Spring 2015 RTW : Paris Fashion Week : Part One

Spring 2015 RTW : Paris Fashion Week : Part One

The finale of the big four is Paris Fashion Week. Here are some of the SS 15 collections! Balenciaga was a much better version of Alexander Wang, it's the one I like. It mixes sportiness with femininity and wearability. I loved the draped fabric alongside the mesh and perforated ones. The silhouettes were modern and I liked the muted pastels as well. The jackets and coats in Barbara Bui's collection looks like something you'd find in Rajasthan but these have a lot more geometry to them. I loved the bright red workwear in…Read more
India Couture Week 2014

India Couture Week 2014

So I'm probably the last person writing about India Couture Week 2014 and it took me while to do this mainly because I had other posts scheduled. I really really wish the fashion timetable in India was more streamlined. It just feels so chaotic with the sponsor names and dates. I also wish there was a nice centralized website where I can get all the latest info. Sort of like WWD or Style.com for Indian Fashion. Recently, I did find fashionfad.in which has a nice archive of all designers and good photos. Vogue.in…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
Spring 2014 RTW : Balenciaga, Bouchra Jarrar and Manish Arora

Spring 2014 RTW : Balenciaga, Bouchra Jarrar and Manish Arora

Spring 2014 RTW at Paris Fashion Week : Balenciaga, Bouchra Jarrar and Manish Arora   Balenciaga It's a collection that got better with every look. Prints? Ruffles? They were restrained and a the outfits had smartness to them, but to see colour and print was unexpected and wowed people. I love the caplets on the dresses and the sheer skirts.   Bouchra Jarrar Bouchra Jarrar's RTW collections always give a sense of normalcy in comparison to her couture ones. They are extremely wearable but have a similar aesthetic. Zippers and asymmetry were key…Read more
WIFW Fall 2013 RTW : Day 5 : Nida Mahmood, Rehane and Manish Arora

WIFW Fall 2013 RTW : Day 5 : Nida Mahmood, Rehane and Manish Arora

The final day of Will's Lifestyle India Fashion Week, Day 5 ended with collections from Nida Mahmood, Rehane and Manish Arora. Manish Arora had shown the same collection at Paris Fashion Week earlier in the month, but it was great to see the collection in India as well. Nida Mahmood An eccentric collection from Nida Mahmood featured symmteric prints, velvet trousers, two tone shirts and leather with studs! All separates in this collection are so beautiful and very wearable individually, at the very least. I love the yellow and blue handkerchief dress. The…Read more