Milan Diaries: Emporio Armani’s Quirky Elegance

Its very hard to put in to words exactly how exciting fashion week is, especially in Milan. The city is buzzing with designers, models, bloggers amongst the locals.

Needless to say I was very very excited to attend the Emporio Armani show and watch Mr. Armani’s creations down the runway!

And boy, was i blown away – The maestro had stuck the delicate balance of Quirky an elegant like no one else has!

On a black background more often than on a white one, a visual explosion of digital signs and designs, including a sectioned smile, and multi-coloured ‘scratches’.

Clean lines and clear shapes. Silhouetted, rounded shoulders for high-tech heroines.
Short jumpsuits with short trousers that look like skirts, slim trousers, and mini-but-not-micro skirts

Sleek shoes with covered heels add feminine flair and lengthen the leg. Sparkle-galore lends a three-dimensional touch to evening  wear.

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I for one, cannot wait to get my hands on this collection! Tell me what your favorite look was in the comments below!

GIORGIO ARMANI CELEBRATES ITS 40TH ANNIVERSARY WITH A GRAND SHOW AND THE OPENING OF ARMANI/SILOS

The festivities to to celebrate 40 years of Armani continue and how!

This time the man himself, Mr Giorgio Armani, takes it a notch above with a grand celebration to mark 40 glorious years of the brand Armani.

The two Day celebrations over a period of 29th and 30th April were truly a grand affair.

This included a dinner being hosted at the world renowned Michelin star restaurant Nobu, along with an exquisite Armani prive fashion show and most importantly, the launch of the highly ambitious Armani project, the Armani Silos.

In attendance were some of the most recognized people from all partrs of the globe, such as India’s very own Aishwariya Rai Bachchan, And some of hollywood’s biggies like Tom Cruise, Leonardo Di Caprio, Pierce Brosnon,  Sophia Lauren, Hillary Swank, Cate Blanchett, Chris Pine and many more.

Here’s a glimpse into one of the most extravagant  affairs I’ve ever seen!

 

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Leonardo Di Caprio

  

Pierce Brosnon

  

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Hillary Swank

  

Chris Pine

  

Tom Cruise

  

Cate Blanchett


 Truly a grand affair!

Milan Diaries | Jimmy Choo

Milan just seems to get better and better – after the fabulous Emporio Armani show, I made my way to the Jimmy Choo presentation! And, Boy! Was I blown away!

Inspired by the art of Ballet, Sandra Choi’s collection for Jimmy Choo Autumn Winter 15 has discipline and design.

Drawing on the powerful sense of emotion conveyed by the line of a dancer’s body, the palpable passion created by a single movement and the elegance of an arabesque, the collection explores a pas des deux relationship between ballet and bondage, the binding and tying of a dancer’s ankle with a simple ribbon that gives the confidence to release an emotionally charged performance.

Buckles harness, fine leather ribbon ties caress, minimal leather and brushed gold hardware cuff details bind evocatively and exaggerated organza bows tease the ankle and the foot. Decadent and sensuous velvet dominates lending a richness of texture contrasting with the softest nappa leather. The colour palette sees the innocence of ballet pink contrasted with moodier hues of teal, red, cinnamon, black and a degradé of ballet pink to black python.

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With super gorgeous detailing and accents to make sure they turn heads, Sandra Choi made everyone dream of Choo!

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Just cannot get enough of this shoe!!

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This clutch has officially made it to my Lust List!!

Fashion and friends are a match made in heaven, at the presentation i had the lovely Ekta from Grazia, Nandini from Elle and Varun from Harpers Bazaar for company!

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The Gorgeous Malini from Elle!

 

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With my favorites Ekta from Grazia and Varun from Harpers Bazaar India!

 

Did you love the presentation as much as i did? Let me know in the comments below!

 

Milan Diaries | Emporio Armani

From the second I got my Emporio Armani show ticket, I couldn’t wait to see what the master Mr. Armani had envisioned for one of my favorite brands! The ikat print show ticket only peaked my interest-

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Interestingly, the collection was entitled “Crossing Colors”  – There were two big takeaways from the Emporio Armani show this morning: ruffles and the color red.

Here’s a quick look at some my favorite looks from the show –

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The ruffles were belts and cross-body bag straps and necklaces and a dozen other details

And I most definitely can’t get enough of the Floral appliques on the grey wool skirts

 

 

 

 

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With a dozen other details to their Credit, Mr. Armani put his magical touch to the Fall Winter 15/16 collection once again ; here’s a quick overview of what to see in store – Washed out Ikat, Dramatic Velvet and detailing to-die-for!

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Cant wait to get my hands on the Cullottes, fabulous crossbody’s and uber fashionable dresses!

 

I absolutely cannot wait to see what the maestro has in-store for us at the Giorgio Armani Show! Can you?

Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

 

Milan Diaries | Gucci

We’re back to my favorite city, Milan! It’s Milan Fashion Week and the streets have never looked more stylish – Fashionista’s from across the globe put their best foot forward in the fashion capital of the world!

The Streets, Bars, Restaurants – all of them breathed out fashion… Exactly how i love it!

Yesterday’s big show – GUCCI, was definitely a fashion moment, and it was most definitely Alessandro Michele’s moment. o-Alessandro_Michele_portrait__1739_low_Courtesy-of-Ronan-Gallagher-for-Gu..

Fashion loves a debut; consider all the unanswered questions: Would Michele take Gucci in the more daring direction? Or would it be more formal like his predecessor Frida Giannini?

The Collection comprised of colorful coats with fur cuffs and military leanings; fluttery, shapeless botanic print dresses; and unlined, skin-baring point d’esprit separates. Many of the pieces were pressed with creases at odd places—several inches above the hem of trousers, down the side of a jacket, or all over in the case of a blue plissé dress.

Here are some of my favorite looks from the show!

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Did you like Michele’s approach? Let me know in the comments below!