Designer Ritu Kumar has decades of experience by her side and a mind that is constantly creating new designs. Her clothes scream style and elegance and impeccable finish. We might sound patronizing, but a Ritu Kumar show is always a must watch. Gurpreet speaks with the celebrated designer and finds out if she still feels a little nervous before her show. Take a look.
A combination of exquisite embroideries, mirror work, patchwork, thread work, floral prints and tie-and-dye highlight designer Sonam Dubal’s rendition of a woman’s personal garden. Add to this a splash of psychedelic colours like oranges, greens and pinks. Sonam created different silhouettes ranging from dresses, capes, and Indian suits in velvets and silk. The impeccable finish and fine nuances of detailing were part of the main draw of this collection. Take a look at Sonam’s collection at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week AW13 to relive moments from your personal garden.
Designer Shivangee Sharma’s forte into fashion has been purely because of passion. With no formal education in fashion backing her, she does not feel constrained. At the Rajasthan Fashion Week, Shivangee showcased her couture collection titled ‘Senorita’. The designer lays focus on Indian embroideries and merges the lines between traditional and contemporary. Gurpreet speaks with the designer and finds out how challenging it has been for her to come up with this collection.
For their autumn-winter collection designer duo Ekta and Ruchira have gone experimental. Not only have they tried a mix and match of different silhouettes they have also experimented with sequins, dabka and thread embroideries on their silhouettes that ranged from anarkalis to sarees. The colour palette was also extensive and moved from reds, whites and greens. Take a look at the designer duos showcase at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week AW13.
Shift dresses, asymmetric skirts, corsets and kaftans in an amalgamation of fabrics took centre stage at designer Sonia Jetleey show at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week AW13. Her collection titled ‘The Dance’ very aptly highlighted fluidity and movement. Sonia took inspiration from the peacock feathers for her prints and also brought the feather onto the ramp in many other forms. Her vibrant colour palette also complimented the silhouettes and inspiration. Take a look
Phulkari is one amongst the well known technique of embroidery. Designer Manish Malhotra’s autumn winter collection drew inspiration from this very technique of embroidery. The collection reinterpreted traditional craftsmanship and gave it a modern approach. The garments in fabrics like georgettes, nets, rawsilk carried a bright color palette. The collection featured anarkhalis, saris, floor length anarkhalis etc for women and bandhgalas and structured outfits for men. Take a look at this delightful collection.
For Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week AW13, designer Reynu Tandon focused on animal instincts, not literally! Reynu has bought a twist in the animal prints that she has worked. Her colour palette moves from the vibrant oranges, refreshing peach to the soft beige. Kaftaans, tunics and suits in velvet, french chiffons, embroidered georgettes and cotton lycra took center stage in this collection. Take a look for your dose of animal fashion in prints, embroidery and more.
Set against the winter background, designer Poonam’s collection blends design elements and comfort. Shift, wrap and cocoon dresses give way to palazzo pants and capes in hues of teals, purples and gold. Silks, tissue and matka fabrics were used extensively to create this collection that takes some inspiration from the artistic strokes of Van Gogh. Poonam also used an element of juxtaposition to an add interesting variations to her collection. Take a look at this design showcase at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week AW13.
Looking two sizes slimmer effortlessly, isn’t that your dream? Questioning the possibility of this? Well, we are sure you won’t once you slip into a kaftan. The versatile garment can hide your flaws while you look your stylish best. Gurpreet heads to designer Namrata G’s studio and finds out how the physics, chemistry and biology of a Kaftan can make you achieve the chic and elegant look. Take a look.
The rich textile history and the intricate jaali and chitnz work formed the inspiration for designer Rahul Mishra’s collection. Furthering this inspiration he worked with a host of fabrics like khadi and merino wool to make bold silhouettes that ranged from gowns to dresses. Rahul also played with an illusion where baroque styled embroideries merged into transparent themes. The colour palette largely restricted itself to black, white and red. Take a look at this collection that celebrates the strength and fragility of a woman at many levels.
Designer Tarun Tahiliani’s trip to the Kumbh Mela led to him creating a collection that not only drew inspiration from the festival but also brought the colour saffron into the fashion family. His silhouettes range from kurtis and sarees to jackets and skirts. They were intricately detailed with embroideries like laser etching, zardosi, appliqué, bandhini and jamewar in complimenting colours. Take a look at Tarun Tahiliani collection at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week AW13 to witness the magnificent spectacle of the Kumbh Mela.
A rich colour palette of emerald green and deep blue; stunning silhouettes of jumpsuits, gowns and maxi dresses and edgy detailing comprise designer Surily’s collection. Her silhouettes at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week AW13 were inspired from the jewel tones and highlighted the glamour and elegance of a woman. While her cuts were relatively simply, the sexy backs drew a lot of attention. Take a look at her collection and get bedazzled.
A collection that immediately transports you back into the past, with all its elegance and grandeur was designer Vineet Bahl Awadh inspired collection. Vineet worked extensively with chikankari, gota, sheesha, sequins, dabka and swarovski work to add the old world charm to his silhouettes. The outfits varied from long and short kurtis teamed with ghagras and shalwars. He also showcased a range of sarees that were treated to exude the charm of awadh. Take a look.
Want to make a statement? Want to stand out in a crowd? Want to look feminine yet strong? Well, there is just one fix to this. Be a Rehane woman. Designer Rehane showcased her latest line of clothes that focus on formal wear. The cuts are feminine, the colours are flattering and the look is strong. Rehane is worked with a combination of fabrics and patterns. Take a look at her design showcase at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week AW13.
Prints being their forte designer duo Hemanth and Nandita created another rage of print heavy collection for this autumn winter. The patterns on the wood that looked like flowing water added to their print inspiration. Short dresses were the main ensembles of their collection. The designer duo worked on few intricate embroidery techniques that were seen on the garments. The use of net along with the other fabric added the element of sensuality to the whole collection. Take a look to know more about this collection.
The most beautiful sight in a desert is winding brushing up a sand dune. Designer duo Shantanu and Nikhil have drawn inspiration from these sights which were artistically interpreted by Tarak Al-Ghoussein. The collection is an imagery interpretation of the journey the Thar Desert has witnessed. The collection comprised ethnic as well as western outfits. The garments ranged from anarkalis to lehengas to peplum tops. The colours were mainly subtle tones of peach, beige, blocking them with brighter shade like blues, blacks etc. Gurpreet brings you this story.
Designer Deepika Govind bought the stage alive with her vibrant collection titled ‘Pop Patola’ at the Prasad Bidapa Fashion Week. Quirky prints, mix and match of vibrant shades on handloom fabric work on several layers. The collection was a mix of both traditional and modern silhouettes. Gurpreet speaks with Bangalore’s ace designer Deepika about what went into the making of this collection. So, sit back and enjoy the burst of colour and high fashion on your screen.
Fluidity, drapes, floral embroideries and soft colours were the main highlight of designer duo Dhruv and Pallavi’s collection. The duo din’t really work with any particular inspiration for their autumn winter collection. They worked with colours, silhouettes and embroideries that they love and finally converted that into a collection titled ‘Landslides’. Take a look at their collection at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week AW13 and see how destruction turns into beauty.