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Wear the trend: Monochrome (latest post for Vogue India. Com)

10th Feb 2013

I’m back!!! For the last two weeks, I swapped the depressing British chill for the sunny climes of Vietnam. The holiday was awesome and I’ll be posting some pics soon.

While I was away a couple of trend stories I wrote for Vogue India . Com went live! And here’s a repost of the first one.


This summer, designers are championing all things monochrome. The stark black-and-white can be seen in variations all over global catwalks, making the season’s standard shades of yellow and coral seem almost cliché.

Here are four stylish ways you could be monochrome.


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Statement block panels were seen in classic cuts at Jil Sander and Victoria Beckham and in dramatic flounces at Nicolas Ghesquiere’s final collection for Balenciaga. If your budget is short of a few zeroes, Zara’s racks are already packed with ‘homages’.


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L-R Jil Sander, Victoria Beckham & Balenciaga.

For a more versatile way to wear the trend, opt for a simple maxi, shift or shirtdress and let the print do all the work. Adding a colour accent via a simple clutch and vintage sunglasses, as seen at Diane Von Furstenberg, finishes the look.


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L-R Giles, Diane Von Furstenberg, Kallol Datta 1955

The key to this look is combining the right separates. Either pair contrasting patterns in one ensemble or use the same print in different sizes as seen at Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton. If you’re feeling particularly daring, get inspired by Peter Pilotto’s head-to-toe print riot.


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L-R Peter Pilotto, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs

Whether you prefer them horizontal or vertical, the stripe of the season has to be bold and wide. Dolce & Gabanna’s take on the trend came from a nostalgic memory of Sicily, while Marc Jacobs had a 60’s Edie Sedgwick vibe with Bridget Riley-esque prints.

With these fun styling options to live up to, pairing a white shirt with a black pencil skirt just won’t cut it anymore…

Images Vogue India

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Lakme Fashion Week: The top 3 ‘What were you thinking?’

12th March 2012

I was browsing away, checking out the Lakme Fashion Week shows and I noticed some STRANGE things going on. Was there something in the water that some of the designers were drinking? Some way of explaining these ‘What were you thinking?’ moments.

Well I’ll count it down!

In 3rd place

James Ferreira’s Cone Head and Crotch disaster!

This was a stunning collection by James Ferreira, so why let the hair stylist spoil it with these distracting gravity defying hair styles! and didn’t anyone notice the unfortunate tie-dye placement over the crotch beforehand?

In 2nd place

Sapna Bhavani and Suckriti Grover

There were a couple of ideas in the collection that showed promise but the rest of the outfits just didn’t work. For example these scary gingham bloomers this poor model is wearing but I’m guessing you didn’t notice them and were busy looking at the strange make-up and hair combo.

In 1st place

Narendra Kumar’s cut price wigs and awful disco dancing

Why? Oh Why? Narendra Kumar’s a great designer shame he thought the cut price wigs and disco dancing would enhance his collection?

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