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Day 5 at Lakme Fashion Week S/R 2013

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on March 27, 2013

This month that was flooded with fashion week but the fashion was absolutely new. Lakme Fashion Week came to an end a day before Holi to also launch its new product ‘Pop Tints’ range of nail paint & lipsticks. IFP gets you a review of what it loved on Day 5 of LFW.

Photo Courtesy : http://www.lakmeindia.co.in

Namrata Joshipura

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Kareena Kapoor set the runway on fire as she walked for designer Namrata Joshipura in the Grand Finale of Lakme fashion Week. Loved the cutwork pieces by the designer and of course the bright neon colours. Here is a look at few pieces from Namrata’s collection.

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‘Outhouse’ by Kaabia & Sasha

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‘Outhouse’ a jewellery brand by designers Kaabia & Sasha showcased their Summer 2013  collection in a funky manner. The collection was divided in 2 theme…….one was called “The Retro Kinetic” had the heirloom line, which was ideal with all garments, revealing beautiful designs and styles while the second theme was outré High Street pieces that were a bold mix of gold & daring metals featuring spikes, skulls, lions, Art Deco motifs in a variety of colours. Necklace, pendants, rings, brooch, earrings, bracelets were

The fusion of modern & vintage with neons touches looked absolutely trendy & in tune with the summer season. The jewellery can be worn by women of all ages & style. Trendy designs get IFP’s vote for one of the best collections on Day 5.

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Valliyan by Nitya

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‘Valliyan’ which means earrings in Punjabi, this label created by Nitya Arora showcased the collection ‘Summer Love’ . The jewels were created out of semi-precious stones, glass, crystals, metal, acrylic, wood and rare materials combined with gold plated metal. Floral designs were the focus of this collection.

IFP liked the work by Nitya as the designs were very feminine, fashion forward and fabulous. I love the way Nitya has combined sharp edges with soft floral to get the desired effect of the look. My favourite is definitely the neckpieces which can be worn with both western & Indian attires. With designs like these, I hope stylists don’t have to search for accessory brands abroad in future as this fits the bill perfectly.   Looking forward to see this collection off the runway too.

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IFP also liked few outfits from the collection of these designers…….

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Surendri by Yogesh Chaudhary

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Day 4 at Lakme Fashion Week S/R 2013

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on March 26, 2013

After a disappointing Day 3, IFP moves on to Day 4 and finds some awesome work. The trend seen so far is the combination of bright shades with dull colours. Plus the voluminous anarkalis are on their way out as evident by the designer collections. IFP takes you through the collection which it liked of Day 4.

Photo Courtesy : http://www.lakmefashionweek.co.in

Payal Singhal

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Payal Singhal’s collection titled ‘Taj’ is for the summer bridem who wants to make heads turn by with style. Fabrics like cotton, benarasi silks, mulmul had filigree & jaali work on them. The collection had a range of tunics, dresses, shorts, kurtis, knee-length anarkalis, sarees, skirts, lehenga, patiala salwars and beautiful dupattas. The colour palette was primarily bright tones with touches of pastels & black.

Overall I like Payal’s collection for the ‘Contemporary’ factor in the outfits……..the clothes had a very fashion forward look. Especially liked the pieces which had geometric patterns on the blouses, pants & hemline of the saree. This time around the clothes had less volume & more fit to it. Overall I think Payal’s design will make for a ‘must-have’ in bridal trousseau and also want to give her the credit that she always presents something new every single season…………which many designers don’t bother to put in that much of effort.

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Vikram Phadnis

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Designer Vikram Phadnis in collaboration with Swades Foundation showcased his summer 2013 collection which was inspired by Rural India. Not only did the designer display the creations which had rich detailwork by the craftsmen of Raigad & Ratnagiri, but also made these talented artisans walk the runway along with celebrities. For the hours that these craftsmen put in to create the glorious pieces, bringing them on the runway was a noble deed in order to make the world aware of their talents.

