Saturday, 29 December 2012

114 memorable Fashion & Style moments of 2012

2012 was an eventful year in the world of fashion. After culling through various events, (Oscars,Golden Globe, Cannes, CFDA,Fashion Weeks and more) Stylefluid Trendz presents list of  selected few people who stood out with their sartorial choices or decisions and the events that stayed back in our memory because of the way it was presented. The year saw some significant changes, moments or decisions being taken (Raf Simons taking over Dior, Hedi Slimane replaced Stefano Pilati at Yves Saint Laurent and Alexander Wang took over for Nicolas Ghesquière at Balenciaga) in the world of fashion which changed the very history of the iconic fashion houses thus bringing in a fresh perspective to the unpredictable and dynamic fashion industry. The year also raised questions (Dolce and Gabbana Blackamoor figures earrings) on sensitivity of the fashion industry while exploring its creative freedom and imagination.

Friday, 14 December 2012

Megging (male leggings) – Are you going to wear them?

After the success of the skinny jean, it is megging as the male legging is known is becoming the latest entrant in the world of men’s fashion. Justin Beiber, Russell Brand and Lenny Kravitz had been spotted wearing them, but does that give enough reason to accept guys wearing leggings?

Friday, 7 December 2012

Chanel’s Scottish Metiers D’Art Show

Chanel’s signature Métiers d'Art show took place at Linlithgow Palace earlier this week, a crumbling gothic Scottish castle and birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. The extravagant show featured Scottish textiles and prints. The association between Chanel and Scotland goes back to the time when Coco Chanel was in a relationship with the then Duke of Westminster.
Described as "Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony", PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald is the color of year (2013). (Pic source - PANTONE)

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Carmen Dell’Orefice & Emily Didonato for Missoni for Lindex Fall Winter 2012/13

Missoni for Lindex features world’s oldest model (81 year old) Carmen Dell'Orefice for their fall winter 2012/13 campaign.

‘Bond Girl’ Bérénice Marlohe Covers Harper’s Bazaar en Español

New ‘Bond girl’ and French actress Bérénice Marlohe covers Harper’s Bazaar en Español, November 2012 issue. Bérénice stars as seductive and mysterious Séverine in the new 007 film- Skyfall.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Prints for men – Fall Winter 2012

What’s your print? One of the major trends for Fall Winter 2012 is prints for men.  It can be an arduous task initially for majority of male species (blame it on perception), however with little bit of self-confidence, imagination and smart sartorial choice, one can incorporate this trend with ease. You can break the monotony of dull and conservative winter pieces by adding prints in all shapes and sizes to your wardrobe thus letting you to explore adventurous facet of your personality.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Gucci Resort 2013 – Ad Campaign

Gucci featured top models Karmen Pedaru, Joan Smalls, Nadja Bender, Janis Ancens and Baptiste Radufe for its resort 2013 campaign.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Fall Winter 2012 Trend - Military - Take over the fashion battlefield

Military inspired fashion is one of the hottest trends for Fall Winter 2012. This winter, gear up  to take over the’ fashion battlefield’, wearing  and incorporating elements of military fashion like -  sophisticated cuts, brass-buttoned coats, cargo pockets, cape, fitted blazer cinched at the waist, cargo pants, neoprene moulded trousers, trench coats and epaulets. 

Fashion meet food @

Fashion meets food. In order to expand its market, London based, world renowned department store, Harrods, dedicated its website’s homepages to striking fashion and food images as a part of its digital photography campaign.

Friday, 12 October 2012

Brad Pitt & his many shades - For Interview Magazine

Star photographer, Steven Klein, captures many shades of Hollywood’s golden boy, actor Brad Pitt, for the latest edition (October November 2012) of Interview magazine. The versatile actor, in an interview with Guy Ritchie for his new film, Killing Them Softly, slipped into various characters for the photo spread.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

'Rishta' by Arjun Saluja - Spring Summer 2013 (Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week)

