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 2011 Day 5: Manish Malhotra dazzles in the grand finale

It was an elaborate set made of giant wooden frames and a clock-mechanism appearance– perfect for the final show of the five-day extravaganza Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2011.

Manish Malhotra at LFW W/F 2011

Manish Malhotra’s collection was as dramatic as any Bollywood movie. Making the most of chikan work and silver and resham embroidery, the ace designer created a collection of breathtaking festive and wedding wear that introduced a few new elements while retaining the Manish Malhotra signature.

The silhouette for women was of graceful panels and flared lehengas and gowns. Manish paired swirling lehengas, well-constructed cholis and saris for women, with elegant jackets and corset blouses. Embellishments were everywhere– on the sleeves, down the front, on jackets and cholis, along with multiple borders.

Model for Manish Malhotra at LFW W/F 2011 Model at Manish Malhotra- LFW W/F 2011

Model at Manish Malhotra- LFW W/F 2011 Model at Manish Malhotra- LFW W/F 2011

Manish kept the colours tones festive with white and candy floss pink, in contrast to black, wine, gold, pale grey, metallics and cherry red. We noted that the designer had mixed, matched and clashed colours for a strong impact. For instance, a grey kurta with a longer bright pink lining, or orange and pink in the same outfit! The opulent clothes were stitched from rich fabrics like lace, chiffon, silk, net and velvet, while most dupattas were kept sheer.

Model at Manish Malhotra- LFW W/F 2011 Model at Manish Malhotra- LFW W/F 2011

For men we saw sherwanis and long coats with wide cuffs, pleats and gathers, even as some coats were lean and layered over kurtas. The colours were masculine (black, grey, wine), albeit with a hint of fuchsia for collars and cuffs.

Model at Manish Malhotra- LFW W/F 2011 Model at Manish Malhotra- LFW W/F 2011

And oh, in case you haven’t heard already, Kareena Kapoor was the showstopper (she is also the face of Lakme Absolute, on which Manish’s collection was based).

Kareeena models for Manish Malhotra- LFW W/F 2011 Kareena Kapoor at Manish Malhotra- LFW W/F 2011

Some of the ideas from Manish Malhotra’s show we’d like to steal immediately:
1. Two dupattas for a single outfit… nice! (My mom earlier spotted this on Shah Rukh Khan in Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham)

Model at Manish Malhotra- LFW W/F 2011
2. Thick/ multiple borders

Model at Manish Malhotra- LFW W/F 2011
3. Neutral/ pastel outfits with a pop of colour in the detailing, jacket or dupatta

Model at Manish Malhotra- LFW W/F 2011

Fashion News: Big wedding in Bigg Boss!

My first thought when I heard about the Sara Khan-Ali Merchant wedding on Bigg Boss 4: “OMG, what are they gonna wear? Track pants?!”

Turns out I need not worry: Bigg Boss has roped in designer Vikram Phadnis to design exclusive wedding outfits for the couple! Here are some preliminary sketches Vikram has made for the young couple. No one knows the final designs yet, but we need to wait just a bit to satisfy our curiosity.

What Sara will wear

Sara Khan will wear an exquisite lehenga embellished with intricate zardosi, gota and kundan embroidery, artistic motifs with gentle fluid drapes in vivid colours.

But which of these lehengas will Sara wear? Take your pick:

Sara Khan lehenga by Vikram Phadnis option 1 Sara Khan's wedding outfit by Vikram Phadnis option 2 Sara Khan bridal lehenga by Vikram Phadnis option 3

Sara’s jewellery

Kundan and jadau polki from Jaipur.

What Ali will wear

Sherwani in soft colours, embellished in antique gold and paired with a patchwork stole.

Ali Merchant's Bigg Boss sherwani option 1 Ali Merchant's wedding sherwani option 2 Ali Merchant's sherwani by Vikram Phadnis option 3

Are you looking forward to Sara and Ali’s wedding outfits on Bigg Boss 4?

Guess who wore a Rs 17 lakh sherwani?

Akshay Kumar!

Akshay Kumar at Udaipur palace

While shooting for Master Chef India in Udaipur, Akshay Kumar donned this diamond- and pearl- studded sherwani by well-known designer Abu Jani. The outfit was selected by his fashionable wife Twinkle Khanna, who no doubt wanted Akshay to look like royalty when he met the king of Udaipur, Sriji Arvind Mewar during the shoot. (The episode was shot in his residential palace).

Here’s Akshay with the king:

Akshay Kumar with king of Udaipur

Must say we’re dazzled by the sherwani and the crazy price tag!

What do you think of this special sherwani? Tell us!