Friday, 21 October 2016

Revealed: Rei Kawakubo /Comme des Garçons is the subject of the 2017 Met Gala

On Friday, the Metropolitan Museum of Art revealed the new subject for its 2017 Costume Institute exhibition and gala: “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons.” As an exception, this is the first time the Gala has chosen to focus on a living designer since Yves Saint Laurent in 1983.

Monday, 16 May 2016

Sonam Kapoor in yet another Ralph and Russo Couture gown: Cannes 2016

Sonam Kapoor attended the premiere of “Loving” at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival in yet another Ralph and Russo Haute Couture gown. Just like yesterday, today also the dramatic cape of the gown created a magnificent look on the red carpet. She completed the look with a statement neck-piece from Bulgari.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Of Aishwarya and her Hypothermic Lavender Lips, in Rami Kadi: Cannes 2016

Yes, we need drama on the Cannes red carpet, but I am not too sure about this. This is extreme, or is she trying too hard?  Aishwarya Rai wore a beautiful Rami Kadi gown at the premiere of “From the Land of the Moon” at the 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival. But, it was not the off shoulder gown, but her Lavender painted lips that took away the attention from what she was wearing. To me she looked quite hypothermic and sorry people she must be the one of the most beautiful women in the world, but that shade of Lavender lips didn’t complement her beauty or her personality.

First Look – Sonam Kapoor all set to slay the red carpet, in Ralph and Russo Haute Couture – Cannes 2016

So here we have the first images - courtesy, Rhea Kapoor’s Instagram, Sonam Kapoor is all set to slay the Cannes 2016 red carpet in this extremely gorgeous custom Ralph and Russo Haute Couture gown. The cape of the dramatic pearl white gown almost looked like a sari pallu from behind.  For me this is again a red carpet winner. BIG  LOVE! 

Sonam electrifies in an unconventional Rimzim Dadu A/W metallic wire sari: Cannes 2016

I am so glad Sonam Kapoor picked this unconventional metallic wire pallu sari by Rimzim Dadu for her media interactions at the ongoing 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival. The fluid yet structured electric blue sari was in my Cannes 2016 wish list and who else can wear it better than the fashionista herself. She completed the look with a simple and sleek hairdo and earrings from Suhani Pittie. Stunning! You won it girl!

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Blake Lively slayed it once again, in a dramatic Atelier Versace gown: Cannes 2016

Look at her. Isn’t she sensational?  Just because she is pregnant does not mean that she will abjure her style. This is how she celebrates her womanhood and the person that she is.

And, it’s Elie Saab for Aishwarya: Cannes 2016

For her second outing today on the red carpet, at the premiere of “The BFG (LeBon Gros Geant Le BGG)” ,Aishwarya Rai wore an embellished Elie Saab Fall 2014 gown. The intricate details of the pearl strewn organza gown oozed the required red carpet luxury. She completed the look with her dark lips, signature side curls and a gorgeous neckpiece - Ash looked glamorous. But, did she offer anything new?  Or, am I the only one having a major déjà vu moment?

Aishwarya Rai paints it red in Naeem Khan, during media interview: Cannes 2016

As a brand ambassador of L’oreal, Aishwarya Rai attended the media interview at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival 2016 in a red Naeem Khan Resort 2016 gown. The ruffled skirt and the fringe details of the top added an element of elegant drama. Her red lips and signature curls complemented the beauty of the tulle gown. Do you like?

Friday, 13 May 2016

Red Carpet Queen Blake Lively gives a major Cinderella moment, in Vivienne Westwood: Cannes 2016

For me this year Blake Lively is already a winner of the red carpet at the 69th Cannes Film Festival. On day three, while attending the premiere of “Slack Bay”  at the ongoing film festival on the French Riviera, Blake wore a stunning fairy-tale worthy Vivienne Westwood couture gown that featured a dramatic tiered skirt and a floral embellished bodice.

