Chic List: Things that shine! (Part 1)

Chic List: Things that shine! (Part 1)

All that glitters this season is ….. worth wearing! I don’t just mean the sequinned party dresses, but the shiny fabrics and textures! They glitter and sparkle in just the right amount to bring some holiday cheer to winter wardrobes.

The metallic finish pieces I’ve seen recently in stores look HOT (I’ve written about it earlier)! If I had an occasion or more to wear them, I’d have at least a few such in my closet by now! I’m almost feeling bad I don’t. 🙁

Here’s the first part of my list of things that shine! What’s your favourite?

Dress

Rajat Tangri (LFW W/F 2012)

Rajat Tangri dress at LFW Winter Festive 2012

Chic Tip: Accessorise with a dull-finish bag or statement jewellery.

Tops/ blouses

Calvin Klein Jeans

CKJ draped top

Only

Only shirt

Zara

Zara Metallic top with elastic waist 2790

Chic Tip: Metallic finish blouses look hot when worn with dark slim or skinny pants.

Skirt

Mango

Mango Shiny Straight Skirt 3590

Chic Tip: A shiny skirt goes well with printed blouses or fitted tees. Wear with heels for a killer party look.

Pants

French Connection

French Connection Connie Rock Slim trousers

Sisley

Sisley metallic pants

Chic Tip: Sexy halter top, peek-a-boo lace blouse, or a corset—let the mercury rise!

Jackets

Calvin Klein Jeans

Calvin Klein Jeans jacket

Mango

Mango Metallic Brocade jacket 2790

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.

LFW W/F 2012 Preview: Archana Kochhar

LFW W/F 2012 Preview: Archana Kochhar

Collection theme: Retro

What to expect: Geometric printed cocktail saris, playful tunics, fluid dresses and gowns. I’m liking the idea of a chessboard print on an embellished gown (see below). Maybe gowns will be fun after this.

Archana Kochhar LFW W/F 2012 preview

Archana Kochhar LFW W/F 2012 preview

Key trends:

  • Geometric shapes
  • Colour blocking of bright hues like electric blue, bright yellow and shades of green offset against the tints of black, white and grey.
  • Retro-inspired prints (from the 1970s and 80s)

Watch out for: The Indian alphabet as embellishments- a very desi twist!