Coming back to the collection, it had beautiful saris, kurtas, lehengas, flowing cowl salwars, gorgeous dupattas, kurtas, waistcoats & clutch bags with the models wearing beautiful jewellery by Amrapali. Feiry colours like red, maroon, yellow, orange were mixed with lighter shades like beige, mustard & golden. I liked this collection for the royal look the outfits displayed. Vikram’s work has always had alot of colours but I am happy that this time he opted for pale shades. Love the embroidery work especially on the clutch bags & I am impressed with the menswear range in this collection which had colour but with subtleness.

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IFP also liked the collection of these designers……..

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Day 3 at Lakme Fashion Week S/R 2013

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on March 25, 2013

Day 3 was a disappointment in terms of new trends. Could not find a perfect collection which would make me sit up & take notice. Only a few designers had some new designs, yet still left me wanting for something exciting. Others repeated their earlier works on the runway hence IFP lists down only those designs which it liked.

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Day 2 at Lakme Fashion Week S/R 2013

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on March 23, 2013

‘Mixed Emotions’ is how I can describe Day 1 of  LFW. With Gen Next designers making quite an impression with their new designs and the veteran designers adding the glam factor to the show………one got to see various creations from different eras. IFP takes you through the best collection on Day 2 of LFW.

Photo Courtesy : http://www.lakmefashionweek.co.in

Naeem Khan

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After seeing Naeem’s collection at New York Fashion Week last month, seeing his outfits on the Indian runway were equally fascinating. The designer finally got his much deserved due in his home country. The collection had gowns, dresses & kaftans in beautiful bright colours. His signature style of combining drapes with sequin detailing was the highlight of this collection.

No one does glamorous gowns like Naeem Khan……..the amount of bling is just right, the fit is amazing and the entire look of an outfit is so feminine. I had wished that Indian media and fashion fraternity acknowledge Naeem’s work in my previous article nearly two years ago. I am delighted to see his efforts being recognised here. I am sure his designs will make waves on the Indian red carpet just the way they have conquered the international scene. All IFP can say to this designer is Welcome Home Naeem!!!

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Nikhil Thampi

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Designer Nikhil Thampi’s collection ‘Cruise 2013’ made the shades of yellow a ‘must-have’ for this summer season. The collection which had designs for both men & women was done up in fabrics like crêpe, net, cotton and lycra. Jumpsuits, shorts, sheath dresses, flowy gown, jackets and tunics were a part of this collection.

Overall colour was the part for which I adored this collection.add to it some metallic touches in form of belts & voila you have something new on the Indian runway. The fabrics were suitable for the hot summer season yet the sharp designs caught my eye. I did like Nikhil’s work with sheer fabric and think we might get to see these designs off the runway too.

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Shehla Khan

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Shehla Khan’s collection titled ‘Boudoir’ was inspired by French architecture………the designer who has taken her family business of creating lace to the next  level by establishing her own label ‘Shehlaa’. The collection had dreamy dresses and gowns in pastels with crystal details. Love the short lace dresses which very sexy and elegant at the same time while the gowns were fabulous too. But I am on edge about the two piece outfits with short skirt underneath. Shehla has created fabulous looks with lace and I hope she continues to showcase new ways of incorporating this alluring fabric in her designs. IFP liked this collection.

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IFP also liked the works of……

Pia Pauro

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Kunal Rawal

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Day 1 at Lakme Fashion Week S/R 2013

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on March 23, 2013

Lakme Fashion Week – Day 1 had an interesting line-up of designers. From the Gen-Next to the well known names like Manish Malhotra, Masaba, Narendra Kumar & Shivan Narresh. IFP takes a look at the collection that impressed this season.

Photo Courtesy : http://www.lakmefashionweek.co.in

Masaba Gupta

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Designer Masaba’s Spring/Summer 2013 line from her signature label was titled as ‘Postcards from Benaras’. Unlike her earlier works which had loads of colour, this one was primarily done up in black & white with neon shades popping up here & there. The prints this season were table fans[unconventional], roses, tulips and people. The collection had a range of dhoti pants & skirts, palazzo pants, shirt dress, jackets sarees and many more.

The collection was a  fusion of Indo-western and the light fabrics are suitable for the upcoming summers. I am slightly on the edge with this collection as I do like the prints but I was looking out for more dresses in different types. I felt that Masaba’s sarees were beautiful in her collection for ‘Satya Paul’ while the sarees in this collection left me confused. The sheer blouse coupled with chiffon sarees devoid of detail work or embroidery did not create a lasting impression. As for the western wear the collection was done up amazingly especially loved the shirt dresses.

