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Manish Malhotra Goes Grey


Manish Malhotra, Bollywood’s favourite go-to fashion designer, presented his latest collection at the finale of Lakme Fashion Week 2014 in Mumbai on a stage elegantly decorated with fresh flowers, creating a scene from the story of the Secret Garden. The collection itself was a stunning potpourri of deep wine tones, and glossy shades of purples. Throughout his line, the color grey looked like the predominant shade for this season. There wasn’t much change from his usual elegant designs in the general cuts and styles, from floor length anarkalis and lengha cholis and the...[Read more]

Varun Bahl

Varun Bahl at Lakme Fashion Week 2014

Designer Varun Bahl presented his 10th year of excellence on the ramps at the Lakme Fashion Week recently. His collection was one among my favorites this season. Varun stuck to his signature color palette mainly of silver grey, ivory, beige, pale pink, lavender and powder blue. And his motifs followed his ever-popular Varun Bahl trademark of embroidered roses and flowers. His outfits were crafted for the global woman. His cuts were peplum jackets, dresses, skirts and shirts, mostly western cuts seamlessly fused with contemporary Indian embroidery. I could see the evolution of ten years of...[Read more]

Satya Paul Collection from Day to Night

Satya Paul Saree

Satya Paul revolutionized the Indian saree, creating prints that made you feel you were wearing pieces of art that spoke a thousand words. Each saree in his signature “Bindu Collection,” and the popular black, white and red combination became a masterpiece or a keleiscope of colors. He transformed the the six yards into a trendy aspirational brand like the Italian Emilio Pucci of the west. Satya Paul and his son Puneet Nanda designed prints taking into consideration the fluid drape making the saree sexy and chic that women of all age groups aspire to wear. Remember the days of...[Read more]