Friday, 3 April 2015

World’s first interchangeable heels all set to change the way women wear their shoes

Have you ever thought that one day with the push of a button; you will be able to interchange the height of your shoe heel between 3.5 inches tall and 1.5 inches tall. Well, your wish has become a reality now. Click  here (Huffingtonpost) to read how a self taught designer, Tanya Heath is revolutionising the idea of women’s footwear.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Péro by Aneeth Arora: Of the real people and their alter ego: Amazon India Fashion Week A/W15

The collection was an attempt to explore the stories of real people and their alter lives – the lives they breathe when they put on their uniforms. For the show, captivated by the alter ego of a Gurgaon based contemporary artist, known as ‘Princess Pea’, péro collaborated with her, and dressed the miniature dolls in péro uniforms, that were lined either side of the ramp.

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Gaurav Gupta A/W 15: Of the pinstripe, power dressing and more: Amazon India Fashion Week

Titled ‘Prologue: Risk’, the futuristic collection was a harmonious yet fierce blend of feminine sexy cuts and folds, form flattering silhouette, and powerful androgynous pieces. High-slit gowns, sari-jumpsuits, frock coats, capes , asymmetric jackets and statement pinstriped tuxedos - Gaurav’s latest offering was infused with unimpeachable details such as asymmetric zippers, metallic sequins, signature sculptural details, marbling technique embroidery, and digital prints, in a colour palette of white, midnight blue, burgundy, slate, grey and black.

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Inspired or otherwise? Poonam Bhagat creates exact prints of Picasso’s iconic series of ink dot constellation into her A/W 2015 Collection: Is this ethical?

Fashion designers (Read: The Creative Class) of all kinds rely on inspiration for their work in order to bring in something new and innovative. However, if an inspiration restricts creativity and one creates the exact replica of an inspiration without any newness, then there is a serious problem. As a creative professional, one should make a conscious effort to find his/her unique interpretation of an inspiration. I believe, it is very important for a creative person to be inspired, but inspiration should not be a literal interpretation and replication of the already existing work. One should use inspiration and build on it, create something totally new, and leave something behind that has the potential to inspire the rest.