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Wang Gang

The only way to look great in sweat pants. Alexander Wang for Interview magazie April 2010 issue.

Wang has brought back the sweat shirt and the gray-gym wardrobe from the recent past to the present. It is almost as if he was meant to be named after Alex from the film Flashdance who started the gray-sweatshirt look.


Not the one to shy from exclaiming my love for the tailored runway looks for women. This summer the pant suit takes a casual turn with the optional jacket. The pant-shirt combination is not like your military one, being strong but carefree, powerful but breezy, and structured but airy.
Stella McCartney
Christopher Kane
Franciso Costa for Calvin Klien
Miu Miu
Jil Sander

Introducing Rehane

Designer: Rehane (pronounced like a plural for Rihanna)
From: Chennai

Do they make them kooky in Chennai: Yes

Kooky sure, but the collection was a reflection of her love for out of the box thinking and uncommon mix of color and embroidery. What caught our attention was the velvet mini dresses with intrinsic bead work and accentuated hips. Rihane was a … interesting host to her stall (never could see the show). She spoke comically and generously gave one of the head accessories from her collection to a friend. Craftsmanship mixed with a little zaniness, Rehane created some precious seperate pieces and some pieces that could have been left back at Chennai.The models looked like the Indian shepherd girls. A look that could catch on by next winter…?

Rehane on the right

Guess Who

Hardly got time to post this Delhi Fashion Week. Its a pity because CANCELLING of the entire Day 1 of Fashion Week because of lack of fire safety and then on Day 4 witnessing a wobbly security guard try to hose off a smoke-fire from the “art” installation would have made an inneresting read.
Still, glad to have worked for it and met some interesting folks (Hello MorpheAmit Aggarwal)
But I do not want to miss on posting a few great moments witnessed, so will do it now.

Guess which designer showcased his FW collection at Delhi FW with models(fighters) walking out with torn layered tights, bandaged heads and garments with ‘reptilian’ embroidery..


Backstage photo by model Sheetal Mallar (is now a photographer y’all!)
a hazy shot backstage


Not so Limited Edition

High end online store Luisa Via Roma is doing a limited edition promotion collaborating with brands one of them being Manish Arora.

The page says Manish has created these leggings exclusively for Luisa Via Roma, but I cant help comparing its resemblance to the one from his Spring Summer 2007 collection.

Manish Arora Spring Summer 2007

Just saying.


Shopping on the streets of Old Manali, we came across a delightful little store that sold any accessory imaginable that could be made from woolen felt. While these were all made in Nepal, the ‘Clouds’ hair clips and brooches reminded of the Giles clouds references for his FW 2010-11 collections.
One of my favorite things about Giles is the use of fun colors like Pink, Yellow and Blue in his collections. The Clouds clips being in similar shade convinced me to do this post.
Giles Deacon stage for AW 2010-11 show during Paris Fashion Week

Giles AW 2010-11 collection pieces reflecting the clouds inspiration.
Stephen Jones created head accessories for Giles show that looked like the shapes of clouds.
(Real) Clouds in Manali

Sweeping Skirt

Lately I have fallen in love with the below-the-ankle length skirts. Be it in rich fabrics like sequins or velvet or in home-wear materials like cotton or jersey. This skirt has a dramatic notion especially when it moulds onto the body type and makes easy draping standing sitting or folding of the legs.

To me the silhouette grabbed attention when one of the Olsen sisters wore one of their label skirts( Elizabeth and James or was it The Row) at one of the red carpet dressing. The skirt was not a ‘one-of’ at the Autumn Winter 2010-11 fashion week. Marc Jacobs did the sari-esque skirt with his grunge-ey sweater top, Phillip Lim did a punk-ish black one matched with a 80’s leather jacket, Naeem Khan was the sophisticated best with a fitting skirt in opulent materials and Ashish Gupta of course did a few in sequins.

Come to think of it, blogger childhood-flames was always doing amazing looks with the simple sweeping black skirt. She has always reflected a Japanese – Calvin Klein – clean look that I always thought only skinny people could pull off. With the runway looks, the look has advanced into a new level for the winter season. Especially the Dries Van Noten way – showcased paired with a military inspired top.
Dries Van Noten
3.1 Phillip Lim
Marc Jacobs
Naeem Khan

MANALI, Himachal Pradesh