30th August 2013
All these back to back fashion weeks are making my head spin! So, I’ve decided to in the words of John Legend- ‘to take it slooowwww’ that’s why I’m here posting a trend report on PCJ Couture Fashion Week and India Bridal Fashion Week when everyone else is already in the thick of blogging about Lakme Fashion Week. Ohhh Well! And yep I’ve put together both fashion weeks in the report because no matter how many times the organisers say there’s a huge difference between both I’ll disagree.
It was all about the sexy back at both Fashion Weeks. The prettiest examples were from Manish Malhotra with demure front necklines with open or low backs which just looked sooo yum.
WHITE & GOLD
White and Gold was trending all over the catwalks and I love these bold White and Gold looks. Who says you need colour to make a statement?
L-R Rohit Bal, Shantanu & Nikhil.
Anamika Khanna and Suneet Varma’s softer White and Gold looks
Jersey Sari’s have been around for a while but these super hot incarnations needed to be shared. Seriously how super sexy is the master of drape- Guarav Gupta’s sari? I just can’t get enough of this trend and yep I’m still pining over the Sonaakshi Raaj sari Deepika Padukone wore recently!
Layering in general was a big trend at both fashion weeks. There were cute bolero shapes at Rohit Bal and JJ Valaya and longer jackets over saris, pants and gowns at JJ Valaya, Raghavendra Rathore and Meera & Muzaffar ALi. Capes were also all over the place with the most directional at Anamika Khanna and pretty sheer capes at Masaba Gupta @ Satya Paul
L-R Masaba Gupta for Satya Paul, Anamika Khanna & Raghavendra Rathore.
THE ETHNIC MASH UP
I can’t think of a better name for this trend than- The Ethnic Mash Up. We’ve already become accustomed to the humble sari getting an injection of youth with pop art prints via the likes of Masaba Gupta and Aarti Vijay Gupta and then of course the jersey sari via the likes of Guarav Gupta and Sonaakshi Raaj. This reworking of the traditional continues with some exciting mash ups.
Anamika Khanna’s beauties- Is it a sari? is it a gown? is it a suit?
Masapa Gupta @ Satya Paul and Gaurav Gupta- Is it a gown? Is a Sari?
Images: PCJ Fashion Week Facebook, India Bridal Fashion Week Facebook and Barcode 91
I get what you mean, august has been rushing from one fashion week to the other, fashion overload! Love the sexy back trend, nice post!
Thanks and for me the worst part about the overload is that I don’t think the collections get the attention they deserve because everyones attention just skips on to the next show!
Good to know the trends. I’m hoping to go to India soon and will be looking out for some backless pieces like these ones
I love the white and gold, such an elegant combo!
totally agree- sometimes its nice to let the beauty of the embellishment stand out against a neutral tone.