Caped Crusade

21 Oct 2015

History may have seen several crusades over the years. But fashion decided to notch it all up one knot higher with its very own Caped Crusade presenting quite a tempting line up…

DSQUARED2 teams a rare combo for the season – the Canadian Red Indian tribes with all that goes with British aristocracy. The result is a collection that’s sure to make you feel as good as Lara Croft, the tomb raider. 

Bold, emphatic and accenting every aspect of a design, there is naturally lots of... Read More

Red Accents

21 Oct 2015

Red accents ruled the runways this season in thrilling fashion and we pick four of the top to give you a glimpse of what’s out there red-dy and waiting for you…

 To start off, British designer Vivienne Westwood’s irrepressible love for-all-things-punk was on full display in a grand cape that swirls all over in her Gold Label Show at Paris Fashion Week titled simply as Unisex. Highlighted by humungous red blooms it is designed to proclaim your presence while just hinting at the wearer’... Read More

Live Out Loud: Bloomingdale’s – Dubai’s puts the spotlight on Autumn/Winter 2015 collections

22 Sep 2015

Bloomingdale’s-Dubai wants you to live out loud in this season’s latest collections for Autumn/Winter 2015! This year, the brand transformed a private tent in Dubai Design District into a visually stimulating, optical showcase featuring some of the most coveted designer and contemporary labels, some of which are exclusive to the retailer in the Middle East.

Surrounded by geometric mirrors and cascading halogen light installations, 500 guests were treated to an energetic presentation... Read More

Cruise along fashionably

07 Sep 2015

A review of 2015 pre-fall collections by the world’s leading fashion brands is far from being a mere echo of the last season but hints at what could be trendy in the next

It was roses and frills all the way in Blumarine’s collections, tiptoed in kitten heels on the runway for an elite touch. Is it little wonder then, that the brand’s hyper-feminine, ultra sweet look has a famous fan in burlesque performer, Dita Von Teese? But just as we thought that the label was in danger of turning... Read More

Gucci FW 15 Press Preview

27 May 2015

‘Those who are truly contemporary are those who neither perfectly coincide with their time nor adapt to its demands. In this sense, they are never at home in the present moment. But precisely through this disconnection and this anachronism, they are more capable than others of perceiving and grasping their own time. Contemporariness, then, is that relationship with time that adheres to it through a disconnection.’ (G. Agamben)

The Autumn/Winter collection for 2015-16 explores the... Read More

Step into print paradise!

11 May 2015

It’s truly art from the heart in an eye-catching palette this summery season. But it’s not just art but features associated with an artist’s studio, such as bold brush strokes, paint splatter and even ink spills (not to forget graffiti) which have inspired several interesting prints and creations. So now you can buy your art and wear it too...

A case in point being BCBG Max Azria’s graceful, skirt and top combo featuring artistic blooms. In a similar colour combination Ingie Paris ‘... Read More

Earn your stripes!

07 May 2015

They say a tiger never changes its stripes. The saying could well apply for fashion too. Come every season, stripes have remained a staple due to their undying appeal. They also enhance not just one’s presence but height too. Vertical stripes make one appear taller and leaner while horizontal stripes can easily add pounds (!)This SS 2015 leading fashion houses, give a new slant to the traditional stripe to make them perkier and way more interesting…

Luxury designers as well as high... Read More

Billionaire's look

08 Apr 2015

Offering first class style with a considered collection of premium tailoring, everyday pieces and leather accessories all created in its Italian atelier, Billionaire Italian Couture is a name synonymous with refined luxury. Combining made-to-measure principles with the accessibility of ready-to-wear, the brand’s signature flair and expert craftsmanship make it a true marker of sophistication for the modern man. The intuition and flair of Flavio Briatore, with his ability to foresee the... Read More

Key men's style trends for 2015

08 Apr 2015

The notion of “trends” in menswear seems, at times, like a curiously redundant one.

Pouting Zoolander posturing aside, men’s style happily sits on more even terrain than women’s, with less focus on "out with the old, in with the new" and more on solid investment pieces to build on season after season.

Men shop less frequently than women, but when we do, studies show that we’re prepared to spend more. Which means we’re less likely to replace our wardrobe because several... Read More

Spring-Summer fashion treats

08 Apr 2015

Financial tensions have a way of fracturing industries and the fashion world too can’t escape it. Due to the luxury sector recording mixed results in 2014, leading brands kept their cards close and didn’t venture too far into the unknown. The result was a sense that not many things had changed

Colour palettes embraced nudes, moved on to pastels (particularly yellow and sky blue) then red which appears to be the accent colour of the past few seasons.

Denim exerts its appeal for... Read More