Designer Sanchita’s latest collection seems to be everyone’s favourite these days. Freida Pinto wore a Sanchita gown at Cannes, all the magazines are raving about it and bloggers are lusting over it. I am guessing everyone likes bugs and insects as long as they are fake and can’t bite. It also reminds how everyone went crazy when Rimzim Dadu did grasshopper dresses and skirts about two years ago. I love how each one’s interpretation is so different and individualistic.
Coming back to Sanchita’s latest AW 2013 collection, I really loved the accessories. I think they’re super fun. Would definitely love to pick up the clutch. What say you?
Just got back from WIFW A/W 2013 and as always there were brilliant shows, good shows, bad shows, friends and some drunken fun. Although I must admit I didn’t party every night as I used to (I guess this is what turning thirty means) but the two nights I did, I made ‘em count.
Here’s the quick look at all the drunken moments. Feel free to laugh!
Instagram Photos Courtesy: @Rimzimd @Siddhartth @Narresh @ShirinSalwan and of course me @ThePickyC
This is what is amazing about fashion seasons, the summer of 2012 may have just started but designers all over the world are already planning/designing what we’re going to wear next summer. Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) has announced that our fabulous Indian designers will showcase their designs for Spring-Summer 2013 from October 6th – 10th, 2012 at the Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Bring it on, I say!!
I will be posting more details on the event as and when announced… so stay in touch.
His show was definitely one of my top favourites at WIFW A/W ’12. With those gorgeous, unexpected junkyard inspired textures and metallic shades of grey he did take (pardon my girly-ness) everyone’s breath away. Here’s my two cents:
- Like I said, those rusted scrap parts inspired textures were simply awe-inspiring. Even though some pieces looked a little uncomfortable to wear, I feel that designers deserve the creative space in terms of what they showcase on the ramp. Eventually, their buyers tone these things down anyway.
- The music was apt. Slow but strong techno beats set the mood for the collection brilliantly.
- I liked that he drew a line and teamed up heavy, textured skirts/tops with lighter, softer separates.
Me no likey:
Oh just look at this collection… how could I possibly dislike anything?!
Designers like Anand Bhushan, Rimzim Dadu and Amit Agarwal constantly play with textures and create some superlative work which I humbly feel is truly comparable to that of any other International designer.
Although, I would have loved to see more pieces. May be I am being greedy but may be a hint of colour(not necessarily bright) would have been nice. I know that’s a hypothetical situation and I think I am really being greedy so I’ll just shut up. You take a bow, Anand Bhushan!
Nachiket Barve’s Caravan collection for Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week A/W 12 was like someone took a massive pichkari/water-gun filled with bright colours and blasted me with it. I did enjoy it at first but then when it started to hurt my eyes, it wasn’t that much fun anymore.
Here’s the three part review of his show.
The marriage of traditional colours and embroidery with contemporary silhouettes.
Beautiful, glossy patent leather shoes.
The film showcased at the beginning of the show featuring Vipasha Agarwal. She looked absolutely stunning.
Me no likey:
There were some bandhni pieces that I can buy off a local market for like nothing and rock it with a nice belt.
Colours were too overpowering. A neutral base or mix would have helped. But I think he knows what his buyers seek, better.
I get a bit disappointed when good designers like him simply pick a traditional craft and put it up on the ramp after giving it a little “modern” twist. I expect more.