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20-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Indian fashion industry must embrace safety : Dusanj-Lenz

The Indian fashion industry needs to embrace the highest safety standards, says Suki Dusanj-Lenz, country co-ordinator for Fashion Revolution India.For this, India must first stop using chemicals that are banned in the rest of the world, she said, talking...

19-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Time to include India in global fashion plan: Designer Manish Arora

Known for working with a riot of colours and psychedelic prints to produce quirky designs loved all around, ace designer Manish Arora says it is the time when India should not be separated from the world in terms of fashion as the customer has become global."I...

18-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Haven't thought about styling for films : Anavila Misra

Designer Anavila Mishra of the brand Anavila says she enjoys the process of creating collections and has not thought about styling in films."We have actually worked on looks of one of the leading ladies, who is coming... I can't reveal that right now but I love...

18-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Gaurav Jai Gupta's show, a burst of fabrics

Designer Gaurav Jai Gupta's show that was supported by the Australian Foreign Affairs and Trade departments made a strong fashion statement with a variety of fabrics that had its characteristic touches on clothes.Gupta's show for his label 'Akaaro' was an innovative...

17-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Don't want to alienate elder people: Masaba on youth friendly brand

Masaba Gupta's designs are perhaps more relatable to the young crowd, given the edgy and quirky look. The designer agrees, but says she makes sure not to consider a certain age group in mind while making collections."We are a very youth friendly brand, but...

16-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Today's youths understand fabric: Ritu Kumar

Ace designer Ritu Kumar, who has been an epitome of handloom fashion in India, says that the current generation of Indian youth definitely understands fabric but the only thing they doesn't understand is that why "it needs to be complicated"."We tried and...

14-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Will give Chainsmokers an edgy Indian flavour : Designer Neeta Lulla

A kurta with a bomber jacket -- that's the fusion style that veteran Indian designer Neeta Lulla is planning to create for the widely popular American DJs The Chainsmokers, who are set to debut in India next month.Lulla is hoping to create an edgy yet...

07-Jul-2017 Hyderabad

Designer to show 'demonetisation' themed line at fashion week

Hyderabad-based designer Althea Krishna is excited to present her collection titled "Demonetisation" at Hyderabad Sailing Week on Saturday.The collection is showcased at the fashion show titled Regatta Ball. As part of the ball, the sailors themselves would do a fashion...

30-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Fashion :Not much comparison between my mother and me: Nishka Lulla

Fashion designer Nishka Lulla says her work doesnt get compared to that of her mother and National Award winning designer Neeta Lulla.Since her mother has already established a name for herself, Nishka says the challenge is to be different. "There isn't much...

29-Jun-2017 Gandhinagar

Fashion : India a country of living crafts, textiles : Anavila Misra

Designer Anavila Misra, who is going to showcase her textile driven collection at Textiles India 2017 to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Friday, says that textile has been a part of Indian culture, and exploring the same to give it contemporary...

26-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Want to educate women about menstrual hygiene: Miss India World 2017

She comes from Haryana, is all of 20, is studying medicine and has just won the Miss India World 2017 crown. Manushi Chhillar is focused on winning the Miss World title for India, but her life's mission, she says, is also to spread awareness about menstrual...

24-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Products should have emotional connect too: Neil Foley

Designer Neil Foley feels storytelling has become an important aspect of product designing, and says the product should not only be functional to the consumer but establish a deeper emotional connect too."Design is a continuously changing and evolving process,...

19-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Dining must be delightful experience : Gauri Khan

Interior designer Gauri Khan, who has lent her creativity to a new restaurant here, says she believes that dining must be a beautiful experience with the right ambience and setting."Dining should be a delightful and a beautiful experience," Gauri said in a statement.She...

19-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Virat is easiest, inspiring person to work with : Nandita Mahtani

Designer Nandita Mahtani, who is styling Indian skipper Virat Kohli for past five years, says he is one of easiest and inspiring persons to work with as he knows what looks good on him and is always open to try something different."As his stylist since the past...