There is always something intriguing about androgyny & the very idea of playing with traditional gender roles in fashion, makes it all the more interesting. Breaking through all the boundaries, talented designer Arjun Saluja presented his spring summer 2013 collection, titled ‘Rishta’, which was all about sexual freedom, confidence, conflict, attitude, power and strength, softened by femininity without being vulnerable.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Atsu Sekhose S/S 2013 - North East India @ Wills India Fashion Week

This is indeed a wonderful and a progressive move by the Ministry of Textiles, Govt of India and FDCI to promote and shows case the designs from North - East India. Being born and raised in the beautiful state of North - East, I appreciate the initiative taken to explore the hidden treasure of artisans, textiles and tribal designs by the Ministry of Textiles, Govt of India and FDCI, thus helping North East to get into the main stream of Indian fashion.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2013

The set – Marc collaborated with artist Daniel Buren to create the eye grabbing magical set. The set had four escalators with yellow stripes, emptying out on a giant yellow and white checked runway. The escalators carried the models in pairs, down onto the shiny yellow and white checked runway. It was indeed a treat to watch the symmetry of the show, created by this fabulous set.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Alexander McQueen Spring Summer 2013

Honeybee was Sarah Burton’s inspiration for the Alexander McQueen’s Spring Summer 2013 collection. The honeycomb inspired collection was a spectacular treat, at times extreme and a fine display of Burton and her team’s unique workmanship. The ultra feminine collection was a celebration of female forms, empowerment, nature and erotica.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Giant Chanel beach bag in hula hoops (Spring Summer 2013)

During Chanel’s Spring Summer 2013 show on 2nd October in Paris’s Grand Palais, the design genius, Karl Lagerfeld sent Sigrid Agren down the runway wearing a giant white quilted leather beach bag, balanced between two black hula hoops in a semi circle. This bag was definitely a highlight of the collection.

Dolce & Gabbana Spring Summer 2013

Once again, Dolce and Gabbana took inspiration from Domenico Dolce’s birth place – Sicily. The Sicilian inspired collection was a riot of bold colors , vintage prints and voluminous silhouette. As mentioned by Domenico, the collection was an idea of glamorous holidays in Sicily.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Anne-Sofie Madsen’s Spring Summer 2013

Campaign – Anne-Sofie Madsen’s Spring Summer 2013
Name of the collection – Cherrilee
Model – Nadia Bender
Photographer – Jens Langkjaer

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Philip Treacy’s Spring Summer 2013 @ London Fashion Week

London milliner, Philip Treacy’s Spring Summer 2013 show was an extraordinary and one of the most glamorous moments at the recently concluded London fashion week. The legendry Irish milliner returned to the runway after 13 years & dedicated the show to king of pop, Michael Jackson. The show was a cast of all black models which in Treacy’s words, was  a homage to the African woman and their sensibility to dress up .A total of 25 black women sashayed up and down the runway wearing Treacy’s creation and  outfits from MJ’s archive and oh so iconic ‘Thriller Jacket’.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

6 months pregnant Raffaella Fico hits the catwalk at Milan Fashion Week

On Saturday, the 24 year old Italian model Raffaella Fico turned quite a few heads when she took to the catwalk showing off her baby bump at Milan Fashion Week. Raffaella seemed very comfortable as she sashayed up and down the runway for Pin Up Stars wearing sexy bikinis and not so maternity friendly gold strappy high heels highlighting her six months swollen tummy. 

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Lady Gaga: Front row at Philip Treacy S/S 2013 (London Fashion Week)

Earlier this week (Sunday, September 16), Lady Gaga attended millinery Philip Treacy’s Spring Summer 2013 show in London Fashion Week, and as always she kept it rolling by wearing four outfits during the show. This was Treacy’s first runway show in 13 years. To open the show, Gaga took to the stage donning a hot-pink, floor length shroud, neon veil and a sky high McQueen heel and declared “Welcome to the show of the greatest milliner in the world, Philip Treacy. In the clothes of the late  Michael Jackson”.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Stylefluid Trendz Spotlight - Michelle Obama in a Tracy Reese Dress at the Democratic National Convention Speech 2012

For her speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Tuesday, first Lady Michelle Obama chose to wear a custom made pink sleeveless frock custom made by New York Designer Tracy Reese and everly suede pumps in Rhubarb shade from J.Crew. 

