The Revival Of Indian Textiles: A Step Forward

The one question everyone has on their minds once fashion week wraps up is…Whats trending in India??

Well, I’m finally proud and relieved that the fashion industries support to Indian weaves and textiles has finally been brought to the spotlight .

Having spent  several years during my interim as a designer, I worked closely with benarasi weavers till the modern fad took over killing tradition and made in India .  Which is why  a special mention is due to Shaina NC, who collaborated with The Bhau daji laud museum in Mumbai and put up a fabulous exhibition curated  with several Indian designers showcasing dresses using Paithani , brocades and rich indian textiles.

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The Winter/ Festive week, which ended yesterday, supported this cause by dedicating a textile day where several designers showcased a rich mix of Indo-Westerns.

-Andhra-based designer Gaurang Shah revived the Kanjeevaram, Khadi, Uppada, and highlighted embroideries such as zardosi, gotta, chikankari.

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Neeta Lulla showcased the modern day bride every so beautifully, with the stunning Nishka Lulla as showstopper and reinterpreted the classic bengali bride

-Anita Dongre ended day 2 at LFW with her ‘Grassroot’ collection that was dedicated to reviving traditional craftsmanship such as Ahir embroidery from Gujarat, and ikat from Karnataka and Hyderabad amidst others.

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Satya Paul: Another wonderful depiction of Indian Artisanal handwork, which served as an inspiration to Satya Paul’s A/W’15 collection.

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A stepping stone initated indeed, which I’m absolutely delighted to support #ReinventBenaras#Makeinindia

Highlights From LFW: The showstoppers

Who would have though that Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015 at the plush SoBo Palladium hotel would be the new hangout spot for literally all of Bollywood’s brigade.

It’s safe to say that this time around, fashion week began and ended with a BANG. Quite literally!

Bollywood beauties made the most wonderful muses for splendid designers such as Anamika Khanna, Arpita Mehta, Tarun Tahiliani, Anushree Reddy and many many more.

On the other hand, we also saw the first lady of bollywood, Gauri Khan, turn debut designer with her latest tropical creation for Satya Paul.

SHOWSTOPPERS SPOTTED were Karisma Kapoor, Nargis Fakhri, Ileana D’Cruz, Esha Gupta & Of course queen B, Kareena Kapoor Khan. The actresses upped the glamour quotient and turned up the heat on the runway this time around.

Take a look!

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Ileana D’Cruz for Anushree Reddy

 

 

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Gauri Khan for Satya Paul

 

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Esha Gupta for Arpita Mehta

 

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Nargis Fakhri for Masaba

 

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Karisma Kapoor for Arpita Mehta

 

 

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Chitrangada Singh for Tarun Tahiliani

 

 

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Kareena Kapoor Khan for Anamika Khanna

 

Introducing Disney Mono Pop By Satya Paul

When you think of Satya Paul, the first thing that comes to mind is timeless elegance at it’s best.

It truly must have come as a surprise to most of the brand’s patrons when we revealed our latest collaboration.One that not many would have guessed with much ease.

Last night was an event of sorts, The entire team of Satya Paul was ecstatic to announce the launch of our latest collaboration,an all new quirky and fun collection in collaboration with the creators of magic themselves, Disney.

This stylish retro-modern collection titled ‘Disney Mono Pop by Satya Paul’, kicked off with a  soirée hosted at the Satya Paul store in the Palladium Mall, Mumbai, with Bollywood actress Esha Gupta looking gorgeous in a stunning ‘Minnie Monopop saree from the collection. The event was attended by Mumbai’s stylish glitterati, from the likes of Mandira Bedi, Sidharth Roy Kapur, Masaba Gupta, Shaheen Abbas,Manasi Scott, Vidya Malwade, Dipti Bhatnagar and many others.

Inspired by the unique interpretations of iconic Disney characters, this collection reflects and reminisces the evolution of Mickey and Minnie over the years.

What a fun night it was and the collection is already a rage! Can’t wait to wear my Disney Saree and go back in time!

Esha Gupta in Disney Monopop by Satya Paul

 

Mandira Bedi in the Disney Monopop by Satya Paul Saree

 

Narayani Shastri, Deepika Gehani & Manasi Scott

 

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Diwali Wishlist

Diwali is all about colours, glitter, gold, good food, celebrations and all things fabulous.

This Diwali, before I get a bit too occupied with all the festivities and celebrations, I thought it would only be fair to share with you all my selection of few of my favourite things this diwali!

All I’ll say is bring out those bright oranges, reds and gold’s this Diwali.

Here’s wishing each and everyone one of you a very Happy Diwali. May it be as sparkling as ever and don’t forget to add that dash of Style this Diwali!

Want To Know How Luxury Brands Are Celebrating Diwali?

The biggest and one of the most celebrated Indian festivals in just around the corner!

When I think of Diwali, Lights, firecrackers, card parties and lots of calories come to mind. While I’m excited to indulge this festive season, I happened to have noticed an increasing participation of some of the most iconic luxury brands, in order to celebrate Diwali!

Everyone around is embracing the festive season and it’s spirit, so why should luxury brands not indulge a bit as well right?

In order to keep up with the needs and wants of it’s Indian market,these brands seem to be celebrating Diwali with us this year!

Think Customized lanterns, limited edition pieces and in store decorations.

Here’s a look at what some of our most loved brands are upto this Diwali:

 

Jimmy Choo’s In Store Decor This Diwali

Customized Satya Paul Diwali Lanterns

Tod’s Limited Edition Diwali Handbags This Season

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Burberry Celebrates Diwali

Burberry’s Rose Gold Collection This diwali

 

#FNOIndia2014: A Night To Remember!

Last Night’s Vogue Fashion Night out was EVERYTHING I expected and much MORE!

The Music was groovy, the vibe was buzzing, people were dressed their best and as per usual, the bubbly was flowing all night long!

Store activities were at their best this time around,there was something for each and everyone!

Here’s a look at some of my favourites from last night:

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It’s All About The Black & White Stripes

Trends come and go but the Stripes are always a constant!

The classic Black & White stripes are no longer restricted to shirts and dresses, not that what i LOVE about this print!

Check out some of these amazing apparels and accessories available in B&W Stripes! It even comes in a SAREE now!

Love it!

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