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Stylemart Fashion Show 2014 – Gaia

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The inspiration for the first segment of my Stylemart Fashion Show 2014 comes from nature, and I call it Gaia. Nature is down-to-earth in her simplicity, but intricate in her beauty. So is this collection with its exquisite and intricate thread (ghara) embroidery. It features different techniques from various regions of India, from Parsy to Kashmiri, mixed with matte gold and bronze sequences giving it the aura of agelessness as well as the oomph factor. It is hard to overstate the exclusivity of this collection. The techniques used in the outfits are painstaking and time-consuming. There...[Read more]

Stylemart Fashion Show 2014 – Kali

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Stylemart Fashion Show 2014 featured a beautiful collection in black. This collection is dedicated to the Goddess Kali. My designs in this segment use black as the predominant color, with gold, silver, beiges and greys embellishing and complementing it. You can expect long straight cut suits that are making a big come back this season. You can combine the straight cut suits with a churidar, wide-leg trousers, or even a flared skirt or lacha, giving you a multitude of combinations to choose from depending on your personal preference. For a fashionista that is always looking for new twists,...[Read more]

Stylemart Fashion Show 2014 – Athena

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Western style long gowns are in demand these days, especially for formal events like wedding receptions. In this segment of Stylemart Fashion Show 2014, I present a collection quite different from the run-of-the-mill evening gowns produced by the international designers. With an ethnic touch, inspired by the saree drapes with a rouch or wrap around the hips and drape over the shoulder, these creations generate elegant silhouettes that perfectly complement the Indian figure. I dedicate this collection to Athena, and attribute the element of wind and sky to her. And the collection is soft and...[Read more]

Stylemart Fashion Show 2014 – Durga

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Here is another short video clip from my annual Stylemart Fashion Show 2014. Durga is another eternal source of inspiration; she is the very image of positive feminine energy Shakti. My collection for this segment represents the beauty, strength and perfection of the goddess in each one of us. Associating it with the fire element, this collection features the ever-popular hues of red, fuchsias and oranges. These are the colors that complement the Indian skin tones and bring out best features of the Indian woman. They are also considered auspicious and remain a favorite to many Indian...[Read more]

Stylemart Fashion Show 2014 – Kwan Yin

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My last fashion show was a grand affair. Stylemart Fashion Show 2014 featured collections inspired by the Goddesses of our mythos from all over the globe. I believe the goddesses represent our qualities. Here is a short video of one of the segments. Strength and compassion are our finer qualities as women. Personifying these qualities, the Chinese Goddess Kwan Yin is an inspiration for me. She showers compassion over the world. She is flexible and adaptable. In my collection for this segment, I chose a palette soft water colors of aquas and ice blues mixed with pastel pinks and soft lemon...[Read more]

Stylemart Fashion Show 2014 – Gallery

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Here are some photos from the annual Stylemart fashion show on the 15th of September 2014 at the Fairmont Hotel, Singapore. It was a huge success, with exquisite designs on the catwalk, sumptuous cuisine by a gifted chef, and flawless execution by my dedicated team and friends. A big thank you to all! The theme of this year’s show was Goddess; it is my tribute to the best qualities in women that are personified in the images and allegories of Goddesses throughout the ages, all over the world. I will write more about it in the coming days and weeks, and post more photos and even videos...[Read more]

Fashion Show 2014

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My next fashion show is on the 14th of Sept, 2014. Brought to you in collaboration with Fairmont, Swissotel The Stamford, and Raffles City Convention Center, the event will be an afternoon of fashion and glamor. The theme of this year’s fashion show is the Goddess, where we celebrate the divine qualities in woman. As she emerges from the dim, distant, mythological past into the modern day, her immortal qualities transcend eras and cultures. Here is her story, once portrayed in allegories of Athena, Durga and Kwan Yin, now retold in the shimmering shades and weaves of motion and...[Read more]