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3 days ago
First edition of Wool Conclave kicks off in capital

New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The Woolmark Company and India Fashion Forum (IFF) on Wednesday flagged off the first edition of Wool Conclave focussing on the potential of wool as luxurious and natural fibre for fashion and lifestyle sector and how India and Australia can work in tandem to multiply and support wool. The Woolmark company's 'Grown in Austrlia, Made in India' intiative was in the...

3 months ago
'Raabta' really close to my heart: Kriti Sanon

Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) Actress Kriti Sanon says Raabta is really close to her heart and she hopes the film gets is appreciated by the audience. We have two really great long schedules. And whatever I have seen, it came out really well. I am really excited because this is one script that is really close to my heart. So I am just hoping you guys love it, Kriti told IANS at the ongoing Lakme...

3 months ago
Kriti Sanon can't wait to watch 'MS Dhoni - The Untold Story'

Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kriti Sanon says she is huge fan of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and she cant wait to watch MS Dhoni - The Untold Story -- a film made on the cricketer starring Sushant Singh Rajput in the lead role. I think Sushant is an excellent actor. Yes, I can't pick out details and mannerism that he has totally picked up for the film but I have lot of friends who ar...

3 months ago
LABEL Ritu Kumar unveils 'vintage sportswear' at LFW

Mumbai, Aug 27 (IANS) LABEL, Ritu Kumar unveiled 'vintage sportswear' at Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2016 with its theme for the season was sportswear inspired street style. The collection blended Parisian styling and Indian textiles with Bollywood actress Kriti Sanon showing it beautifully on ramp as showstopper. This pret collection plays with a palette of colourful and sof...

3 months ago
Wendell Rodricks bids goodbye to fashion ramp, lets prodigy take over

Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) His first collection showcase back in the 1990s earned him the title Guru of Minimalism and later on he pioneered the concept of resort wear and eco-friendly garments in Indian fashion. After over two decades in the fashion industry, designer Wendell Rodricks has said goodbye to the runway and handed over his label to his prodigy Schulen Fernandes. His collection at...

3 months ago
New high for corporate sponsorships at Lakme Fashion Week

Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) In an age when corporate sponsorship seems to have become a major concern for designers who keep vying to get a brand's backing for better growth, the Winter/Festive 2016 (W/F 16) edition of the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW), beginning Wednesday, will see a new high. To be held at St. Regis here, the gala will see the participation of 92 designers, with 15 sponsors backi...

3 months ago
92 designers to participate in LFW Winter/Festive 2016

Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) As many as 92 designers, including Ritu Kumar, Rajesh Pratap Singh and Wendell Rodricks, will participate in the forthcoming Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2016. In its 17th year, Tarun Tahiliani will open the gala here on August 23. Kolkata-based designer Kallol Datta will showcase a collection at the Sustainable Fashion and Indian Textiles Day du...

4 months ago
Kalki shoots for Label Ritu Kumar's new campaign

Mumbai, Aug 4 (IANS) Actress Kalki Koechlin features in the latest campaign for the launch of brand Label Ritu Kumar's autumn winter 2016 and Label Basics collections. The campaign, featuring videos and stills, was shot in Pali Hill here by ace photographer Bikramjit Bose and videographer Christina MacGillivray. Some behind-the-scenes action from Label Ritu Kumar's Autumn Winter...

4 months ago
Rahul Mishra dedicates collection to nature at India Couture Week 2016

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Ace fashion designer Rahul Mishra showcased his latest collection - Monsoon Diaries - at the FDCI India Couture Week 2015 (ICW) with the elegant line showcasing a completely hand-woven range with abundance detailing. The showcase was held at the Taj Palace here on Friday, where the award-winning designer displayed as many as 36 ensembles for the modern day bride...

4 months ago
'She Walks, She Leads' an inspiring account of 24 women achievers

Book: She Walks, She Leads; Author: Gunjan Jain; Publisher: Penguin/Viking; Pages: 556; Price: Rs 799 In spite of a host of Indian women having achieved the pinnacle of their respective spheres, the glass ceiling still exists though it can be shattered -- only they just have to work harder, says debutant author Gunjan Jain of her seminal work tracing the upward spirals of 24 women who ha...

