Tag: WLIFW AW09

January 5, 2010 / Collections

Let’s face it. Fashion is fickle. While we women may dabble in a trend here, a fad there, some key fashion…

May 3, 2009 / Collections

All this recent talk of prints and Princes reminded me of the regal state of menswear lately.

Old world princes are to be had whether it’s Rajput or recent influence. Raghavendra Rathore has the lineage – both royal and rag-trade. His family origins date back to the maharajahs of Jodhpur and he’s trained at Parsons, having worked for DKNY and Oscar de la Renta before launching the Rathore Jodhpur label in the mid ’90s.

Indian Prince at Rathore Jodhpur AW09
Modern Indian Prince at Rathore Jodhpur AW09
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The Maharajah of Nawanagar, b. 1872
Etro's Rock and Roll Regalia
Etro's Rock and Roll Regalia
Etro embellishes their modern heir to the throne with rock and roll cool and colour. Bhupendra Singh of Patiala shows off rocks of a different nature during his reign from 1900-1938.
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Bhupendra Singh Maharajah of Patilia, b. 1891
March 19, 2009 / Collections

It’s Fashion Week again. This time, in India with Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 09. While you may not think of India as the hub of fashion, it’s a market to watch, with talent galore and 34 shows in total . Here are my faves from Day One on the ramp, as the desis call it.

Bal Chauhan Life is shades of grey, n’est pas?

Interesting, architectural designs. Good ideas and executed well in some cases. Want to see other pieces evolve. Want the styling to not distract from simple pieces. On my watch list for future seasons.

The weight of a feather on my shoulders at Bal Chauhan
The weight of a feather on my shoulders at Bal Chauhan
Layered Greys at Bal Chauhan WLIFW AW09
Layered greys at Bal Chauhan