Monday, November 21, 2016

The Indian Couture - Kalki Fashion



 I feel a change coming over, a shift in the understanding of what people want and what people need. Fashion in India is no longer subjected solely to mass production for the masses. With the youth finally taking over the reigns, India is set to enter the international fashion frontier with new designers & artists. 

In the past few posts you must've noticed that I mention the increase in ateliers that are finally catering to what I and many like me, love. The fashion house 'Kalki', caters to the eclectic tastes of their clientele, taking the next step from High-End to Couture; offering a fresh take on ethnic wear in all forms of pattern-cuts and silhouettes. From the stunning Lehenga-Cholis, Sarees & Salwar-Kurtas with intricate embellished and embroidered details, to the exclusively designed wedding trousseau in an array of high-quality fabrics and in an assortment of over thousand varied styles, 'Kalki' is yet another ultimate shopping spot to stop at.

'Kalki' puts aside the stereotypical approach of apparel making in India, and ups the ante with a fusion of the old and the new along with a variety of embellishing and embroidery techniques. 

Here is an atelier that is truly dedicated to make their clients feel more beautiful & luxe in versatile and aesthetically appealing outfits; they are a brand synonymous with elegance, confidence & poise. 

To make things more clear, I've opted to style a few outfits. I mean who wouldn't want to be photographed in these fairy-tale-like creations.

The first outfit is a magnificent fairy-tale outfit come to life, a beautiful lahenga choli in deep blue combined with a pastel peach choli working hand-in-hand with floral embroideries & applique. The color palette itself is bold yet calming at the same time. C'est incroyable!

My second outfit is a pre stitched saree; a marriage of net and intricate embellishments on the blouse and saree-border. Kinda made me feel like the Indian "Carrie Bradshaw", an unconventional and contemporary take on the traditional saree. The peach-salmon and the pistachio-jade colors keeping the palette dreamy yet grounded working most beautifully with the multitude of floral embellishments.

The third ensemble is the gown in hues of the deep blue with a sheen of silvery-grey fused within its weaves. Created with the brilliance of origami incorporated with Zardosi work of India and the Mandarin collar of the Orient, this outfit airs a sense of confidence and sophistication. This is the perfect example of the 'just right' amount of drama and mystique. This couture concept if for 'Keep For Life'.

Head on over to their website www.kalkifashion.com and get to see for yourself why I'm raving about them and their creations.

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Photography :

TSHULTHRIM WANGDI 

Location Courtesy :

BLUE FROG PUNE

Jewellery Courtesy :

AETEE


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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Basics Done Right - Diesel + Kanso



As a person who's constantly on the hunt for something new, something relevant, the DIESEL 'Denim Master Studio', was truly a breath of fresh air. They've already been a massive hit in Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Bangalore, and now, finally they've brought it to Pune. This concept by DIESEL is something that I feel truly would appeal to everybody. The 'Denim Master Studio' is where you've to be if you're one who loves customised denims, be it your jeans and/or jackets. You get a tête-à-tête with the 'Denim Masters', who've been trained under strict guidance in Italy, to assist the clientele in sharing their ideas of customisation.

 It was on a day like any other, nothing beyond the ordinary; that was until I entered the DIESEL 'Denim Master Studio'. The space is huge, at no point during your visit to their store would you ever feel crowded. Also, the team present there is ever-so hospitable and helpful, ensuring that they help each and every customer and not allowing anybody to feel neglected. 

 There were racks and racks of jackets and jeans to choose from, I was in absolute awe. The different fits and cuts, the array of style and patterns; but wait, the true stars of the show: Exclusive rivets, studs and patches that are as good as 'Couture'. The High-End brand has brought the essence of an 'Italian Atelier' into their stores and truly got my creativity going on overdrive. Everywhere I turned, I could picture all the possible custom concepts that I could create. 

I took my time and decided upon a pair of skin fit jeans; and then came the time to finalize on how I wanted to have it customised. I'm one for minimalism, well at least as far as my jeans are concerned, 'cause jeans are something that are best of nearer to basics that would match just about everything in one's closet. However, it is entirely up to you how you want your jacket and/or jeans customised, work on it keeping it nearer to 'norm-core' or go on 'hep-extreme' on them, it's all up to the client.

I took a while as I looked upon their rivets, metal and rhinestone studs, and iron-on patches and eventually came upon my final design. Simple, subtle et très chic. I left the masters to work their magic, while I went around the mall to wait for the final product. Roughly about 40 minutes later, my jeans were finished and I could not possibly have been happier with the results.

Check out the images, you'll understand what I mean!

The experience as a whole was unique and undoubtedly, elite as it helped me better understand why personalising/customising, as a concept, commands such importance. There's nothing better than to own a pair of Denim jacket and/or jeans that is solely designed for you, Even the packaging/bagging gives off a vibe of exclusivity, the clients receive a specially designed DIESEL 'Design Master Studio' bag featuring their logo.

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You'll remember that earlier I mentioned 'minimalism', there's another minimal advent that needs to be brought under the spotlight; 'KANSO'.

Birthed from the mass want and/or the mass need of simple, well made shirts & camisoles. A statement piece of clothing whose quality and durability could not be questioned, that which invariably adheres to being styled with any other item of clothing in one's wardrobe and eventually turning into one's 'OOTD'.

'KANSO' draws its inspiration from a Japanese Zen principle that personifies simplicity and the exclusion of non-essentials, incorporating this into their designs of weaves of the finest silk and cotton; which is essentially locally sourced, cut and stitched in their studio in Chennai. 'Constant Vigilance is key...', and KANSO is no exception to this metaphor when it comes to ensuring perfect finish and high quality on all of their products.


I see them to be one of the forefront pioneering ateliers, bringing about a revival of the understanding of the 'Street-Style, High-End & Couture'.

I drew inspiration from the culmination of these experiences, and have successfully been able to profile a 'Look Of The Day', that best sums my personality.

Shop here : KANSO




What i wore :

Jeans : DIESEL , Top : KANSO , Sunglasses : RAYBAN , Boots : TRUFFLE 

Photography :

TSHULTHRIM WANGDI 

Location Courtesy :

BLUE SHACK   

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Kenzo X H&M


Kenzo x H&M is a collaboration that speaks to the world.  
We have been treated to enticing tidbits ever since the news was announced about this collaboration back in May, but the anticipation is finally over. The much buzzed about collaboration between Kenzo and H&M was launched worldwide this month on the 3rd.  
The collection captures the colourful and vibrant essence from the world of Kenzo, while collaborating with H&M to reach out to a wider audience, which is what the Paris based brand was going for. 

I was so excited to get my hands on the collection before it even launched. The collection is absolutely stunning with each piece having a story to tell, each piece has its own individuality and uniqueness. I mixed and matched a few pieces to create some fun and quirky looks, experimenting with my own styling capabilities, which is what as a blogger i crave. 

Check out more here : KENZO X H&M

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