Aishwarya shimmers in Ali Younes, but is this the best? : Cannes 2016

So here we go people, one of the most anticipated moments. For her first appearance this year, Aishwarya shimmered in Ali Younes beaded couture gown while attending the premiere of ‘Ma Loute’ at the ongoing 69th Cannes Film Festival. There is no denying that with her intricately beaded gown, especially the flowing cape she looked opulent, however the question is – Is this the best? No, it didn’t impress me much; in spite of all the regal drama there was something rather dull about her overall look. And, as you can see the gown didn’t do much for her figure either.  

Amal Clooney proves she is a red carpet pro in handling wardrobe malfunction: Cannes 2016

Amal Clooney channeled old Hollywood glamour in gorgeous thigh high Atelier Versace gown while attending the premiere of her husband’s movie “Money Monster” during the 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival. The flowy train of the soft yellow one shoulder silk chiffon gown swayed behind her and created a beautiful drama on the red carpet.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Going Barefoot,Comfort over style, or is it the new trend ? Cannes 2016 Red Carpet

By Paromita Roy (Content Writer) X Stylefluid Trendz

People say judge a person by their shoes, but what if you go barefoot. It’s been only two days and Cannes red carpet 2016 has already shown an interesting ‘trend’ of going barefoot. When Kristen Stewart to Julia Robert went barefoot on the prestigious red carpet with their head held high, is it comfort over style or is it the new trend? Let’s see how many ladies out there will make such bold step by keeping comfort over fashion. All that I have to say - Bring it on girls!

Style file: Kirsten Dunst at the 69th Cannes Film Festival

By Paromita Roy (Content Writer) X Stylefluid Trendz

hen everyone is posing their best at Cannes our eyes went on to this beauty who gave us some serious classic Hollywood look. Yes, we are taking about 
Kirsten Dunst and her series of out-of-the box designer opinion and clearly we love it. Let’s check her out.

Bella Hadid crystallises the Red Carpet in Roberto Cavalli : Cannes 2016

Bella Hadid was a goddess in a Swarovski filled bronze sequined Roberto Cavalli number at the premiere of “Cafe Society” during the opening gala of the 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival. She complemented the beauty of the form fitting stunning gown with de Grisogono jewels. Sensational!

Julianne Moore brings Cobra to the red carpet, in Givenchy Couture: Cannes 2016

Returning to her go-to designer, Julianne Moore wore a heavily sequined Givenchy Couture gown at the premiere of “Cafe Society” during the opening gala of the 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival. In spite of its interesting Cobra embroidery and fishtail the overall look didn’t impress me much. I felt the gown looked too busy. What say people? 

Naomi Watts pretty in a Lavender Armani Prive gown: Cannes 2016

Naomi Watts looked as fresh as Lavender in a beaded strapless Armani Prive gown at the premiere of “Cafe Society” during the opening  gala of the 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival. With her shoulder length hairdo, she further accentuated her romantic look with a gorgeous gemstone necklace by Bulgari. Love!

Li Bingbing in Stéphane Rolland Haute Couture: Cannes 2016

Li Bingbing kept it monochrome in a Stéphane Rolland Haute Couture at the premiere of “Cafe Society” during the opening gala of the 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival. Minimal yet maximal the pleated voluminous skirt of the gown created the required magic on the red carpet. She looked perfect! 

Jessica Chastain in Giorgio Armani Prive : Cannes 2016

Jessica Chastain attended the premiere of “Cafe Society” at the 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival in a refreshing lemon Giorgio Armani Prive yellow bustier gown. The tone of the vibrant Spring Summer colour looked gorgeous against her skin tone, while the interesting bodice of the gown and the beautiful Piaget collar neckpiece added an element of simple yet sophisticated glamour. Her wavy cut and dazzling smile completed the look. Lovely!

Bianca Balti in Alberta Ferretti: Cannes 2016

Bianca Balti wore a pale blue Alberta Ferretti gown at the premiere of “Cafe Society” during the opening gala of the 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival. The strapless ruffled gown featured a dramatic fishtail that swept the red carpet with grace, however, i feel the combination of a black strap and the black lace around the bodice was an overkill.

Blake Lively in Atelier Versace: Cannes 2016

Beautiful Blake Lively looked breathtaking in a bronze sequined Atelier Versace at the première of “Cafe Society” during the opening gala of the 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival. With her small baby bump on show, the fishtail nude gown with its chainmail panels accentuated the actress’s gorgeous figure. She kept it simple with statement jewels, side swept hair and nude lips. Radiant!