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Manish Malhotra

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Designer Malhotra paid an ode to Indian Cinema for completing 100 years through his Spring 2013 collection. Manish showcased the designs that reflected the black & white era to the colourful 1970s till the present day. Sarees were a prominent feature of this collection followed by kurti churidhar, anarkali, lehenga, achkans, sherwani & jackets. Numerous celebrities like Kajol, Karisma Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Hema Malini, Asha Bhosle, Zoya Akhtar, Siddharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan, Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap,  designer Bhanu Athaiya and many more walked for the designer.

I liked this collection for the fact that it had a lot variety to choose from. This showed the versatility of the designer where he is able to create designs from any given era. Loved the cocktail sarees which were not overloaded with too much of embroidery work. The sequin details were limited to the hemlines only. Beautiful sarees just got my vote for Day 1.

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IFP also liked designs from these collection by

Narendra Kumar

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Gen Next Designer Shubham Kumar

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Gen Next Designer Ragini Ahuja

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Tarun Tahiliani’s initiates Lakme Fashion Week 2013

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on March 22, 2013

Designer Tarun Tahiliani started the Lakme Fashion Week with the showcasing of his Spring/ Summer 2013 collection at an off site location ‘Tote’ in Mumbai. The collection had tunics, kurtis, dhoti pants, anarkali, sarees, lehenga and stoles. Menswear consisted of jackets, vest, kurta and dhoti.

The essence of the designs were very Indian with touches of African tribal theme. Where Tarun’s Autumn/Winter 2013 collection was bright in tone, the colour palette in this collection was dominated by pastels. There were alot of prints on chiffon & crepe but the pastels had rich embroidery work. The pastel lehengas & sarees were like a dream as they oozed sheer elegance. Impressed with Tarun Tahiliani’s work again especially with this collection where his magic on silhouettes was evident.

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L’oreal Paris Femina Women Awards 2013

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on March 20, 2013

Starting since 2012, L’oreal Paris & Femina magazine have collaborated to honour Indian women who have made a difference to our society by their work. Women who have been achieved extraordinary feats in their lifetime were nominated for these awards. IFP takes you through the red carpet of this event held in Mumbai.

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Take a beautiful ‘Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna’ gown, have hair & make-up done………then pop in a day wear blazer to spoil the entire look………..that is what Aishwarya did at the event. Aishwarya who is always impeccably dressed seems to be eager to cover up her post baby body. It is a personal choice, but please don’t wear clothes that look like a tent on the red carpet.  Seriously I am disappointed this time around.

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Sonam Kapoor dressed in ‘Atsu Sekhose’ gown and vintage hair + make-up walked the red carpet at the event. Though the lace bodice combined with printed skirt might not appeal in the very first look, but the styling got me convinced that Sonam did look beautiful. Love her shoes which were so understated but so fashionable.

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Aditi Rao Hydari was dressed in ‘Anand Kabra’…….the hair & make-up teamed with the short anarkali looked good on Aditi but it was the salwar that bothered me. I wish Aditi had combined these anarkali with a pair of straight leg pants rather than these voluminous salwar.



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Mini Mathur decided to ditch her saree look and opt for a western look in this sheath dress which she combined with a ‘Bottega Veneta’ clutch, a funky neck-piece and golden heels. Black stilettos might have looked better with this outfit but Mini was able to carry this look of well.

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Neha Dhupia combined 2 designer pieces together for this look. ‘Anaikka’ top that had detail-work on the neckline & ‘Ranna Gill’ skirt. Now that was something new seen on the red carpet and I must say that Neha looked really good on the red carpet. Only few people can take fashion risks on the red carpet, Neha is sure one of IFP’s favourite.

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Shabana Azmi was the red carpet surprise of the evening as she walked in wearing a ‘Manish Malhotra’ outfit. Love her new hairdo which made her look so fresh……..Shabana donned a bright pink colour which women at her age might shy away from, She looked elegant and IFP is loving Shabana’s look for the evening.

