Kolkata, Jun 30 : It is that time of the year when people head for holidays, mostly to sea beaches and now, increasingly, to cruises who can afford it. What to wear on the vacation is a dilemma. Fashion designers extend a helping hand to rise to the occasion. Pramita Bose checks out some collections
New Delhi, June 30 : Daniel Syiem, a young designer from Meghalaya who has showcased ethnic apparel in global fashion hubs like New York, London and Rome, is "striving to preserve the dying art of weaving" by making traditional fabric fashionable. He is also working to empower women weavers from his northeastern state.
New Delhi, June 28 : Huma Nassr, widely known as the first Pakistani entrepreneur in India, is set to launch a 'Shaan-e-Pakistan' event at the country's high commission here where fashion designers from the two countries will share the stage in a cross-border cultural exchange rising above starchy political and official ties between the two countries.
New Delhi, June 27 : Tapping into the holy spirit of Ramadan, designer Nishita Agarwal of the label Niche has designed a new collection of clutches called 'Bling it away' for a complete festive look.
New Delhi, June 27 : The monsoons are drenching the city with mucky roads, dirty feet and frizzy hair, leaving people in a dilemma about what to wear. From opting for light fabrics and cropped pants to going for waterproof make-up, experts suggest few quick solutions that will save you from dampening your style in the rain.
Kolkata, June 26 : India's homegrown and men's lifestyle brand Grasim from Grasim Bhiwani Textiles Ltd., a subsidiary of Grasim Industries Ltd. and a part of the Aditya Birla Group, unveiled its autumn/winter collection with a refined, unconstrained and richly detailed Autumn/ Winter Ready-to-Wear Collection 2015.
Mumbai, June 24 : Beauty brand Lakme is all geared up to explore the realm of fashion fantasy with Gaurav Gupta as the Grand Finale Designer at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2015, to be held from August 26 to 30 at Palladium in Mumbai.
Mumbai, June 20 : With nations gearing for the world's first International Yoga Day on Sunday to mark the importance of the ancient Indian practice, an Indian apparel brand has launched the world's first true yoga wear. It's specialty is that the synthetics never touch the skin and garments never compress the body.
New Delhi, June 20 : Don't let the rainy season affect your desire to be stylish and fabulous. Opt for short dresses in light fabrics in bright colours to beat monsoon woes, says an expert.
Kolkata, June 20 : High Street Market Via Moda, an Art, Fashion, and Lifestyle exhibition, organized in aid of charities, is back with its monsoon collection from a diversified range of designers from all over India besides the two South Asian neighbours, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
New Delhi, June 19 : Are you always confused about matching the best footwear to your clothes? It will help to know that while wedged heels are versatile and look great with every outfit, gladiator sandals look good with plain dresses, says an expert.
New Delhi, June 19 : With expertise from Indian fashion industry's style gurus like Anita Dongre, Manish Malhotra and Sabyasachi Mukherjee and an insight into Pakistan bridal fashion with designer Sania Maskatiya, the Vogue Wedding Show (VWS) will be back with its third edition with more grandeur and opulence here.
New Delhi, June 18 : Forget thinking about looking fat and short in a sari. Go for lightweight fabrics and small prints as it will help you look slimmer, says an expert.
Kolkata, Jun 18 : Back to the City of Joy (Kolkata) to exhibit her voguish 'Neo-Colonial' collection, British Indian fashion designer Neeva Debnath reflects on her childhood nostalgia and dual heritage of being extremely Bong at heart but also a spirited Brit in true sense. With an upbringing and exposure to plush fashion houses such as French Connection, Monsoon, C and A, Nicole Farhi and Notice Me in UK, she has a fair share of experience in the field. Her love for fabrics and fashion reflects in the way she talks about them. In a tete-a-tete with IBNS Correspondent Toorssa Banerjee, she speaks about her brand Neeva-D London, her Bong connection, her love for all-things-lacey and her favourite fashion stalwarts from all over the globe. Excerpts:
New Delhi, June 17 : In a bid to popularise indigenous products among India's youth and generate new employment opportunities in remote areas, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) is taking new measures to promote khadi wear in India in the form of denims for both men and women.
