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10 WEDDING LOOKS TO STEAL FROM INDIA COUTURE WEEK 2016

Last week witnessed the country’s most celebrated event with A-list fashion designers coming together and enchanting us with their brilliant craftsmanship. The India Couture Week 2016 gave us major wedding outfit goals!

 

Manish Malhotra

Ace fashion designer showcased his collection ‘The Persian Story’ with a beautiful display of intricate motif embroidery on aged velvet creating an old world charm.

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Anita Dongre

A bride with the cornrows! Anita Dongre’s ‘Epic Love’ inspired by Mughal Gardens totally got us hooked with the entire boho princess look.

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Tarun Tahiliani

Taking us back to the roots, the designer displayed his collection ‘The Last Dance of the Courtesans’ paying ode to the royal courtesans. Keeping his collection super glamorous yet contemporary, the designer nailed the theme.

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Reynu Taandon

Inspired by the Rajasthani Heritage with a touch of traditional craftsmanship, Reynu Taandon awed us with her collection ‘Kamangari’. The collection was dominated by Rajasthani art motifs and traditional colors worn by the Rajastani brides.

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Rimple & Hapreet Narula

Who said Indian bride can’t wear white?! Drawing the inspiration from late Khalil Gibran, the duo-designer rolled out their collection ‘Hiraeth’. The collection highlighted with work ranging from thread embroidery to sequences in sizes big and small is ideal for the brides who aren’t afraid of experimenting.

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Varun Bahl

Master couturier Varun Bahl’s ‘Vintage Garden’ collection was high on structure and petals. Inspired by the range of colourful flowers, the collection talks about exactly what 21st century brides would like to don on their D-Day.

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Manav Gangwani

Titled Begum-e-Jannat, the designer turned heads with his collection inspired by Mughal Era. A stunner, as what we like to call, the collection embraced the true essence of royal age with intricate details and bold colours.

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Rohit Bal

Bringing the curtain down at India Couture Week 2016, Rohit Bal slayed the runway with his magical collection ‘Kehkashaan’ inspired from the  grandeur of the Czars Russia. Heavily embroidered and bejewelled silhouettes featuring floor-sweeping anarkalis, majestic lehengas, ravishing gowns were nothing less than a masterpiece.

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Don’t tell us these didn’t have you dreaming about your wedding outfit!

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10 Looks That Blew Us Away At The Lakmé Fashion Week Summer Resort ‘16

Just when we thought it couldn’t get any hotter, the designers at the Lakme Fashion Week proved us wrong. The week that was, saw some uber chic designs featured in the Summer Resort ’16 show of the LFW. Here are 10 of our favorite looks that got us dreaming of paradise.

 

  1. Payal Singhal

Payal Singhal managed to create magic in this ensemble with a slight puff at the shoulders and lots of pleating all over. It does not get classier than this all-over print saree and those delicate embroidered net sleeves! *wipes tear*payal singhal

 

  1. Prama by Pratima Pandey

What’s resort wear without some airy butterfly sleeves? Although there was a sweeping lot more to Pratima Pandey’s collection but our eyes were glued to these crisp white shorts and the casual boat-neck butterfly top that sat puckered at the waist.prama

 

  1. Vrisa by Rahul & Shikha

You know a collection has nailed it when you can’t just pick one look as a favorite. But alas, we did. Designers Rahul and Shikha went back to summer basics with a range done entirely in cotton. This (almost) sweeping flared button down worn over a wide leg trouser and accessorized with a lace-trim scarf is a keeper.rahul shikha

 

  1. Quirkbox

The label went with the tagline ‘This is not fashion. This is art’ for its collection. And art it was. Quirkbox took its signature quirk to a whole new level with iconic motifs printed atop light summer fabrics in muted pastels. We are totally in love with this peplum crop top paired with a pair of cool AF scallop-hem shorts and button down A-line frock dress.quirkbox

 

  1. Rajesh Pratap Singh

Rajesh Pratap Singh brought the elegant brocades of Kinkhab to life with his latest collection. The designer in collaboration with Haseem Muhammad has got us rooting for this casual knee length gaucho and cowl top combo in eggshell. The long jacket with its rolled up sleeves simply adds to the relaxed guise.rajesh pratap singh

 

  1. Ka-Sha

With a sharp focus or sustainable textile and the handloom expertise of India, Ka Sha brought to the runway a collection that was as funky as it was beautiful. Our pick had to be this printed navy palazzo and kurta duo with accents of teal and a dash of quirk.ka sha

 

  1. Dhruv Vaish

Dhruv Vaish’s menswear collection was a stunner. The palette went from a sultry indigo to a subdued ecru and our personal favorite was this ultra stylish two-tone jumpsuit in celestial hues. Layered with the printed jacket in muted mauve and paired with those casual leather slippers, this look got us hyperventilating.dhruv vaish

