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Manish Malhotra Presents ‘The Visible White Beauty Collection for Colgate’

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on April 26, 2013


Manish Malhotra & Sonam Kapoor

An exclusive ‘Visible White Beauty’ collection in association with Colgate was showcased by Manish Malhotra at the Grand Hyatt, Mumbai.

“Visible White Beauty” by Manish Malhotra, identifies with the concept that fashion is from the inside out. Inspired by Colgate’s exciting new toothpaste launch, this collection in the stark colours of White & Red was showcased at the Grand Hyatt, on the 25th of April.

Everyone in attendance was on their feet with applause as the distinctive summer collection was unveiled by the stunning Sonam Kapoor who sashayed the ramp in a beautiful red attire. The front row of a completely packed show included Prabha Parameswaran- MD, Colgate India, Actor  Ayushman Khurana, Singer- Hard Kaur, Sheetal Mafatlal, Aditya Hitkari & Divya Palat, Ashish Raheja, Shaina NC and Krishika Lulla to name a few.

Designed for the young and confident shopper who has an eye for fashion, this Indian summer wear collection by Manish Malhotra is contemporary, simple and chic. Light and breezy, the collection comprises of white and red designs, flowing seamlessly with metallic combinations.

Speaking about his association with Colgate Palmolive, Manish says, “To me fashion and style starts with a great smile.  The new Colgate Visible White offers exactly that – the perfect dazzling white smile. It is effective, stylish, and affordable. This new toothpaste is a must have for anyone’s beauty regime. It encourages youth who are fashion conscious to use a product that will aid the beauty and life of their teeth which will further enhance their style and boost their confidence. An opportunity to do a collection keeping Colgate’s image in mind and then amalgamating it with my fashion aesthetics is a rare one. The colours chosen for the collection are in the shades of white and red with flowing silhouettes that reflect the refreshing summer mood”.

This distinctive summer collection was unveiled by the stunning Sonam Kapoor. Adorning red attire, Sonam along with Manish concluded the spectacular evening by unveiling the new stylish beauty toothpaste from Colgate.

Photo Courtesy : Peepul Consulting

Model in Manish Malhotra's Visible White Collection1

Model in Manish Malhotra's Visible White Collection in the colours of White & Red1


Model in Manish Malhotra's Visible White Collection

Model in Manish Malhotra's Visible White Collection in the colours of White & Red5

Model in Manish Malhotra's Visible White Collection in the colours of White & Red3


Model in Manish Malhotra's Visible White Collection in the colours of White & Red

Show stoppper Sonam Kapoor

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Designer Ritu Kumar honoured with Padma Shri

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on April 23, 2013

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‘Ritu Kumar’ the brand, the label, the glorious outfits inspired by our Incredible India………….the woman behind it’s success is none other than Ritu herself. One of the very first fashion veterans in modern times, Ritu has been conferred with ‘Padma Shri’- the highest honour for a Civilian for her exceptional & distinguished service in the field of fashion, textile and craftsmanship by the President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee.

IFP salutes Ritu for her years of hard-work and passion in the field of Indian fashion. She started her label in 1969 to create the outfits with the help of Indian craftsmanship. She has strived to keep the Indian Textile Heritage alive by incorporating the beautiful hand-loom fabrics, handwoven designs and intricate embroideries in her work. She has dressed women from all walks of life & it is a dream come true for any Indian girl to have an outfit by ‘Ritu Kumar’ in her wardrobe. Without her this industry could have never been such an inspiring place to be.

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Manish Malhotra’s showcases at BMW launch

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on November 15, 2012

Manish Malhotra’s Fashion show for BMW 6 series Gran Coupe launch

Designer  Manish Malhotra presented a dazzling fashion show before the New BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe launch at the Grand Hyatt Lawn.

 The theme of Manish Malhotra’s Collection was frozen bronze which was inspired by the color of the newly launch BMW car.

Guest who were seen at the Launch were Kajol, Karan Johar, Sheetal Mafatlal, Dia Mirza, Dino Morea, Raveena Tandon,
Anil Thandani ,Fardeen Khan, Ritesh and Genelia Deshmukh, Karisma Kapoor,Poorna Patel and many more.

