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7 days ago
AIFW: 25 designers to mark 25th finale

New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The grand finale of the forthcoming Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) -- the 25th edition of the FDCI fashion gala -- will be truly grand with 25 designers coming together to present signature pieces celebrating India's rich handicraft tapestry. The ramp at AIFW will burst in a kaleidoscope of red, orange and pink during the 'Special Celebration Grand Finale', w...

1 month ago
Snapdeal.com acquires premium fashion portal Exclusively.com

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Online shopping portal Snapdeal.com has acquired premium and luxury fashion site Exclusively.com, a company statement by the former said here Wednesday. With this acquisition, Snapdeal.com looks to further strengthen its fashion business and reach $2 billion in gross merchandise value in the fashion category this year. However, the company declined to disclose th...

2 months ago
Indian designers picture Michelle Obama in six-yard wonder

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) A navy blue knee-length dress, an off-shoulder gown or a floral dress - the First Lady of the US has worn them all. But on her forthcoming visit to India, desi designers wish she drapes different styles of the six-yard wonder - whether chiffons or traditional Benarasi weaves. Michelle will accompany her husband US President Barack Obama to India Jan 25, a day ah...

2 months ago
Theft at designer Ritu Kumar's store in capital

New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) The bridal couture collection and cash amounting to close to Rs.60 lakh was stolen from veteran fashion designer Ritu Kumar's flagship store in the capital's South Extension market, a police officer said. The theft happened in the wee hours of Friday morning. An FIR has been filed at the Hauz Khas police station, and the investigation is on. An es...

3 months ago
Role reversal of fashion, films: Healthy exchange of creativity

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Films and fashion go hand in hand and their relationship went a step forward in the year gone by,with designers going behind the camera to make movies and film stars taking to scissors and measuring tapes to showcase their expertise in designing. If Vikram Phadnis crossed over to direct a film, Deepika Padukone also did so to reveal her creativity with fabrics.<...

4 months ago
Khadi goes chic, turns money-spinner

New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Khadi, once the dowdy sartorial symbol of India's independence movement, is now trendy and makes the cash registers ring. Designers are rocking the ramp with khadi collections and brands are seeing profit by selling their range made from hand-woven cotton fabric. The khadi collection by Fabindia, a brand that retails handcrafted clothing and home furnishings, sel...

5 months ago
Dia Mirza marries Sahil Sangha

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Actress Dia Mirza, sporting a Ritu Kumar-designed green and beige ensemble, exchanged marital vows with her beau and business partner Sahil Sangha here Saturday. The couple, who got engaged in New York earlier this year, had an Arya Samaj wedding ceremony at a farmhouse in Ghitorni here. The duo came out post wedding and posed for the shutterbugs. If Dia ...

5 months ago
Dia Mirza sports Ritu Kumar outfit at pre-wedding function

New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Bollywood actress and former beauty queen Dia Mirza looked ethereal in an ethnic outfit by fashion designer Ritu Kumar, for her mehndi function. The event - part of her pre-wedding ceremonies - was held in the capital Thursday. Dia, who is marrying filmmaker Sahil Sangha Saturday, seemed happy and excited in a marigold yellow chanderi multi-panelled kurta.

7 months ago
Modern women in focus in Ritu Kumar's latest line

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Designer Ritu Kumar has come up with her autumn winter line that draws its inspiration from traditional prints of Rajasthan and Kutch. The target audience is contemporary women. Ranging from kurtis, skirts, suits and short jackets, the collection comprises of varied styles for both day and evening wear, said a statement. The collection is available in col...

7 months ago
Use handloom fabrics in unconventional way: Ritu Kumar

New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Veteran fashion designer Ritu Kumar, who works with local weavers and artisans across the country regularly, says that by using handloom fabrics unconventionally, people in the design fraternity can give a new lease of life to the craftsmen. At a talk here at The Lodhi here Monday evening, she took a group of textile-mad people through a presentation about the co...

