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Spotlight: Jeetinder Sandhu

30th September 2013

Oooohhh enjoy the print-tastic explosion via Jeetinder Sandhu GFW collection. I’m crushing on the pops of colour and tribal type elephant print! I actually discovered Jeetinder’s work through a post by Theresa from Retarded Velvet (another fab print design label) and decided I definitely had to share his work on my blog too. And check out the awesome short fashion film by Sebastian Mantilla

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Jeetinder, Sandhu, Menswear, India, Fashion, Prints, Elephants, Tribal, London Fashion Week

Jeetinder, Sandhu, Menswear, India, Fashion, Prints, Elephants, Tribal, London Fashion Week

Jeetinder, Sandhu, Menswear, India, Fashion, Prints, Elephants, Tribal, London Fashion Week

Jeetinder, Sandhu, Menswear, India, Fashion, Prints, Elephants, Tribal, London Fashion Week

Jeetinder, Sandhu, Menswear, India, Fashion, Prints, Elephants, Tribal, London Fashion Week

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India Bridal Fashion Week: Part 1: JJ Valaya, Shantanu & Nikhil, Kotwara by Meera & Muzaffar Ali and Jyostna Tiwari

30th July 2013

Get ready for two weeks of all things WEDDING on The Asian Fashion Journal! I will be covering India Bridal Fashion Week in three parts and will be introducing a new regular on the blog tomorrow- Wedding Wednesday!

Day 1: JJ VALAYA & SHANTANU & NIKHIL

JJ VALAYA

JJ Valaya kicked off the week. His signature rich and opulent Mughal Maharanis & Maharajas were this season given an Iberian twist. Beautiful rose embroideries reminiscent of traditional flamenco scarves, a palette of blacks, whites, reds and blues as well as bolero-esque and off the shoulder shapes all hinted at his Spanish inspiration.

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Whites & Golds @ JJ Valaya IBFW


I’m not sure about the long jacket over the Sari on the left, what do you think? but love the Trompe L’Oeil jewelry on the far right.

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Iberian-esque Boleros and embroideries

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Sheer Paneling and Off the Shoulder detailing at JJ Valaya IBFW

HOT TREND ALERT: Manish Malhotra’s last collection featured sheer paneling between borders on lenghas and anarkalis and JJ Valaya showed a few examples here too. If two of the biggest names in Indian fashion are championing sheer paneling you know its def a HOT, HOT, HOT Trend.

JJ Valaya styled some of the saris with sari purses on a sari belt. I really don’t like this- it reminds me of a bum bag (or fanny pack) !

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Showstoppers Kabir Bedi & Kangana Ranaut

SHANTANU & NIKHIL

Shantanu & Nikhil collection was a little hit and miss for me. The menswear as usual was Ah-mazing but the womenswear was not as strong or cohesive. I loved the white and gold gowns that opened the show but the jacket silhouette that followed and was repeated through the collection was sooo unflattering and the simple grey and ochre outfits were just to simple for bridal wear.

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Shantanu & Nikhil Whites & Golds IBFW 2013

Like I said I did love the white & gold gowns but I did think they were pretty similar to Marchesa’s gowns. Especially the middle one which looked similar to this gown that Naomi Watts wore last year. What do you think?

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Styles I didn’t like from Shantanu & Nikhil’s IBFW 2013 collection

I didn’t like these styles the middle is the jacket silhouette I mentioned earlier and the outfits either side are just too plain for Bridal wear.

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Menswear at Shantanu & Nikhil IBFW 2013

The yummy menswear, LOVE it all.

Day 2: Kotwara by Meera & Muzaffar Ali & Jyostna Tiwari

MEERA & MUZAFFAR ALI

Meera & Muzaffar Ali’s collection is my fav so far. I love the delicate colour palette and the beautiful examples of chikankari work and delicate embellishment. It’s one of those collections that would have been great to see up close. I wasn’t too keen on the long jackets over saris that JJ Valaya showed but here they work well in sheer embellished fabrics that enhance the sari or lengha instead of just covering it.

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White on White at Kotwara by Meera & Muzaffar Ali

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Sheer layering in Pastel and Ivory

Jyostna Tiwari

For the most part Jyostna Tiwari’s colour combinations were a little too loud and bling tastic for me but there were a couple of beautiful cocktail saris that I had to include! I think the blue sari would make a fab statement at a wedding reception.