The Showstopper for Manish Malhotra’s fashion show was the New BMW 6 series Gran Coupe in frozen bronze colour.

Courtesy : Tandem Communications

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‘India Fantastique’ debuts at Sotheby’s

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on September 8, 2012


‘INDIA FANTASTIQUE’ MAKES ITS INTERNATIONAL DEBUT AT SOTHEBY’S, LONDON

The book ‘India Fantastique’ premiered at an exclusive, by invitation only, event at Sotheby’s, London. Dame Judi Dench and Mr. Amitabh Bachchan were the ‘Guests of Honours’ who released the book at this much anticipated evening.

Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla have dressed Hollywood stars of the calibre of Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Freida Pinto and Sophie Marceau. The designer duo is known for their their creation and interior designing in India as well as internationally.

The two met by chance in 1986. Abu was born in Mumbai and started out as a costume designer in the film industry. Sandeep was born in Kapurthala, Punjab and started out in the family leather business. The decision to work together was taken instantly and their first collection, ‘Mata Hari’, arrived just four months later. Their mission………to create the finest. A seemingly impossible dream. Neither possessed any formal qualifications, neither had money to invest. What they did have in abundance was raw talent and an unswerving belief in their own creativity.

Classical Elegance is their signature style. The finest fabrics, impossibly fine hand-embroidery, delicate embellishments and flawless finishing are their hallmarks. They are known as the Masters of Revival and Reinvention, taking ancient techniques and craftsmanship and elevating it to standards never seen before. Chikankari, Zardozi, Tharad, Mirrorwork are just some of the old that they have now made new.

The first volume of India Fantastique displays dozens of the duo’s impossibly elegant designs created over the past 25 years, including close- ups of exquisitely crafted details. The second volume focuses on their extensive work in interior design. Their hallmark maximalism runs riot in privately commissioned interiors, which incorporate art, artifacts, antiques and vintage textiles.

Dame Judi Dench spoke about the designer duo, “I first noticed Sophie Marceau wearing an Abu Sandeep creation on the sets of the Bond movie  ‘The World is Not Enough’. When i asked Lindy Hemming  who was the costume designer for the movie, she put me in touch with the boys and the association has continued to date I am happy to say.”

“They walked into my house one morning, years ago,a shy smile on their faces and a world of expectation in their eyes. Jaya introduced them to me as Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, young men stepping into the world of couture, in the city of opportunity – Mumbai. They were very talented, my wife Jaya had gushed, an opinion that often takes ample time over before passing. I  recognized immediately that they were destined to be our favourites, and I was not wrong.” said Amitabh Bachchan .

Prior to this, an exhibition of the designers’ work was held at Sotheby’s, 34-35 New Bond Street, London W1, from 3rd to 5th September, to coincide with the launch of India Fantastique. (pix attached)

Designed to literally bring the volumes to life, the exhibition was a 3-D showcase of their 25-year careers, featuring masterworks of couture, craft, textiles and art, juxtaposed with sumptuous photographic highlights from the books.

The spectacular evening had a guest list naturally comprising of A-listers such as Lakshmi and Usha Mittal, Anil and Kiran Agarwal, Gurinder Chadha, Tony Morgan, Robin Woodhead etc.

India Fantastique is a beautiful insight into the world of Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, India’s most celebrated couturiers, showcasing their creativity in all its myriad forms, from fashion to furniture, and celebrates their twenty-fifth anniversary year.

Together, they have built a 25-year partnership that has included designing for leading actors and actresses, working with directors on costumes for epic Bollywood films, and building a brand that exudes luxury, artistry and Indian tradition. Their world unites India’s ancient cultural heritage with original contemporary design.