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Richa Chadda wore golden shimmer ‘Vizyon’ outfit  paired with matching heels………….I must say this is one of her good appearances on the red carpet since a long time. I do like her neat, sophisticated look which she worked well……..maybe a bit of ‘pop of colour’ was required but hey that is just me.

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Sakshi Tanwar also made an appearance at this event in a saree which had phulkari motifs at the border. Sakshi accessorized the look with earrings, kangan & a ring. She looked beautiful in this outfit and it is a relief that she stayed away from the usual beaded ‘soap opera’ style of saree.



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Vidya Balan in her signature saree style attended the event but I am not in awe of her look which had too much printed combined in one outfit. The zari border print saree would have worked better if paired with a black blouse instead. Hope to see Ms. Balan in churidhar kurti look for a much awaited change.

 

 

 

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Day 5 at WLIFW Autumn/Winter 2013

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on March 18, 2013

WIFW comes to an end and what a fabulous time it has been watching the model wear amazing designs. The work was new, fresh and plenty ‘out of box’. IFP reviews the last day of WIFW & the collections that stood out.

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IFP loved the collection of these designers……

Virtues by Viral, Ashish & Vikrant

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Designer trio Viral, Ashish & Vikrant had me take notice of their collection which had a range of tunics, dresses, anarkalis, dhoti pants, jackets, vest and flowy skirts. Check prints were used in plenty by the designers which was combined with rich embroidery & velvet detailing. The colour were muted shades and had outfits for both men & women.

The collection had a very classic appeal to it especially the menswear stood out.  Loved the outfits which had  ‘old world charm’ to it. I would like to see more looks from this team of designers in future and am sure this collection of theirs would find many takers.

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Day 4 at WLIFW Autumn/Winter 2013

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on March 17, 2013

Day 3 had very few new designs but I am still hopeful about the new works that is yet to be showcased at WIFW. Here is your update about IFP’s favourite for Day 4.

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Collections which IFP loved were…….

Rahul Mishra

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Designer Rahul Mishra’s collection ‘The Baroque Tree’ was showcased at WIFW. Baroque which literally means  style of European architecture, music,  art of the 17th and 18th centuries, was the inspiration with Indian touches behind this collection. Long flowing dresses, short dresses, jackets, pants were a part of this collection. Rahul Mishra played alot with sheer fabrics for detail-work  & drapes in this collection.

The colours were primarily black & white with hints of reds & blues. The collection had a very red carpet feel to it………..loved the knee length dresses which will be a sure ‘hit’ among celebrities. Overall the collection was done well creatively & the detailing was commendable especially in jackets.

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Ranna Gill

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Designer Ranna Gill presented her Autumn/Winter 2013 collection at WIFW. The colour palette consisted of darker shades while detailing was kept limited to the neckline only. True to her form, Ranna played with alot of prints in her latest works. Flowy dresses, jumpsuits & sheath dress were the highlight of this collection………..these had a feminine appeal to it. IFP felt the dresses looked very beautiful on the runway…..infact very ‘lady like’ is how I can describe the outfits.

I am happy that this collection was way better than Ranna’s previous works. It has less embellishment while more focus was put on the fit of the outfit. The outfits were very chic, glamorous and stylish. IFP gives a thumbs up to Ranna Gill’s recent offering & would love to see people don these outfits.

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IFP also liked few outfits from these collections………

Payal Pratap

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Geisha by Paras & Shalini

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Taika by Poonam Bhagat

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Day 3 at WLIFW Autumn/Winter 2013

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on March 16, 2013

I am in love with the designs this season. The works of designers is so fresh and alluring……….it was definitely hightime people got their grey cells working overtime to churn out some of their best works. Creatively I am satisfied after seeing the firt 2 days of WIFW. Catch more photos from WIFW on IFP’s Facebook page here.  Here is your low-down of Day 3…..

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IFP loved these designer colllection………

Manish Malhotra

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The designer is back with his new collection ‘Threads of Emotion’ which was inspired by the beautiful land known as ‘Punjab’ in Northern India. The collection had Phulkari & Bagh work on the silhouette combined with velvet detailing. The collection included shawls embroidered in Bagh’, saris, anarkalis, floor length anarkalis and angarakhas. For menswear there were bandhgalas and structured clothes. The primary fabrics used are georgette, net and raw-silk, and there is a lot of texture work. Bright colours were infused with serence greys, blues & blacks.  The models were dressed like people of Punjab, where the female models had their hair braided with parandhis………loved this traditional look.

