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Splashing color Bridal ensembles

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Manish Arora delivered an avant garde Indian wedding collection for the bride with an attitude

Manish Arora delivered an avant garde Indian wedding collection for the bride with an attitude

Two back-to-back fashion weeks that were held recently in the capital – PCJ Delhi Couture Week and India Bridal Week – stand testimony to the fact that couture in India caters largely to the big fat Indian wedding. With the exception of a few designers who showcased some body-hugging gowns or light evening saris both events were high on trousseau and glamour. So couture creations that are meant to be bespoke, customised and hand-crafted “one-of- a-kind” creations were basically runways replete and overflowing with seriously

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Neck cuff, is the new trend?



First we had the statement necklaces and those have been around for a long time, there are still a bit around but not like in the beginning. But of course they couldn’t be around for a long time, in the fashion industry a thing ( clothes, accessories) will only be able to be around for a short period of time before it gets replaced by something else. And that is what is happening now with the statement necklace and the neck cuff… well sort of. Is the neck cuff going to replace the statement necklace?cuff2_thumb_600x399

 The neck cuffs have been spotted in a lot of collections of top designers like Michael Kors and Céline.

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China-Born, Paris-Based Designers Spotlight Heritage At Paris Couture Fashion Week

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This year’s Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 2013-2014 saw a range of designers from a diverse range of backgrounds presenting their creations on the runway. Among them were China-born emerging designers Laurence Xu and Yiqing Yin, both of whom utilize traditional Chinese elements in their couture lines to create their own distinct aesthetics. Making his mark on the French fashion world, Xu held his first ever haute couture fashion show at Pavillon Cambon. Themed Xiuqiu, which literally means “embroidered ball” in Chinese, the show seamlessly integrated Chinese style and Western elements. As Women’s Wear Daily reported, Xu paraded highly embellished, — > Continue reading



Interview with Vita Gottlieb

Vita Gottlieb funded her homonym womenswear label in 2011 and she was a finalist at the London Fashion Fringe in 2012. Behind Vita’s creations there are not only hints from different cultures, they also tell a story and create an atmosphere. The designer mixes patterns and fabrics to create clothes that humor the woman’s body and are both fashionable and comfortable.

When was the label founded? Vita Gottlieb: The label was founded in early 2012 and launched at London Fashion Week in September.

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Richard Chai NYFW Challenges

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chai 2013 01New York Fashion WeekRichard Chai showed his fall 2013 men’s and women’s fall 2013 runway collections at the Lincoln Center tents on Thursday, the first day of New York Fashion Week.

Inspiration: The designer seemed to be mining military motifs for many of his silhouettes, the world of men’s suiting for his fabrics and raiding a jewel box of gemstones to add pops of color to a palette based in brown, navy blue and olive drab.

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Gozi from Nigeria shows her label U.mi-1 at MBFWA

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Nigerian-born Ngozi Ochonogor markets her striking designs in London and Japan. She will show her new collection on Thursday evening at 6:30 as part of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa.

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Designing movie costumes hanbok style of Korea

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Costume Designer Jo Sang-gyeong poses at  hanbok couture house in Cheong-dam-dong in southern Seoul, where she has been designing movie costumes. She works there designing movie costumes for  movies. Jo, 39, who has worked on more than 40 local films, developed an interest in hanbok during “The Concubine”. Jo says, “Hanbok requires distinct camera angles according to how they are worn”. By Choi Jeong-dong There are many reasons for the success of “The Concubine”, which topped 2.5 million in ticket sales in June. But particularly eye-catching for the audience are the unique and elegant classical costumes that are the work of 39-year-old designer Jo Sang-gyeong, a gifted Costume Designer with a flare.

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CHLOE Coats from London

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Not surprisingly, the British weather has been entirely unpredictable this year.  Although it’s sweltering this week, last week I was tracking down a pair of winter ankle boots. So I’m going to continue crafting the perfect winter wardrobe and pouring through the R-T-W AW12 shows (with the aid of my trusty Elle Collections Magazine). Meet Chloe, or perhaps her coats.  Clare Waight Keller’s second show, was a safe success, appealing to the typical ‘Chloe Girl’ but not pushing any boundaries or generating the impact that Sarah Burton has in her first few terms in Alexander McQueen. What better way to pull yourself out of the winter blues than with a coat in Chloe’s infamous neutral pastel shades. I’m holding out for the high street’s take on these marvels. If anyone knows where I can find a coat similar to this one, I would be forever grateful for a heads up!

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