Twenty-five years in design has seen them achieve many a dream. And as they bask in this moment, there is no greater tribute they can pay to their journey than dreaming anew. Always bigger, always better…

Abu Jani – Sandeep Khosla design installations at Sotheby’s

Courtesy : Tandem Communications 

Photo Credits : Phillip J Scott

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Manish Malhotra for Mijjwan

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on September 4, 2012

MANISH MALHOTRA DESIGNS AT MIJJWAN SONNETS IN FABRIC 2012 

The third year of Shabana Azmi’s NGO, Mijwan Welfare Society, hosted a fashion show, Mijwan Sonnets in Fabric 2012 on 3rd September at the Grand Hyatt, Mumbai. The highlight was Mijwan’s female population had their craftsmanship showcased on ramp, by leading models and celebrities, through Manish Malhotra’s designs. The 2012 edition of the show showcased embroidery done entirely by the girls of Mijwan. Manish has translated work done by Mijwan girls into contemporary modern designs.

Three years ago Namrata Goyal and Shabana Azmi approached Manish to help them to promote the Mijwan Welfare Society. At the fundraiser for Mijwan Welfare Society an NGO that was founded by noted film lyricist Kaifi Azmi to empower the girl child, he was introduced to the chikankari work done by the Mijwan girls. He was very impressed by their amazing embroidery. It stands up to the highest standard of craftsmanship anywhere in the world. Manish has wanted to do some socially responsible work for some time and Mijwan provided him the perfect opportunity. Since a year and a half he has adopted Mijwan- a tiny village near Azamgarh UP, playing mentor to 55 women from rural India with regular work and input in embroidery. And boy are we impressed with their work.

Shabana Azmi and Namrata Goyal opened the evening with a talk   in aid of the Mijwan Welfare Society. Educationist Nita Ambani walked with two little girls :Shabanas niece Meghna from Bombay  and Babita from Kaifi Azmi s school in Mizwan  to support the cause. 20 Models and celebrities such as Priyanka Chopra, Sonakshi Sinha, Shraddha Kapoor, Prabhudeva, Ankita Shorey, Arjun Kapoor, Chirag Paswan, Chitrangada Singh, Dia Mirza, Imran Khan, Imtiaz Ali, Kalki Koechlin, Karan Johar, Kunal Kapoor, Malaika Arora Khan, Neha Dhupia, Parineeti Chopra, Prateik Babbar, Rohit Roy, Rohit Shetty, Sameera Reddy, Shahana Goswami, Shazanne Padamsee, Diana Penty, Mary Kom,(who got a standing ovation) etc  walked the ramp for the Mijwan Welfare Society. All the celebs were cheered on by the audience as they sashayed down the ramp in  Manishs creations that  reflected the beautiful  handiwork from Mizwan.

Guest who came forward to support the cause were Mukesh Ambani,  Adi and Parmeshwar Godrej, Poorna and Varsha Patel, Neeraj Bajaj, Bijal Meswani,Urmila Matondkar, Hard Kaur, Riya Sen, Poonam Dhillon, Satish Kaushik, Sheetal Mafatlal etc. The celebs on ramp too sportingly gave a huge round of applause for the guests who showed up the heavy downpour and Manish too was delighted that all the friends  on ramp and  from the audience had braved the rains to make it in support of the Mizwan Welfare Society.

“In the globalised world of Fashion today it’s pointless to offer silhouettes to the West. But we have craftsmanship which they do not. This is our USP and that’s what we need to focus on. Mijwan to me is a microcosm of what India has to offer the world. We have a long history of the warp and weft of design aesthetics. It’s time we rediscover ourselves and go back to our roots,” says Manish Malhotra.

“The sangeet ceremony of the media magnate’s daughter in London chikankari work in the outfit designed by me has been done in Mijwan. It is a proud testament to Indian craftsmanship and it is heartening to provide regular work to these talented women “,   adds Manish.

Celebrities who graced the runway at this event

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Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla launch ‘India Fantastique’

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on August 21, 2012

ABU JANI – SANDEEP KHOSLA’S ‘INDIA FANTASTIQUE’ UNVEILED

AT A PRIVATE PARTY AT THE RESIDENCE OF NITA AND MUKESH AMBANI

25 years in fashion deserves to be commemorated in a certain amount of style. Something Abu Jani & Sandeep Khosla are more than au fait with. The Boys have chosen to mark this milestone with the publishing of a book INDIA FANTASTIQUE. A mammoth project, which has received immense support from Reliance Industries.