15-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Indian bridal wear gaining recognition world over : Abhinav Mishra

Designer Abhinav Mishra, who has opened a new bridal store Leela here, says bridal wear is the primary market for India and the segment is gaining recognition the world over."In the Indian fashion industry, I see bridal wear as the primary market. We Indians...

14-Jun-2017 Chennai

Demand for 'Baahubali' superhero toys surprising : Uday Bhaskar

The popular characters Amarendra Baahubali and Bhallaladeva from S.S. Rajamouli's "Baahubali" franchise can now be brought home in the form of figurines. Uday Bhaskar, the brain behind the idea, sees them as Indian superheroes."We have always had toys based...

06-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Plagiarism is by-product of fashion industry : Anita Dongre

Her designs are widely replicated by shop owners, and bought by those who want to ace their style quotient in an affordable way, but designer Anita Dongre feels plagiarism is a by-product of the fashion industry. However, she says a true fashionista will...

03-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Want to pin Indian jewellery on global luxury map: Nirav Modi

His sparkling diamond jewellery designs have been flaunted across international red carpets by celebrities like Kate Winslet, Viola Davis, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone. India-born designer Nirav Modi says he is passionate about pinning Indian jewellery...

13-May-2017 Chandigarh

Grand Finale Of ‘Ms Plus Size North India 2017’ Was A Bang

This day is a remarkable day for all the contestants who made up to the grand finale round of this beauty pageant, Ms Plus Size North India 2017. This day for all the ladies is undoubtedly a day full of joy, excitement as well as nervousness.The entire event...

11-May-2017 Chandigarh

Beauty and Talent on one Platform!

If you look confident you can pull of anything. It’s not about being the best; it is about being better than you were yesterday. Beauty doesn’t lie only in skinny body it lies in every woman whether it’s healthy or plus size. Daksha Digitas and Hardeep...

10-May-2017 Chandigarh

Get Ready To Groom Someone For Something

A platform that will change your life and make your dream come true is now set. This initiative to turn every girl’s dream into a reality is taken by Daksha Digitas and Hardeep Arora Innovater who organized the beauty pageant Ms Plus Size North India 2017....

06-May-2017 New Delhi

Acid attack survivor walks fashion runway in capital

Acid attack survivor Ritu Saini walked the ramp as a showstopper for designer Disha Chadha at the Asian Designer Week 2017 here on Saturday.The three-day fashion extravaganza is taking place at the Talkatora Stadium here, and Saini took to the ramp on day...

06-May-2017 Mumbai

We all have individualistic tastes : Anil Kapoor on fashion

Actor Anil Kapoor says all his family members have a different take on fashion and they all want to keep it individualistic, rather than being dependent on each other for the fashion advise."Fashion is very individualistic and depends from and person to person....

04-May-2017 New Delhi

Local textiles seing a sudden boom : Designer Deepika Govind

Deepika Govind, who has over 15 years of experience in fashion industry, says designers are now going back to their roots and this has become the major source of attraction for Indian clients thereby boosting local textiles."Local textiles has seen a sudden...

01-May-2017 New Delhi

Magic of moon, stars inspire designer Mithi Kalra

Designer Mithi Kalra, who launched her new 'Moonlight Collection' at the India Runway Week, says she found inspiration in the purity and sanctity attached to the moon and stars."Moonlight came to me almost naturally as I had always been fascinated with the purity...

29-Apr-2017 New Delhi

New space in New York will offer bespoke services : Anita Dongre

Ace designer Anita Dongre, who has some of the glamorous Bollywood divas as her clients including Kareena Kapoor Khan and Dia Mirza, has come up with two new stores in New York and she says they will have bespoke services in bridal couture. "Indians are...

