By Nivedita, Lahore, April 19 : While most of the aspiring designers across the globe end up getting inspired by the established ones, budding talents like Asrar Yaqoob, Hisham Malik, Najia Qazi and Nida Waqar are contributing to revolutionise the way women dress in Pakistan through their collections on the opening day of the eighth edition of PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week (PSFW) 2015.
By Nivedita, Lahore, April 19 : Sophisticated and elegant without any skin show -- that's how most people describe Pakistan's fashion. But designers of the country are trying hard to break the perception through their creations. Fahad Hussayn's range "Democrats Midsummer 2015", showcased at the opening day of the eighth edition of the Pakistan Fashion Design Council Sunsilk Fashion Week (PSFW), was an effort to represent freedom of choice to dress as one desires.
New Delhi, April 16 : Designer Shantanu Goenka has accused certain boutiques in his hometown Kolkata of plagiarising his creations, and says concrete steps need to be taken against the "flourishing" market of replicas.
New Delhi, April 16 : Summer fashion to designer Anuradha Ramam means soothing and comfortable clothes in light and pastel hues with loose fitting and lightweight fabrics. Her new collection caters comfortable dressing in style.
New Delhi, April 16 : After her successful association with many different brands in the past, designer Masaba Gupta has now collaborated with skincare, cosmetics, toiletries and fragrances brand Clinique to make a limited edition collection that will be out in June.
New Delhi, April 15 : From opting for fresh sunscreen, hydrating your body with summer-scented lotion to not using hard makeup, ensure you take the right steps for skincare without having to spend much money, says an expert.
By Nivedita, New Delhi, April 15 : Daughter of veteran actress Neena Gupta and cricketer Vivian Richards, Masaba Gupta will exchange wedding vows with film producer Madhu Mantena by the end of this year. The popular fashion designer says she is toying with the idea of a destination wedding, but she says the final location depends on the decision of both families.
New Delhi, April 15 : If you fancy the effortless look that Deepika Padukone has flaunted in her eagerly awaited film "Piku", it's time to try it yourself, courtesy brand Melange by Lifestyle.
By Nivedita, New Delhi, April 15 : He always perceived Indians have a taste for colour, but Welsh bespoke tailor Timothy Everest, who has styled the likes of Mick Jagger and has also created costumes for movies like "Mission Impossible" and "Skyfall", says he is shocked to see that the majority of Indian suits for men are made in black, blue, brown and grey.
New Delhi, April 14 : Wool has been perceived as a winter wear fabric, but the myth was broken here by some designers, who presented a spring-summer 'cool wool' collection designed especially for Indian summer.
New Delhi, April 13 : Summer is the time when you can flaunt your assets and complement them with eye-catching prints and solids, says designer Divvya Bhatnagar.
New Delhi, Apr 12 : The glittering Fashion Festival of Fashionista , The School of Fashion Technology, a institute offering courses in fashion design, interior design and textile design , ended with its finale show at the India Runway Week as the students marked their success by presenting their collection for the walk.
New Delhi, April 10 : Designer Divvya Bhatnagar's line of semiotic fusion-inspired masstige pret will be available online from Friday.
New Delhi, April 9 : The fourth season of India Runway Week (IRW) will be opened by designer Jenjum Gadi who will showcase his Spring Summer Collection.
Mumbai, April 8 : Designer Chandni Sahu, who has designed costumes for the film "Gun Pe Done", revisited the period of veteran actor Feroz Khan to get the perfect look. She says bringing out the style of the era was challenging.
New Delhi, April 7 : Inspired by the high and the classy, designer Preeti Singhal showcased her Derby collection here.
By Sugandha Rawal, Guwahati, April 5 : An ethnic fashion show with tradition and culture at its core got an interesting twist when Assam-based designers like Barsha Aditya Singh and Dhiraj Deka presented a modern take on the looks at the ongoing Rongali Festival here.
Mumbai, April 5 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who walked the ramp with his daughter Shweta Bachchan-Nanda to lend support to actress-activist Shabana Azmi's NGO Mijwan Welfare Society (MWS), says the cause has encouraged women in Mijwan, a small town in Uttar Pradesh, to increase their embroidery business.
Mumbai, April 5 : It was a picture perfect moment when megastar Amitabh Bachchan's family, Shatrughan Sinha and daughter Sonakshi, Anil Kapoor and daughter Sonam, Javed Akhtar and son Farhan walked the ramp for veteran actress Shabana Azmi's annual Mijwan fashion extravaganza.
New Delhi, April 4 : Fashion designer Tarun Tahiliani, who has lent his creativity to a new collection of jewellery brand Azva, says gold has for long been considered a commodity, and he has attempted to redefine the "exquisite" metal with fresh designing for bridal and occasion wear.
