All Posts By Abhilasha Tyagi

All about Art: Bhuli by Tanya Kotnala

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Every day I stumble upon something curiously interesting in my Instagram feed. The colours are vibrant, the stories are unheard and the strong portrayals are spellbinding. This is real art, inspiring and authentic. It’s not just me who’s affected and inspired by Tanya Kotnala’s vivid depictions. At 23, the young illustrator and crafts fashion designer has ...

The Art of Transition: Fall Winter 2017 Men’s Collections

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“Fashion is ephemeral”. For as long as we can remember, this phrase stating fashion’s brevity has constantly been mentioned, and aptly so as fashion has always managed to transition effortlessly to mirror political climate, pop culture, powerful movements etc. The Fall 2017 Men's collection was no different. A case in point, it was a reflection of current affairs and ...

The Age Of The Omen: Trending Symbols and Motifs in Fashion

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“The world is changing and we have to be brave.” - Alessandro Michele Perhaps change is what is making artists move out of the ordinary and deal with the new, the extraordinary and the unexpected. Interesting signs have always been a part of the design process but in recent years, they have translated into being the ...

6 winter coats to buy right now

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The cold winds are a reminder that winter is at its prime, and the season of glorified outerwear certainly calls for chic styling. Perhaps for this reason we saw an array of choices laid out in the fall collections, with sharp tailoring and bouclé knits taking centre stage. Keeping in mind both comfort and style, we ...

Going Down In History: The Fashion Highlights of 2016

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Another day, another year. When it comes to fashion, 2016 had its fair shares of ups and downs, but a few highlights surpassed others in the arbitrary territories that define fashion.   Woman Power The year saw a surge in woman power: both the old and the new made a powerful impact in the fashion business. Maria Grazia ...

Style files: What to wear to a concert

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The Global Citizen Fest was held a few weeks ago but we are (somehow) still hungover on Chris Martin. In order to distract ourselves from post-concert trauma, and of course keeping in mind that there are more such music festivals to conquer, we've come up a few fail-safe styling options. If you're keen on figuring out what to wear ...

The Many Reveries of Alessandro Michele

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“It’s not easy to live now. I think we need to dream.” The words of Alessandro Michele are an interesting revelation about the genius responsible for the transformation of a leading design house: he loves to dream. The 44 year old creative director of Gucci is somebody you can expect the unexpected from. He is, ...

Present, Past, Future: The Best of Paris Fashion Week

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The calendar’s biggest fashion month led us to Paris. Not all of us can make it to the French fashion capital, but technology has changed the very meaning of being present in spirit. For better (or worse) live streaming, relentless browsing, and never-ending social media updates have altered the ways of fashion. It was technology that ...

Jean Pool: 6 Denim Jackets You Need In Your Wardrobe

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Denim jackets have been here for a long time, continuously evolving as a versatile wardrobe option. We concur with actress Clemence Poesy when she said, “I think denim is something everyone feels comfortable in. It's kind of my uniform, really.” The first denim jacket was the brainchild of Levi Strauss who designed the classic in ...

Heroes of the generation: Best of Milan Fashion Week

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Of all four fashion capitals, Milan is credited with presenting the most practical and wearable designs. It is natural to expect great things from the Italian cultural hub, our minds associating it with the Renaissance even centuries later. Not the Renaissance, but a different issue was at the centre of this year. Women. In all their ...

Freshly Minted: 5 New Designers to Watch Out For

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Young talent. New ideas. Unending passion. Calling itself Asia’s youngest trade event, India Runway Week unsurprisingly focuses on emerging names in fashion. Its seventh edition, held at Thyagaraj Stadium in New Delhi, saw designers, bloggers, and media approach the event to showcase, see, and discover fashion’s most promising new names. We take a look at some ...

Redefining Style: Army-Inspired Womenswear at Rachat By Shruti & Rohan

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As the 7th India Runway Week opened in New Delhi, a new generation of designers from all over India came into the spotlight. Standing out of the obvious was Rachat, an emerging label by Shruti Grover and Rohan Singh who presented a collection that wasn’t just aesthetically pleasing but also meaningful.   Taking the runway in coordinated ...

Wave of Celebration: Best of London Fashion Week

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London Fashion Week began with a now traditional ritual, a reception at 10 Downing Street hosted this year by Prime Minister Theresa May herself. May’s love for fashion is well-known, and she hosted the evening extending her support to the fashion industry that contributed £28bn pounds to the British economy in 2015. The event set ...

Break Away: The Best Moments at New York Fashion Week SS17

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If fashion ever had a motto, it would be this. Discard stereotypes. Shun the conventional.  Keeping to this rule, the recently concluded New York Fashion Week SS17 had an element seemingly elusive in the industry—compassion. Fashion prevailed in a humanitarian form, as leading designers took the stage to pay homage before showcasing their work: Victoria Beckham ...