wills india fashion week

{ Stylaned } – Modernist Gota feat. Jenjum Gadi

Jenjum Gadi who was one half of the label KOGA sometime back now has his own label. Not afraid to experiment with materials, this time Jenjum has focussed on ‘Gota Work’. Using it in a way that is very different from the traditional Indianwear, he has given the concept of Gota a breath of fresh air! For example the jacket that is featured here, you will never be able to realize that its surface ornamentation has been done using ‘Gota’ but go close and you’ll see what I’m talking about. His collection ranges from some aggressive modernist gota usage to minimal ethereal forms and usage.

Shivan and Narresh :: Wills India Fashion Week S/S ’13 ::

Their Spring/Summer 2013 collection ‘ZIP’, inspired by the works of Barnett Newman was fresh, vibrant and just the right doses of classy and sexy! A treat for New Delhi since this was their first time showing at Wills India Fashion Week.
The big pops of color-blocked cherry red and aquamarine were so exciting!

{ Stylaned } – A Primrose Evening feat. Ritu Kumar

You can literally take a whiff of the profound romance that exudes off of Ritu Kumar garments. THAT is how much I have always been in love with her and her work. While a lot of people may say she lacks the radical ‘newness; that a lot of designers belonging to the younger generation bring to Indian Fashion, she really doesn’t need to.

Atsu :: Wills India Fashion Week S/S ’13 ::

When you have such a specific theme/inspiration for a collection it can get a bit intimidating and the theme can easily dominate over your true sensibilities. However it was such a pleasure to see Atsu incorporate the ‘North – Eastern’ sensibilities with such ease into his collection.

Manish Malhotra :: Wills India Fashion Week S/S ’13 ::

It was a treat of gorgeous ‘chikankari’ embroideries on the garments at the Manish Malhotra show. The colors for the womenswear were to die for too! I really wish he would have taken a chance with some bolder colors in his menswear pieces though. I especially loved how he had used special ‘chikankari’ borders on some of his dupattas. Very delicate and fine craftsmanship from the girls at the Mijwan NGO, which was another wonderful cause that was being supported.

| Giveaway | Wills India Fashion Week

What do you do most Monday evenings? Get back from office, go home, watch some television, the gym maybe or hang with friends at the pub? Here is a different idea – how about you go to Pragati Maidan, to the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week, watch a ‘live’ fashion show, witness the happennings of the fashion industry first hand, have a few drinks and have a blast maybe?!
We are giving away one pass to the Alpana Neeraj & Rishta by Arjun show on the 8th of October, 2012 at 5:45pm.

{ Stylaned } – Shrubs of Steel feat. Anand Bhushan

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.

{ Stylaned } – White Noise feat. DRVV

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

{ Stylaned } – Priyal Prakash House of Design

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.

JJ Valaya – Delhi Couture Week 2012 – Day 1

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.

Denim on Denim & Beers

It was International Beer Day, Friendship Day & Sunday (read nursing-a-hangover-day). If you are looking for more excuses to go out and drink beer then clearly you are not a ‘Beer’ person. I had also managed to win a bucket of international beers at Shiro, Hotel Samrat through TWITTER so a couple of my friends and I decided to make a day of it. First stop Shiro to kickstart the day with some never before tasted beers, then onto a typical Sunday brunch, followed by an at-home movie.