Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014 : Day 2 & Day 3

Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014 : Day 2 & Day 3

Hello here! So happy it's a holiday today! 3-day weekends should be a permanent thing! Anyway, here's part 2 of the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014 collections. It's pick of some of my favourite ones from Day 2 and 3. There was a lot of festive wear as well.  Most notable for me were Anita Dongre, Divya Seth and probably Soumitra Mondal.   Anita Dongre Day 2 ended with the Anita Dongre show which was so stunning, I really like it when work is intricate and not too heavy, this was perfect. I also…Read more
Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014 : Preview & Day 1

Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014 : Preview & Day 1

Lakme Fashion week is(was) here! It’s a nice precursor to the main big 4 fashion weeks next month. In this post I’ll be covering some of the collections that I liked from the preview and Day 1. I’m so glad that this time round they also had four Pakistani designers! Zara Shahjahan designs such beautiful romantic pieces.     Amit Aggarwal Amit Aggarwal’s collection was instantly recognizable with his futuristic touch. Not sure why people kept labeling it as tribal, but for me it had that insect inspiration. The volume and sheen of the…Read more
Fall 2014 Couture Collections

Fall 2014 Couture Collections

Hey guys! I hope you might have noticed, Xuvious.com has a new layout! I got kind of bored with the old one and I really wanted to improve the navigation. So the menu is more streamlined and there are also more ways of browsing the site (as can be seen in the sidebar). I also made it responsive so it'll be better to view on a tablet or mobile. Let me know if you like the changes or if you find any bugs/broken links! That aside, here are the Fall 2014 Couture collections!…Read more
Fall 2014 RTW : Balenciaga, Manish Arora and Ann Demeulemeester

Fall 2014 RTW : Balenciaga, Manish Arora and Ann Demeulemeester

Love these collections from Balenciaga and Ann Demeulemeester. Manish Arora's will have in a tizzy! All from Paris Fashion Week.     Balenciaga It feels like it's by Alexander Wang and the colour (which rejuvenated his own show) makes this very appealing. I like the zippers going down the sleeves and the the crosses. The structure feels very macho but the colours give it a young feel. Manish Arora You've just stepped into a fun candy shop. You get a sugar rush just looking at it! Aside from the makeup and accessories, what…Read more
Fall 2014 RTW : Dries Van Noten, Gareth Pugh and Vionnet

Fall 2014 RTW : Dries Van Noten, Gareth Pugh and Vionnet

There are some very thoughtful collections like Gareth Pugh and Vionnet. The more relatable but still fashionable Dries Van Noten; all fall collections from Paris Fashion Week.     Dries Van Noten It's urban chic with the retro silhouettes in geometric lines and bold colours. The outerwear and coats are to die for. The floral separates are my favourites here.   Gareth Pugh The shock and awe factor aside, you can always rely on Gareth Pugh to take you to another world. Imagine Frozen set in a future, the dystopian attire and the…Read more
Fall 2014 RTW : Cédric Charlier, Guy Laroche and Bouchra Jarrar

Fall 2014 RTW : Cédric Charlier, Guy Laroche and Bouchra Jarrar

Paris Fashion Week fall collections get a start here with Cédric Charlier, Guy Laroche and Bouchra Jarrar!   Cédric Charlier Reptiles recreated using textiles (bad rhyming) and pleating, that's the inspiration. It's done quite well too, it's not out there snakeskin but subtle. I think the overall vibe of a snake is captured very well. But I'm not a fan of the cut-out fur. Guy Laroche Guy Laroche was never on my radar until that Hilary Swank navy gown popped up. I hope for that kind of brilliance every year, it's not something we…Read more
Fall 2014 RTW : Dsquared², Giorgio Armani and Dolce & Gabbana

Fall 2014 RTW : Dsquared², Giorgio Armani and Dolce & Gabbana

It's a fitting end to Milan Fashion Week with Dsquared², Giorgio Armani and Dolce & Gabbana with their gorgeous collections.   Dsquared² It's theatrical and fantastic! The opening look of a patient being accompanied by nurses is extravagant. The hospital shackle like bracelets on the knees and hands while being very trendy, are obvious. I love the green gown and the cape with feathers, like an evil doctor of sorts. It's fun and beautiful at the same time. Can't ask for more, can you?   Giorgio Armani Similar to the Emporio Armani collection, this…Read more
Fall 2014 RTW : Salvatore Ferragamo, Missoni and Trussardi

Fall 2014 RTW : Salvatore Ferragamo, Missoni and Trussardi

Love the Salvatore Ferragamo collection; also reviewed are Missoni and Trussardi from Milan Fashion Week.   Missoni The zig zag can make this collection stand out from a crowd and this time it's a colourful play of colours and oversize outerwear. I'm not too enthralled by the collection but this collection scores high on the wearability scale, I do like the darker muted warm colours.     Salvatore Ferragamo It's a very sleek and modern collection. I like the leather piping on the flowing cuts, it adds more structure but still keeps things…Read more
Fall 2014 RTW : Emilio Pucci, Luisa Beccaria and Sportmax

Fall 2014 RTW : Emilio Pucci, Luisa Beccaria and Sportmax

Hope you're all having a nice weekend! Fall collections from Emilio Pucci, Luisa Beccaria and Sportmax! All from Milan Fashion Week.     Emilio Pucci It's hard to pinpoint a look or trend here, there's such so much to look at. The leather leathers, the print ones, the knit jumpers, ponchos and leather boots! Where so I start? It was mix of north and south with a Scandinavian influence over the knits and the Mediterranean for the lighter ones. I'm just floored by that flowing yellow gown and khaki one donned by Joan…Read more
Fall 2014 RTW : Bottega Veneta, Roberto Cavalli and Jil Sander

Fall 2014 RTW : Bottega Veneta, Roberto Cavalli and Jil Sander

Incredible collections from Roberto Cavalli, Jil Sander and Bottega Veneta, all from Milan Fashion Week. Roberto Cavalli's in particular is amazing.     Bottega Veneta It's very ladylike, this collection. With just dresses and all in a similar silhouette, it's been given more depth with the use of patterns in the form of lines, curves and puzzle like arrangements. It's very wearable, even for workwear. There's a black and white dress with looks so light, it's clinched at the waist and looks incredible. The light grey and beige dress with the leather panels.…Read more