2011 has been the year of fashion videos with every brand worth its salt releasing really fun videos to launch their collections. It’s almost the end of the year and it’s only fair that we pick the top 3. Because we can! To make things easy, I have picked the top 10 International + Indian fashion videos of 2011 and now you help me pick the best 3!! Just scroll down to watch all the listed videos and then vote for up to three videos of your choice. Yeah? Let’s do this!
Enjoyed the films? Now don’t forget to scroll up and vote!! Oh, and don’t forget to tell your friends, spread the word!!
Fashion sketches are something I have always fancied. Even as an 8 year old girl in a REALLY small town in India, I remember being mesmerized by this Ritu Beri sketch in a magazine that my aunt got from Delhi. I think a well done sketch is as poetic as those first 3 lines a writer writes on a piece of tissue-paper before turning it into a bestseller because that’s where the story really begins, of beautiful clothes and fashion as a whole.
So, I literally jumped with joy when I stumbled upon New York based Fashion Institute of Technology’s flickr album containing archived Dior sketches from iconic fashion store – Bergman Goodman. I spent an hour just staring at these beautiful sketches and later realized they had more albums showcasing the sketches of many other genius design houses like Chanel, Lanvin, Balenciaga, Balmain and Cardin (what happened to Cardin? well, that’s another story). I have picked some of my favourite sketches (I’m Picky C after all, remember? :P). Here they are, enjoy.
Dior strapless evening gown in pink satin
Dior Trapeze Dress
Dior three piece gray suit
Balmain strapless red evening gown in pencil and watercolor
Chanel multicolored tweed suit with matching purple blouse
Lanvin unfitted coat
Now for some really beautiful, witty sketches by Bonnie Cashin. They speak so much about her personality as a very fashion fluent woman with a lovely sense of humor.
Bonnie Cashin "Cash and Carries" for Coach.
Bonnie Cashin Sketch- "False alarm tiger"
Bonnie Cashin - parabola cape
Bonnie Cashin - "Patchwork party" coat
All these sketches are property of The Department of Special Collection and FIT archives. Click here to see more.
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Text by Sarah Coles – friend/ advertising junkie/ fashion enthusiast:
Whether you want to buy your boyfriend a Burberry coat or a pair of socks, there’s now an upmarket site for boys to look upmarket. No more complaining about not having as much choice as us girls. No – no more. Mr Porter has arrived and since we live in an age where most boys born after 1980 are metros, I’m sure it’ll do fabulous. Yes Mr Porter is here and he ships to India. He has finally followed his wife’s footsteps and is not ashamed to do so. Quite rightfully filling the sizeable gap in the market for men all over the world to finally have choice…style… and advice on fashion. A site they can look up to… design their own looks… manage wardrobe… share styles with their mates… and create wishlists… and….wow is this really a good thing?! I still like my man as the clueless Stella drinker thanks. However, bottom line – it’s a great site for us girls to buy great stuff for our beautiful, silly men.
Now for some of Picky C’s picks from Mr Porter. She claims if men in India dressed like this, they wouldn’t have to try nearly as hard.
PERSOLS - So hot!! Perfect for the Indian summer.
LANVIN TEXTURED LEATHER AND SUEDE SNEAKERS - Love 'em!
A great pair of sneakers deserve a great pair of jeans! Get these A.P.C STANDARD SLIM SELVEDGE JEANS
Because then, you'd look like this and we'd like that!
MR. BY ROLAND MOURET PLEATED SHORTS - why wouldn't I go out for coffee with you?
...more so if you'll wear those shorts like this.
And of course when you're driving us around town to woo us, these GUCCI LEATHER DRIVING SHOES will make the drive even more charming
My pretty crepe dress from Selfridges. Pic taken on a trip to Kerela.
Pleats are timeless. Pleats are under-rated. While writing my earlier post, I noticed the crisp pleats on that skirt and realized I have quite a few pieces with lovely pleats. Pleats, crepe, twirls I love them all. They remind me of school when every year I used to nag my mother to tell the tailor to add more pleats to my uniform skirt and reduce the length so that the skirt could twirl nicer. Of course, those requests were ignored without any consideration. Sigh! But hey, now that school is long over and my pleats are in my hands, I’m definitely having more fun with them. Are you?
Few of my favourite pleated stuff from my wardrobe: Vintage pleated trousers with button details. Blue Silk Dress: French Connection. Grey formal dress: Next.
Wishlist: Beige-gold Philip Lim dress. Ever seasonal black Halston Heritage Dress. Bronze Lanvin trousers(I WANT). Grey Chloé strapless dress.