Phulkari is woven out of resham dhaga [silk threads] and is usually given as gift to the bride-to-be on the engagement day. This famous weave is a speciality of Patiala city in Punjab…………it is also the place from where I hail from. So seeing this exquisite work on the runway had me feel proud of the rich heritage of my birth place. This collection was unique & the theme was ‘never done before’ on the Indian runway. I am delighted to say that Manish Malhotra has managed to move from his signature style to create an entire new collection. This collection brought back my beautiful memories of searching Phulkari on the streets of Patiala. Kudos to the designer for showcasing something so traditional in such a fabulous manner. Loved this collection which was aptly titled as ‘Threads of Emotion’.

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IFP liked few outfits from these collections…….

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Day 2 at WLIFW Autumn/Winter 2013

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on March 15, 2013

On Day 1, one got to see so much of creativity on the runway. New designs, themes and lovely outfits of course………….let us browse through how creatively satisfying was Day 2.

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IFP loved these designer collection………

Shantanu & Nikhil

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Designer duo Shantanu-Nikhil named their recent collection ‘Sand Dunes’ showcased at WIFW. The desert was their inspiration in which they added hints of colour to create this beautiful collection. I thought the designers could belt out fine western attires, but was delightfully proven wrong when I saw this collection. The soft pastels with touches of dark brown, navy blue & orange were the primary colours used to define their work. The collection had a ranhe of tops, flowy lehengas, anarkali, jumpsuit, skirts, jackets for women while menswear consisted of bandhgala, formal jackets, shirts & pants. The look was completed with handbags, laptop bags, clutch from S&N label.

IFP loved this collection as it was different from the designer duo’s earlier works. The monochrome designs, the use of sheer fabric, cut-work patterns with pop of colour here & there. The collection had the elements of beauty, class and imagination……..IFP admires the fact that Shantanu-Nikhil strive to create & present something new every single season. Seeing theirs modern touches to Indianwear was an absolute delight…..two thumbs up for their fabulous work.

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Anju Modi

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‘Steel Magnolia’ a collection by designer Anju Modi who is making waves in the celebrity world as well, presented her latest works at WIFW. Anju has tried to portray a serene image of a woman who might appear fragile from the outside but is definitely made of steel from the inside. The strength of a woman was projected fabulously in Anju’s recent collection. As defined by her, she has tried to combine dark colours with softer hues & pashmina combined with zari work. Many animal motifs like parrot & elephants along with floral details were seen in the embroidery as well in print. Angrakha style jackets, voluminous lehengas, army style jackets with exaggerated shoulders, printed sarees, long sleeve blouses & bandhgala were a part of her collection.

I liked the styling of models who donned army style hats……even the designer herself could not resist walking the runway in the same get up as the models. This collection was very different from her earlier works seen at the Bridal Couture Week. /one got to see many shades of Khaki highlighted with bright colours while detailing was kept limited to the hemlines only. ‘Rich’ is how I can describe Anju’s latest offering and it will be amazing to see these outfits on the red carpet & big screen soon.

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Tarun Tahiliani

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The sarees in this collection named as  ‘The Kumbhback Collection’  were splendid, true to his art Tarun experimented with a lot of drapes in this collection also. Tarun’s latest works were inspired by his recent visit to Kumbh Mela.   The asymmetrical tops & skirts felt rather incomplete, the menswear on the other hand was better than Tarun’s previous collection. Churidhar sleeves, velvet jackets, use of stole, detailing at the hemlines were few features of this collection. I was not in much awe of the western attire in this collection.

Overall I loved this collection for the warm colours and wished to see more Indian attire. The saree draping were absolutely unique……..a la ‘Tarun Tahiliani’ style. Also liked the neck pieces used in this collection.