 

  1. ASA

Done in all natural fabrics, the ASA collection was a stunner. The range portrayed a plethora of relaxed silhouettes doused in understated natural/vegetable dyes. Our pick was this knee length kurta teamed with a mid-sleeved long blazer, worn over ankle length trousers.asa

 

  1. Injiri

Once again the spotlight of this collection was on organic textile. Injiri featured garments done in sustainable fabrics couple with neo-contemporary design aesthetics. This super comfy wide-legged trouser, cotton shirt and easy peplum jacket got us swooning. Just take our money and hand over that ensemble already!injiri

 

  1. Anushree Reddy

So our list of favorites is not all ecru, ivory and indigo. Anushree Reddy’s contemporary Indian range added just the right amount of tinted accent to it. This ivory empire-waist kurta with its asymmetric hem and net yolk, layered with matching palazzos and an embellished drape with accents of lemon and lime gave us the feels.anushree reddy

 

Who’s up for some summer sojourning?

 

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10 Looks At The Amazon India Fashion Week A/W 16 That Got Us Drooling

The week that was, saw a plethora of glamor, catwalks, high-heeled struts and fashion. It was, after all, the Amazon India Fashion Week A/W ’16! The 5 days of endless head-turning style has still got us dizzy and here are 10 looks we’ve been dreaming of ever since!

 

  1. Anupama Dayal

Ok so, we may be suckers for drama and a tad bit of OTT, but you’ve to hand it over to Dayal for taking up the wild Tribal form and giving it the contemporary edge. Take away all that accessory extravaganza and throw in a pair of platform lace-ups and you’ve got yourself your next “OOTT” garb!anupamaa

 

  1. Anavila

Winters are romanticized with pristine neutrals and muted tones, which Anavila’s palette nattily plays on. Hit the town with this carefree layered look complete with chich slate grey oxfords and frilled socks. This might be the first time we put ‘frilled socks’ and ‘stylish’ in the same sentence!anavila

 

  1. Anju Modi

The designer got us by our popping eyes yet again! Just when we thought Bajirao Mastani was the epitome of embellishment and dazzle (which it still sort of is) Modi went ahead and tailored this ghaghra-choli duo teamed with an achromatic long jacket with shoulder, collar and cuff details that gave us serious kinari goals!

 

  1. Rajesh Pratap Singh

Allow us to drool a bit more.

The designer plays with a palette of rich Indigos and golden block prints to craft a look that is elegant yet uber chic. The garment dons on a healthy dose of golden, a fair share of elegance and just the right amount of layers to earn itself the Rajesh Pratap Singh earmark.rajesh pratap

 

  1. Joy Mitra

This Joy Mitra creation boasts of flowing layered palazzo trousers adorned with an embroidered waistbelt and draped in lovely maroon and indigo ajrakh prints. Paired with an embroidered top and hand printed scarf, the look encompasses some of the best facets of Indian textile.joy mitra

 

  1. Pero by Aneeth Arora

Young, eclectic, crazy and free are just some of the words that describe this monochromatic layered look by Aneeth Arora. The juxtaposed stripes and print turn up the outlandish while the black crop tones it down a bit. The dash of red on the heels is about all the tinting this garment needed.pero

 

  1. Bodice

Another monochrome marvel, this olive ensemble look by Bodice is as careful as it is free. The layers are in a beautiful symphony and together create a flow, which is gorgeously earthed by crisp ankle length ivory trousers and loafers.bodice

 

  1. Ikai by Ragini Ahuja

Done in shades of tan, russet and coffee, this casual day look by Ragini Ahuja is a keeper. The combination of neutral shades and easy separates topped off with a simple beret gives this ensemble a classy as well as young edge.ikai ragini ahuja

 

  1. Antar Agni by Ujjwal Dubey

Playing on subdued greys, rusts and russets, Antar Agni crafts out a range tailor-made for the experimental hunk. This look features an angrakha with a semi-cowled modern edge, teamed with a classy salwar. The minimal rust details and chocolate Balmorals turn up the fashion ante by several notches.Antar Agni

 

  1. Virtues by Viral, Ashish & Vikrant

Vintage royalty meets the modern-day fashionista in Virtues’ AW16 collection. Ditching snug empire waist for a lax, belted midriff sets this anarkali apart from the rest. The kurta boasts of classy threadwork teamed with rich fabric. Layered over a plush skirt and finished off with regal jewelry, the look spells out India.Virtues

 

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10 Looks At The Amazon India Fashion Week That Left Us Misty Eyed

The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) in association with Amazon India and Maybelline New York just wrapped up 5 days of a prodigal fashion parade – The Amazon India Fashion Week S/S ’16. 5 days of stylish ramp swaggering, trendy doohickeys and high heels have left us in awe of the fashion industry. And here are the top 10 awe-inspiring sightings at the AIFW S/S ’16 ramp.

