Category Archives: Blogggers Delight

The queen of dots: Yayoi Kusama

A brief glimpse into Yayoi Kusama’s impact on the 60s NY art world, when she rivaled pop legend Andy Warhol for press attention …

Burberry Prorsum A/W2012 Show at the London Fashion Week.

I watched the live streaming of the Burberry Prorsum Show, how much i adore the collection. Mario Testino was asked in one of the pre-show videos that , ‘why is it that the burberry show is worth coming and seeing it from abroad ?’ and he answered it so right. He said, ‘ I think burberry manages to take its fashion company in England and at the same time they don’t leave the fantasy that England Is. Maybe to me, that s what Burberry has and other companies don’t have.’ I couldn’t agree more. Burberry is truly one of my favourite international brands. The collection as always inspired me. To oversized patch pockets, the comeback of the peplum and the subtle colour palette.

Heres the video link on daily beast:

(I love the end of the show when theres artificial rain and snow flakes).
Also, how can I not mention, with all the whose-who in the front rows of the show, Sonam Kapoor looked ravishing. On second thougts: why is she stuck in bollywood. She must instead, get some kind of a revolutionary change with the fashion sense in India.

Masters of Deconstruction!

Stars We Are

if you click on the title below…nothing happens…really nothing… it was a video but it was taken down…

Originally this was going to be a post about the Utilitarian/Techno Fashion of 90’s through early 00’s, but I couldn’t find enough information to post about it, so I’ll have to revisit that one later…but what I did find was the deconstruction of fashion that was going on around that same time. Deconstruction has been around a lot longer than the 90’s, whenever the wearer got tired of trying to fit into the established mode a new one was created, new styles and attitudes towards fashion has been formed from deconstruction – less fabric, more fabric, inside out, upside down, barely there, “wrong” fabrics, found textiles, maximum volume,…ect…the catalyst in the past has ranged from freedom of movement, sexual politics, shock value, art, (Rock – Punk) music in the 60’s through 80’s…and…

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Walter Van Beirendonck’s, Dream the world awake and Antwerp City.

I visited Antwerp with my school, London College of Fashion, to go see this exposition: WALTER VAN BEIRENDONCK. Dream The World Awake.

In the autumn/winter of 2011/2012, the Antwerp Fashion Museum presents the first large-scale retrospective exhibition of the work of fashion designer WALTER VAN BEIRENDONCK. Over three decades, Van Beirendonck has built up an impressive international career. He is the maverick of the Antwerp fashion scene and became primarily known for his colourful designs, his spectacular fashion shows in Paris in the 1990s under the W.&L.T. label, and the critical messages on society he proclaims in his designs. His work combines the most diverse sources of inspiration, ranging from technology, art and pop culture to ethnography. In addition to many of the most exceptional silhouettes from Van Beirendonck’s collections, the exhibition provides an overview of the world he lives in, his sources of inspiration and his numerous other projects. By way of different themes, it takes a deeper look into the narrative character of his oeuvre, his fascination for ethnography, spiritualism and the supernatural, rituals, science fiction and technology. The exhibition reveals how Van Beirendonck examines the frontiers of beauty, creating his own interpretations of concepts imposed by society, for example, in terms of gender and sexuality, and how he incorporates topical themes, including ecology, Aids or mass consumerism into his collections and presentations. The exhibition also investigates the diverse projects beyond the catwalk, in which Walter van Beirendonck has participated, with special focus on his costumes for the U2 PopMart tour in 1997. Walter van Beirendonck has moreover collaborated with fashion photographer Nick Knight/SHOWstudio.com, stylist Simon Foxton and GQ Style UK to develop a new photography and video project created especially for this exhibition.
 Here is the video project.

Also some pictures from the rest of the exhibition. 🙂

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After this exposition, we had some spare time to spend in the amazing town centre of Antwerp. And what do you do when you’re in Antwerp? Of course, most of us spent our time spending in the amazing stores and boutiques of Antwerp. Also, visited the Modern art Gallery. Got a chance to click beautiful shots of the city. I absolutely loved my stay in the most cinematic city of Belgium.

Versace for H&M Collection London: Rules and Excitement !

The Versace for H&M collection goes on sale November 17 in London (it will be available November 19 stateside), and the Telegraph is reporting on H&M’s rules for engagement. If you think you can waltz in and grab five of those pink silk dresses, think again.

If you’re shopping in London on Thursday, you’ll have to pick up a wristband, which will be available at 7am for a 9am store opening. Just like Lanvin for H&M, shoppers will be allowed in in groups of 20. They’ll only have 10 minutes to shop, and you can only buy one of each item and only in one size. (Even with the shopping limitations, H&M’s collabs still end up on eBay. Remember the $1,500 Lanvin for H&M t-shirt? At least you have a chance of scooping up a few pieces.)

