WLIFW: Chic hair trends

Sleek hair at Prashant Verma and Arjun Saluja

In Prashant Verma’s death-themed show, the designer depicted pain, grief and valour with printed kaftan dresses and wispy skirts in black, bottle green and grey. The models’ long dark hair was pulled back, straightened and flattened, even as their faces were bare, devoid of any makeup.

Sleek hair at Prashant Verma WLIFW

At Rishta by Arjun Saluja, models got a severe look with a centre parting and made into a firm bun. The designer used a similar look at his Lakme Fashion Week show last month (theme: Sleek Mystique).

Sculpted hair at Ashish N Soni

Ashish N Soni’s Interplay of Yin and Yang was based on a monochromatic colour palette. His hair stylist rolled, twisted, twirled and pinned up hair to mirror the garments’ pin tucks and pleats.

Sculpted hair at Ashish N Soni WLIFW

Which hair trend gets your vote?

WIFW hits century, more than 100 designers to show!

No kidding. More than a hundred designers will participate in Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week, to be held in Delhi from October 23 to 27, 2010. To be precise: 115 designers. Here are the ones we’re watching out for:

  • Abraham & Thakore
  • am:pm by Ankur & Priyanka Modi
  • Anand Kabra
  • Ashima ‐ Leena
  • Ashish N Soni
  • Dev r Nil
  • Elisha W
  • Gaurav Gupta
  • Geisha Designs by Paras & Shalini
  • JJ Valaya
  • Kallol Datta 1955
  • Manish Arora
  • Manish Gupta
  • Morphe by Amit Aggarwal
  • My Village by Rimzim Dadu
  • Namrata Joshipura
  • Nikasha Tawadey
  • Pankaj & Nidhi
  • Péro by Aneeth Arora
  • Priyadarshini Rao
  • Rahul Mishra
  • Rahul Reddy
  • Rajesh Pratap Singh
  • Ranna Gill
  • Ravage by Raj Shroff
  • Rehane
  • Rishta by Arjun
  • Ritu Beri
  • Rohit Bal
  • Rohit Gandhi & Rahul Khanna
  • Samant Chauhan
  • Sanskar by Sonam Dubal
  • Tarun Tahiliani
  • Varun Bahl

Accessory Designers

  • 5 Elements by Radhika Gupta
  • Amrapali by Rajiv Arora & Rajesh Ajmera
  • Art Apparel & Accessories Shelina & Camelia
  • Felix Bendish
  • G’Nian & Geesz by Nitin Vijay

Which designers are you looking forward to in the upcoming edition of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week?

LFW: Arjun Saluja’s Japanese inspiration

Dark and dramatic, mysterious and masculine. Arjun Saluja’s Resurrection on Day 2 of Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2010. Sponsored by TIGI Catwalk’s Sleek Mystique range of hair products, the collection showcased Arjun’s refined tailoring and fine use of structure and style. Combining his fascination for Japanese martial art budo with the dark and mystical side of Japanese art forms, the clothes on the ramp had clean lines, layered lapels, quilting, pleating and layered flaps on dresses, trousers, skirts, dresses and blouses. Using satin, crepe and suiting material, Arjun added dramatic elements like red gloves, a trailing gown, buttons on the back, or a loop on the arms and legs. The military association was strong with studded shoulders and double-breasted dresses. The hair, expertly done by TIGI’s Akos Bodi, was combed back, long and dark.

Model at Arjun Saluja LFW Black top and dress Arjun Saluja Arjun Saluja show at LFW

Speaking Chic says: Invest in this collection if you’re comfortable with your masculine side. I certainly am.