London, April 2 : Imagine applying a perfume that smells better the more you sweat as you go out to woo your girl! One such "wonder" perfume is here, say scientists at the Queen's University, Belfast.
Mumbai , Apr 2 : The who's who of Mumbai 's society made their way to Juhu for the launch of the flag ship store of Vedaa contemporary weaves -India's legacy saree brand that showcases timeless art forms with contemporary designs and styles that are both elegant and stylish.
By Nivedita, New Delhi, April 1 : This year saw the 25th edition of what is now called the Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) in the national capital while Mumbai saw the 15th anniversary of the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) - two of the country's premier style events. But are these fashion week going the way of their foreign counterparts?
New Delhi, March 31 : The fourth season of India Runway Week (IRW) is to start from April 10 and besides giving the new trends in the fashion and lifestyle domain, the three-day event will encourage the fashion education perspective.
By Sugandha Rawal, New Delhi, March 30 : A whimsical world of fantasies, silhouttes straight from fairy tales and 25 style gurus coming together to pay an ode to the rich heritage of India at the finale - the 25th edition of Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) here laid out bold, edgy, innovative style statements as designers rolled out varied styles in pastel shades of winter. However, the edition witnessed less of Bollywood - which was a good thing.
Mumbai, March 30 : Keeping a close eye on a celebrity's style quotient is something that most youths enjoy, but how about getting a makeover by a celebrity herself? Here's your chance with actress Sonam Kapoor.
By Sugandha Rawal, New Delhi, March 30 : There was music, dance, drama and style at the grand finale of the 25th edition of Amazon India Fashion Week here with 25 designers like Raghavendra Rathore, Ritu Kumar, Rohit Bal and Sabyasachi Mukherjee coming together to pay an ode to the rich heritage of India through their ensembles.
New Delhi, March 29 : The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), the country's apex fashion body on Sunday announced dates for the Amazon India Fashion Week spring-summer and autumn-winter 2016 seasons.
New Delhi, March 29 : The runway of ongoing autumn-winter edition of Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) here was transformed into a land of dreams and a canvas with designers Sonam Dubal and Poonam Bhagat taking stage to present their collections. While Dubal became the dream merchant, Bhagat picked up scissors to reinterpret the art of Pablo Picasso's Constellation.
New Delhi, March 29 : Drum rolls, the bugle sound and a drill song -- it wasn't a military parade, but the setting of a fashion show at the ongoing Amazon India Fashion Week here. Designer Aneeth Arora showcased military-inspired couture, through which she is trying to explore how life changes after putting on a uniform.
Hyderabad, March 29 : Popular celebrities such as Dia Mirza, Lakshmi Manchu, Regina Cassandra, Adah Sharma and Pranitha Subhash graced the fundraiser event of award winning textile and fashion designer Gaurang Shah's exclusive new collection Noor.
Mumbai, March 29 : Gurgaon girl Aditi Arya was crowned Femina Miss India 2015 at the 52nd edition of the beauty pageant here at Yash Raj Studio.
New Delhi, March 28 : The fourth day of the ongoing Amazon India Fashion Week here saw a glimpse of two different worlds through the collection of designer Pia Pauro and a range by designer trio Viral, Ashish and Vikrant. While the first one bowed to the free spirit and wilderness of Savannah, the latter captured the romance between steampunk and military.
By Nivedita, New Delhi, March 28 : Italian designer Marta Santambrogio, the new creative director of Shingora's luxury division, says that there was whole lot of research involving Indian cinema, books and markets that went behind making the brand's latest line of shawls, scarves and stoles.
By Sugandha Rawal, New Delhi, March 28 : Painting a journey of dusk until dawn through a prism of colours, designer Namrata Joshipura presented her collection 'Night Goddess' at the ongoing Amazon India Fashion Week here. Her line hinges on 1970s' style statements with a mesh of spunk and old world charm.
New Delhi, March 27 : It was a show unique in its own way as some of the known stylists, designers and editors of fashion magazines turned models for brand 11.11/eleven.eleven at the ongoing Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW). Designer Shani Himanshu and Mia Morikawa feel that they cater to the common man and hence this different presentation.
By Natalia Ningthoujam, New Delhi, March 27 : Indian women are "so beautiful", says London-based makeup artist Tara Moghaddam and says she is in love with the bright colours of India and would love to do make-up for Indian stars.
By Nivedita, New Delhi, March 27 : David Abraham of brand Abraham & Thakore (A&T), whose designs have been acquired by Victoria & Albert Museum in London for its permanent collection, says he has no qualms if a local shopkeeper imitates his designs as he feels that's how fashion will move on.
New Delhi, March 27 : Designer duo Abraham & Thakore's (A&T) showcase of their autumn-winter 2015 range at Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) was all about recycling material in a contemporary way. Old saris and fabrics were layered and hand-stitched together to make something afresh.