  An enchanted evening of celebration at the residence of Nita and Mukesh Ambani who hosted a fantastic party to celebrate  25 years of Abu and Sandeep in fashion . The spectacular evening had a guest-list naturally comprising of A listers from Industry, Cinema and the Arts such as Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan,  Sussane Roshan, Gauri Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Shweta Bachchan Nanda, Karan Johar,  Kokilaben Ambani, Isha, Aakash and Anant Ambani, Amrita Singh and Sarah Ali Khan,  Anjalie Tendulkar, Kangana Ranaut, Adhuna and Farhan Akhtar, Sonalie Bendre,  Arjun and Meher Rampal, Tabu,  Deepika Padukone,  Kirron Kher,  Dipti and Raj Salgaoncar,  Shobhaa and Dilip De, Simmi Garewal,  Pinky and Sanjay Reddy, Parmeshwar and Adi Godrej, Namrata Dutt, Priya Dutt, Rakesh and Pinky Roshan, Kumaramanglam and Neerja Birla, Yash and Avanti Birla, Natasha and Adar Poonawala, Rukshana Eisa, Rita Dhody,  Tanya and Arvind Dubash, Milind and Pooja Deora, Hema Malini, Madhuri Dikshit , Kapil Sibal,  Kaajal Anand and lots more.

Fantasy and Fabulosity were the key words. There was an original Fashion theatre presentation showcasing the beautiful couture creations of Abu and Sandeep interspersed with dance acts. Sara Ali Khan and Isha Ambani were young debutants on ramp , which saw many senior models show off the new and classic lines . The highlight of the evening was the book launch jointly by Amitabh Bachchan and Nita Ambani with Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla .   It was an emotional moment as designers thanked the Ambanis and Bachchans for their support and called up on stage all of the celebrities featured in the book . The book, which is already creating waves and is available at fine bookstores across the country, was also released officially at this private and highly exclusive event.

ABOUT INDIA FANTASTIQUE

2012 marks 25 years in Fashion for Abu Jani &Sandeep Khosla.

“Abu & I thought long and hard about how we wanted to celebrate our milestone, and also about how we would use this celebration to set the vision for our creativity and ourselves in the next twenty-five. It soon became clear that a book, or rather two as it turned out to be, were the ideal vehicle.”

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INDIA FANTASTIQUE is a lush insight into the world of Abu Jani & Sandeep Khosla, India’s most celebrated couturiers. A world that unites India’s ancient cultural heritage with original contemporary design. It is a work that showcases their creativity in all its myriad forms, from Fashion to Furniture. Above all it is an Ode to India as Eternal Muse. Past, Present and Future. The first volume of India Fantastique displays dozens of the duo’s impossibly elegant designs, including close-ups of exquisitely crafted details. The second volume focuses on their extensive work in interior design. Their hallmark maximalism run riot in privately commissioned interiors, which incorporate art, artifacts, antiques and vintage textiles.

Published by Thames & Hudson, INDIA FANTASTIQUE is written by Gayatri Sinha, one of India’s most reputed art critics. It features the photography of Ram Shergill (For fashion and fashion detail) and Deidi Von Schaewen (For interiors). The most exquisite locations from across the globe serve as the backdrop to the mesmerising photography.

Ultimately, INDIA FANTASTIQUE is the most lavish lifestyle smorgasbord. One that has its roots in India and shows to perfection the breathtaking talents of a much-celebrated designer duo. It is slated to become the fashion collectible of 2012.

We are unabashedly Indian in our aesthetics. And passionately in love with the rich cultural, historic and design legacy of our Land. Design is our way of paying homage to that Beauty. By taking it into the 21st century.”

Abu Jani

They are known as the Masters of Revival and Reinvention, Chikankari, Zardozi, Tharad, Mirrorwork are just some of the old that they have now made new. They are also the country’s most sought after when it comes to Interior Design. Their projects, a dazzling tableau of magnificent maximalism.