New Delhi, June 17 : The BMW India Bridal Fashion Week that kicks off here on July 15, will see Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla as the opening designers for its seventh edition.
Abu Dhabi, June 16 : In an attempt to make summer holidays (from June to September) even more sizzling, Yas Island offers several hot deals for families and kids with experiences tailored just for them.
New Delhi, June 16 : Intending to popularise khadi among the youth, the KVIC on Tuesday launched a new range of khadi denim products from jeans to jackets for both men and women.
Mumbai, June 16 : Actress Shruti Haasan, who on Tuesday unveiled the latest collection of fashion brand Haute Curry, says the "funky and brazen, yet Indian" designs reflect her individual style.
New Delhi, June 15 : Indian designer Archana Kochhar showcased her couture bridal collection titled Melange at the India Fashion Week Dubai 2015. Bollywood actress Celina Jaitly walked the ramp as the showstopper.
New Delhi, June 15 : Whether you're heavy on the top or bottom, it's vital to choose swimwear that suits your shape.
New Delhi, Jun 15 : With a new interest in natural fabrics that are just right for a tropical country like India, khadi is experiencing a resurgence and making forays even into the high-fashion arena. Pramita Bose reports
Kolkata, June 14 : As Bollywood star Soha Ali Khan joined the Kolkata celebrity brigade to sashay down the ramp in chunky jewellery and gorgeous traditional Indian outfits like saree on a rain-drenched summer evening on Saturday, behind the show of razzle-dazzle was a cause for charity.
New Delhi, June 14 : Plagiarism in the fashion industry has long been a bane for designers not only in India, but internationally too. Ace fashion designer Rohit Bal says such cheap copies are not only a crime, but these parallel markets are also harming their business.
Mumbai, June 13 : Designer Nidhi Munim has launched her new swimsuit collection, Shades of Ocean, and says the different colours in the new range are there to honour the sea.
New Delhi, June 11 : A new collection of brassieres is giving women the power to control cleavage exposure.
New Delhi, June 11 : Medha Bansal of capital-based National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) has been named winner of the ninth edition of The Debut, a unique initiative by a fashion brand.
New Delhi, June 10 : Suneet Varma has been announced as the grand finale designer of the seventh edition of BMW India Bridal Fashion Week starting from July 15.
New Delhi, June 9 : London-based Aashni + Co will be presenting India's premier luxury fashion brand Anamika Khanna as the opening design house at the prestigious and much awaited Fashion Parade in the British capital on Thursday.
New Delhi, June 9 : Using the right makeup products during summer can be a tedious task for women, but keeping some factors in mind can help.
New Delhi, June 8 : Ace designer Rajesh Pratap Singh has come up with a new take on evergreen white shirt and he dedicated the range to noted British-born architect Laurie Baker, who died in 2007.
New Delhi, June 8 : Body grooming is the need of the hour - the women agree, and insist from men. A majority of women prefer a partner with a well groomed chest and sans excessive body hair, according to Philips India's annual Stylescape Survey.
New Delhi, June 5 : If you have your eyes on the fashion quotient flaunted by the ladies in "Dil Dhadakne Do", do check out the exclusive merchandise inspired by Zoya Akhtar's film on e-commerce site Amazon.in.
New Delhi, May 29 : Regular denims are just an 'everybody thing'. Go beyond the regular pair of denims, and fill your wardrobe with denim shirt, vest or a dress.
New Delhi, May 29 : Eyes are said to be the windows to your soul, so enhance and accentuate them without using makeup.
New Delhi, May 27 : Fashion changes every season, but denim has become a staple of sorts. Try stocking your wardrobe with at least three different pairs of denim, says an expert.
New Delhi, May 25 : Relief from heat is what we get when the rain gods show mercy, but rainfall also brings a lot of humidity. Be careful, it can be harsh on your hair.
