Ready for Fashion Feast on Karva Fast?

The occasion is here – the love, the prayers and celebrations through whole day fast followed by a feast full of delightful delicacies. Well apart from gastronomic delight, we mean fashion feast and when it’s Indian traditional festival, it is nothing but sarees. The debates on Karwa Chauth shall go on, whether it’s orthodox patriarchal norm or love for your partner! But we can’t deny that it gets trending every year from ‘Solah Shringar’ to Karva Chauth legend stories to fashion tips. Well, we believe it’s choice of women to do so and equally encourage men to love, pray and also it’s about their choice to fast for lady luck of their lives. However, when it’s about styling and it’s something traditional, we cannot resist coming up ‘in-fashion stuff’. And after all, Karwa Chauth is about our favourite colour – Red and it’s allies. Check out what you can have this year along with some Karva Stories!

Because It’s Red All The Way

Go Crimson, glow as Scarlet, adorn colours of Berries and Cherries, or look intoxicating like Wine or priceless as Ruby. Blush like a Rose, do what you want! If you think red all around will be boring, then do not forget that Red is timeless and no-confusion hue. And, perhaps you haven’t experimented yet with all it’s shades from the palette.

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If You Are A Newly Wed Bride

When in doubt, choose Red, and when you are a bride, you got to wear Red. That’s how Indian tradition goes. But new girls getting gypsy types want to try different things. As much as the brides are breaking stereotypes and trying new colours, we find a way between tradition and a little shift from Red. Go with conventions with a slight difference. Girl Tribe, get the Vibe - Go PINK!

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Florals Are Gonna Stay

You know the floral prints or the little floral thread work is in-fashion and it’s gonna stay for a while. Grab the very Red six-yard apparels that are having flower-like designs, embroideries and prints. You can go for golden embroideries that look fabulous on Red, or any other contrast. Pretty designs carved on the saree of the similar hue would be equally appealing to the eyes of onlookers. Have a fashionable floral fiesta on Karva Chauth this year!

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The Little Bohemian In You

When there’s not much choice to make, you got to impress the elderly ladies and in-laws for a day. Keep it traditional, just experiment with a new hue of blouse colours. Match and mix it with Red  to turn it from simple to significant. Pastels or neon will work better than expected. Try for yourselves!

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So ladies, compliment each other this season. Get going, keep shopping! Happy Karwa Chauth

- Yashi Das

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Best Sarees From Day 5 at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014

Day 5 at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014 was all about intricate and beautiful embroidery motifs on garments as much as the celebrity attraction on the ramp. Here are Triveni’s best saree picks from day 5 at Lakme Fashion Week.

ARPITA MEHRA

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Arpita Mehra’s show featured pretty floral embroidery motifs while the sarees were interestingly gathered into pleats at the knee length which added to kinetic aesthetics. 

 

MANISH MALHOTRA

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Ace Bollywood designer Manish Malhotra concluded the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014. He showcased this rich beetroot hue saree teamed with sequinned sheer blouse on the grand finale.

 

RIDHI MEHRA

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More floral embroidery, this time at Ridhi Mehra’s ramp. Fashion designer Ridhi Mehra styles a simple navy saree with floral border with lace blouse and waist belt with floral elements.

 

SONAAKSHI RAJ

sonaakshi raaj lakme fashion week 1 sonaakshi raaj lakme fashion week 2Fashion designer Sonaakshi Raaj showcased quirky saree drapes in soft pastel hues. The first saree in cool mint tone is paired with cowl trousers and metallic embellished blouse while the second saree ensemble in soft pink features a thigh high slit.

 

VIKRAM PHADNIS

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Celebrated fashion designer Vikram Phadnis showcased sarees with occasinal multi-hue embroidery and dyes while otherwise stuck to head to to gold look. The three opulent saree ensembles designed by Vikram Phadnis concludes our list of best sarees of day 5 at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014.

Best Sarees from Day 4 at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014

ANUSHREE REDDY

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Anushree Reddy’s sarees had a charming vintage feel in dull tones of rose and sea green. The measuring tape border in the saree definitely stands out as an unconventional design detail.