New Delhi, March 27 : It was time for the darker shades of winter to take over the ramp of the Amazon India Fashion Week here, with designers Malini Ramani and Rina Dhaka taking to the stage to present their collections with a recurring naturalistic theme, tying them up together.
New Delhi, March 26 : The scenic beauty of Kashmir has always been a source of inspiration for many designers but the Hemant-Nandita duo took it to a different level, showcasing the timeless allure of the state's Gulmarg resort through their range that personified undying techniques, delicate embroideries, scenic beauty and extravagant handicrafts and clothing.
New Delhi, March 26 : The Indian fashion industry is separated into two major events -- Mumbai's Lakme Fashion Week and Delhi's Amazon India Fashion Week. But ace designers Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna feel it's time to get united and represent the industry as one fashion body.
By Sugandha Rawal, New Delhi, March 26 : A prince, princess, magnificent castles, swans and a ship emerging out of turbulent waves - the words may seem to pop out of a fairytale, but these are some of the elements that designer Anju Modi used to showcase her collection 'How to write a fairy tale' at the Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) here.
By Sugandha Rawal, New Delhi, March 26 : Ace designer JJ Valaya turned a fashion platform into a cultural cauldron by infusing elements of Russia and India into his collection 'The Bolshoi Bazaar', which he showcased at the Amazon India Fashion Week here.
By Nivedita, New Delhi, March 26 : A self-trained designer and an aesthete, Nikasha Tawadey made her debut in the Indian fashion industry in 2006 with her eponymous label 'Nikasha'. The designer feels the industry has grown to a point wherein designers are confident about their own inspirations rather than looking to the West for influences.
Mumbai, Mar 25 : Sushant Singh Rajput and Dibakar Banerjee are all set to launch a fashion line which is inspired by the era Detective Byomkesh Bakshy is set in.
New Delhi, March 25 : Known for subtle yet fashionable lines, designer Rajesh Pratap Singh on Wednesday left the audience at the Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) mesmerised with a black-and-white collection, which paid homage to medical practitioners who dedicate their life to the betterment of society.
New Delhi, Mar 24 : During the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, OPPO, a global technology brand with presence in North America, Europe and Asia, partnered with celebrity fashion designer Ly Qui Khanh to present its unique design inspiration.
New Delhi, March 24 : Beat the heat this summer by sporting a Kaftan, a variant of the robe or tunic, which has been worn by several celebrities around the world.
New Delhi, March 24 : A new title sponsor, over 100 established and rising designers, a fashion label from Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor and promotion of Khadi as its main theme, the 25th edition Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) will see glamour at its best when it kicks off here on Wednesday.
Mumbai, Mar 23 : The national-award winning actor, Rajkummar Rao walked the runway for Kunal Anil Tanna on Day 5 at the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Summer/Resort 2015.
Mumbai, Mar 23 : Young designer Kunal Rawal reinvented Indian and western designs in his signature masculine look at LFW this season.
By Nivedita, Mumbai , March 23 : Since the past 15 years, the Lakme Fashion Week has been promoting India's rich handloom culture and giving a worthy platform to budding designers. The summer-resort edition of the fashion gala, which concluded on Sunday, was again a step forward in that direction.
Mumbai, March 23 : Blending in the art of 'sculpting' and 'de-sculpting' with structured drapes, designer Anamika Khanna brought the curtains down on the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015 here.
By Nivedita, Mumbai, March 23 : Her red carpet appearances may portray that the uber stylish Kareena Kapoor Khan's wardrobe is full of chic designer gowns, but the Bollywood actress says her personal fashion is about "jeans and shirt" and that she feels "comfort" is the best style.
Mumbai, Mar 23 : : She has always created amazing prints whether it was doodles, legendary Indian heroes or French couture images. For Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015 Aartivijay Gupta brought a colourful dimension to her creations with "My World of Glass" inspired by mosaic.
Mumbai , Mar 23 : In a perfect conclusion to the celebration of its 15-year milestone, Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015 witnessed a magnificent Grand Finale by design priestess Anamika Khanna. Anamika's collection was inspired by 'Sculpt'- the Lakme beauty statement for the season.
Mumbai, March 23 : Ace designer Wendell Rodricks did not fail to impress yet again with his collection 'Popology' at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/ Resort 2015 presented by Philips.
Mumbai, Mar 23 : : Around the poolside of the Palladium Hotel, fashionistas gathered to view the collection of India's top swim and cruise wear designers. Creators of amazing fashion for 'in' and 'out' of the water, Shivan & Narresh internationally renowned names, took the audience on a fashionable holiday with their "Henri's Garden" collection at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015.
Mumbai, Mar 23 : Ace designer Farah Sanjana showcased her demure but daring collection called 'The Military Diva' at the Jabong Stage during Lakme Fashion Summer/Resort 2015.