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from India Insight:

Fashion Week: A splash of Kumbh on the runway

March 14, 2013

While millions washed away a lifetime of sins in the Ganges, some people brought back interesting things from the largest religious congregation on earth - the Maha Kumbh Mela. Designer Tarun Tahiliani brought back ideas for his latest collection.

from India Insight:

Fashion Week: When in doubt, wear a sari

March 13, 2013

Just when you think that there is nothing more that you can do with a sari, someone will prove you wrong. On the first day of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week in New Delhi, we saw saris with lipstick prints and telephone booth imprints, a sari wrapped around a bikini top and hot pants, and Peter Pan collars on sari blouses.

Fashion diary – clothes, controversies and a finale that wasn’t

March 29, 2010

Fashion consciousness has grown in a big way in the last 3-4 years, a fashion analyst told me. And judging by the crowds that throng the week-long Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week, it would seem that most middle class citizens, given a chance (or a day pass) want to have a piece of the fashion fraternity tag on their chest, whether they have any clue about couture or not.

Does Indian fashion really need celebrity showstoppers?

March 29, 2009

When designers Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna were asked why they didn’t use any celebrity on the catwalk at the India Fashion Week, a nonchalant Khanna replied: “Our clothes are our showstoppers. It’s a business event, let’s keep it that!”

Search for India’s YSL: Notes from India fashion week

October 19, 2008

fashion1.jpgI have always been a bit cynical about the Indian fashion industry. I used to think the country’s fashion designers were wannabes trying to break into a glamorous industry despite having little or no aptitude for the trade.