  1. Ashish N Soni

As a part of the magnum opus grand finale, Born in Benaras, the designer went all out on the sheen factor. He hewed a silk two-piece in the form of a prince coat and Mid T-length flared skirt in gold styled with a pair of dark glasses and lace ups.ashish n soni

  1. Poonam Dubey

Poonam Dubey brought cottons and prints to life by merging them with contemporary elements and embellishments. This look with it’s somber dhoti pant teamed with a printed Guajarati kedia that prided itself with a ruffled neck was a keeper.poonam dubey

  1. AnaMika by Anamika Khanna

The designer had us at the boho drapes teamed with the casual styling. This look is the gist of AnaMika with its drapes ,subtle details and the shoulder patch. Accessorized with high ankle white sneakers and a beaded bracelet, this look spelled out sporty chic.

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  1. IKAI by Ragini Ahuja

We are drooling all over this look not just because of our soft spot for denim but also because of tat oversized silver shirt with its floral print and lace trims. The cherry on this stylish icing is are the tan leather brogues with pop orange laces. Pop orange!ikai

  1. Abraham & Thakore

Another breath taker at the Grand Finale was this flared skirt topped with the silk blouse by Abraham & Thakore. Dipped in shades of nude, the silk patches and the brocade shirt pockets was all the accessory this look required.abraham & thakore

  1. ATSU by Atsu Sekhose

The range boasted of vibrant brocades teamed with solid silks. Another character of the Born in Benaras story, the look with its long open front jacket tied at the waist with a violet silk stole with a plain claret silk trouser underneath brought the vivacity of Benaras to the ramp.atsu

  1. Anupama Dayal

Anupama Dayal brought the ramp to life with breezy fabrics and bright tussels. This look with its printed wrap around layered with an assymetric boho gown is everything you need this summer.anupama dayal

  1. Rishta by Arjun Saluja

Arjun Saluja’s contribution to AIFW S/S 16’s Grand Finale was this simple and elegant long asymmetric silk kurta in muted gold. Paired with a black churidar and a trail of jasmines around the ankle jazzed up the look.rishta

  1. Nida Mahmood

We’ll do whatever it takes to lay our hands on this look and those sneakers that scream out summer. A laid back look with printed V-neck blouse paired with a matching pair of capris in peach made our eyes pop – just like the palette. The extravagant styling with an animated headgear and pop glasses put Mahmood’s stamp on this one.nida mahmood

  1. Samant Chauhan

With an abundance of strong, structured silhouettes and flood of beautiful white capes, Samant Chauhan nailed it and this look tells you just how! Chauhan played with flamboyant pleats that were accented by the underlying red. A tailored top with delicate threadwork complemented the skirt and a graphic clutch completed the look.Samant Chauhan

5 Times We Said Yes To OTT!

For the uninformed, OTT is short for ‘over the top’. Now we know what you’re thinking. How can anyone in their right minds say yes to anything over the top?! But let’s just say that that’s the beauty of art. And fashion, good people, is also art.

With the VMA 2015 still a fresh memory in our heads and the New York Fashion Week taking our eyeballs by storm, the runways and red carpets are giving more to our soul than Chicken Soup ever could! Here are 5 times we gave a huge nod to OTT!

  1. Michael J. Willett

So Willet was all suited for the award show. Big deal! Well, it is one. Because, hello! Did you not see the suit? Clad top to bottom in a fabric that shouts out OTT, Michael still managed to score sighs from the ladies! Kudos!Screen Shot 2015-09-12 at 12.57.11 AM

  1. Jeremy Scott & Miley Cyrus

When you hear that designer Jeremy Scott is collaborating with Miley Cyrus, you know you’re in for a blast. Not a good one. But the duo not only pulled off a rather impressive show – with Miley putting together the eclectic jewelry and Scott a kitschy range – but also left us awestruck arrayed in all those colors!509853951MB00004_Jeremy_Sco

  1. Custo Barcelona

Custo Barcelona’s S/S ‘16 range is every boho junkie’s fantasy. A woven jacket with a a rexine yoke; a crochet shirt and rexine drawstring trousers are items you’d rethink wearing, let alone coupling together. Obviously, the designer thought otherwise and (surprisingly enough) we’re all for it!large_cus_ss16_011

  1. Desigual

Print on print is a sure shot recipe for disaster. But clearly not in this case. The pleasingly harmonized colors just ease out the prints paired color blocks. And Perspex boots! We rest our case.large_dgl_ss16_019

  1. BCBG Max Azria

Too bad we can’t throw in all the pictures from BCBG’s show but here’s a snippet to give you an idea. Yet another collection playing with prints, the androgynous silhouettes and the muted tones completely have us floored!large_bcb_ss16_067