26-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Handwoven dupattas a staple in women's wardrobe : Gaurang Shah

Designer Gaurang Shah, who has styled the likes of Sharmila Tagore and Vidya Balan, has come up with Dupatta Festival to celebrate the art of this ensemble. He says that handwoven dupattas have become a staple in a woman's wardrobe."A dupatta is one of the most...

25-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Khadi gives employment to people : Rajesh Pratap Singh

Ace fashion designer Rajesh Pratap Singh, known for using handloom in his creations, says a product like Khadi gives employment to a lot of people and thus, should be encouraged.Earlier this month, the designer was seen giving makeovers to youngsters using...

18-Apr-2017 Chandigarh

‘There’s no Standard Size for Self- Confidence and Talent’

She is curvy! She is confident! She is too hot to handle! She is the first British Asian Plus Size model. After featuring in many successful advertising campaigns from UK to UAE, model Bishamber Das is ready to change the Indian fashion scene along with...

12-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Richness of Indian craft incomparable, says designer

Designer Sunita Shekhawat, who has collaborated with designer brand House of Kotwara to do a photo shoot with Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi, feels the richness of Indian craft is incomparable. She says that to be able to design for the future, one must learn...

11-Apr-2017 Ludhiana

Get Ready to Applaud the Talents of Full Figured Girls

Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. Confidence and talent does not need a zero figure body. The fashion industry has long been facing flack for not accepting the full-figured bodies. It’s about time for a change. In an attempt to include the plus size fashion...

07-Apr-2017 Chandigarh

Full Figured Girls get a stage to show off their Confidence

Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. Confidence and talent does not need a zero figure body. The fashion industry has long been criticized for not accepting the full-figured bodies. It’s about time for a change. In an attempt to include the plus size fashion...

26-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Denims are universal favourite apparel : Masaba Gupta

Fashion designer Masaba Gupta, who has collaborated with an ongoing Denim Festival here, says denims are loved the world over.The Denim Festival at the High Street Phoenix here, is exhibiting the evolution of denims in collaboration with Masaba and other brands...

21-Mar-2017 Kolkata

Vidya Balan wore unironed outfits in 'Begum Jaan': Designer Rick Roy

To add authenticity to her look for the forthcoming period drama "Begum Jaan", National Award winning actress Vidya Balan donned unironed outfits, says designer Rick Roy.The film sees Vidya play a brothel owner in a story of survival set against the backdrop...

20-Mar-2017 Bangalore

Manipal Girl Ashna Gurav Wins The Santoor Femina Style Diva South 2017

The winners of this year’s Santoor Femina Style Diva South were declared at a glittering ceremony attended by who’s who of the Hindi and Kannada film industry. The evening witnessed 14 gorgeous girls take over the stage at the 5th edition of Santoor Femina...

08-Mar-2017 Panaji

I prefer to focus on couture, do fewer events : Suneet Varma

Fashion connoisseur Suneet Varma says he doesn't participate at fashion weeks frequently as he likes to focus on his couture creations."Personally, I prefer to focus on couture and do fewer events and make them special. Therefore, I participate in couture weeks...

07-Mar-2017 Panaji

Indian heritage unparalleled : Designers Shyamal & Bhumika

Ahmedabad-based designer duo Shyamal and Bhumika feel that made-to-order garments are necessary in the country, which is extremely rich in its heritage."Bespoke in India is necessary because of the cultural and physical diversity we see here. Couture will always go...

07-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Madhu Jain's work to be celebrated at AIFW A/W 2017

Veteran fashion designer Madhu Jain's work will be celebrated by Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), India's apex fashion body, at the upcoming Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) Autumn-Winter (A/W) 2017.FDCI, in association with Maybelline New York, will...

01-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Three emerging Indian designers to present works in London

Three designers have been chosen to present 'Made in India' collective at Fashion Scout, an off-schedule event during London Fashion Week in September this year."Three designers have been selected to present 'Made in India' collective at Fashion Scout during...