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Gorgeous Cocktail Saris @ Jyostna Tiwari 2013

Images: Vogue India

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India Bridal Fashion Week Part 2 & 3 are coming soon! so check back.

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Blog Crush: Singh Street Style

16th July 2013

Sikh style is in the spotlight once again. There was Jean Paul Gaultier S/s 13 look book featuring a turban wearing Sikh model and then there’s the ohh soo dapper Mr. Alhuwalia’s who ALWAYS looks good and now there’s Singh Street Style. Singh Street Style is my latest blog crush featuring many a stylish Singh beautifully shot around London by blog creator Pardeep Singh Bahra.

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2 Singh street style

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Ranveer Singh’s Style: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

25th June 2013

Ok, I have to admit that my Bolly crush is Ranveer Singh (I can hear you giggling through my computer screen) It all started with Band Baaja Baaraat. Yes, the crush kinda waned when his fashion choices regularly included shiny suits, bad print vests and an array of dodgy headwear but am glad to see he’s FINALLY got himself a stylist and is now looking ohhh soo dapper. Hopefully he’ll keep the stylist once the Lootera promos have finished

Here’s my style spotlight on Ranveer- The good, the bad & the ugly

The Good

5 Ranveer Singh Paul Smith and Etro Wearing Paul Smith suit & Etro pocket square

3 Ranveer Singh Etro Wearing Etro

sonHere he is with Lootera co-star Sonakshi Sinha- love this simple and elegant sari.

4 Ranveer Singh Burberry and Paul SmithWearing Burberry Suit & Paul Smith tie

7 Ranveer Singh Burberry Suit, Paul Smith tieWearing Burberry suit & Etro tie

The Bad

Ranveer Singh BADLeft pic he’s wearing a vest with a vulgar message! middle pic one of his horrible hats! and right pic a beautiful Ermenegildo Zegna suit styled so badly

The Ugly

9Image from Miss Malini and she’s so right to fine him for this ugly outfit- I think it could even be described one step further as a (f)ugly

Images Purple Window and Miss Malini

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WIFW A/W 13: Shantanu & Nikhil

23rd March 2013

Shantanu & Nikhil’s A/w collection was all about the menswear (although there were some stunning womenswear laser cut leather pieces too) For me Menswear is all about strong well cut separates, attention to detail and chic styling and this collection ticks all those boxes. I especially love the ethnic touches from the drop crotch pants, folk weave jackets, nehru collars and the fabbest of fab takes on a modern jersey draped kurta type shape.

1 shantanu & nikhilThere were some hot menswear holdall/clutch shapes- well with slim cut jackets and pants boys they need a bag, right?

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3 shantanu & nikhilThis is what I mean about the attention to detail and fab styling!

4 shantanu & nikhilLove, love, love this jersey draped kurta!

5 shantanu & nikhilThe dapper duo take a bow

Images: Vogue India

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Pernia’s Pop Up: Menswear launch

22nd Jan 2013

This week sees the exciting launch of a Menswear section on Pernia’s Pop up. I’m always blabbing on about this cool as e-tailer, their accesibly priced edit of the hottest Womenwear labels and big designer name diffusion lines (think Manish Mahlotra & Sabyasachi at a fraction of their usual retail price) is sooooo on it for the young modern Indian woman. I’m sure the Menswear section will prove just as popular and with the likes of Atsu’s bold prints, Raghavendra Rathore’s sharp take on the traditional and Nimish Shah’s perfect basics there’s something for all tastes.

1 21 Jan 1 rohit gandhi & rahul khanna

2 21 Jan 2 Raghavendra Rathore and Atsu

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4 21 Jan 4 nimish shah

5 21 Jan 5 pant Karan Johar, Varun Bahl shirt Atsu Sekhose

Images Pernia’s Pop Up, Vogue India.

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Jean Paul Gaultier Menswear S/s 13 channels Waris Ahluwalia

14th Oct 2012

I spotted Jean Paul Gaultier S/s 13 pics on Miss Malini recently and had to cover the collection too. Although she talked about ‘Singh is King’ references, I thought JPG may have been channelling the altogether more refined Waris Ahluwalia (jewellery designer/actor and general dapper man about town)

Above pics of Waris and below JPG’s collection

JPG’s infamous nautical touches didn’t hit the mark for me- the striped trousers, sailor collars and button up trousers were just blah! However the slim cut cropped sleeves suits paired with toile de jouy shirts & turbans as well as the tux’s paired with dropped crotch pants were super slick.

Images Style.com

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