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Summer fashion tips 2018 by Shehla Khan

A reflection of my rendezvous with fashion, design and everything else enroute, is my label Shehlaa that instinctively gravitates towards my own personal style. With a strong backbone of in-house production, the intricacy of craft, acquired skills, and distinctive aesthetic, I would like to believe these facets translate into each of my creations. This year, like any other year, my designs are inspired by my travels with an emphasis on Parisian elements. The signature style has become synonymous with the interplay of pastels and the inclusion of deep hues

Actor Kalki Koechlin Collaborates With Hidesign

As much as she is known for her offbeat roles, Kalki Koechlin is also admired for her modern style statements. Taking her style sensibilities forward, the actor has collaborated with accessories brand Hidesign to launch a capsule collection inspired by her unique style. Designed in collaboration with Hidesign’s founder Dilip Kapur, with a close direction from Kalki on the aesthetic she envisioned for each bag, the collection comprises of everything from fun everyday backpacks to chic party bags. When Hidesign decided

Shaheen Abbas’s five jewellery trends for 2018

"You are an eye catcher! There is no reason your jewellery shouldn't be eye-catching!" For jewellery designer Shaheen Abbas, a gift of the gab is easy. She is married to a pioneer of radio jockeying in India - Roshan Abbas. But that is not Shaheen's claim to fame. She is a jewellery designer of repute and owns her own label, patronised by the who's who of Indian fashion. Growing up in a jewellery-loving family, renowned jewellery designer Shaheen Abbas’ interest in the art of

AZA Presents ‘WayFarer’ by Designer Ankita Choksey

One of the most well established multi-designer chains in India, AZA showcases collections by India’s most talented and acclaimed designers. AZA recently unveiled an exclusive fashion preview over a high tea with Devangi Parekh and designer Ankita Choksey showcasing the latter’s latest luxury pret line, at the multi-designer boutique’s Bandra Store. Devangi Parekh, Creative Director of AZA, along with designer Ankita Choksey hosted a fun evening soiree to introduce the Autumn Winter collection, 'WayFarer', to Mumbai’s discerning fashionistas who appreciate finesse in fashion, such

Ramona Narang’s Wedding-Festive Collection

With passion in heart and skill in hand, designer and stylist Ramona Narang exhibited her new festive collection in Mumbai recently. Combining attributes of aesthetic beauty, aspects of rich Indian culture were magnified in her creation. Stunningly embroidered pieces made graceful with mirror work displayed as nothing less than a piece of art. The collection does not just cater to your festive needs, but it slays the season of weddings in full swing too. The collection comprised of sarees and

Go native – Tribal Influences

Globe-trotting trends borrow elements from African, Asian & East Indian fashion like tribal prints, safari clothes, bold colours and patterns, chunky jewellery, and turbans. The global village of fashion is one of the hottest places to be this season, and designers primed your wardrobe for a safari adventure with a wild assortment of African field jackets, safari suits, zebra and leopard prints, khaki, and chunky tribal jewellery. Safari-inspired pieces graced the runways at Michael Kors, Donna Karan, and Diane von Furstenberg,

Shaadilogy is about #EverythingWedding

The Shaadilogy Trousseau Closet ’17 is a unique showcasing of high-fashion and designer prêt apparel and accessories. Featuring 8-10 renowned names from the fashion world, most of who do not have a presence in Kolkata, The Trousseau Closet ’17 will be the perfect opportunity for connoisseurs of fashion to interact with designers and get their expert advice, as they curate their looks and shop. The designers participating being, Nikasha, Ridhi Mehra, Arpita Mehta, Vizyon, Divya Reddy, Nitya Bajaj, Vasundhara and

What’s gonna rule global trends: Fashion Forecast by WGSN

Echoing words of famous fashion visionary Yohji Yamamoto “With one eye on the past, I walk backwards into the future”. As fashion continues to evolve catering towards the demands of everyday life, designers look back into archives of ideas and bring forgotten concepts forward. Technology is seen to influence and add speed to our lives increasingly. Today we live in a world where our boundaries between home, work and play continue to blur. Over the last few years, a large slice

Gianni Versace, the symbol of Italian fashion

Known for his glamorous styles, Gianni Versace had a high profile clientele of the likes of Princess Diana, Madonna, Elton John and Tina Turner but was shot dead on the steps of his house by serial killer Andrew Cunanan on July 15, 1997. Born in 1946 in Reggio di Calabria, Italy, Versace was exposed to the world of design from an early age. He learnt the basics of the trade working for his mother, who had her own dressmaking business. Versace

Bidri Beckons with Lai Designs

Lai Designs, an online jewellery store, helmed by California-based Puja Bhargava Kamath launches Bidri X MCM - where the Bidri (a fine art of inlaying silver wire and sheet on an oxidized zinc and copper alloy) jewellery designs are inspired by the aesthetics of Mid Century Modern and skillfully handcrafted using the ancient craft of Bidri. What makes this art so topical is the special variety of soil used in the oxidisation process which is available only in the unlit portions