Victoria Beckham looked Razor Sharp in a jumpsuit from her namesake label: Cannes 2016

Amidst all the gowns and pretty dresses, Mrs. Beckham decided to don a strapless jumpsuit from her own fall 2016 collection at the première of “Cafe Society” at the 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival. A red carpet rebel on her own terms, Victoria looked razor-sharp in this tailored piece.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Araya A. Hargate WOWs in a dramatic Ralph and Russo Spring’16 Couture:Cannes 2016

Ethereal! This is how you attend the opening ceremony of Cannes Film Festival. Araya A. Hargate attended the premiere of “Cafe Society” at the 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival in a stunning Ralph and Russo Spring 2016 Couture gown.The blush pink silk organza strapless ball gown featured pin-tucked organza ribbon ruffles that cascades over structured corolla train. She complemented the look with Chopard jewels. Isn’t she a vision?

Day 1: Kristen Stewart goes bare foot while Blake Lively flaunts her baby bump in Juan Carlos Obando’s pantsuit: Cannes 2016 Red Carpet

By Paromita Roy (Content Writer) X Stylefluid Trendz

The first day started off with the name that global cinema feeds upon. Woody Allen, a versatile manifested maverick, opens the event with his film ‘Cafe Society’ at the press conference in La Croisette with his red carpet beauties Kristen Stewart and Blake Lively.

Sneak Peek: “Untold Story” JD Annual Design Awards Night 2016 (19th & 20th May)

JD Institute of Fashion Technology, Bangalore will organise its 28th Annual Design Awards Night, a two days of fashion runway show on 19th and 20th May, 2016 at the Lalit Ashok Hotel in Bangalore. The theme titled, ‘Untold Story’ is conceptualized with an initiative to narrate the undisclosed sagas of India’s artisans, craftsmen and weavers, thus acknowledging and  celebrating the rich heritage of our country’s textile and clothing history.

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Beyonce’s Givenchy Latex Dress compared to a bedazzled giant Condom : MET Gala 2016

Taking a detour from her Formation World Tour, Beyonce made her appearance at the MET Gala 2016 in New York. For her red carpet appearance the songstress wore a peach hued Givenchy Latex dress embellished with real pearl, each priced at 6000 US Dollars.

IBM Watson turns designer, collaborates with Marchesa to create a cognitive dress : MET Gala 2016

As an ex-IBMer myself, keeping up with IBM and its innovations, especially in the field of art and design is something that I hold very close to my heart. At this year’s New York MET Gala held at the prestigious Metropolitan Museum of Art, the theme "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology," explored the relationship between fashion and technology. And, it doesn’t get much better than this when the technology giant decided to collaborate with the New York based fashion brand Marchesa’s designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig to create a one of a kind smart dress to complement the idea behind the event.

Claire Danes and her glow-in-dark Zac Posen gown is all that MET Gala 2016 needed

This year the theme "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology," by Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York re-examined the relationship between fashion and technology. While most of the celebrities got it all wrong, Claire Danes nailed the theme with this gorgeous fairy tale worthy Zac Posen gown.

Madonna continues her peek-a-boo on the Red Carpet - MET Gala 2016

There she goes again! Leave it to the 57 year old queen of pop, mother of four to create the required stir on the red carpet. As always, she left nothing to the imagination by flashing plenty of her assets in the front and back in a sheer black Givenchy number at the MET Gala 2016.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Celebrated Fashion Brand GENES - Lecoanet Hemant present its edgy-cool Spring/Summer 2016 collection at the Ritz Carlton Bangalore

On a beautiful summer evening, April 14th, the luxurious Ritz Carlton, Bangalore in association with Volvo Cars, food, wine and travel connoisseur Jyotiee Balani together with Indo-French designer duo Didier Lecoanet & Hemant Sagar played host to an exclusive preview of the Spring/Summer 2016 Collection by GENES – Lecoanet Hemant. The event witnessed the who’s who of Bangalore social circle such as Manoviraj Khosla, Prasad Bidapa, Pavitra Halkatti, Sajai Singh, Karin and Stefan Berglin enjoying a fusion of fashion, a display of Volvo’s latest luxury car model, delicious appetizers and wines at the lawns of The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore.

