The runway of Lakme Fashion Week came alive with Spark and Glamour as Pakistani Designers Rizwan Beyg, Saniya Maskatiya and Zara Sahjahan presented some serious fashion knocks of Day 1. Rizwan created a collection incorporating soft feminine and demure feel that reflected the colourful art truck art which Pakistan is known for. Collection called Digitruck, inspired by truckers in Pakistan, included bags, shoes and jewellery. Notable creations include tiered miniskirts, off shoulder dhoti jumpsuits, satin printed sharer and printed corset. Men’s wear noticeably included Printed pants, jackets and waistcoats among others.
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last week, I was lucky enough to ask some question to Aurelyen, Paris based Ready to wear designer and the man behind the brand Misericordia. Here is the interview at full length, , the words are his own, there is no editing
Q: Will you tell our audience about your back ground.?
I’m born near Paris. I spent my childhood, hanging out passionately in the cinemas of the Boulevard Montparnasse. I studied Beaux Arts in Cergy. Just after graduating, I went to New York to absorb the American Art and simply breathe. Back in Paris, I work in the world of Art and Architecture with great French artists. Then he decides to travel the world for two years, led by the idea of discovering new artists and different creative worlds.The meeting with Peru takes place in 2003. There, I decided to create the Misericordia Project
Q: When did you realise you want to become Fashion designer?
Since little, I want to create, invent a world. The walls of my room of my childhood were a fashion blog.
Q: How do you define today’s fashion?
A true form of expression, and independence in our confused world
Sculptural Jewellery VASKOLG is outcome of Craftsmanship and high-end expertise. Designer behind the brand, Olga Kiwerski proposes architectural and rhythmic body adornments and reflects futuristic elements in her limited edition pieces. It made me feel the proud discovering that the inspiration behind this utterly classy and catchy collection is derived from her journey to my country India. Use of diverse materials that includes gold and silver threads, lava stone, metal, feathers and true eternal roses, crystals and leather, paper, labradorite and onyx, old wild silk saree, pearls and corals, pure ceramic and precious wood, and new technologies (audio player, articulated light system, USB key…) etc augments the ornaments to next level. Sculptural jewellery fashion show is a rare and unique opportunity to showcase the ornament. (Click on the pictures to view full size)
The Haute Couture Fall Winter 14 collection by the label Coppelia Pique from Niki de Saint Phalle was very vogue and utterly classy. Designer by mixing fabrics like chiffon silk, organza, cashmeres and materials like feathers , shells, pearls , gold and silver foil and unveils the different elements which were part of her life. The detailing was whimsical that sets the couture to the next level. The look in with top that looks like college of pieces of glasses and the one that reflects the vibes of holding a python on shoulder – were my favourite. The collection was diverse with the vivid elements present at a time – prints, layers and Embellished details, 3D etc. Continue reading
Syrian Born Couturier Rami Al Ali unveiled 6th season of his utterly fancy haute couture creations on 7th July during Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris. Al Ali created a silhouette by using the palette of forest green, beige for the line rich in complexity. Classic A-line received modern touch as Al Ali reformed them with cropped fronts of alluring multilayered skirts offering nature’s inner mechanism. Embroidery and 3D weaving reflected all over the collection that further lured audience to rainforest’s innermost canopy. With Royal blue and vivid yellow, the jewel tone of ruby, purple and emerald, the collection thoroughly explores the connection between the intensity of the jungle with its idyllic aspiration.
Said Once Coco Chanel, “Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman”. So do they remember Man!! I belong to those theorists who believe in the power of perfect attire and advocate that very first impression is formed by the way you have dressed yourself. Said that, season after season, hundreds of designers come up with the collection that we later see people wearing. Men’s Spring Summer Fashion Weeks are almost over (considering main – London, Milan and Paris weeks) and I pretty much loved the concepts that some of the designers came up with. But It’s hard to say which one of them is my favourite. SO, I am going to share with you the 11 looks that I liked most and I WOULD TOTALLY WEAR THESE TOTAL LOOKS!!
Vivienne Westwood Created a look that has two layered top, shirt in white silk shirt layered by cross buttoned grey shirt with raw finishing. The look was finished with navy blue trouser and black sandals making it perfect for the end of Indian Summer .