1st Jan 2013
It’s review time! Here’s my Fashion, Trend and Style report for 2012
MY TOP THREE INDIAN FASHION SHOWS
It was an exciting year for Indian fashion in 2012 and here’s my fav three catwalk shows of the year.
1st PLACE: SABYASACHI
I adore Sabya’s work and the collection he showed at Delhi Couture Week simply took my breath away. To read more click here.
2nd PLACE: NAMRATA JOSHIPURA
I love the understated luxe that Namrata brings to her collections, her show at WIFW includes some of the hottest trends for S/s 13. To read more click here.
3rd PLACE: RETARDED VELVET
Both WIFW and Lakme Fashion Week have really championed new talent this year and Retarded Velvet are one of my fav new ‘ones to watch’ there print ROCK. To read more click here.
MY TOP THREE TRENDS
There were many trends in 2012 and I’ve struggled narrowing the selection down to my fav three. What do you think of my choice? would you have opted for something else?
1st PLACE: PEPLUMS
Everyone went peplum mad in 2012 (including me!) the super flattering style was worn by many celebs and these three looks are gorg.
L-R Neha Dupia in Victoria Beckham, Esha Gupta in H&M & Sonam Kapoor in a Jelin George skirt.
2nd PLACE: LONG GOWNS
Ohh there were soooo many red carpet events this year and these stunning gowns really made a mark!
L-R Anushka Sharma in Roberto Cavalli, Deepika Padukone in Gaurav Gupta & Frieda Pinto in Alexander McQueen.
3rd PLACE: POP ART PRINT SARI
The sari got a big injection of fun this year with these fun pop art prints which celebs went mad for.
L-R Hazel Keech in Aarti Vijay Gupta, Soha Ali Khan in Masaba Gupta, Sonam Kapoor in Surendi by Yogesh Chaudhary.
MY TOP THREE STYLISH INDIANS
1st PLACE: SONAM KAPOOR
Sonam has been wowing us with her stylish looks for the last few years and her 2012 choices have been amaaziiingg! Not only has this gorg lady been flying the flag for fashion at home but outside of India too. How amazing did she look at the Elie Saab show in a Deepti Pruthi sari? I also love the Anamika Khanna draped sari pant look she’s been championing recently, this girl knows how to start a trend!
L-R Anamika Khanna, Unknown, Deepti Pruthi, Cavalli
2nd PLACE: SAMEERA REDDY
Sonam had better watch out because Ms Reddy is hot on her heels! Her fashion choices before 2012 were suspect and I’m guessing there’s a rather talented stylist behind her fashion transformation but regardless of the reason- one things for sure she looked HOT in 2012. I LOVE the fact she’s supported Indian fashion labels this year from Shivan & Narresh, Kallol Datta, Nishka Lulla and newbies Huemn.
L-R Shivan & Narresh, unknown, AM:PM, Shivan & Narresh
3rd PLACE: DEEPIKA PADUKONE
Deepika always looks good but this year it just seems like she’s stepped it up a gear. Her off duty style of oversize tees, skinnies and chunky jewellery always works and her red carpet choices have been YUM. The red Gaurav Gupta gown, the green Gauri & Nainika gown and the stunning Dolce & Gabbana gold skirt all get an A* from me.
L-R Sabyasachi, Gauri & Nainika, Abu & Sandeep & Dolce & Gabbana
Images – High Heel Confidential, Strut 120, iDiva, Miss Malini, Fashion Cirqle, Vogue India