An exhibition of the designers’ work will be held at Sotheby’s,  New Bond Street, London, from 3rd to 5th September, to coincide with the launch of India Fantastique in UK .The book will be launched by Dame Judi Dench and Amitabh Bachchan in London . Designed to literally bring the volumes to life, the exhibition will be a 3-D showcase of their 25-year careers, featuring masterworks of couture, craft, textiles and art, juxtaposed with sumptuous photographic highlights from the books. This will be followed by a Paris launch in October 2012

25 years in Design has seen them achieve many a dream. And as they bask in this moment, there is no greater tribute they can pay to their Journey, than dreaming anew. Always bigger, always better…

Courtesy : Tandem Commnuications, Rediff India

Celebrities who attended this event

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Day 2 at India International Jewellery Week 2012

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on August 21, 2012

Highlights of Day 2 at Jewellery week

Golecha Jewels

Actress Dia Mirza walks the runway for jewellery designer Vijay Golecha on Day 2.

More designs from Golecha Jewels

Anmol Jewellers

Anmol Jewellers had designer Manish Malhotra to design the outfits for the show to match along with the beautiful jewels.

GIA Jewels

Dipti & Amisha

Actress Sonal Chauhan walked the runway for jewellery designer Dipti and Amisha.

Agni CZ Gold Jewels

Amrita Rao who is also the face of ‘Agni’ jewels walked the runway for the brand.

Jewels by Preeti

Ayushman Khurana walks for jewellery designer Preeti

Photo Courtesy : http://www.bollywoodhungama.com

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‘THE FIRE BIRD’ by Sanchita Ajjampur

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on August 1, 2012

In a dreamlike jeweled garden weaving a tapestry of  dark and delicate stories seamlessly into art, reinforced by the primordial, blues, violets and greys and regenerated through fluttering turbulent reds, highlighting the glamour of the ball gown and its contextual accessories down the fashion decades through painstaking embellishments.

Sanchita Womenswear

Mythical garden

A Mythical garden with an air of surrealism and fantasy; each outfit an interpretation of the ball gown with historical references, complex in embellishment , texture and tailoring, many a time a nod to the 50s and  60s,a confrontation of the classic with
modern.

Delicate sheers embellished with exotic cut feather shapes and punched fabrics for a contemporary lace update. Reflective blacks and golds and  rigid plastics for a futuristic feel. Delicate chiffons diffuse opulent embellishment; Bands of plaited and knotted tapes and cords appliquéd to soft sculpted cocoons and body armours. Muted jacquards with opaque and metallic embellishments, a testimony to the constant innovation in materials and embellishment.

Fabrics used in this collection range from Neoprene Lurex, vintage jacquard, gold wash lace georgette, wispy chiffon to crepe de chine. The designs have been shaped in Linear and restructured proportions, kimono silhouettes, cinched waist dresses and asymmetrical poodle skirt interpretations, trapeze, drop-waist sack and flapper dresses, structured and collapsible forms.

Colours have softer shades like punchy hues of chalky lavender, grass green, blush nude, lemon as soft alternatives to neon brights, interspersed with intense winter metallics.

Sanchita also has a range of clutch purses, footwear, jewellery and headgears which will be showcased at LFW.

 

Sanchita Menswear

Bulldoggin’ Bill Pickett goes Bollywood.

The iconography and mythology of the Wild West is explored through intense winter darks, Native American graphic influences and eclectic layering of unexpected fabrics, along with new proportions, staples fused with technical sport, lending an urban edge to the modern lounge wear.

Fabrics used in this collection are silk cotton, muslin, neoprene Lurex, matte parachute nylon, suede Nubuck leather, molleton jersey, twills and cotton jerseys. Bomber jackets, and deconstructed tailored suits, boxy t-shirts, classic shirts, wide legged, cropped and joggers pants are part of this collection. The colours are winter inspired  like rhubarb, apricot, honeyberry, plum, black currant and cool blue

 

Sanchita also designs accessories for men like totes, satchels in printed canvas and dappled cow leather, embellished modern sandals ,moccasins, belts, printed bandanas.