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Grand Launch of Sofitel Mumbai: Magnifique and Luxurious

- by GB Bajaj, CEO & Strategist at GB LUXE LIFE for Stylefluid Trendz

"Diamonds and Stars" was the theme for the launch party as all the respected guests were dressed impeccably and glamourosly. Whether it was the high socialites and stars like Abhinav Kashyap, Sunil Shetty, Puneet Malhotra, Anand Raj Anand, Nathalia Kaur, Manasi  Scott, Aamir Ali, Sanjeeda Sheikh, Bhavana Balsaver, Suchitra Pillai etc, it was a grande et luxurious event.Fashion icons like A.D Singh, Aki Narula, Narendra Kumar, Marc Robinson looked dapper.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

2012 Fall Fashion Trend - Asian / Oriental

Oriental / Asian motifs, prints, patterns and cuts have emerged as one of the main trend for Fall 2012. Dries Van Noten, Proenza Schouler, Zac Posen, Antonio Marras, Jason Wu, Gucci, Marni, Balmain, Ralph Lauren and many others have sailed through the silk route to take an inspiration from the Far East. 

Sunday, 26 August 2012

The Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2: Civilized baby bull

- by GB Bajaj, CEO & Strategist at GB LUXE LIFE for Stylefluid Trendz
The Lamborghini Gallardo was launched way back at the 2003 Geneva Motor Show. It was created as an affordable everyday super sports car and positioned as direct competition to 360 Modena and the 911 Turbo and went on sale in 2004 under AUDI ownership.  More than 12,000 Gallardos have been built and delivered to their proud owners since 2004. Lamborghini has created various Gallardo models to suit the lambor enthusiast. Lamborghini has mixed and matched engines, power trains, paint colors and upholsteries to create variants such as the SE, Super Trofeo, Nera, BicoloreTricolore, Valentino BalboniBlancpain Edition, Superleggera, Spyder PerformanteSuper Trofeo Stradale, along with limited editions for Malaysia and Singapore, not to mention the Noctis, a variant developed exclusively for Chinese markets.

Saturday, 25 August 2012

The Vogue 120” portfolio

To celebrate Vogue's 120th Anniversary, Fashion photographer Norman Jean Roy shot “The Vogue 120” portfolio. The special pictorial editorial features the most influential people in Fashion under 45. The magazine compiled an elite list of people like fashion designers, models, actors, singers and personalities that have influenced and shaped the very concept of modern fashion.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Vogue – The magazine and its covers (A short history)

Vogue Magazine, known as Fashion’s Bible is celebrating its past. For its 120th Anniversary, last year the Fashion Magazine with the contribution of Vogue contributor Dodie Kazanijian and international editor Hamish Bowles launched a book – Vogue: The Covers, compiling the magazine’s famous covers through the years. The book begins with the illustrated covers from the magazine’s debut in December 1892 till date, capturing the evolution of fashion, art, photography, culture and even sports. It is very interesting to see how editors used to hire illustrators in the early days to show a new trend or silhouette, which can be either be in art deco, painting, graphics or a sketch.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Lady Gaga posts Vogue cover on Twitter

Back in June i had mentioned that Lady Gaga would be covering the biggest issue of Vogue 2012. On Tuesday, the pop star posted the much awaited cover of Vogue’s September issue on Twitter. The image came with a tweet  -“SHH DONT TELL TWITTER/ SEPT ISSUE OF VOGUE MAGAZINE/ Sorry Anna but the underground kids deserve it. bisous!”

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Italian bull Automobili Lamborghini enrages its presence in India

Pic: Mr. Mohan Mariwala Managing Director of Auto Hangar with Lamborghini President & CEO – Mr. Stephan Winkelmann  at the launch of the Lamborghini showroom.

- by GB Bajaj, CEO & Strategist at GB LUXE LIFE for Stylefluid Trendz

It was just as recent at the Geneva Auto Fair in March’12, I was lucky to see Mr. Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini unveiling the outrageous speedster Lamborghini Aventador J, which was  designed from concept to the speedster in approx. 45-50 days. All were astonished to see the roofless Italian bull as the silk satin cover was lifted. And back home, Bombay was honored on 26th of April’2012 to see Mr. Stephan Winkelmann launch the Lamborghini showroom.

