beige- loved the combination!
  • Layering with prints, embellishments and accessories.
  • High collared necklines

Watch out for: Mix of print and embellishments and playing with textures. If you’re Bollywood inclined, you’d be happy to see Richa Chadha as the showstopper.

Chic Guide: Top 5 things to do this week (July 30-Aug 5)

Chic Guide: Top 5 things to do this week (July 30-Aug 5)

Follow: Lakme Fashion Week Winter/ Festive 2012

It’s time for Lakme Fashion Week again, fashionistas! There’s a great mix of establish and upcoming designers for the Winter/Festive 2012 edition, so stay tuned to this blog for updates from fashion week. 🙂 Some designers to look forward to: Ritu Beri, Pallavi Jaikishan, and first-timer Pernia Qureshi (of Aisha fame). BTW, Kallol Dutta and Pankaj-Nidhi are the grand finale designers.

Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012 is from August 3-7, 2012 at Mumbai.

Below: Kallol Dutta and Pankaj-Nidhi with Purnima Lamba, Head- Innovations, Lakme.

LFW WF 2012 - Copy

Buy: Kitsch Umbrellas

I’m bored of black umbrellas, floral print umbrellas and the kiddie umbrellas. If you agree with me, then opt for a fun umbrella that expresses the quirky side of your personality. Nida Mahmood’s new range of umbrellas is 100% Bollywood, with visuals and one-liners from classic movies and songs. I like the “Ek Ladki Bheegi Bhaagi si” umbrella.

Nida Mahmood ek ladki bheegi bhagi si

 

Nida Mahmood pyar hua

Umbrellas by Nida Mahmood are priced Rs 2000 onward, available on the designer’s website.

Ogle: Vu-Tarun Tahiliani Couture TV

In a unique fashion-technology collaboration, veteran designer Tarun Tahiliani has designed a high-end TV for Vu Technologies. The 3D, 55-inch TV has been designed with unusual ornamental patterns constructed through the use of calligraphy and geometry. The fine use of latticework in muted Swarovski elements adds a subtle luxury feel to the TV. And tech lovers will enjoy the in-built PC with Windows software, graphics card and other cool stuff. Technology as art, anyone?

The Vu-Tarun Tahiliani Couture TV will be showcased at the Tarun Tahiliani Couture Exposition in New Delhi and Mumbai. Price on request.

Protect your eyes: GUNNAR Optiks

GUNNAR Optiks eyewear is finally available in India! GUNNAR’s Advanced Computer Eyewear and Advanced Gaming Eyewear lines are designed to protect your eyes from the harsh glare of computer, mobile and other screens that are part of our daily lives. Their products should be on the must-have list of all stylish cubicle dwellers.

Below: GUNNAR Optiks Advanced Computer Eyewear

Gunnar Optiks eyewear

You can pre-order GUNNAR eyewear in India at Infibeam. Prices Rs 4,500 onward.

Gift: Chic stuff for Raksha Bandhan

Boys, here are some chic gift suggestions for your lovely sisters:

Diamonds: Always a favourite, it’s for those who can afford it! 🙂

Beauty products: Always a favourite with women, gift boxes are easy to find n most stores such as The Body Shop. Opt for those with more than type of product, like the Armani Code Gift Box (it’s got a fragrance, shower gel and body lotion).

Accessories: Choose art and semi-precious jewellery based on your sister’s style statement. Watches and bags are great gifts too, and you get great options for every budget.