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IFP liked these designer collection too……

Few pieces seen on the runway did look beautiful but I was not a fan of the entire collection. The collection which I liked were

‘Not so Serious’ by Pallavi Mohan

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Samant Chauhan

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Urvashi Kaur

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Day 1 at WLIFW Autumn/Winter 2013

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on March 14, 2013

Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2013 started in New Delhi yesterday. And looking at the list of designers who will showcase their work simply makes me even more eager to look forward to new fashion in store for us. IFP takes you through the Day 1 at WLIFW and reviews the collections which we adored & few IFP felt failed to create an impression.

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Collections IFP loved on Day 1 were………..

Masaba Gupta for ‘Satya Paul’

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I was excitingly looking forward to see Masaba’s new designs for the fashion house ‘Satya Paul’ and boy I am glad that the show was fashionably so fabulous. The colours as predicted earlier for this year by IFP were Sorbet & Neons combined with metallic grey, black & white. There was a range of prints in form of lipstick, abstract art, ink blot stain, phone booth door & even city map blueprints……imagine these on a saree. Now that was something new seen on the Indian ramp & new is what we absolutely love.

The collection had a range of sarees combined with contemporary blouse, sheath dresses, long skirts, short dresses all had been styled with a jacket or cape. The printed suitcase, vanity case as well as handbags served the purpose of accessories on the ramp. Neon suspenders with a saree…….. that had me surprised for sure. The looks of the models had dark eyes & neutral lips with hair pulled back in a pony. Overall IFP likes the new look of Satya Paul sarees this season and the contemporary designs by designer Masaba were commendable.

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Vineet Bahl

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The show started with soft pastels making their way on the runway…….Chikankari kameez combined with wide leg Pakistani salwars which I admit had not been seen at fashion weeks for quite some time. Short Anarkalis, hemlines with black velvet & gotta, floral print dupattas, printed sarees with shimmer blouse, velvet cholis with pastel lehenga………all of these looked very beautiful and I was left admiring this collection. It reflected the pre-independence era where elegance stood out in a women’s dressing style. The embroidery details were very alluring and thankfully not over the top. Vineet Bahl has impressed me with the beauty of this collection.

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Pankaj & Nidhi

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Designer duo Pankaj & Nidhi’s new collection ‘The Music Box’ inspired by the musical instruments had bright colours infused with black. The collection consisted of dresses, cape style tops, jumpsuits, pencil skirts, sheath dresses, wide leg pants. Most of these I loved the sheath dresses that were so ‘red carpet’…..would love to see celebrities don these outfits. The dresses were combined with ‘Mary Jane’ shoes, a belt & slick back neat hairdo. Detailling was limited to peplum and asymmetrical trail. The designs stood out, the colours were fascinating and the look spelt ‘sophistication’. IFP gives a thumbs up to this creative collection by Pankaj & Nidhi………..I am sure we would get to see many outfits from this collection at future celebrity events.

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IFP liked these collection……….

‘Indian Fashion Police’ also liked the collection of these designers. The collection were beautiful but few pieces missed the element of ‘surprise’. So these collection were just near to perfection but looked like an extension of their earlier collection.

Other designers who have not featured in this reviews is because their collection left me desiring for more in terms of new designs & patterns. I found their work very repetitive and could not find anything ‘out of the box’ in their creative works.

Nikasha Tawadey

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Nikasha’s vintage inspired ‘Raat ki Rani’ was divided in 2 sections w.r.t colours. The first one had ample of pastel hues while the second edition had loads of bright colours. Shimmer, sequin details & brocade were highlighted in this collection. Really liked the dhoti salwars which were combined with short kurtis. Overall the outfits in this collection were fabulous but the ‘fit’ in few needed a relook especially the kurtis. Also was not crazy about the velvet salwar.

Namrata Joshipura

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Metallic and sequins were the highlight of Namrata’s collection ‘Wings of Desire’. The collection done up primarily in black had colour in form of sequin details. The look was very gothic in this collection which had a range of pants, dresses, skirts, tops and gowns. I do like this collection but few pieces were seen in Namrata’s previous collection as well.

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Top 10 Looks of Shilpa Shetty

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on March 11, 2013

Shilpa Shetty is back with a bang, post her mom duty and boy is she looking amazing. The lady has worked hard to get her fabulous curves back & we sure are delighted to watch her look prettier than ever. IFP counts down her best looks since 2012, which we hope to see even this entire year.