MINI Cooper S: Zesty & Cheeky WITH Goosebumps

- by GB Bajaj, CEO & Strategist at GB LUXE LIFE for Stylefluid Trendz

7:46am – Just after the heavy showers have passed by, I am driving down Hanging Gardens, lush greenery on both the sides, the smell of rain, negotiating the s curve and the dip, blasting to Paul Van Dyk music, the early morning health freaks cursing me, open sunroof, strong breeze blowing into the car with the sound of the engine, wow what a feeling, the Cooper S is just a bloody awesome sports car. Off to Café Zoe for breakfast. It’s a thrilling experience to drive the Cooper S.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Demi Lovato in Falguni & Shane Peacock at Teen Choice Awards 2012

X Factor Judge and  singer Demi Lovato dazzled in a Falguni & Shane Peacock Spring 2012 frock on the Fuchsia Carpet of Teen Choice Awards 2012 which was held at the Gibson Amphitheatre on Sunday July22,2012, in California.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Louis Vuitton collaborates with Yayoi Kusama

Continuing his artistic collaboration, Marc Jacobs teamed up with legendry Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, known for her whimsical signature dot motifs. Prior to this Marc had collaborated with Takashi Murakami in 2003 & Stephen Sprouse in 2001. Kusama’s signature dots can be seen on everything ranging from clothes to jewellery.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

YSL‘s Eye Shadow Palette inspired by Facebook

An inspiration has no limitation. YSL has recently disclosed that they have used Facebook as an inspiration for a brand new eye shadow palette. This is the first time that a beauty product has been inspired from Facebook.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Gown made of Gummy Bears (Homage to Late Alexander McQueen)

A gown that screams – Eat me ; ). New York based TWELV magazine recreated Alexander McQueen‘s iconic rainbow feather-printed gown from his Spring ’08 collection.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Paris Couture Week - Christian Dior Fall Winter 2012

This was one of the most awaited Couture show of the season. Royalty, designers, editors, movie stars were all present to watch Raf Simons’s debut couture show. Princess Charlene of Monaco, Pierre Cardin, Donatella Versace, Diane Von Furstenberg ,Alber Elbaz, Marc Jacobs, Riccardo Tisci, Alaia,Anna Wintour, Grace Coddington, Hamish Bowles, Alexandra Schulman, Sharon Stone and Jennifer Lawrence were all present in equal attendance.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Stylefluid Trendz Spotlight – Antara Motiwala (Fashion Editor – GQ India) on The Sartorialist

Gorgeous Antara Motiwala – Fashion Editor – GQ India was recently featured on Scott Schuman’s street style blog – The Sartorialist. Yes the same influential blog that has been a daily source of inspiration and knowledge for the fashion world.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Paris Fashion Week - Jean Paul Gaultier Spring Summer 2013 (A trip to India)

Jean Paul Gaultier has a love affair going on with India and his Spring Summer 2013 Menswear cllection is a perfect example of that. In one of his previous interviews he had mentioned - 'In every collection I have done, there is always an Indian inspiration. The nautical inspired collection had a strong essence of India & its exotic craftsmanship (the picture says it all) which was presented at Gaultier’s showroom in Paris’s Rue Saint Martin. With this collection it is quite firmly established that India has definitely found a significant place in global fashion.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Paris Couture Week - Atelier Versace Fall 2012

It was an emotionally charged show for Donatella Versace who went back to the famous Ritz Hotel in Paris, home to her brother Gianni's couture shows for eight years. Donatella drew inspiration from the imagery of tarot card for this body conscious collection in pastel shades of sky blue, lime green, ivory and raspberry pink to name a few. 