Sachita Ajjampur will display her collection on 6th August, 2012 at Lakme Fashion Week – Winter/Festive 2012.

 

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‘Sadhu and the Samurai’ by Payal Khandwala

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on August 1, 2012

PAYAL KHANDWALA PRESENTS

 

SADHU AND THE SAMURAI

‘SADHU AND THE SAMURAI’ draws on the subtle similarities and the definite dissimilarities between these two characters. Fundamentally they both personify discipline, focus and austerity. They share purpose and philosophy, and embody the virtues of loyalty, self-awareness and spirituality.

However, they are distinctly different in their manifestations and this dichotomy makes them significant and intriguing. Symbolically the monk and the warrior make the perfect beginnings for a collection that can combine these extremes, whilst embracing their spirit.

The idea is to marry the gentle, carefree and frugal with the structured, systematic and ornamental. To take the accidental and unintentional and team it with elements that are methodical, orderly and deliberate.

The clothes interpret this contradiction as the layered separates are draped and wrapped alongside more constructed shapes.The palette embodies the origins of both the sadhu and the samurai with an arrangement of burnt orange, crimson and ochre, with coffee brown, charcoal, bronze and indigo.

The silhouettes are long and relaxed. This is where the non-conformist, unconventional ascetic encounters the strong yet graceful soldier.

This collection will be showcased at Lakme Fashion Week – Winter/Festive 2012 on 4th August, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. IST.

Courtesy : Tandem Communications

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‘Urban Princess’ by Anita Dongre

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on July 30, 2012

Anita Dongre Presents ‘Urban Princess’

LFW Festive Winter 2012 collection

 A blend of traditional Indian textiles styled in a contemporary way, for the urban, well-travelled and sophisticated Indian woman.

This season, Anita Dongre promises to transport you to a world of sophistication, tradition and femininity with her Festive Winter 2012 collection, ‘Urban Princess’. Celebrating the work of skilled Indian craftsmen with a touch of modernity, the regal collection will be showcased as a finale on the Indian Textile Day at Lakme Fashion Week.

Reflecting her passion for Indian handloom, Anita Dongre’s collection brings together hand woven textiles from Benares, ikat from Andhra Pradesh and vegetable block prints from Bhuj on mashru silk and raw silk. Bringing a contemporary stamp to the look, the luscious fabrics are combined with clean silhouettes such as cigarette pants, jackets, dresses and blouses, making them wearable wherever one travels.

The collection’s colour palette exudes royalty as it includes shades like emerald greens, reds and royal blues combined with the classic browns and blacks. As a complement to the collection, Anita Dongre uses a variety of astounding accessories, perfect for the Indian women looking for a balance between their love for western wear and their ethnic sensibilities.

As Anita Dongre explains, “This season, my main source of inspiration was the idea of a modern-day princess. She is beautiful, confident, elegant and most of all, feminine, the epitome of a true Anita Dongre woman. This collection is for the global woman with an Indian heart thus, emphasis is given to fashion, wear-ability and use of traditional Indian fabrics.”

IFP is delighted to showcase the preview of Anita Dongre’s upcoming collection in this tiny space of ours. I own few outfits from her wide collection and do recommend it to my friends for the fact that clothes designed by her are worth every penny. Definitely excited to see her new designs on the runway which will be showcased on Sunday, 5th August 2012 at 9:00 pm.

Courtesy : Peepul Consulting

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‘India in Color’ by Payal Singhal

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on July 29, 2012

Payal Singhal Festive 2012

India in Color: Vibrant Young Modern and Global…. lets meet New India………

The pink of mystical Rajasthan, the joyous, bright hues of the northern frontier, and the balmy bright colors of the east offer a kaleidoscopic insight into an almost perfect blend of history and modernism.  And perhaps a trip down its many roads will lead you to an understanding of its pulse. Maybe you’ll take the road untaken and bring home a whole new hue to your life….