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Live installation by Arjun Saluja for his Summer’16 collection ‘HAQ’ : Lakme Fashion Week

Titled HAQ the collection by Arjun Saluja drew attention to lives of the underprivileged. The show note read:  "They ask for their Haq to live, outcast by the bible of your concrete ijungle. All they do is take a sad song and make it better. They are the catchers in the eyes."

‘Magma’ by Amit Aggarwal : Lakme Fashion Week S/R’16

Capturing the visual raw beauty of the molten liquids - ‘Magma’, the collection revolved around colours, surface and form. With a hint of psychedelic, the designer beautifully narrated the transition from the natural landscape to a colorful world full of paint.

Friday, 1 April 2016

“Paradox of lotus sutra” by Ajay Kumar: Lakme Fashion Week S/R’16

Titled “Paradox of lotus sutra”, Bangalore based designer Ajay Kumar’s S/R 2016 bright summery collection was all about floro-geometric prints and more prints mixed with bright patterns. With lotus motif as the protagonist of the collection, and with a hint of geometric illusion, the designer offered bold pieces ranging from smart blazers and fitted trousers to tunic shirts.

Thursday, 31 March 2016

“Indica Emporia” by Wendell Rodricks : Lakme Fashion Week S/R16

Titled “Indica Emporia”, the collection explored the possibilities of 20 iconic Indian garments to see how they could be converted into contemporary modern wearable pieces. In other words Wendell Rodricks created a fusion of twenty Indian costumes – for example a modest garment like ‘dhoti’ was converted into a ‘dhoti jumpsuit’ with a sari. 

Wendell Rodricks celebrated the vast emporium of Indian textile in this stunning presentation: Lakme Fashion Week S/R’16

What a stunning presentation by veteran designer Wendell Rodricks at the Lakme Fashion Week S/R'16. The day 2 of the fashion week was declared as Sustainable and Indian Textile day, where Wendell celebrated the legacy of hand -woven textile through his collection titled "Indica Emporia".

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

‘A petticoat’ by Archana Rao : Lakme Fashion Week S/R’16

Titled ‘A Petticoat’, the collection was a coming of age story of a popular fictional character called Lolita. Taking petticoat as the protagonist of the collection, Archana brought the inner-wear in the forefront in an innovative manner.

‘Sangamar-mar’ by Sahil Kochhar : Lakme Fashion Week S/R’16

Titled ‘Sangamar-mar’, the collection captured the intricate beauty of the almost extinct craft of prachin kari  - a technique of marble inlay art and carving. Ivory hand cut embroidery, geometric jali work, abstract floral motifs and precious stone textures on the fabrics beautifully justified the essence of the collection.

“This is not fashion” by QuirkBox (humorously arty): Lakme Fashion Week S/R’16

With embroidered slogan such as “This is not fashion” and “Art is the new black”, Quirk Box’s French-inspired collection had a strong vintage and relaxed summery flair.

Back to school & athleisure at Kanika Goyal’s S/R 2016 : Lakme Fashion Week S/R 2016

Kanika Goyal’s S/R 2016 collection is heavily influenced by the current trend of athleisure. The back to school vibe was captured with net hoodies, crop tops, slogan t-shirts, shirt dresses, and shorts.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Sneak Preview : “The Artistic Sojourn” by Babita Malkani: Lakme Fashion Week S/R’16

Titled the "The Artistic Sojourn", mystical divinity plays muse to this collection. In the unique genre of Past Modern, Babita tries to break the sartorial stereotypes and juxtaposes it with modern iconography.

Sneak Peek:Magnum Presents Monisha Jaising’s Luxe Resort 2016 At Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort ‘16

This season, veteran designer Monisha Jaising has collaborated with Magnum Icecream to unveil her Luxe Resort 2016 collection at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort, on Saturday, 2nd April, at 9.30p.m., at St. Regis, Mumbai.