Saturday, 30 June 2012

Paris Men's Fashion Week - Dries Van Noten Spring/Summer 2013

Time to get camouflaged.  The collection was a perfect blend of prints and camouflage and only Dries Van Noten could do this with his unique and authentic design sensibility.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Milan Men's Fashion Week - Gucci Spring/Summer 2013 (Mediterranean Summer)

Keeping the spirit of Mediterranean spring alive, Giannini presented a collection of sleek jackets, monochromatic suits, tapered pants, knit wears and foulard shirts in a blazing and energetic color palette of apple green, crimson red, cobalt, lemon, electric & sky blue, burnt orange & turquoise to name a few. Other key pieces were double breasted jacket, which were fitted around the waist that added lot more structure to this smart and youthful line up, black tux for the evening and net stitched polo bringing in a feeling of lightness to the collection. Raffia and cotton with washed effect perfectly complements this cheerful and cruise ready collection.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Milan Men's Fashion Week - Etro Spring/Summer 2013 (Indian Summer)

For Etro’s Spring/Summer 2013, Kean Etro took his inspiration from Indian men’s traditional wardrobe. As i mentioned earlier in few of my posts, India and its rich heritage of arts & crafts, prints, textile, vibrant colours & fabric story is definitely becoming an immense source of inspiration for some of the well known global design houses.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Milan Men's Fashion Week - Burberry Prorsum Spring Summer 2013

Christopher Bailey, the creative director of Burberry goes shiny and vibrant with his collection for Spring /Summer 2013. Breaking the norms of signature earthy tones, Bailey opts for bright metallic designs in the colour palette of pink, cyber blue, orange & fuchsia - something that breaks the monotony of a dull rainy season.

Milan Men's Fashion Week - Versace Spring / Summer 2013

The Medusa House did it again. The signature Gianni style in the collection instantly takes you back to the 90s when the Versace element was it its peak. The collection with a strong feel of adrenaline rush was an ode to Donatella’s hero whom she described as a “Pugilist - Part Rocky, part Elvis, part Mr. T,".

Monday, 25 June 2012

Milan Men's Fashion Week - Salvatore Ferragamo Spring 2013

Euro Crunch, Financial Crisis ? Well, there is no denying that the global market is definitely going through a phase of gloom  however the on going Milan Fashion Week is definitely bringing in a positive message of hope and bright days ahead. Look at Salvatore Ferragamo's vibrant and colourful collection for Spring 2013. The collection is energetic, youthful and refreshing. It looked like as if the entire runaway was painted with vibrant colours of life and the beautiful world that we live in.

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Milan Men's Fashion Week - Bottega Veneta Spring 2013

With its easy going and relaxed silhouette, Bottega Veneta’s Spring 2013 line up was a celebration of spirit of freedom. The key pieces of the collection by Tomas Maier were the loose pullover tunic tops something that also resembled the ethnic Indian Kurta, single and double breasted jackets, slim fitting suits with faded floral prints which looked like stains, tunic with lace up details at the neck and fringes at the bottom & knitwear.

Milan Men's Fashion Week - Dolce & Gabbana Spring Summer 2013

A wonderfully refreshing concept by Dolce & Gabbana to use non-professional models - students, waiter, lifeguard, fisherman, barber, house painter and unemployed  , ranging from 11 to 43 years of age, who came all the way  from  Sicily to walk the ramp for their Spring/Summer 2013 show in Milan. A Sicilian live band in traditional costume, complete with mandolins and tambourines played the folk music which brought Sicily to the runway of Milan.

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Marchesa Resort 2013

The body conscious collection by Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig has some kind of magnetic appeal. The unique pieces with an underline of elegance are definitely going to be a big hit on the red carpet. 

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Valentino Spring/Summer 2013 Men’s collection

Camouflage at its best. Yes, that is how i would describe Valentino Spring/Summer 2013 Men’s collection.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Diane Von Furstenberg Resort 2013 (Zoom)

Zoom – No, not the T.V channel, but the name of the collection. Yes, Diane and her creative director Yvan Mispelaere titled their resort collection Zoom because according to them “ the closer you get, the more you see.”

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Fendi Resort 2013

The Resort 2013 collection for Fendi by Karl Lagerfeld was Reminiscent of 70’s fashion. The ultra feminine collection with its pastel shades, colour blocking, graph paper prints and dresses with double thigh slits, pockets and fringes had a classic chic feel to it.