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
IBFW 2013 : Rohit Bal, Kotwara by Meera & Muzaffar Ali and Falguni & Shane Peacock

IBFW 2013 : Rohit Bal, Kotwara by Meera & Muzaffar Ali and Falguni & Shane Peacock

Indian Bridal Fashion Week 2013 was last month but I'm just catching up with all the couture! All the clothes are to die for and each has it's unique inspiration.   Rohit Bal Rohit Bal's collection is inpired by Elizabethan silhouettes with all the work and craftsmanship of the ethnic aesthetic. With high high collars and corsets, there is a sensual element to the clothes. No Indian bridal show is done without crimson and while this collection has it's monochromes and blues, the reds are just as luxurious. The tie-dye, heavy embroidery and…Read more
Fall 2013 Couture : Giambattista Valli, Atelier Versace, Jean Paul Gaultier and Ulyana Sergeenko

Fall 2013 Couture : Giambattista Valli, Atelier Versace, Jean Paul Gaultier and Ulyana Sergeenko

So here's my final post on the Fall 2013 Couture collections. Giambattista Valli in a gorgeous floral collection, Atelier Versace bringing sexy back, Jean Paul Gaultier and cougars and finally, Ulyana Sergeenko with her take on vintage with a modern twist.   Giambattista Valli Inspired by porcelain, I love this collection. The silhouettes are daring but look less harsh because of the beautiful prints and embroidery. Atelier Versace There was a lot of skin at the Verace show but some very coveted pieces as well. The coat with the logo belt and detailing…Read more
Fall 2013 Couture :  Armani Prive, Schiaparelli, Christian Dior and Alexis Mabille

Fall 2013 Couture : Armani Prive, Schiaparelli, Christian Dior and Alexis Mabille

Carrying on the couture theme, I'll be showing fall couture collections from Armani Prive, Schiaparelli (what?! YES!), Christian Dior and Alexis Mabille! I have to say Armani was my favourite, love the simplicity and elegance.   Armani Prive Armani called this collection 'Nude' and well, no one can dispute that. But it's classy, elegant and luxe in its simplicity. It also exudes power and command. With a good balance of daywear and evening wear, this might the be the best collection yet. I really love the coats in this. The pale lilac long…Read more
Fall 2013 Couture : Zuhair Murad, Elie Saab, Chanel, Valentino

Fall 2013 Couture : Zuhair Murad, Elie Saab, Chanel, Valentino

I know it's not really on schedule but I couldn't do without posting the Fall 2013 Couture Week. I won't be doing them individually in super detail like I used to. I had  a lot of free time back then to think about what I wanted to write and really, to just look at the collections and reflect on them. Unfortunately, time to reflect is a luxury that I can't afford anymore. Today, I'll be sharing collections by Zuhair Murad, Elie Saab, Chanel and Valentino! Enjoy the unattainables!   Zuhair Murad Stciking to…Read more

Fall 2012 Couture : Malson Martin Margiela

Malson Martin Margiela has a collection that embodies architechtural inspirations from New York. I happen to like the jewel encrusted masks. I suppose they would make good headgear instead. The belt fastenings on the dresses are meant to depict a doorknob from a plush New York building. But I like the different styles incorporated. They seem to cover every trend this season. But I wish there was more fluency. Love the sheer lace trousers.                 Image Credit : Style.com | Entire CollectionRead more

Fall 2012 Couture : Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier has  a very exciting couture collection this season. He draws inspiration from artists, writers in Paris. The collection is very masculine and edgy. There's a mix of leather and fabric which embodies hard and soft aspects of the look. The jeweltoned dresses and gowns have exaggerated collars and frames at the hips to emphasize it. But you also have intricately designed gowns in flattering colours. I love the black mesh maxi dresses and colourful geometric patched pants.                          …Read more

Fall 2012 Couture : Elie Saab

Elie Saab. Need I say more? It's a collection I always look forward to. There isn't much of surprise left in Elie Saab's collections anymore, you know what to expect. But I still haven't had enough because he makes them all look beautiful in so many interesting ways. We start off with black semi sheer gowns with lace and bead work. They look sensual and extraordinary. The finale wedding gown is very beautiful with its intricate work and flattering colour. I loved the teal and grey blue gowns with golden details. The collection…Read more

Fall 2012 Couture : Ulyana Sergeenko

Ulyana Sergeenko's debut couture collection has a strong Russian influence that tell so many stories. The very first look is intimidating and militaristic. You have shabby chic, influences from the rural side of Russia as well as the mighty army. But it all comes well together. I love the bold shoulders in the collection and the flare skirts. The collection will impress many. I love Natalia in the finale look. I also love the dresses with applique and detailing.                            …Read more

Fall 2012 Couture : Armani Prive

I'm in love with this collection. There's something very peotic in this, almost like a story going from day to night. From ordinary to mystery. My musings aside, I love the palette of this collection. Black and blue together has me hooked. The silhouettes are casual chic. The gowns are so exquisite in all the work being done in it. I love that they've brought velvet back in a good way. I love the veils as well and the fact that no two veils look alike. I loved the concept and vision of…Read more