MRINALINI CHANDRA (SAREES BY NIKHIL THAMPI)

marinalini chandra 2 mrinalini chandra 1 mrinalini chandra 3Jewellery designer Mrinalini Chandra took inspiration from flowers, leaves, insects, monkeys and fish to create interesting metallic accessories that were complimented by sarees in cocktail colours designed by Nikhil Thampi.

 

PACO & JACKY

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This youthful mint green saree seen at Paco & Jacky is paired with a monochromatic blouse featuring leather panel. 

 

PAYAL SINGHAL

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This saree ensemble seen at Payal Singhal’s show beautifully balances the monotonous subdued base colour with prints in fluorescent tones accompanied by mandarin collared blouse.

 

SHANTANU & NIKHIL

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We conclude our best saree list of day 4 at Lakme Fashion Week with a red and black-gold  saree ensembles designed by the king of evening drapes – Shantanu & Nikhil.

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Gaurang S show on day 3 at Lakme Fashion Week was a riot of colours and a variety of kanchipuram weaving techniques, matka silk and maheshwari- khadi, zardosi and badla embroidery on sarees that were unconventionally draped on the models. Traditional ensembles featured ethnic motifs inlcluding that of rudraksh, sher (tiger), haathi (elephant) and morn (peacock). 

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ACTRESS TAPSEE PANNU, SHOWSTOPPER AT GAURANG S, LAKME FASHION WEEK WINTER/FESTIVE 2014

Gaurang Shah’s show was a complete delight for the audience as singer Shubha Mudgal lent her powerful vocals for the theme song Chitr-Sena. Actress Taapsee Pannu walked the ramp for fashion designer Gaurang Shah in a bright yellow ghagara with an orange border, teamed with a dupatta draped as a pallu and a full-sleeved orange blouse.

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Best Sarees From Day 3 at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014

An array of sarees from traditional brocade weaves as seen at Gaurang S to more contemporary drapes with a sporty twist as seen at GAGA by Tanya Sharma – Here are our top saree picks from day 3 at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014

ANITA DONGRE

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EKRU

ekru saree lakme fashion week ekru saree lakme fashion weekEkru primarily focused on dual toned sarees with ikat, chanderi, handloom cotton, ghicha, silk, aari and zardosi.

GAGA BY TANYA SHARMA

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Garments at GAGA by Tanya Sharma featured traditional textile treatments like bandhani, leheriya, tie-n-dye and bold block while the silhouettes featured heavy sportswear influence. This peach & teal saree ensemble paired with polo collared blouse and sneakers makes it way into our best sarees from day 3 at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014.

GAURANG S

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ILK

ilk saree lakme fashion weekWe conclude our list with this charcoal saree ensemble featuring ‘holding hands’ prints which was the central theme of the collection signifying the need to cement relationships, shun societal norms and, instead, adopt love and unity for all.

Kalire Inspired Collection By Neema Kumar At Bangalore Fashion Week

Neema Kumar showcased her collection on Day 3 of Bangalore Fashion Week. Her collection was named Kalire which are umbrella-shaped hangings and are a unique combination with the chooda, which signifies happiness for the newlyweds and eternal love between the couple.
Lehenga’s and saree with contrast choli added more colors to the attire.
South Indian actress Prema walked the ramp for Neema Kumar in pink lehenga.
Authored by: Swati Singh of www.stylebees.com

 

Best Sarees from Day 2 at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014

Day 2 at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014 was dedicated to Indian traditional handlooms and textiles. The result was innovative treatment of traditional textiles and techniques displayed one show after the other! Day 2 at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014 offered a galore of textile and surface treatment that celebrated the forgotten traditional techniques. Here are our top saree picks from day 2 at Lakme Fashion Week.

ANAVILA MISHRA

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It was impossible to pick any one particular saree from Anavila Mishra’s show and call it the best. We loved each and every ensemble that was presented in the ramp. The collection titled Mohenjo Daro primarily used Ajrak printing technique along with over-dyeing. Read the full review of Anavila Mishra at Lakme Fashion Week.

HARSHITAA CHATTERJEE DESHPANDE

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This saree ensemble designed by Harshitaa Chatterjee Deshpande beautifully combines contemporary checker saree with ethnic surface and border.

MARG by SOUMITRA MONDAL

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Soumitra Mondal’s creations looked pristine in ivory tones with subtle surface treatment in pop tones of orange and pink. Every ensemble looked fresh, balanced and delicious!

