Varun Bahl’s Vintage Garden | ICW2016

Delicate and soft, beautiful and romantic – just the words that resonate with Varun Bahl’s latest couture collection! Covering the India Couture Week 2016 for Joos, our friend Shipra spotted a host of the designer’s friends and colleagues looking on at the wondrous work of intricate embroidery and floral motifs! From JJ Vallya to Ashish Soni …

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Gaurav Gupta’s Scape Song Collection | ICW2016

Gaurav Gupta is undoubtedly hot when it comes to haute couture! Fluidity, drama and sculpture ruled the ramp. Covering India Couture Week 2016 for Joos, our friend Shipra noticed layers of fabrics and a lot of tassels and pearls, ruching, crystals (re-swarovski), lace, tulle, chiffons, organzas and georgettes, tiers and multilayers… and then some more! Elegance and …

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The best way to attend fashion week (all the fun, none of the fatigue)

To everyone who goes through the I-have-nothing-to-wear syndrome. To all the cool people who get the frow fatigue. To those who wish they were there, but can’t be there. We’ll be your eyes and ears this fashion season! 45 designers. 30 shows. 5 days. A brand-new venue. The first ever menswear and accessories shows. Here’s what’s in store. …

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Trendspotting on Day 2 of AIFW-SS16

Fashion Week has been quite a mixture of opposites so far. If day 1 was all about sustainability and structure, day 2 was more free-flowing and graphic prints. So we put our trendspotting glasses on and scouted for some. Here you go: Prama by Pratima Pandey – Floral + Sheer layers. Kolapuris with a hint of …

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All you need to know about day 1 at AIFW-SS16

Octobers in Delhi have a reputation for being seriously fashion-forward. It’s fashion week season after all! And the best way to navigate through the sartorial spectacle of Amazon India Fashion Week Spring-Summer ‘16 is to check out our chatty live coverage on Twitter and visual treat on Facebook. Here are the highs and lows of …

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Hello, future ramp-scorchers!

So the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) organised a nation-wide hunt for the upcoming Amazon India Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2016 (October 7-11. Yes, it’s almost there!) 11 of the freshest faces this season were handpicked by Ashish Soni, Rohit Gandhi, Paras Bairoliya, Amit Aggarwal, Aparna Bahl, Vidyun Singh and Ambika Anand. Take a lookie and stay tuned for updates.  Join …

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10 bridal trends that will make you say “I do”

Couture in India, has definitely come a long way. From being traditionally (yawn!) bridal, couture today is more experimental than opulent, avant-garde, and even crossing the proverbial gap that divides it from prêt. Quoting Rahul Mishra, the modern Indian bride doesn’t want to wear head-to-toe couture anymore. She mixes a treasured heirloom that’s been passed …

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A fairytale by Anju Modi

Once upon a time There was a girl who never grew up Stuck in a world filled with mundanity She escaped to her own little world of fantasy A world where everything was good, every moment meaningful, every creation beautiful Once upon a time There was a girl who was a free spirit With her …

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Because nobody writes letters anymore

Dear alter ego, It’s time for a tête-à-tête Care to make it a duet? Every once in a while Let’s introspect on your signature style While you sport Aviators I look through my rose-tinted glasses You play with plaid My heart blooms for florals You wear out your denim overalls I treasure my vintage chemise …

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AIFW AW15 – The grand grand finale

What happens when 25 designers come together for one show? Chaos or creativity? Madness or magic? Definitiveness or drama? The grand finale of the first ever Amazon India Fashion Week was a melange of everything. Showcasing their own individual interpretation of India’s rich handicraft tapestry, each of the 25 designers presented 2 ensembles to celebrate …

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