Update: H&M : the official “How to Shop” guidelines :

The first 280 in line will receive one of 14 different colored bracelets, 20 people for each bracelet color. On the bracelet you will be given a specific time for shopping in our designated area. The bracelets are only needed for our women’s collection. Customers buying the men’s collection will not require a bracelet. When your time slot arrives, you will enter the designated area to shop for 15 minutes. Our goal is to create a better shopping experience for all of our customers.

If you are not one of the first 280 in line, you will of course have the opportunity to shop from the men’s collection or within H&M. When the 14 groups have finished their shopping we will open up the women’s collection to all of our customers.

To make sure as many customers as possible are able to buy from the Versace for H&M collection, we have a shopping limit. Every customer can buy from the entire collection, but with a limit of purchasing a maximum of two pieces per product, ie not more than two sizes (shoes/garments) or pieces (accessories) per product per customer. The shopping limit covers the entire Versace for H&M collection. Your place in line does not guarantee any items from the Versace for H&M collection.

Selfridges in London is predicting that people will be camping out overnight and that the collection will sell out prior to closing. What do you think? Are you going to sleep on the sidewalk to get your hands on some Versace for H&M?

iheartfashionweeks: Lakme Fashion Week !

Last Night i got a chance to witness Narendra Kumars Show at the Lakme Fashion Week, Mumbai, at the Grand Hyatt. All thanks to my favourite Blogger in India… Missmalini..for giving me couple passes for the evening show..Couldnt thank her enough.. Muah !

The second day of the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2011 ended as Narendra Kumar’s show opened to a live singing trio, which made the audience sway to the foot-tapping music of Frank Sinatra as the collection was inspired by the American singer’s chart topper ‘Fly me to the moon’.

‘Men should have all the fun. Today men have money and style and they like dressing up. So this collection is for them,’ Narendra Kumar told reporters after the show.

Actor Kabir Bedi was the showstopper for the show. He looked handsome in a white brocade tuxedo and mandarin collar pleated shirt as he strutted with utter confidence down the ramp to thunderous applause. The entire Bedi clan, including son and daughter, Pooja Bedi and Adam Bedi (along with Nisha Harale Bedi) and girlfriend Parveen, gave a standing ovation to Daddy Bedi when he walked the Ramp.

Model Tamara Moss started the show in a slinky suit followed by an army of dancing male models who tried some tricky steps on the ramp. The ladies in the audience were thrilled to see all the man candy, especially since they were dancing their way down the ramp.

The collection revolved around rich shades of deep sapphire, wine, green, pale pink, midnight blue, neutrals and black.Fabrics that the designer opted for were silks, velvet and brocades. These were teamed with Indian crafts comprising hand and machine embroidery, quilting, appliques and motifs from the Art Deco and Nouveau periods that appeared on the sleeves fronts and body of the jackets.

The silhouettes were lean as single and double-breasted jackets, with broad, narrow, peak and notched lapels made eye-catching entries. The tuxedo lapels inspired by Japanese kimonos, moved to draped and cut away collar jackets ending with the cool smoking jacket.Double and single breasted one and two button jackets looked great with an assortment of shawl, roll, collars some piped and with contrasting fabrics to highlight them. Shirts were as mostly with mandarin collars or bows for stand up shirt collars and detailing like pin tucks and tiny pleats giving them a vintage touch…. Phewww !!!

At the end of the show, taking a bow, Narendra Kumar belted out in tune with the trio the title of his collection ‘Fly Me to the Moon’ with Kabir Bedi bringing up the chorus.

Overall.. it was a fun show.. the whose-who of the fashion Industry were present at Hyatt and it felt great to meet few of them in person.

Some pictures from the show.  yay

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Peace Out London Town !

London : The City of Dreams and Love. Art and Design. Buttoned up People and Multi-Culture. A place that never sleeps and yes, my favourite city in the world. Peace Out London Town !

Louve for London: Boredom: Randomness

Love u London Town ! Missing you way too much. Just made a funny illustration of myself, a quick one ( so please excuse me for the okay photoshop skills).

India / UK !!  Lovee u both !

 

 

 

Blenders Pride Fashion Tour 2011: More on whats cooking this season !

The Blenders Pride Fashion Tour, 2011 hits Mumbai tomorrow. yayy.. Its on all over the weekend. I found this video on my facebook page where designers, Rocky S, Neeta Lulla, Anand Kabra and Vikram Phadnis talk about what to expect from their collection, the key elements used and about whats going to be big this season. Check it ouuwwwt !

 

IIJW 2011: Mumbai

Mumbai shun all its gold at the India International Jewellery Week today at Hyatt. The face of this years IIJW is none other than our very own..fashionista… ‘Sonam Kapoor’. She looked absolutely gorgeous with all those pearls on her.