Tag: resort 2010

In Swapnil Shinde

Hard to comment on the dress with the little that we see, but the little that we do see, we like… A bright, cheery dress. Glad she skipped the belt.

Here’s hoping the shoes didn’t kill the look while we scout for a full length pic.


Left: Swapnil Shinde, LFW Resort 2010
Right: Simran Kaur Mundi At Cannes

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani

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Wearing Her Own

Wearing a kaftan from her latest collection was designer Pria Kataria Puri at a recent wine-tasting for which she played host.

While we weren’t too fond of the jewel print on the saris, it worked wonderfully well on some of the kaftans shown on the runway (not pictured below). Wearing one such kaftan was the designer in a very tricky shady of blue that seemed to totally work for her. I like.


Left: Pria Kataria Puri At A Wine-Tasting
Centre And Right: Pria Kataria Puri, Resort 2010

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani

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Basic Boo-Hoo

A plain dress in a neutral color with an embellished neckline is hard to go wrong with, and yet, these two ladies show us just how to…

The asymmetrical hemline and the rather overwhelming (and dare I add tacky) embellished neckline on Shonal’s Pria Kataria Puri dress does her no favors. Let’s not even get into the hair. As for Neetu, she does fare better but only marginally. The silhouette on her isn’t the most flattering either and the hemline sure could use a couple more inches.

More inside.


Neetu Chandra (left) And Shonal Chauhan


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Lecoanet And Hemant: LFW Summer/Resort 2010

Yes, yes, yes, this is a bit late in coming but better late then never, no? ;)

Didier Lecoanet and Hemant Sagar presented a collection titled ‘Green’ during Lakme Fashion Week, which focussed on ethical fashion, and used fabrics like cotton, handloom silk and poplin in a color palette that was mostly dominated by rusts, greens, creams, beiges and black.

The collection was extensive… an almost exhausting range of bleached denims, jackets, trousers, skirts and shifts, not to mention menswear as well. But we couldn’t help but feel it was a tad repetitive and uninspired. There’s only that many shifts that can excite you. After a point it was a blur of clothes walking by. The womenswear part of the collection seemed all over the place and not too cohesive despite it’s binding “organic” theme.

I’d be remiss though if I didn’t mention the menswear part of the collection. There were some standout pieces that looked really promising.



Lecoanet And Hemant, Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2010

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani

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Paromita Banerjee: LFW Summer/Resort 2010


It was a collection with components that we are all familiar with… the colors, the prints, the fabrics and yet interpreted in a whole fresh way. Paromita Banerjee’s collection called “The Laal Paar and Other Stories” was an ode to the Indian handlooms and drew it’s inspiration from the Bengali “Laal Paar” which is the traditional red bordered sari.

While I wasn’t particularly fond of the wrap jackets and kurtas which seemed much too busy with the colors, prints and silhouette in question all thrown into the mix, I do recognize it’s more my personal taste speaking that anything else. The clothes were summer perfect and bohemian with a healthy dose of desi.

What I absolutely loved, loved about the collection were the pieces that were minimal and played with the ‘red border’ interpretation.


Paromita Banerjee, Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2010

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