VERB by Pallavi Singhee presents " freckled” - the beauty in imperfection : Lakme Fashion Week S/R’16

VERB by Pallavi Singhee presents " freckled” - the beauty in imperfection on 2nd April 2016 at the  Lakme Fashion Week S/R’16, in Mumbai. Stay tuned for more.

Sneak Preview: The Modest Chapter’ by designer ‘AQDUS’ at the Lakme Fashion Week S/R’16

Gen-Next designer Aqdus Saleem unveils her collection -The Modest Chapter during the Lakme Fashion Week this season. Her collection embraces two dynamic elements: Islamic ethnic wear and contemporary fashion trends to create a fusion that projects the best of both. The eternal appeal thus created has no geographical boundaries but exudes an international appeal.

Sneak Peek : Swati & Sunaina, SVA by Sonam & Paras Modi, Jayanti Reddy, Payal Singhal, Kunal Rawal: Lakme Fashion Week: S/R 2016

Here is a sneak peek at the upcoming collections of the designers - Swati & Sunaina, SVA by Sonam & Paras Modi, Jayanti Reddy, Payal Singhal and Kunal Rawal.

Monday, 28 March 2016

Sneak Peek : ‘Calico’ by Gaurang Shah : Lakme Fashion Week S/R’ 16

Paying reverence to the aesthetics of early 20th century Indian royalty and uniting traditional Indian textiles with vintage silhouettes, Gaurang will present his Spring Summer ‘16’ collection, “Calico”   at the Lakme Fashion Week 2016 on March 31,  5:30 pm in Mumbai.

Sneak Peek: Marionette by Rimi Nayak : Lakme Fashion Week S/R' 16

The theme "Marionette" (French word for Puppet) narrates the journey of a woman who unshackles from a life of obligation and oppression. In this process of liberation, she begins a journey to authentically express her true self without the fear of judgement or acceptance. Hence, she ceases to be a puppet in someone else’s hand and becomes the master of her own free will and destiny.

Sneak Peek :’Transience’ by ‘Indigene’ - Jaya & Ruchi : Lakme Fashion Week S/R 2016

Titled, 'Transcience' the collection will be showcased on Thursday, 31st March at the Lakme Fashion Week S/R 2016.

Sneak Peek: Anushree Reddy to present ‘Mughal India’ Collection Lakme Fashion Week S/R2016

The Hyderabad based designer’s S/R 16 collection draws its inspiration from the opulence of Mughal dynasty and its history.  The fabrics used are silks, mulmul, and fine cottons handcrafted into elaborate silhouettes.

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Sneak Peek : Magma by Amit Aggarwal – Lakme Fashion Week S/R 2016

Designer Amit Aggarwal will unveils his latest collection title 'Magma’ at the Lakme Fashion Week Spring Summer 2016 on Friday, April 1, 2016 7.30 PM at St. Regis, Mumbai. The collection absorbs form, enveloped within the earth’s surface, gathering light within itself. Amit Aggarwal’s interpretation of ‘Magma’ is based on color, surface and form.  

Sneak Peek : ‘TATTVA’ by Urvashi Kaur – Lakme Fashion Week S/R 2016

The worlds of fashion and art often intersect and intermingle, and designers are continually absorbing and assimilating inspirations from path-breaking new artists.  African artist Eddy Iluanga Kamuanga is one such artist who creates large scale paintings that are bold, political and graphic. One of his striking works on view at the Saatchi Art Gallery stayed with Urvashi who was visiting London at the time. Featuring a woman in a red headscarf with her back turned to the viewer, it was a powerful image representing the upheavals and challenges of our times.

क श [Ka][Sha] by Karishma Shahani : Lakme Fashion Week S/R 2016

For her latest collection Karishma Shahani takes inspiration from age old Indian Pahari miniature paintings. Famed for their brilliance of color and minute decorative details this form of storytelling conveys tales of mortals, Gods and nature alike. The paintings showcase ornate translucent fabric clad subjects amidst backdrops of nature. The patterned decorative flowers and their romanticized rendering are reminiscent of enchanted gardens laden with tropical flowers and extraordinary creatures weaving stories of love and mysticism in their midst.