Fall 2014 Couture Collections

Fall 2014 Couture Collections

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Spring 2014 Couture : Valentino, Viktor & Rolf and Zuhair Murad

Spring 2014 Couture : Valentino, Viktor & Rolf and Zuhair Murad

Spring 2014 Couture shows have their last stop here! Blown away by Zuhair Murad's collection. Viktor & Rolf had a ballet inspiration while Valentino was musical and operatic.   Valentino The inspiration is very loud and vivid with music and wildlife. I love the burgundy dress with the snake motif running across. The slate grey plane gown was also very elegant, as were the gowns with floral applique and lace.   Viktor & Rolf First off, not a fan of the hair, it definitely adds to the atmosphere and message but gives me…Read more
Spring 2014 Couture : Armani Prive, Maison Martin Margiela and Elie Saab

Spring 2014 Couture : Armani Prive, Maison Martin Margiela and Elie Saab

Hey guys! I'm in Goa at the moment so the posts till Monday will be scheduled! It's going to be a very relaxing weekend. Hope you all have a great time as well! ^_^ Spring 2014 Couture shows continue here! I'm always blown away my Elie Saab and Armani Prive collections, they always have that glamour quotient when I enjoy looking at.   Armani Prive The indigo and midnight blues are here to stay. The head scarf lives the collection a very easy and resort feel. The palazzo pants with slits and the…Read more
Spring 2014 Couture : Ulyana Sergeenko, Bouchra Jarrar and Vionnet

Spring 2014 Couture : Ulyana Sergeenko, Bouchra Jarrar and Vionnet

Hey guys! Hope you are all having an amazing weekend! Here's more from the Spring 2014 Couture shows with collections from Ulyana Sergeenko, Bouchra Jarrar and Vionnet.   Ulyana Sergeenko The collection feels very cinematic and powerful. It's the silhouettes with the right balance of structure and draping. It's also inspired by Central Asia and carries motifs and symbols from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and the region. I love the suits and the powder blue dress. Sergeenko's collections are always a nod to her Russian heritage, but it's nice to see her venture out for…Read more
Spring 2014 Couture : Giambattista Valli, Alexis Mabille and Chanel

Spring 2014 Couture : Giambattista Valli, Alexis Mabille and Chanel

The spring couture shows at Paris continued with exceptional collections from Giambattista Valli with his floral magnificence, Alexis Mabille with the artful elegance and Chanel with the icy and young collection. They are stellar and very red carpet worthy! Giambattista Valli It's a collection that any girl would dream off but rather than going the pastel route, Valli used striking contrasts that made the collection bold. I love the draping in the bow shape, almost a peplum but not quite, it looked very elegant. The appliques are placed perfectly really make a statement.…Read more
Spring 2014 Couture : Atelier Versace, Schiaparelli and Christian Dior

Spring 2014 Couture : Atelier Versace, Schiaparelli and Christian Dior

I'm back from Jaipur! JLF was really good this time, discovered so many new authors like Philip Hensher, Jim Crace, Jonathan Franzen etc. Also loved the sessions with Gloria Steinem and Amartya Sen. But anyway, I was so pumped about next month because of fashion week that it sort of slipped my mind that the Spring Couture shows take place right now! This actually happens every year, but I just caught it in time this year! Atelier Versace The inspiration for this collection was the iconic Grace Kelly in that classic hood giving…Read more
Delhi Couture Week 2013 : Anju Modi, Masaba for Satya Paul and Monisha Jaising

Delhi Couture Week 2013 : Anju Modi, Masaba for Satya Paul and Monisha Jaising

As Delhi Couture Week progressed, we saw amazing collections from Anju Modi, Masaba and Monisha Jaising. Anju Modi I loved the story and inspiration of Draupadi behind this. There's always an interesting way to style up a red lehenga and we had plenty of that in this collection. I loved the neckline and the tie up on top.   Masaba for Satya Paul I love how Masaba plays with prints, it's large and subtle at the same time. I loved the large lime green dress.   Monisha Jaising     Image Credit :…Read more
Delhi Couture Week 2013 : Sabyasachi, Anamika Khanna and Varun Bahl

Delhi Couture Week 2013 : Sabyasachi, Anamika Khanna and Varun Bahl

Delhi Couture Week was right after IBFW and just as fabulous. I digress but on Monday I had my lower wisdom tooth removed... it's been like hell. I have to take so many medicines and I'm constantly falling asleep. Wasted two complete days doing absolutely nothing. I've had my upper wisdom teeth removed before and it was nowhere as bad as this! :/ I hope none of you are plagued with dental work, it's the absolute worst. So, anyway... moving on, here's Sabyasachi, Anamika Khanna and Varun Bahl!   Sabyasachi This collection is…Read more
IBFW 2013 : Adarsh Gill, Suneet Verma and Ashima Leena

IBFW 2013 : Adarsh Gill, Suneet Verma and Ashima Leena

So this will be the final post on Indian Bridal Fashion Week 2013 but there will be more couture with the Delhi Couture Week! There's Adarh Gill, Suneet Verma and Ashima Leena.   Adarsh Gill You could say the styling seemed a bit retro but the clothes definitely weren't and I saw a disconnect. What started out with intricate black and gold pieces, ventured into jewel tones and corals. I love the details and the simple silhouettes though.   Suneet Verma I read that this was Game of Thrones meeting Rome, I'm not…Read more
IBFW 2013 : Tarun Tahiliani, Shantanu & Nikhil and JJ Valaya

IBFW 2013 : Tarun Tahiliani, Shantanu & Nikhil and JJ Valaya

Indian Bridal Fashion Week 2013 continued with stellar collections from Tarun Tahiliani, Shantanu & Nikhil and of course, JJ Valaya.   Tarun Tahiliani The first few outfits played with a saree and draping, very understated and elegant. Then came out the more heavier pieces and they are just gorgeous! I love the orange/coral lehengas.   Shantanu & Nikhil Corals, as opposed to reds seem to be very in at the moment! I like the sleek gown with the heavy embroidery on top and a tapered coral bottom. Gold and draped silhouettes also look…Read more