When I saw Anand Bhushan’s “Junkyard” show at The Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week AW2012 by FDCI, I knew I would definitely be doing a feature on it! With crazy creativity like that its hard to tell what must be going on in that mind of his…but he agreed! Apart from picking up a gorgeous and ‘heavy-duty’ jacket from his ‘Junkyard’ collection, I also picked up a very different, light and delicate tunic from one of his previous collections as well. It was too pretty to pass.
It was by chance that I got to know Dhruv Kapur , at the recently concluded Delhi Couture Week, where he (very boldly might I add) and his sister wore solid white dresses from his label DRVV, his being backless. I was instantly drawn. So I went up to him, explained what I did, asked him if he was interested…and the rest is history.
Presenting #Stylaned featuring DRVV by Dhruv Kapur – Collection ‘HOWARD‘
Manish Arora knows how to put up a show and boy does he know it right! And since he was showing in the Capital after a gap of over three years it was literally a high octane, full power blast of a show. Energy was ripping through everyone! While I have very few words to express my sheer enthusiasm I do have a truckload of photographs from the show. It wasn’t easy trying to pick out the few that got to come up on the blog. Nevertheless, here they are.
This year, Anju Modi presents her collection DEVI. The collection takes inspiration from some of the most vivid characters inked throughout the Bengali literature and those that have been cinematically brought to life.
Like always her garments were so much more than just garments, art, stories infact. Layers upon layers of intricacy so thoughtfully brought together. One look and you know that not just anybody is capable of such craftsmanship. Anju Modi’s shows always leave me in complete awe and love with her.
Introducing #stylaned as a regular feature on the blog. In collaboration with @naina
As our very first feature we bring to you Priyal Prakash House of Design and a drop dead gorgeous gown from her collection. But who says it should be limited only for the evenings? With a fabulous open-back and sultry gold detailing on the sleeves and bust it really does take sexy to the next level. When you have a beautiful gown like this you MUST NOT clutter the look. It will only downplay the beauty of the gown. Let the gown shine in all its singularity and play with just one set of accessories to accent the look.
When you know its JJ Vallaya, you know its going to be EXTRAVAGANT. Actually in this case collections by ALL the designers will be extravagant, it being ‘Couture Week’ and what not. But still, JJ Vallaya was one show I was really looking forward to. And it delivered…maybe a little too much, but thats what couture is all about. Crazy amount of detailing on traditional Indian silhouettes – lehengas, sherwanis, anarkalis and just a bit of unwanted experimentation with the traditional silhouettes which could have been avoidede. Nevertheless, here are glimpses from the show.
The PCJ Delhi Couture Week 2012 which will be held from August 8 – 12, 2012 at The Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi has recently announced that in order to bring out the ‘Indian’ element of the Couture Week, FDCI has made a conscious choice to showcase most of the collections through top Indian models. Out of the 32 high profile models who are ready to scorch the ramp this season, 25 are Indian models and the remaining are of foreign origin.
Pan collars proved to be one of the hottest trends during the cooler months, and it seems that it’s a look which is set to stick around right through the summer season. The good news is that it’s also one of the easiest ways to look chic and stylish. With this in mind, here is a quick guide to some of the best ways to wear a pan collar over the coming season
This time around HP has nailed it with their Envy Ultrabook, with new ideas, forward thinking, sleek design, keeping in mind what people want these days and making the laptop something that you will enjoy ‘living’ with rather than just ‘using’ for work! It truly is FASHION, done the right way. I recently got my hands on the HP Envy Ultrabook 4-1002TX. And I have not stopped talking about it ever since!
So with the much hyped craze about Pinterest, I really wanted to see what all the fuss was about and boy did I get hooked! I am still very new with Pinterest but I love being on it. Its my make believe world but besides that it actually does inspire me in so many ways – to take up personal projects that I never would have had time for before, experimenting with trends I would have never wandered near before, make-up tips and even huge motivation for fitness! Enough words – Pinterest is more about pictures so heres a little bit of my Pinterest to maybe get you hooked!
Meanwhile do’nt forget to follow me too! Akanksha Redhu on Pinterest.
I always try and dress in basics while going out shopping to make it easier to visualize how a certain garment or accessory will look with anything else in my closet. If I over-crowd myself with complex prints or patterns and silhouettes it gets tough for me to mix n match in my head. So I , by forceful habit now, stick to basics like a plain white tee, neutral bottoms and if I absolutely must indulge myself, I add a kooky accessory or shoes which can be removed instantly.
A swag party by Artic Vodka to celebrate the MAXIM Cover Girl, in this case, Gul Panag was as good as any Thursday Night could get! A packed club – The Guvment, Bristol Hotel, Gurgaon; loads of alcohol, food and people! There was even a small ramp show but the star of the evening was ofcourse the ever gorgeous and fantastically toned Gul Panag. I really need to grab my own copy of MAXIM coz I cud’nt get enough of her!
Went to the Flea by Nite by Cosmopolitan Magazine recently held at Olive Bar & Kitchen, Mehrauli. The place was packed, people having a good time and even better drinks. The stalls were done up pretty and the products ranged from summer garments, to accessories to shoes and bags. Fun filled night.
So I had just joined Klout very recently that they told me I was eligible for one of their perks! Getting 50 business cards for myself from MOO! Awesome news! The very same day I claimed the perk, uploaded about 30 photographs that I wanted to be printed at the back of the cards, gave my information, paid for the shipment charges and voila! I was set!
It was a close gathering of fine people from the fashion fraternity and the employees of Lecoanet Hemant for the showcasing of their Summer 2012 Collection. People were mingling, sipping on wine, eating some cheese when all of a sudden, out of nowhere, quite like a ‘fLashmob’ but not quite either…women…wearing the new collection, walked into the foyer area. Women with real bodies and real faces and real personalities. Right from Lecoanet Hemant’s employees to designers, entrepreneurs and more, women from all walks of life showcased the collection in what was a brilliant and id say bold concept. I could see Hemant written all over this idea. And that is why I have so much respect for the guy.
Shopthemag.com has recently launched the B.A.D campaign which aims to support & create awareness about Asian Designers who make a difference.
I stand for B.A.D
This is the photograph thats been featured on shopthemag of me wearing the Label HUEMN by Pranav Kriti Misra & Shyma Shetty who also showed in the last Lakme Fashion Week – Talent Box Section!
It was a great evening with girls, dress-up, make-up, fashion tips and a lot more. A special workshop where the chicas from Marie Claire shared fabulous fashion tips for spring, wardrobe ideas and styling advice at the MANGO store all ripe with their New Spring Summer Collection. Their was a fine guestlist and even stylist Pernia Qureshi shared 3 chic looks exclusively from MANGO’s new collection and ideas on how to rock them!
The evening was concluded with an array of gorgeous sweet treats for the guests and all the guests were given an exclusive discount on the new collection just for that evening. All in all fun, fabulous and très chic.