If individualism is your thing then you definitely shouldn’t miss our round-up of Day 3 at AIFW S/S 2016. Things started off with the High Five show – young designers like Abhi Singh, Aditya Dugar, Chhaya Mehrotra, Poonam Dubey and Shalini James made an impression with their take on quirky staples for the coming season. Archana Rao gave us her take on the unusual with delicate floral embroidery and borderie anglais on tailored separates.
One of the biggest trends that we are seeing on the runway at AIFW S/S 2016 is travel-both literally and figuratively. Designers drew inspiration not just from other cultures but also other eras. Both Prama by Pratima Pandey and Payal Pratap had a distinctive English Rose vibe about them. Tanvi Kedia merged Kutch embroideries with an European aesthetic.
The most exciting thing about fashion week? Besides the excitement of what a new season brings, it’s also a front row opportunity to see how designers have reinvented their aesthetic from the last season and evolved. Day 1 at AIFW S/S 2016 was exactly that and much more. Kick-starting the schedule was one of StyleCracker favourites,
HOME SWEET HOME
No matter how big or small, home is where the heart is. And StyleCracker has just the decor ideas for you to make your heart grow fonder.
PAINT IT LIKE IT’S HOT
Gone are the days of plain-jane opalescent walls. Texture, wall paper, block-print, wooden paneling, cloth paneling, mirror paneling and hand painting even a small wall can brighten up the area and add dimension.
Convert a boring clerical desk in to a fab work space. StyleCracker shows you how.
Flowers, flowers everywhere: It takes not more than five minutes and costs little but a old glass bottle with a few fresh flowers like daisies or carnations can cheer up any mundane day. Extra points for a vintage Coke bottle or a wine decanter.
Sabyasachi Mukherjee opened Amazon India Couture Week A/W 2015 with a salute to the dominatrix-bride.
Black lehenga? Check. Warrior-like embellishments? Check. Goth-inspired accessories? Check, check and check. For all those out there who fleetingly considered wearing black for their D-day but didn’t dare follow that train of thought, let alone voice it – here’s your chance.
TREND REPORT: MENSWEAR SPRING 2016 By Riaan Jacob George
As one of the leading experts in menswear and grooming in India, Riaan Jacob George gives Stylecracker.com an ultimate style lesson in how to make international runway trends relevant to Indian street style. As the former Culture Editor at L’Officiel India, former Editor at Eat Stay Love,
Futuristic, ethereal and yet so-right-now, we are still reeling (hallucinating?) from yesterday’s Dior Haute Couture Fall 2015 show. How else would one react to a show whose set consists of a purple grass carpet, décor inspired by Pointillism and clothes that take you on a seductive journey in to the future of fashion? Here’s a time lapse video that shows us the making of this cutting-edge set.
“Détournement is the opposite of quotation” (G. Debord) was the starting point of Gucci menswear S/S 2016 collection. ‘Détournement’ meaning re-contextualization of classics in a futuristic and urban arena. Designer Alessandro Michele re-defined androgyny for a new generation where masculine forms met graceful, almost, ladylike patterns. Power suits in powdery pastels splattered with floral embroidery, statement separates in deep jewel tones with delicate details and length-elongating silhouettes in slim,
It’s safe to say that 2015 has shown us that sneakers don’t necessarily mean boring. This sci-fi-esque video that celebrates Dior’s couture version is definitely a worthy salute to our favourite footwear trend of the season.
To celebrate the 13th edition of its magazine, Plastic Dreams and it’s Winter Star Walker A/W 2015 collection, Brazilian shoe label Melissa treats us to a super exciting video. The video not only features top Brazilian model Bruna Tenorio but also pays a stylish tribute to all things inter-galactic with futuristic foot wear designs. PS: Did you know that Melissa shoes are crafted with Melflex technology making them rain-proof?
Here’s what you need to amp up your daily yoga session circa 2015
Invest in a good mat. It always goes a long way. The thicker the foam, the more impact the mat will endure. This mat from Reebok is not only sweat-resistant but also maintains a firm grip on the floor so you won’t slip.