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Lakme Fashion Week 2014

An exquisite saree drape from Santanu Nikhil at Lakme Fashion Week 2014

I am at the Lakme Fashion Week 2014 in Mumbai. I have been attending Willis India and Lakme Fashion Weeks regularly, despite my crazy schedule during this time of the year.I’m driven in part by my passion for the fashion industry, and also by my commitment to bringing to Singapore the latest trends of the season to my clientele. Invited as a buyer, I am thrilled to be here. On day 4 of the fashion week now, my favorite collection so far has been by the brother duo Shantanu and Nikhil. Their collection was sleek with a limited color palette of greys, navies and reds. It has a blend of...[Read more]

Half Saree

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The Pattu Pavadai Davani is worn by south Indian teenage girls before they step into a full saree. It is the half-saree attire that Deepika Padukone wore in Chennai Express. The Pavadai Davani feels and flows like a sari with the drape over the shoulder, except that you don’t have to worry about losing the pleats because the bottom part is just a regular skirt. With that adorable tinge of innocence, the half saree has made a big comeback in the lengha segment. I have lots of people coming to my boutique looking for “lengha saree.” Coming from a two-state background myself,...[Read more]

Sabyasachi – My Favorite Indian Designer

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I have been in the fashion industry for over twenty years, and seen many designers come and go, just like various styles and fads emerge and evolve. But Sabyasachi Mukherjee is here for good. He is a cut above the rest. What I really love about his styles is how he celebrates the time-honored traditions of Indian fashion. While the rest of the pack shies away from the bold and grand embroidery and traditional cuts, he embraces them. Grandeur with class — that’s what makes him my favorite. No wonder the queens of Bollywood like Aishwarya Rai, Rani Mukherjee and Vidya Balan...[Read more]