We know that Sabyasachi likes to bring his models in collective manner for artistic reasons (that’s how his vision must be). But when the models came in a twin manner, it immediately brought back the memory of the spooky The Shining scene where little Danny sees twin girls in the corridor. does it not?
|Wendell Rodricks collection was super fluid. like water. and was sponsored by Himalayan water.|
|Aneeth Arora’s concious urband woman never fails to make a statement|
|Drashta Sarvaiya’s animal / underwater dress looks very pretty! just like the designer herself – quirky but pretty|
|Kallol Datta ‘s collection was an extension of the FW collection he showed at Delhi.|
|Accessory designer Little Shilpa took a flight but with a bird’s eyeview. anything with cloud print a A+ for me.|
|Bollywood rajah and pretty boy Manish Malhotra’s blingy sari. I can see my mum eyeing this one.|
|Nachiket Barve’s super young and global collection represents India the way it should. I cant imagine any woman not wanting a piece of this collection.|
|Rehane is insane. Ive said it before. The all white collection had interesting raw fabric and tailoring.|
|Aah the show that made me want to travel for one day if not the entire week. Sabyasachi had said during the Marie Claire 50 Questions he will be showing kidswear that doesnt make them look like 20 something bimbettes. He wasnt kidding. I love how clean and polished the whole family looks. Would they ever adopt me? I wont be like Goldilocks and eat ALL your rice.|
|Swapnil Shinde. going in the Falguni and Shane Peacock direction. Its funny how may designers mentioned Lady Gaga in their collection notes. He didnt.|
|love at 1st site. Thinles Chosdup & Nirajara Adhya took inspiration from Ladakh. Taking inspiration from a rich heritage Indian region which is often forgotten in fashion and mixing with urban silhouettes.|
|VJ Balhara made Indian traditional attire fun and pop-y. There is not much in this look that I wouldnt want.|
|Digvijay Singh takes pride in natural eco friendly Indian fabrics. like the use of prints here.|
|Paromita Banerjee’s collection was again of Indian essence. I bet Sabyasachi is proud to see so many young designers stick to their roots.|
|Finally a shoe designer!! Rohan Arora’s collection from what I can see here is fun, kooky and everything bespoke shoes should be – unique|
|Sougat Paul’s take on draping the sari. Can never have enough versions of the sari.|
|Sanjay Hingu focused on menswear. Like the detachable collars or the “one button zippered mandarin collar option.”|
|childhood photo of us from Rakhi. Thats me with oiled plat with my mother in the background tying Rakhi to my cousin Abhishek Bhaiya. Oh! that’s my Bhaiyu / real brother Ashish in the background -a little too interested in my Barbie doll 😛|
|Sabyasachi and Payal/Shinjini Mukherjee|
|Christopher and Tammy Kane|
Relative Values: Christopher and Tammy Kane
Christopher Kane, 25, was named New Designer of the Year 2007. He and his sister, Tammy, 30, his business partner and collaborator, grew up in Newarthill in Scotland, where their mother, Christine, still lives. They have a sister, Sandra Donnelly, 39, and two brothers: James, 44, and Robert, 45. Their father, Thomas, died in 2002. Tammy and Christopher live together near their studio in Dalston, east London. Christopher’s fans include Anna Wintour, Tom Ford and Donatella Versace. Last October he dressed the pop star Beth Ditto for the Swarovski Fashion Rocks event
It shouldn’t need an explanation.
Christopher and I started drawing together in the living room as young kids. When you’re artistic yourself, you notice talent in someone else — you see that they can do it better than you.
He was always — and he’ll cringe at this — really super-talented. He’s got a fantastic hand. I was friends with our art teacher and made her aware of it — I used to really push him to do well.
For higher art I designed a ballet dress that is still touring exhibitions in Scotland. It was bloody awful now I come to think of it: handpainted in the living room, purple silk. I guess that’s where dress designing started.
Christopher and I were always close. When our brothers and sisters left home it was just us, and we didn’t really go out much. If you wanted to go to Glasgow, it was an hour on the train. So we hung out at home watching telly a lot. Our favourite was The Clothes Show, and when we got satellite TV, that opened up Milan and Paris to us and we used to sit and daydream in front of it.
When I was 17, Christopher saved up his pocket money to pay for my school-leavers’ party dress. It was by Versace — pink, rubber-look. You didn’t need dressing up when you put that dress on. I promised to pay him back and never did. I shocked the life out of the school when I turned up in this pink rubber dress with long bleached-blonde hair.
I remember the two of us being mischievous: we’d do all sorts of stuff. Once we hid a Dictaphone and recorded our granny peeing, then played it back to the whole family. Actually, that was just me — I don’t know why I’m trying to blame him!
We rarely fall out — though the two of us get upset if we argue. And I’m not one to hold grudges — I would never be able to concentrate if I had a fight with Christopher, even if I thought I was in the right. He and I slept in the same room until we were 15. We had four bedrooms, so my Dad used to go nuts — but it’s just cold up there. And we do the same now, down here in London. If my boyfriend, Richie, is away working, Christopher will come into bed with me and we’ll watch telly.
|Suneet Verma and his cute as button male-friend at JJ Vallaya show|
|models before the Manish Malhotra show|
|Ekta Rajani (Grazia) wearing Gaurav Gupta|
|This Morphe Amit Aggarwal jacket on a guest looked as cool as I had imagined it to be|
|view from the second row – (R) Nandini Bhalla editor Cosmopolitan India and (L) Ekta Rajani fashion editor Grazia India|
|Tinu Verghis wearing her own Little Shilpa (?) neck piece|
|A guest wearing Gaurav Gupta’s FW 2011 dress|