New Delhi, May 23 : Age-old Banarasi weaves from Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency, are poised for a facelift, courtesy a string of high-end Indian designers who are hoping to put their forces behind improving the livelihood of skilled workers and forging the global popularity of the fabric as a Make In India product.
New Delhi, May 22 : Before you take off on a summer vacation to a destination of your choice, spare a little time to think of haircare.
Kolkata, May 21: A couple of weeks after Bela Seshe, a Bengali film, struck a chord with the audience, Priya Gopal Bishoyi, the costume sponsor of the movie, launched a line of sarees to commemorate their success.
London, May 21 : Banish the black to the back of your wardrobe! This season the trend is all about being bold and vibrant, so ensure that you stand out from the crowd in eye-catching block brights.
New Delhi, May 21 : Disney's loved character Mickey Mouse has been creatively translated into Indian fashion! Highlighted with Mickey elements, a 'Disney by Anouk' collection was unveiled here on Thursday.
London, May 21 : From patchwork and colour block separates at Burberry to buttery soft suede jackets at Gucci -- suede has emerged as the fabric of the spring and summer season this year.
Mumbai, May 19 : The winter-festive 2015 edition of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) will be held at the Palladium Hotel here starting August 26.
New Delhi, May 17 : It's not just Deepika Padukone's act in the slice of life comedy film "Piku" that got thumbs up, but also her 'ethnic meets modern' wardrobe. Her stylish and functional look seems to be now hot favourite of many.
New Delhi, May 15 : Actress Neha Dhupia is set to host the Fashion Extravaganza, an event dedicated to fashion, at the 16th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend and Awards in Kuala Lumpur in June.
London, May 15 : Whether you're an hourglass, up and down, an apple or a pear in body shape -- choose a dress that fits right on your figure.
London, May 13 : Men who wear red clothes send out a signal that they are angry and dominant, suggests a new research.
New Delhi, May 12 : Wondering how to revamp your closet this summer? Try to get your hands on kurtis to complement summer-friendly palazzos or Farshi pants.
New Delhi, May 12 : Get a healthy glow and bold and well defined eyebrows to rock the red carpet look, says an expert.
New Delhi, May 12 : First impressions tend to last longer when it comes to the world of professionals. Wear properly fitting clothes with smaller prints, and glam up with subtle makeup if you're in the corporate world, says an expert.
New Delhi, May 12 : Actress Tina Desai, who has beautiful curls, says avoiding satin pillow covers and using deep conditioning helps to tame her tresses.
London, May 11 : With the arrival of the summer season, don't forget to revamp your wardrobe. Use clever patterns and contrasting colours to flatter your figure.
Mumbai, May 8 : Amy Billimoria House Of Design in association with Pankti Shah opened its first store on the main street of Juhu/Juhu Tara Road on May 7, following a two month architectural rendezvous.
New Delhi, May 7 : Keep metals like copper away from your jewellery box this summer and go for lightweight pieces to adorn your neck, wrist or ears.
New Delhi, May 7 : Want to step out in style? How about slipping into footwear with various colourful expressions of life hand-painted on them?
New Delhi, May 7 : Get your hands on cuffed jeans, crop tops and tank tops, which can add to your style quotient in the summer, says an expert.
Mumbai,May 5 : : The Legacy of 18 years of great fashion continued this summer at Silhouettes 2015 - the Annual Graduating Fashion Show of B. D. Somani Institute of Art and Fashion Technology with an aim to celebrate and re-define the rich grandeur of textile heritage and dexterous crafts of our nation the magic of hand-spun treasures in fresh perspective of youthful zest.
New Delhi, May 5 : They are cool and trendy. Neutral tone of stones on the neckpiece can turn a trendy statement piece into a timeless classic one, says an expert.
New Delhi, May 5 : Designer Bani Khurana has tied up with designer e-commerce brand Indian Roots, an initiative of NDTV, to sell her creations online.