24-Feb-2017 Lucknow

Electronic music is very revolting : Muzaffar Ali

Filmmaker-fashion designer Muzaffar Ali believes he has a "global outlook to music", but the director of the classic Bollywood movie "Umrao Jaan" finds electronic music "really disturbing and revolting" and something that has changed India's "soundscape"."Electronic music...

23-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Would love to work on films rooted in history : Anju Modi

Ace designer Anju Modi, who designed costumes for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Goliyon Ki Raasleela - Ram Leela" and "Bajirao Mastani", says she is inclined to work on movies with historical characters."More than the filmmaker, actor or movie, it is the characters...

21-Feb-2017 Mumbai

India wins 'Best Country Award' at London Fashion Week

It was yet another benchmark for Indian fashion and design industry when India was declared the winner of "Best Country Award" for exhibit curated by IMG Reliance at the International Fashion Showcase (IFS) during London Fashion Week.The British Council,...

19-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Young designers go 'desi' with inspirations

The continued efforts of veteran designers like Ritu Kumar, Sabyasachi Mukherjee and Wendell Rodricks to bring Indian textiles to the fashion forefront is motivating younger talent to value the country's rich handloom heritage instead of looking abroad for...

16-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Don't reproduce what's already there: Rohit Bal to young designers

He has been in the fashion industry for over 25 years and has seen many aspirants try their luck. But, says veteran designer Rohit Bal, though there is a lot of talent, many newcomers don't follow their instinct for originality.His advice for them: "Don't...

14-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Would like to do reality TV shows: Designer Rohit Verma

Fashion designer and TV personality Rohit Verma says he is keen to do a reality show like "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa" or host a talk show on the small screen.Verma has earlier been part of TV shows like "Bigg Boss 3" and "Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout". He was also...

13-Feb-2017 New Delhi

India-born Badiani to showcase at New York Fashion Week

India-born US-based designer Premal Badiani will showcase Indian fashion at New York Fashion Week. She says it could open an avenue for Indian textile makers.Badiani's latest collection 'Root Cause' is based on soft and fluid silhouettes in warm shades of maroon....

08-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Fashion Lab gives hope to Tihar's women inmates

Tihar Jail and Pearl Academy have jointly set up a fashion laboratory at the prison under which women inmates will be encouraged to learn life sustaining skills.Nandita Abraham, Pearl Academy CEO, says she is super excited for this initiative, which seeks...

06-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Gaurang Shah vs LFW debutant: Designers in plagiarism battle

Established designer and textile revivalist Gaurang Shah has accused Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) newcomer Shailesh Singhania of showcasing "exact replicas" of his 2012 creations.The latter, on the other hand, is wondering what he has copied and says this sort of behaviour...

05-Feb-2017

CATWALK against CANCER from IDT Students

FASHION SHOW FOR REAL FIGHTERS- A tribute to Cancer Patients was given by IDt in Gujrat. On the occasion of world cancer day a renowned fashion institute of Surat, Institute of Design and Technology joined hands with New Civil hospital to platform an awareness...

05-Feb-2017 Mumbai

Designers use their platform to raise awareness : Ritu Kumar

Veteran designer Ritu Kumar says the Indian fashion industry is not only about style but substance too as designers today use their platform to discuss about issues.Kumar, who started her career in 1969 and has great understanding of ancient designs and the...

05-Feb-2017 Mumbai

Fashion industry has embraced handlooms with admiration : Designer

He has given a luxurious twist to the dying art of weaving and popularised the use of Khadi. Award-winning textile designer Gaurang Shah is more than happy that the Indian fashion industry has welcomed handlooms."As a textile designer, I would like to say...

04-Feb-2017 Mumbai

Indian fashion industry grossly underrated : Designer Payal Singhal

Designer Payal Singhal, who has clients across the globe in places like New York, Miami, Hong Kong and London, feels the Indian fashion industry -- despite the hard work that's going into it -- is "grossly underrated".Singhal, whose forte is wearability, versatility...

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