Inspired by Indian Adivasi costumes of Kutch and Orissa this collection of vibrantly hued ensembles in a rainbow of acid neon’s of cyan, fuchsia, lime, cobalt, and indigo is a tribute to the colorful tapestry of the country. Spun into a visual story with contemporary silhouettes like Kutras, kaftans, tunics, dresses, kalidar saris and short lehngas and embroideries like pita, abhla and zardosi for a rural meets urban text.

Payal established her label in India in 2000 to fill a niche for eclectic Indian clothing for young style setters. Now thanks to a global design sensibility the label stocks in various countries and travels with its unique mobile trunk shows all over the world.

Payal will be showcasing her collection on 3rd August, 2012 at the Lakme Fashion Week – Winter/Festive 2012. IFP likde her previous collection which had Indian bridal-wear, this time around we are waiting to be surprised by the designer with something new.

Courtesy : Tandem Communications

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‘Wonderful World’ by Bhairavi Jaikishan

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on July 28, 2012

Bhairavi Jaikishan who has been in the fashion industry since the past 25 years presents a second season with a solo show at the Lakme Fashion Week with a fresh new collection that celebrates life. A wonderful journey of the designer through these past 25 years of creative beauty.

 An emphasis on the styles and techniques developed through these past years and infused with new elements of color, silhouettes and techniques to present a unique and fresh collection for the season ahead.
Bhairavi Jaikishan is known for her pastels and bright colour pallete. However, in this collection, she breaks her tradition and incorporates a range of deeper colours she has never used before. A collection that features Black, Nude, Ivory, Mustard, Emeralds, Midnight Blue, Aubergine, Hot Pink, Red and Burgundy.

A focus on cocktail evenings, the collection shows traditional styles of saris and lehengas along with a unique silhouette that marries the two together. The “Lehenga-Sari” which has now become a trademark of every Bhairavi Jaikishan collection is the perfect combination of style and sophistication.

 The silhouette offers the buyer an interesting alternative to traditional clothing. It maintains the classic style of a lehenga along with the grace of the traditional sari. Yet the amalgamation of both these styles brings forth a young and fresh feel, enhancing the feminine form.

Teamed with the concept of contrasting blouses which add an eclectic feel to the ensemble and encourages the concept of personal styling.

This collection offers a change from the classics yet maintaining a timelessness about them. Blouses with high embellished necklines that omit the need for jewelled neck-pieces. Statements by themselves.

‘Indian Fashion Police’ is delighted to get this sneak preview of Bhairavi Jaikishan’s upcoming collection which spells elegance all the way. Eager to see this collection at the Lakme Fashion Week which starts 3rd August, 2012.

Courtesy : Tandem Communications

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Tarun Tahiliani’s Bridal Couture Exposition 2012

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on July 27, 2012

‘Brides-to-be’ in the capital had one destination in their sights  –  ‘Bridal Couture Exposition 2012’ where designer Tarun Tahiliani showcased his most recent works in bridalwear. Since starting the Couture Exposition in 2010, Tarun Tahiliani knows very well, how to make a bride look gorgeous on her wedding day. IFP gets you a sneak peek at the event which kicked off in New Delhi on 25th July 2012 and will be coming to aamchi Mumbai on 6th August, 2012.

The theme of the exposition was ‘The Jewel Box’ which had the setting of a glass jewellery box designed by AIS Glasxperts. The jewels in the box were Tarun Tahiliani’s bridal designs indeed……..a dream come true for every bride-to-be.

Vu Technologies have also collaborated with Tarun Tahiliani to create India’s very first Couture TV. Unveiled at the Bridal Exposition, ‘Vu-Tarun Tahiliani Couture TV’ the 3D TV with in-built PC is available in 55” dimension which has been designed with unusual ornamental patterns constructed through the use of calligraphy and geometry. The fine use of latticework in muted Swarovski elements lends a very subtle and stylish feel to the product. The ‘Vu-Tarun Tahiliani Couture TV’ is a luxurious lifestyle statement which is an object of desire that isn’t just functional but also a magnificent piece of art. The limited edition is now available across all VU Techologies stores across India. Price as per request only.

