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A model displays a bridal couture collection of Anita Dongre.

It’s show time again

It’s that time of the year again when clothes take the centre stage. Flashbulbs, glitter, glitterati, all in the right mix make up the Lakme Fashion Week franchise and this year too it is no diffe... »
A model sports an ensemble by Sashikant Naidu, to be showcased at Lakme Fashion Week on August 22.

Return of the recluse

Sashikant Naidu returns to Lakme Fashion Week and concedes he is uncomfortable with razzmatazz »
Araliya the latest retail store in Coimbatore Photo: S. Siva Saravanan

Kantha meets couture

It is festive in this corner of Race Course as one more store called Araliya plays host to beautiful stuff from across the country »
IT IS A WRAP With a colourful line

Saris in pastel hues

Bailou presents their new Pastel collection of saris that introduces new colours and designs »
Annou Singh has high expectations from her newly opened store in West Delhi.
New Delhi, August 20, 2014

Quite a novel idea

West Delhi is fast emerging as the Capital’s newest fashion destination. Famous for its chic stores, innovative spas and restaurants serving diverse cuisines, this part of Delhi has now got richer... »
SHOP TALK Sridevi and Bharat with Regina Cassandra at their recent show
Hyderabad, August 19, 2014

Designer dreams

He graduated from Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) in Milan and went on to work with fashion power houses like Tom Ford and Prada, before heading back to the city to set up his own label. Designer... »
Go for a well-balanced look by coordinating outfits with the perfect pair of footwear.
Bangalore, August 17, 2014

Put your best foot forward

The rains may still be around but when it isn’t raining and of course continuing into the post-monsoon period, there are and will be some stylish trends to embrace. With each new season, the fashio... »
Model in a Shruti Sancheti creation
Bangalore, August 15, 2014

Demystifying holiday chic

The recently-concluded international resort wear weeks brought forth a plethora of innovative styling. Prominent designer labels such as Chanel, Christian Dior and Carolina Herrera showcased newer... »
A model in Purvi Doshi's creation in khadi
August 14, 2014

Country Style

Rina Singh Khadi is the signature of Rina Singh’s label ‘eka’ which serves a contemporary and relatable version of the fabric. “It has given a distinctive definition to my work. Be... »
Raw Mango Ensemble
Chennai, August 13, 2014

Ripe with tradition and technique

Saree has found a new crusader in Sanjay Garg — the man behind the contemporary saree label Raw Mango. A proud advocate of indigenous craftsmanship, he has managed to weave the traditional attire... »
Designer Nachiket Barve
Chennai, August 12, 2014

The Maori as his muse

Burger…style…credit…mayo…cash balance…silhouette…this was probably what went on in designer Nachiket Barve’s mind when he was a student in Auckland. That was back in 1998, when in between studying... »
Anita Dongre with pieces from her collection.
August 8, 2014

A matter of grace

Already synonymous with simple, feminine elegance, Anita Dongre’s eponymous label creates bridal wear that brings the designer’s signature style to life. At the Vogue Wedding Show 2014, Dongre’s st... »
Sabyasachi Mukherkee with his collection.
August 8, 2014

Threads of culture

The beauty of Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s work seems to underline the power of its inspiration, derived from the history, culture and ethnicity of the country of its birth. A study in contradictions and... »
Sunita Shanker at Elahe. Photo: Nagara Gopal
Hyderabad, August 7, 2014

All about crafts

Ever since she launched her label back in 1995, Sunita Shanker has been known to promote the traditional weaves, embroideries and dyes. Yet her designs are anything but traditional. For instance, h... »

A new vision, a new label

Rich stitch

Ethnic to the core

E-jewellery to prevent sunburn

For a festive look

Stitch for a cause

You just need to ASK

A designer with a heart

A TOUCH OF GOLD, SILVER AND SILK At The Wanderer. Photo: K.Ananthan
COIMBATORE, August 19, 2014


I wish I had worn my best Kanjivaram. The Wanderer has that kind of an ambience where that would have been more appropriate – all rustling silks and sparkling gems. It is a new store brought to to... »
CALLING A SPADE A SHOVEL! Diandra Soares Photo: Bhagya Prakash K.
Bangalore, August 19, 2014

Speaking her mind

Diandra Soares created history, not once, but thrice, each time she shaved her head, starting way back in 1999. You don’t need to hide behind your hair, believes Diandra, a former Miss Bombay. She... »
August 15, 2014

Couture with Kiran Uttam Ghosh

I am not sure what kind of clothes to wear to an office cocktail party. Most people dress rather staid. I love dressing up but I don't want to stand out too much nor do I want to look bori... »
Nargis Fakhri walking the ramp at India Bridal Fashion Week
New Delhi, August 15, 2014

From reel to ramp

In her earlier avatar as an international ramp scorcher, Bollywood actor Nargis Fakhri had worn and endorsed chic outfits created by top notch Western designers. However, the actor – born and raise... »
Actress Tapsee Pannu in a Gaurang Shah collection.
August 14, 2014

Art from the past

Early August, Gaurang Shah showcased a luxurious line of saris and dresses at the Vogue Wedding Show in Delhi. And on August 22, he is about to unveil his new line ‘Chitr-Sena’ at the Lakme Fashion... »
Sreejith Jeevan at Studio Rouka
Kochi, August 13, 2014

Flowers on the ramp

Images of women stringing together flowers, deities wearing garlands, women wearing strings of flowers in their hair, flowers braided with leaves, flowers strung with flowers - the many forms of fl... »
In this June 26 file photo, Indian models wait to participate in an audition for the Lakme Fashion Week. The event is scheduled to be held between August 20 and 24 in Mumbai.
Mumbai, August 9, 2014

Khadi to get fashionable twist at Lakme Fashion Week

Designer Purvi Doshi will showcase Indo—Western silhouttes exclusively made in Khadi at the forthcoming edition of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) winter/festive 2014. Her line will be an ode to... »
JJ Valaya's new collection.
August 8, 2014

Wedded to taste

A “ by invitation only” event, the Vogue Wedding Show 2014 included names that have long been marked as India’s topmost designers in bridal couture. One of the foremost among them, of course, was J... »
Bow tie prints
August 8, 2014

Hello, prints charming

Moustaches, lipsticks and cycle rickshaws have had their moment of glory. Though these prints continue to make their presence felt in the world of style, there is a new crop of off-beat ones that... »
Hyderabad, August 7, 2014

A celebration of colours

She can pull off two starkly different collections each fashion season and still never run out of ideas. With ‘Priyadarshini Rao’, her luxury prêt collection and ‘Mineral’, her high street collecti... »

A new crop of clothing

Let it rain

Michelle Obama wears Prabal Gurung dress to State Dinner

Underwater current

A makeover story

The magic of metal

Colours of Odisha

Marked for better things

Manish Malhotra on the idea behind ‘Portraits’ and why he loves the new young energy in the fashion industry »