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Top Look # 10

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Shilpa Shetty in cut-out shoulder top, denim and a ‘Birkin’ bag likes to keep her look casual for day-wear. The look is completed with pair of oversized sunglasses, platform heels & a neck piece.

Top Look #9

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Shilpa in a ‘Pankaj-Nidhi’ outfit at the set of ‘Nach Baliye’. Though the heavy embellished kurta might be too overwhelming, but Shilpa carried this outfit off with such an ease.

Top Look #8

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Shilpa Shetty in a ‘Masaba’ saree for ‘Mata Ki Chowki’ at Sanjay Dutt’s residence.  The printed saree combined with a potli bag made this attire very trendy. This was a relief from the heavy embellished outfit that Shilpa usually wears at events.

Top Look #7

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Shilpa Shetty in a Malini Ramani one shoulder gown looked really alluring. The one shoulder detail gave more emphasis on her toned upper body. Shilpa accessorized this look with golden cuff & earrings to match the hemline of this gown. Glam!!

Top Look #6

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Shilpa in a ‘Masaba Gupta’ saree that she paired with chandelier earrings & bangles. IFP loves the saree on Shilpa and thinks that  paring with designer Masaba was one of the best things Shilpa has ever done in her fashion lifetime.

Top Look #5

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Shilpa Shetty has always opted for more shimmer in her style, but seeing her in a white ‘Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla’ outfit was a fashion dream come true. She wore this chikankari anarkali with a beautiful emerald & kundan neck piece.

Top Look #4

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Shilpa Shetty wore a beautiful kaftan by designer ‘Tarun Tahiliani’ for Big B’s 70th Birthday Bash.  The hair, the make-up, the jewels and the clutch worked well for this understated look.

Top Look #3

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Shilpa looked lovely in a burgundy one shoulder dress which she glamed up with accessories in golden. The clutch in snake leather print added  more omph to her look. The outfit also showed off Shilpa’s fabulous post baby bod……..Hail her!!

Top Look #2

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Though this outfit was worn by a very pregnant Shilpa Shetty for Riteish-Genelia wedding reception, nonetheless she looked beautiful in this saree designed by Tarun Tahiliani. The orange & maroon saree with paisley details made Shilpa look like a royal.

Top Look #1

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Shilpa Shetty in a ‘Surily Geol’ outfit tops the look list……….IFP loves the emerald green colour on Shilpa and the new hairdo. This look also proves that Shilpa is ready to take risk with her look.

 








 

 

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Know your Saree – Chanderi

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on March 5, 2013

Chanderi

‘Chanderi’ is a town in Ashoknagar District in the state of  Madhya Pradesh which is famous not just for it’s history but also for Chanderi weave. The birth of this beautiful fabric dates back to 4th century BC as per ancient text……….Kings & Queens who ever ruled India have worn Chanderi silk & cotton weaved by the artisans dating back to 11th century AD. Chanderi was also used extensively for trading and even exported abroad since the times when the British ruled India.

 Women in India have worn Chanderi with true grace for centuries but not much is ever written about it. Chanderi weave is available in cotton as well as silk, though the weavers have believed that only silk is able to give the desired shine and richness. The Chanderi fabrics are known for their sheer texture, light weight and a glossy transparency. Sarees, dupattas and stoles are available in all possible colours with zari border in alluring motifs like lotus flower, trees, butis, leaves & peacock.

Renowned designers like Sabyasachi, Ashima-Leena & Ritu Kumar have used Chanderi in their works while Vaishali S, Rahul Mishra, Anupama Dayal,  Gaurang Shah have displayed their creations in Chanderi at Fashion weeks held in India. IFP appreciates the effort put in by these designers & our celebrities to keep the Chanderi heritage alive.

Here is a look at the celebrities who have worn Chanderi sarees and looked fabulous in it.

Brand Courtesy : Chanderi Sarees

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Celebrities who have worn Chanderi……….

Kareena-Chanderi

Kareena Kapoor

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Vidya Balan

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Juhi Chawla

Tisca-Chanderi

Tisca Chopra

Rani-Chanderi

Rani Mukherjee

MAria-Chanderi

Maria Goretti

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