Decoding New India's Fashion Dna
Designer duo of Didier Lecoanet and HemantSagar became famous as the haute couture label, LecoanetHemant, in Paris years ago. The duo then moved to India and set up their atelier in Delhi to cater to the world market and make a mark in the Indian market too.
This week LeconetHemant launched their affordable pret line, Genes. The first collection is targetted at ‘New India’ and is inspired by the country’s contemporary accomplishments, technological revolution and the evolution of society. The fall-winter 2015 is aptly named, Here and Now.
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AnupamaaDayal opens India Beach Fashion Week with her 'Swayamvar' collection
Top resort-wear designer AnupamaaDayal opened the second season of Gionee India Beach Fashion Week 2015 with her stunning 'Swayamavar' collection, dedicated to the gorgeous Indian bride on the biggest day of her life.
Beautiful sunsets, emerald fields, and riots of unruly creepers are some of the influences behind the gorgeous collection. Known for her exotic rainbow-coloured holiday wear, Anupamaa presented an ultra-glam bridal collection celebrating the free-spirited woman, who seeks timeless fashion that is also comfortable, whether during wedding ceremonies or on her honeymoon. Apart from luxurious sharara-inspired trousers and skirts fashioned after traditional lehengas, the designs also included vivid jamas and angrakhas, off-shoulder gowns, bikinis with sarongs, and ponchos with layered slit skirts.
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Glitterati Fashion Show Benefits AkshayaPatra Foundation
he Glitterati team celebrated its 6th Annual Fashion Show, organized and sponsored by Anamika and Saurabh Tara, at Treasures Island Hotel and Casino here, an event which drew more than 200 people in support of the AkshayaPatra Foundation.
The AkshayaPatra Foundation, a non-profit founded in 2000, runs school lunch programs across India. The organization distributes freshly cooked, healthy meals daily to 1.4 million underprivileged children in 10,000 government schools through 20 technologically advanced regional kitchens.
What India’s Most Prominent Designers Are Doing to Revive Traditional Weaves
This is not the first time it’s happening – earlier, too, the prima donnas and primo uomos of the Indian fashion industry have joined hands with grassroots weavers to spin couture magic and revive dying textiles.
Be it the Paithani from Maharashtra or the Pochampally from Andhra Pradesh or Kanjivaram from Tamil Nadu, individual designers have picked their favourite to create remarkable collections that showcase the handcrafted fabrics in all their glory.
Nonetheless, this is certainly the first time a select group of the country’s best-known designers have pooled in their creative energies to catapult the fantastical gold and silver Banarasi weave to the international runway.
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The most fashionable ready-to-wear
It was a starry-eyed surprise. As strains of jazz wafted through the wind, designer AnamikaKhanna showcased her first Ready to Wear collection at the Amazon India Fashion Week, S/S 2016. It was an open air ramp. Employing an equal mix of street-style inspiration and her singular sartorial vision, Khanna’s ethnic take on her new at-leisure collection is bound to cause a serious case of closet envy. Interestingly enough, the designer’s choice of reference almost seems personal. She agrees. “The collection was an extension of what I like to wear on most days. I wear keds all the time because it lends a sporty agility while navigating my life, between work and everywhere else,” says Khanna.