Day 2: Tarun Tahiliani


What does one expect from a master couturier such as Tarun Tahiliani? Glam? Creativity and Imagination? Flowy and Sensual silhouettes? Beautiful fits and Structured clothes? And a dash of Panache perhaps? Of course. And he delivers. His collection was exactly what I expected it to be.

I have so many favorite pieces in this collection. For instance, how fabulous is the sari in white with a halter necked, sleeveless vest that buttons on the outside? Or that long flowy white kurta/tunic with the Grecian chord detailing and the churidaar! Beautiful! Am glad he moved away from bejewelling his clothes to actually using them as a print, digitally transferred am assuming! I loved how that effect looks on the tunic when paired with the churidaar!

Of course, the Jodhpurs made an appearance. I don’t see how practical they ever are for non-derby wear, but there you have it! Jodhpurs made an appearance even in the Ashish Soni collection in the NY Fashion Week! Hmm.

And just when I was heaving a sigh of relief that thankfully this year, as far as the shows go till now, everyone strayed away from having Bollywood celebs get on the runway for them, Tarun Tahiliani goes and has Shilpa Shetty do exactly that for him! We’l just allow him that I suppose, since she has been a muse and graced his show last time around too! And she totally worked the runway!

Her outfit was a shimmering work of gold, though a dress, styled around the idea of a sari! She reminded me of an Egyptian princess, she was totally channeling Cleopatra, methinks!

The collection gets a thumbs-up! Masterfully crafted and effortlessly excecuted.

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NY Fashion Week: Ashish Soni


While the Wills India Fashion Week is going on in India, the NY Fashion week is also happening and there are a couple of Indian designers that are showcasing their work. One of them is Ashish Soni, who is making his third appearance this year.

Called the “Sporty” collection, it had a lot of soft colors. Soni stuck mostly to grey and white, with a few outfits in yellow and pink. There was a definite bit of Indian influences. He had outfits that were accompanied by Nehru “style” jackets. Some of the pants had very churidar style look and a lot of the dresses and tops have that Rajasthani flairy kurta note to them. Overall, a great collection with some pieces that can be worn every day..

Here is a look at the collection.

Also to be noted is the silver jewellery designed by Arvind Agarwal of Arvino.
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Can’t wait for the Sabyasachi show tomm!

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Day 2: Siddhartha Tytler


Siddartha Tytler’s collection was called Fusion Earth 3000 AD and had the same earthy, organic vibe that a couple of other collections had! Because of the colors used and the silhouettes in question, to me, it reminded me a bit too of the Vikram Phadnis collection! While there were many similarities, like embellished structured jackets, what stood out was the fact that while Phadnis’ collection was predominantly glam, Tytler’s collection was far more laid back and urban-casual!

The color palette was once again dominated by beiges, browns and earthy olives. Printed fabric once again made an appearance. I especially liked the sleeveless vest/jackets!

An interesting collection. Not everything worked but it had its pluses!

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Day 2: Ashima-Leena


After the last two collections I was beginning to get a little worried but Ashima-Leena’s collection put me out of my misery! The collection was titled ‘Resonance’, and resonant it was with Far East influences! Influences seemed drawn right out of blue pottery, kimonos, the colors, like those vibrant reds..it was beautiful!

All those patterns translated into exquisite digital prints on flowy fabrics made for stunning visual appeal! I mean, did you see how fabulous those saris look? Also, I loved the combination of that burnt orange with the blue print.. But my favorite has to be those whites with blue prints and a little embellishment! Gorgeous! Very reminiscent of someone lounging on an island like Capri!

The collection was really nicely done and I see pret doing very well!

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Day 2: Darshta Sarvaiya


Darsha Sarvaiya’s collection was inspired by ‘ Great Expectations’, it must be me, because I fail to draw the inspiration as translated into clothes by her!

The runway was a riot of colors, even shimmer at times and the models were styled with great big flowers on their heads, often in contrasting colors, for me, resembling plumage on an exotic tropical bird!

The colors, the styling, all drew attention away from the clothes! That might have been a good thing, because I was looking and didn’t find anything noteworthy!

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