7 months ago
Ritu Kumar campaigns for craftsmen

Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) Veteran designer Ritu Kumar has launched an initiative titled 'Beautiful Hands Make Beautiful Work' to recognise the work of craftsmen. The campaign will feature a series of videos released over time with an objective to portray the people and craft behind Ritu Kumar label. The videos will narrate the story behind the identity, craftsmanship and the revival of India...

7 months ago
'Kareena a perfect Ritu Kumar muse'

New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Award winning veteran fashion designer Ritu Kumar, two of whose creations have been worn by Kareena Kapoor in a song from Singham Returns, says the actress is a perfect muse for her designs. In the song Kuch toh hua hai from Singham Returns, which released Friday, Kareena is seen flaunting ethnic yet contemporary outfits from the Ritu Kumar Label collection. <...

7 months ago
Four injured in Pakistan firing in Jammu

Jammu, Aug 11 (IANS) Two troopers and two women were injured Monday as Pakistan Rangers opened fire at Indian positions on the international border in Jammu district, an official said. Police sources told IANS here that two Border Security Force (BSF) troopers - Head Constable Sunil Kumar and Constable Bishnoi - were injured when the Pakistani army resorted to unprovoked firing at four p...

1 year ago
Gurgaon Fashion Week to start April 17

Gurgaon, March 25 - The first edition of Gurgaon Fashion Week will begin April 17. The event is expected to be a bi-annual one with summer and winter editions. Founded by Neha Verma, the four-day fashion week promises opportunity to accelerate trade through the presence of buyers as well as throw the limelight on the hottest trends this season, said a statement. To be held at Galaxy...

1 year ago
Gurgaon Fashion Week to start April 17

Gurgaon, March 25 - The first edition of Gurgaon Fashion Week will begin April 17. The event is expected to be a bi-annual one with summer and winter editions. Founded by Neha Verma, the four-day fashion week promises opportunity to accelerate trade through the presence of buyers as well as throw the limelight on the hottest trends this season, said a statement. To be held at Ga...

1 year ago
Flaunt leather accessories with Indian prints

New Delhi, Oct 24 - It's time to flaunt leather accessories like bags, satchels and iPad cases with Indian ornamental designs. Fashion designer Ritu Kumar has launched a leather accessories collection with Indian prints like Jamavar, hand-block and chintz. Colours like dark reds, browns and blacks highlight the beauty of the prints, said a statement. Simple leather has been beautifie...

1 year ago
I want to empower women, says Neeru Bajwa

New Delhi, Oct 6 - Actress Neeru Bajwa has become a big name in the Punjab film industry, thanks to the success of Jatt and Juliet movies. Now she wants to use her name and fame to empower women. Neeru, who made her debut in Punjabi movies in 2004 with Asa Nu Mann Watna Da, is now ready to take a plunge as a producer, a field that not many Punjabi women experiment with. My productio...

1 year ago
Shoes, bags fest back to woo capital's fashionistas

New Delhi, Aug 29 - From exclusive shoes made by ace designer Ritu Kumar to enchanting pairs by brand Swati Modo - take your pick from a plethora of options available at the second edition of Shoe and Bag Festival, starting here Sep 4. DLF Promenade, a mall in the Vasant Kunj area of south Delhi, is organising the extravaganza for those who love to make a statement with their footwear an...

1 year ago
Shoes, bags fest back to woo capital's fashionistas

New Delhi, Aug 29 - From exclusive shoes made by ace designer Ritu Kumar to enchanting pairs by brand Swati Modo - take your pick from a plethora of options available at the second edition of Shoe and Bag Festival, starting here Sep 4. DLF Promenade, a mall in the Vasant Kunj area of south Delhi, is organising the extravaganza for those who love to make a statement with their footwear and h...

1 year ago
Nargis Fakhri goes desi for Ritu Kumar at LFW

Mumbai, Aug 26 - Bollywood actress Nargis Fakhri took on a desi appearance as she walked the ramp for designer Ritu Kumar Monday at the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week - Winter/Festive 2013. The actress looked ravishing in a white floor-length anarkali with a thick green and gold border hemline and heavy embroidery on the neck and sleeves. A beautiful 'maang tika' and neck piece added to her ...

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