Tarun Tahiliani’s Latest Designs

Photo Courtesy : Luxpresso.com and Peepul Consulting

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‘Dark Angels’ by designer Jatin Varma to be showcased at LFW 2012

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on July 25, 2012

Jatin Varma presents

Designer Jatin Varma who is known for his atypical creations that have been donned by many a diva on Indian and International red carpets, presents yet another blockbuster new collection titled “Dark Angels” at the forthcoming Lakme Fashion Week.

In keeping with his signature style of couture with a touch of dramatic tailoring, this new line spells red carpet glamour, elegance & sophistication, with a dark Gothic twist. A look that is sure to set a new fashion trend amongst fashion divas.

Going away from his earlier collections, Jatin goes fiercely edgy this time with his gowns, short dresses with accents like power shoulders, chains, felt applique, embroidery, brass work, tone on tone sequence work in addition to feathered silhouettes. Midnight blue, stone grey, wine, deep purple add depth to the geometric embellishments on the garments.

With “Dark Angles”, Jatin moves away from soft, flattering cuts to a more glam, edgy line that is for the strong, confident diva who makes a statement with the bold Gothic undertones blended with uber sexy, feminine forms.

His earlier collection ‘Glisten’ received good reviews and IFP hopes the same for ‘Dark Angels’ too. Looking forward to the exciting Lakme Fashion Week 2012 where Jatin Varma will be showcasing this collection.

Since his last showing in March 2012, JV (as he is fondly known) has dressed celebrities such as Parineeti Chopra, Genelia De Souza, Sonakshi Sinha for red carpet events. The Jatin Varma line is available in stores across ten countries i.e. Saudi Arabia, Norway, USA, Kuwait, Germany, Egypt, Qatar, UK, Singapore, UAE.

Courtesy : Tandem Communications

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Preview of Ritu Beri’s Upcoming Collection

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on July 16, 2012

Lakme Fashion Week – Autumn/Winter 2012 starts 3rd August, 2012 in aamchi Mumbai. IFP gets you an exclusive look at Ritu Beri’s new collection which she dedicates to Marilyn Monroe who was one of the most celebrated and enduring icons of all times. Though Marilyn is no longer amongst us, Ritu Beri believes that she truly lives even today,in every woman.

Ritu Beri’s collection is inspired by the Marilyn Monroe of today who is eternally youthful with a spirit that is flirtatious and sexy but in a girly way. Monroe captivated hearts through her breathy, blonde bombshell appeal combined with her light comical approach to life- her timeless glamour is represented perfectly by the Volvo Cars and this young, romantic Ritu Beri collection relevant to today’s Marilyn Monroe. It is the same woman who is also a fan of the Volvo cars.

Monroe said, “I’m very definitely a woman and I enjoy it. I don’t mind being burdened with being glamorous and sexual. Beauty and femininity are ageless and can’t be contrived,  glamorous cannot be manufactured- not real glamour; it’s based on femininity”.

Following her concept of femininity  and the philosophy of Volvo cars Beri’s collection is a range of feminine and spirited clothes.The basic concept behind this collection is to create a feminine look for the woman of today; who lives life on a fast lane but looks inwardly for that primary element- the soul!

The colour palette is soft; lots of creams with a splash of bright colours like red, pink, blue, turquoise and yellow.The fabrics used are basic weaves of pure cottons and laces, all artistically blended and intricately embroidered to create a magical spell. The silhouettes are very wearable, contemporary with interesting subtle details. Essentially, the collection is western with  an eclectic blend of blouses, long layered skirts,slim legged pants, with elaborate evening dresses and gowns.

The desire to go beyond accepted limits; to flirt with the forbidden; to upset the established order- this is the genesis of Ritu Beri’s collection.

This is a collection that is glamorous and accentuates the female form thereby celebrating the spirit of today’s woman- today’s Marilyn Monroe!

Courtesy : PR for Ritu Beri.

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