LFW W/F 2012: Best of the accessories

LFW W/F 2012: Best of the accessories

Rohan Arora’s “Item” footwear

Rohan Arora’s collection featured slip-ons and sandals with ghungroos for women and men’s lace-up shoes with black embroidery. I tried on the five-inch heels and they were super comfy.

Rohan Arora footwear at LFW W/F 2012

Rohan Arora shoes at LFW W/F 2012

Neha Sharma’s hand-made jewellery

Neha’s statement neck pieces were of unconventional shapes and had mother of pearl, white agate, onyx and other semi precious stones placed on velvet. I especially liked the unusual use of zips in the necklaces.

Neha Sharma jewellery at LFW W/F 2012

Neha Sharma accessories at LFW W/F 2012

Sannam Chopra’s leather accessories

Leather is not just for the boys, nor is it just for belts or wallets. Sannam’s coloured leather pieces were embellished with studs and rosettes. I also liked her leather bows and clutches (which she has promised to convert into iPad covers).

Sannam Chopra accessories at LFW W/F 2012

Sannam Chopra accessories LFW W/F 2012

Felix Bendish

Felix’s range of accessories were bold in colour and embellishments- sequins, Swarovski crystals and feathers. I liked the cute clutches and brooches- eye catching stuff!

Felix Bendish accessories LFW A/W 2012

Felix Bendish accessories LFW A/W 2012


Some shows with noteworthy accessories:

Shivan & Narresh- Their studded neckpieces and belts were stunning, as always.

Shivan Narresh necklace LFW W/F 2012

Pernia Qureshi- Loved the bags and clutches.

Pernia Qureshi bag at LFW W/F 2012

Priyadarshini Rao- Bright lace-ups with heels for women.

Priyadarshini Rao_LFW Winter Festive

LFW W/F 2012 Trend: History lessons from the fashion ramp- decoded

LFW W/F 2012 Trend: History lessons from the fashion ramp- decoded

We love the present, but we can’t help looking back into the past especially when it comes to fashion. Every fashion lover seems to have a favourite moment from the days gone by. But I’ve looked back into the past to figure out whether the designers’ claims about the era are historically accurate.

Pernia Qureshi

Drop waist dresses from the 1920s. Bead work on luxe fabrics from the Fifties.

Historical accuracy: High

Pernia Qureshi flapper dress at LFW W/F 2012

Pernia Qureshi 1950s at LFW W/F 2012

Anita Dongre

Knee and calf-length pencil skirts, dresses with pleats and gathers (1950s)

Historical accuracy: Moderate

Anita Dongre 1950s at LFW W/F 2012

Ritu Beri

Glamour, beauty and indulgence. (1950s)

Historical accuracy: Low (Nothing Marilyn Monroe about the collection, as the designer claimed)

Ritu Beri Fifties at LFW W/F 2012

Archana Kochhar

Prints from the 1970-80s- like checkerboard, geometric, zig zag.

Historical accuracy: Low (Prints from the 1970s-80s include florals, animal prints and even ink splattered.)

Archana Kochhar at LFW W/F 2012

Aisha: A Fashion Primer

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You’ve heard from Aisha’s costume designer Kunal Rawal on how he worked on the guys’ looks. To make it easier for all fashion and film lovers, here’s a mini-guide on Aisha’s fashion, so when you watch the movie, you don’t miss out on the fashion!

We’ve prepared this mini-guide with a little help from both of Aisha’s costume designers—Pernia Qureshi and Kunal Rawal. (Thanks!)

Key Looks

Sonam Kapoor as Aisha: Fun, feminine, high fashion

Abhay Deol as Arjun: Understated, bespoke, corporate

Amrita Puri as Shefali: Sweet behenji (later goes mod)

Ira Dubey as Pinky: Quirky

Lisa Haydon as Aarti: Tailored, glamourous

Arunoday Singh as Dhruv: Outdoorsy, casual

Aisha poster

Clothes: Who’s wearing what?

Aisha: Designer clothes—Chanel, Vivienne Westwood, Christian Lacroix… the works! “I shopped everywhere in New York city,” says Pernia. “Thrift stores, vintage stores, department stores, the street…” (Speaking Chic has learnt that Frock was one of the stores)

Shefali: Anamika Khanna churidar-kurtas

Arjun: Bespoke Kunal Rawal suits

Statement accessories

Aisha: “The Lady Dior is Aisha’s go-to bag, it goes with everything!” says Pernia.

Arjun: Vintage YSL belt, Cartier watch, tie clips


Sonam: Pastels, whites, some pop colours

Abhay: Lots of colour blocking (such as two-tone ties); off colours like powder and sky blue, ice blue, tones of maroons and tobacco browns


What to steal from Aisha

Pernia: “Everything is wearable. That was something I kept in mind while styling.”

Kunal: “Learn to block your colours well, and adopt an understated style.”

Costume designer favourites

Pernia’s favourite: Pink Christian Lacroix vintage top and skirt

Kunal’s favourites: Abhay’s metallic blazer in denim in the party scene; Arunoday’s sherwani in Gal meethi, Cyrus’s black Dior leather jacket with white t-shirt

Watch out for

Pernia says: The first wedding sequence, salsa song and Sonam’s purple climax dress

Kunal says: Salsa song, detailing on Abhay’s suits

Last word

You will spot both Pernia and Kunal in the film, and Kunal’s roasting marshmallows! “To my defence, everyone was styled in that shot except me!” Kunal exclaims.

Enjoy the movie and tell us what you think of the fashion in the film!

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