The I-am-not-a-fashion-week-virgin-anymore look at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2015

5 days of trying to fit in. Of fake ascents, smiles, hugs, conversations and an odd display of human behavior. Of watching many shows from my mobile screen. Of having my view blocked by hands holding phones up in the front row. Of deciding what’s more important – Photographing or Shazm-ing. And trying to look …

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Style Stanza # 8 Kashmir By Mrinalini Gupta #WIFW FW2014

Kashmir, India’s paradise, a city of beauty, charm, craftsmanship and a city wrought with chaos and violence finds a beautiful expression in Mrinalini Gupta’s latest collection. With ‘Kashmir’, Mrinalini weaves a tactile story with militant regalia and stories of distress in subtle army tones of Khaki, military green, olive and browns through her fabric treatments and workmanship. …

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Style Stanza #7: Pankaj & Nidhi’s House of Cards at WIFW AW2014

Spades, Hearts, Clubs and Diamonds Each with its own mind Each with its ornamental façade Each suit with a repertoire of tricks Tells a story, visually narrated by Pankaj & Nidhi A story of character and craft Seemingly identical, yet concealing underneath With silhouettes inspired by flamboyance Embroideries that evoke nostalgia and mystery Creating masterpieces that …

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Style Stanza #6: Tarun Tahiliani’s opening show at WIFW AW2014

Blurring the lines between adorning and dressing Bridging the distinction between clothes and accessories Digging deep in the trenches of heritage and striking gold Inspired by jewels from India and all over Tarun Tahiliani weaves an illusion With ornamental necklines that mirror necklaces With pleated enamel that mirages drapery With prints that form the impression …

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Style Stanza #5 : Gautam Gupta’s ‘Raahi’- WIFW FW 2014

Gautam Gupta’s ‘Raahi’, as the theme goes, is a sublime expression of another journey undertaken and depicted through the couturier’s experience while in Jaisalmer. Experience the Arabian nights fable seamlessly in a culturally Indian backdrop of sand swept paradise – the magical deserts, folk dances, street art and the expansive landscape on beautiful contemporary silhouettes. …

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