7 months ago
Ritu Kumar hopes Kate chooses blue suit a la Princess Diana

New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Ace designer Ritu Kumar, who had designed an Indian suit for Princess Diana's visit to Pakistan in 1997, says a similar outfit could complement the late Princess of Wales' daughter-in-law Kate Middleton on her maiden trip to India. Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate are set for their maiden visit to India on Sunday. The Duchess of Cambridge is a ...

9 months ago
Benarasi weaves are getting their recognition: Designer Suket Dhir

New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The timeless and classic weaves of Benaras are getting their due and recognition nowadays with several established designers incorporating the craft on the fashion runways, says designer Suket Dhir, who made India proud when he won the 2015-2016 Menswear International Woolmark Prize earlier this year. Known for making ensembles using natural fabrics like cotton, ...

9 months ago
Exhibition on Banarasi brocade saris to be held in Capital

New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) An exhibition on Banarasi brocade saris titled Atoot Dor- Unbroken Thread will held in the Capital starting Thursday. The two-month long event will highlight the dialogues between museum artifacts, living traditions and of course Banarasi saris. The event will be held at the National Museum in collaboration with India Foundation for the Arts, Bengaluru. It will e...

9 months ago
Indian designers lend creativity to teddy bears for V-Day

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) You may have pampered your loved one with teddy bears, but how about designer ones? Indian designers like Ritu Kumar, Rina Dhaka, Varun Bahl and more have lent their creativity to one-of-a-kind teddies ahead of Valentine's Day. To celebrate the season of love, luxury destination DLF Emporio here has come up with the Made with Love campaign, a unique amalgamation o...

10 months ago
'Purchasing power for kids apparel has increased'

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) An increasing number of people are willing to splurge on designer-wear for their children, says a co-founder of kidswear fashion brand Kidology. To increase its presence across the country, Kidology has collaborated with online shopping portal Snapdeal, thereby becoming the first kidswear brand in portal's 'The Designer Studio', which already features creations b...

10 months ago
Indian textiles adds colour to a 2016 calendar

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Models dressed in ensembles using Indian textiles and created by ace designers like Ritu Kumar and Rohit Bal, have featured in a 2016 calendar that has been launched here. Kiran Kheva and Aviinash K. Pathania, directors of Indian Federation for Fashion Development (IFFD), launched its calendar here on Thursday. Every year, IFFD curates a calendar focusing...

10 months ago
AIFW to be held at capital's Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The upcoming five-day Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) Autumn-Winter 2016 will be held at the capital's Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium for the first time in March. The fashion gala in association with Maybelline New York, is scheduled from March 16 to March 20. Announcing the venue, Sunil Sethi, president of Fashion Design Council of India - the country's apex ...

10 months ago
AIFW to be held at capital's Jawaharlal Nehru Stadiu

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The upcoming five-day Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) Autumn-Winter 2016 will be held at the capital's Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium for the first time in March. The fashion gala in association with Maybelline New York, is scheduled from March 16 to March 20. Announcing the venue, Sunil Sethi, president of Fashion Design Council of India - the country's apex...

11 months ago
Manish Arora digs into travel diaries for new line

New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Ace fashion designer Manish Arora on Saturday left the guests mesmerised with his Indian by Manish Arora Festive 2015-16, a collection inspired by his globe-trotting experience, at the Embassy of France here. The designer's concept, he said, was inspired by his travel through countries like Iran, Africa, Turkey, America, Bali, China and India, and was interpreted...

12 months ago
Designers experiment with Rajasthan's style

Jaipur, Dec 5 (IANS) Turning camel decorations into striking accessories for women, saris into panelled and layered dresses and leheriya print kota fabric into sexy gowns -- designers explored a wide possibility of styles using age-old handlooms, textures, embroidery and crafts from Rajasthan here. On the second day of the ongoing Rajasthan Heritage Week here on Friday, a mixed line-up o...

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