Tag: spring 2010

Wearing Her Own

We love a designer who wears her own designs, is her own ambassador. Even if it’s from a collection we don’t much care for… And, it’s got to be said Nainika Karan (one half of designer duo ‘Gauri and Nainika‘) actually makes these dresses look passable, heck, I’ll even go as far as to say cute and spunky!


Left: At Jaeger Le Coultre Event
Right: At HDIL Couture Week

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani, Hindustan Times

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Front Row Fashion

Ms. Pinto attended the Louis Vuitton show at Paris Fashion Week wearing a blue ensemble from the Fall 2009 collection. After seeing the runway, I wish Freida had rather worn the black/blue because this one was just too much blue for me.

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Left: Louis Vuitton, Fall 2009
Right: Freida Pinto attends Louis Vuitton Spring 2010 Show at Paris Fashion Week

Photo Credit: Style, WireImage

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Paris Fashion Week: Manish Arora Spring 2010

It’s nothing but love for Mr. Arora around here!

No birds, animals or circus sets this time around, just sleek geometric patterns.

His rather futuristic Spring 2010 collection marries Indian techniques with geometric lines/design in the most eclectic manner. Swarovski crystals, the now almost signature contoured hips, hint of drama, eighties silhouettes (those exaggerated shoulders!), a nod to sci-fi… this collection had it all.

The stiff bodices, structured silhouettes and an interesting color palette had us hooked. A far more wearable collection than anything we’ve seen from him lately; we can’t wait for these clothes to be spotted off the runway.

And how ‘crazy’ is that Manish chose to show his collection at Paris’ rather infamous ‘Crazy Horse’ cabaret? ;) Love.




Manish Arora Spring 2010

Photo Credit: Wireimage

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Lakme Fashion Week Spring 2010: Day Four


Paromita Bannerjee Spring 2010, Lakme Fashion Week

“Safed Rang” by Paromita Banerjee was a collection that though had some pieces in color, predominantly was one of neutrals like white and off-white with some color used intermittently mostly as an accent on these garments. It was hard to miss the leaf motif which was used across the collection in quite a varied manner but what really scored points with me were the handloom fabrics and the pairing of the ‘sheer’ with the ‘solids’ which made for some interesting textures. The angarkha kurta and the white dress with the beautiful vest absolutely stood out. A very wearable collection.


Swapnil Shinde Spring 2010, Lakme Fashion Week

Swapnil’s collection had a lot of color and a lot of varied silhouettes, from edgy skirts, severe jackets to almost Grecian dresses, from evening-wear to more casual attire. It was an interesting mix alright! The organzas, satins and chiffons were draped to the T and certainly weren’t for any wallflowers. Though not particularly fond of the ombre striped gowns, the more edgier pieces (like the one with white stone and sequin work) did stand out for all the right reasons. We predict seeing a lot of this collection on the red carpet.


Vikram Phadnis Spring 2010, Lakme Fashion Week

Vikram Phadnis was among the designers who showed ‘Bridal Collections’ during the Lakme Fashion Week. It was a collection made of usual suspects when it comes to bridal trousseau… heavy zardozi work, crystals, ornate borders and intricate embroidery. For all the bright colors used and their eclectic pairing, it still seemed so dull. The terribly busy runway with the carpet while adding to the ambience, did absolutely nothing for the clothes. It only took away the shine from ’em. While we liked the saris and some of the lehengas, it wasn’t a collection that had us all excited. I still blame the runway… so damn distracting.


Vivek Kumar Spring 2010, Lakme Fashion Week

Lot of metallic accents, a neutral palette and some interesting silhouettes are what made up Vivek Kumar’s collection. The more abstract of the pieces were definitely arresting while some others were just humdrum. It seemed like the collection was split right down to the middle, one half was really inspired and the rest… well.

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani

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