ROUKA by SREEJITH JEEVAN

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Sreejith Jeevan derives his inspiration from the garland makers of temple town in South India. The result was a series of ensembles in bold and rich hues that were interestingly styled. This saree ensemble from Sreejith’s show makes its way into our best sarees list on day 2 at Lakme Fashion Week.

SASHIKANT NAIDU

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Sashikant Naidu’s garments predominently featured Kalamkari work of Andhra Pradesh in subdued warm earthy tones of browns, red and greeens.

PINNACLE by SHRUTI SANCHETI

shruti sancheti lakme fashion weekThis sheer saree designed by Shruti Sancheti is vibrant, fresh and timeless!

VAISHALI S

vaishali s lakme fashion weekWe conclude the best sarees list of Day 2 at Lakme Fashion Week with this bold and rich hued Vaishali S creation. The vibrant orange saree is elegantly draped on the body and paired with the blouse featuring intricate surface details.

10 Best Sarees from Day 1 at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014

Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014 started on 20th August at Palladium Hotel in Mumbai. Here are our top 10 saree picks from Day 1 at Lakme Fashion Week.

Anju Modi#1 Black saree with beige embroidered border and blouse designed by industry veteran, fashion designer Anju Modi.

Anju Modi#2 Beige saree with ornate border and blouse from Anju Modi’s show on day 1 at Lakme Fashion Week

Anju Modi#3 Sheer red saree paired with black blouse designed by Anju Modi

Frou Frou by Archana Rao#4 This subtle pastel blue saree with bold border seen at Frou Frou by Archana Rao is teamed with beige blouse carrying miniature floral applique. The braided waist belt further adds structure to the fluid drape.

Akaaro by Gaurav Jai Gupta#5 This charcoal chanderi saree seen at Akaaro by Gaurav Jai Gupta is very interestingly styled with a sleeveless shawl collared waist coat.

Akaaro by Gaurav Jai Gupta#6 Yet another Gaurav Jai Gupta creation with midnight blue undertones.

Rizwan Byeg#7 Pakistani fashion designer Rizwan Byeg beautifully balances off white monotonous base with vibrant polychroma border paired with colour blocked blouse.

Surendri by Yogesh Chaudhary#8 Bold and vibrant saree featured sunflower motif and is paired with full sleeved green blouse at Surendri by Yogesh Chaudhary’s showing on day 1 at Lakme Fashion Week.

Urvashi Joneja#9 We absolutely love the graphic look of this pink and black saree ensemble designed by Urvashi Joneja

Zara Shahjahan#10 We wind up our top 10 saree picks from day 1 at Lakme Fashion Week with this printed dhoti trouser inspired saree variation designed by Zara Shahjahan.

Abraham & Thakore: Day 3 of WIFW

Abraham & Thakore’s work with silk weaves is stuff legends are made of. It came as no surprise then that they were to be show as Finale for Day 2. The excitement mounted till the last slot when they finally showed. And what a collection it was. The collection was centered around the theme of creating sleek ‘uniform dressing for the city’. The concept of ‘wild silk’ was unknown to me till this collection and it was enlightening to know that muga, tussar and eri are woven from wild silk. These varieties of wild silk have been played with by the legendary designer duo by working with dexterous weavers across the county to create the designs that we saw. The classic geometric pattern and an interesting addition of animal print made for a cool unexpected twist.  Autumn winter creates the ideal platform to wear silk trenches over sarees and belted jackets in this ethereal fabric.ImageImageImage

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Authored by Shreya Kalra of For The Love of Fashion And Other Things

Top five sarees at Day 2: WIFW

The second day at WIFW, 2014 (Autumn-Winter) was a mish mash of the traditional with the contemporary. I witnessed many classical outfits acquiring a modern twist as every designer tried to step out of their comfort zone to create a masterpiece. The top five saree moments on Day 2, according to my picks are as follows. This is purely on the basis of brilliant technique and interesting designs.

White woven silk saree by Vaishali S

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The Kallol Datta face printed saree

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Ashima Leena’s kashmiri embroidered saree

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Nikasha’s ombre shaded orange red saree

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Charu Parashar’s jacket and saree combination in red and black

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Authored by Shreya Kalra of For The Love of Fashion And Other Things