Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Ranveer Singh : The Male Style Icon of 2015

This man is a breath of fresh air; daring and wacky, he has got swag - the one with original style. Be it his “No Fucks to Give”  (he means it)Tee-Shirt paired with a pair of pyjamas during GQ Awards 2015 or Anju Modi Skirt at the promotion of BajiRao Mastani, Ranveer defied certain dress codes in a fun way and also questioned the established macho prejudices.

Saturday, 26 December 2015

The 50 Best International Red-Carpet Looks of 2015

As another year draws to a close, Stylefluid Trendz takes a stock of some of the most incredible and praise worthy moments from various international Red Carpet events of 2015. Herculean yet exciting, blogging the best dressed list of the year is an activity I look forward to every year. 

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

The 3 Best dressed men at the Stardust Awards 2015


It is that time of the year again; the much awaited Bollywood award ceremonies have started. A time when the industry celebrates, appreciates and rewards all the hard work that they have put in to entertain us. The Stardust Awards 2015 was held on December 21 in Mumbai.

Monday, 14 December 2015

Step aside, spornosexuals, and make way for the ‘SOFTBOY'

Step aside all the metrosexuals, spornosexuals, hipsters and lumbersexuals, here come the new man, the ‘Softboy’. According to The Telegraph, the term 'Softboy' christened by writer Alan Hanson, is the current flavor of masculinity.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

About the $50 Million Runway Show, the Angels and more: Victoria’s Secret 2015

One of the hottest and extravagant Fashion runway shows of the year, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2015 was held at the Regiment Armory, in New York on Tuesday, 10th November. With 47 models, including fresh faces, such as best friends Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid , and 10 new angels, this year the Lingerie retail brand celebrated its 20th anniversary with live performance by Selena Gomez, The Weeknd and Ellie Goulding.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

It’s Official - “Athleisure” is included in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary

It’s Official!  Come early 2016, the street –active wear trend, named, “Athleisure” is all set to make its entry in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. The dictionary definition will be, "casual clothing designed to be worn both for exercising and for general use."

Monday, 9 November 2015

Lily Aldridge will wear the $2 million Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra


It’s that time of the year again.

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion runway show is one of the most anticipated fashion events of the year. On Tuesday evening, in New York, the Lingerie brand will unveil its latest collection in front of a selected (only by invite) live audience. The recorded 20th Anniversary show will be aired on December 8 at 10 P.M. on CBS.

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Six points from Raf Simons’ interview with Cathy Horyn for System Magazine F/W15 Issue

In an exclusive interview with renowned fashion journalist and critic Cathy Horyn, for System Magazine’s Fall Winter 2015 issue, Raf Simons opens up about leaving Dior, the creative and emotional challenges designers’ faces in current fashion environment - lack of work-life balance, and the state of fashion at large.

Here are excerpts from this interesting interview, courtesy Business of Fashion via System :

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

The Hermès Horse Exhibition Comes to Mumbai, India

Founded in the year 1837, the Parisian luxury brand Hermès first started off as a harness-maker for the carriage trade. So, it does not come as a surprise when the brand decided to curate an exhibition solely dedicated to its first client – The Horse.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Breaking : Raf Simons to Leave Christian Dior


In a surprising move, LVMH announced that Raf Simons will be leaving Dior, ending a three and half year old extremely successful association with the iconic French fashion house.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

‘Impasse’ by Kallol Datta 1955: Lakme Fashion Week-Winter Festive 2015

Far from all the shimmer and shine, Kallol Datta is one of those rarest of the rare new age thinking designers who truly voices opposition to the established standard of fashion in India. A conversation starter, Kallol’s designs continuously breaks the conservative idea of garment construction – thanks to his exceptional technique. Abstruse and arcane, there is something subtly intriguing about his complex story telling nature.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

This is a game changer! Givenchy to open New York Fashion show to Public

On September 11, Givenchy will be showcasing its latest collection for the first time during New York Fashion Week. This also coincides with the opening of the brand’s Madison Avenue flagship store. And, what makes it all the more exciting is that the show will be opened to the common public too.

Spotlight: Siddharth Gogoi: The New Age male model

A current editorial and runway favourite, the Assamese boy, Siddharth Gogoi is truly pushing his boundaries as a new age male model. With his chiselled oriental features, surreal appeal and experimental streak, he represents the new breed of Indian male models. I am glad the mainstream fashion industry in India is gradually opening up to accommodate, appreciate and promote diverse and unconventional looks.

Friday, 28 August 2015

In a symbolic gesture, Anita Dongre paid tribute to Indian handloom weavers and artisans by inviting 26 craftswomen as her showstoppers

In a country obsessed with Bollywood celebrities during Fashion Weeks, this was indeed a welcome change. Anita Dongre’s decision to invite 26 Gujarati craftswomen as her showstoppers during the presentation at the Lakme Fashion Week, W/F15 was quite a beautiful moment and deserves every bit of appreciation.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

‘Jawani Jaaneman’ by Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla:Lakme Fashion Week: WF15

Named, ‘Jawani Jaaneman’, the collection captured the retro glam vibe of the 70’s and 80’s Bollywood with a certain amount of madness and edgy sensuality. The bling, the disco fever and the spunky attitude of the collection screamed flamboyant romance and nonchalant glamour.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

‘HUEMN’ keeps it wild and untamed: Winter Festive’15 –Lakme Fashion Week


For Huemn, animal instinct takes centre stage this winter.Edgy and rustic, Huemn’s latest collection was filled with quirky animal prints, fur, and leather. The overlapping play of earthy colours, textures and sequins, and occasional bling is all set to awaken the wild and untamed spirit of the winter days.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Jyoti Sachdev Iyer showcased her latest collection 'Audacieux' at Pond's The Lustrous Runway in Bangladesh

Titled ‘Audacieux’, which means bold in French, Indian designer Jyoti Sachdev presented her latest collection at the Pond’s presents the Lustrous Runway in Bangladesh recently.

Monday, 24 August 2015

An in-depth study by Business of Fashion on The State of Fashion Education 2015

How are the education institution around the world preparing the next generation of leaders who will drive the industry?

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Christian Louboutin creates 38 shades of lipsticks that double up as necklaces too

All you Fashionistas rejoice!  How about a gorgeous lipstick that doubles up as a super smart necklace too? As if the red soles, the nail polish, and the nail-art pen were not enough, Christian Louboutin is all set to spoil you further with its latest beauty product – The 38 shades of lipstick. With a glamorous killer instinct, the lipsticks are accommodated inside edgy gold and black vials, resembling metal bullets.

What Anna Wintour Wants to learn from ZARA?


According to whowhatwear.com, Vogue's Editor in chief  Anna Wintour  was blown away by the fact that ZARA executives don’t believe in meetings.This is one reason Zara's production cycles are much faster than those of its competitors. They simply don't waste time in meetings.

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Inspiration or otherwise? Monisha Jaising offered pieces that looked similar to Atelier Versace’s past season collections ! India Couture Week'15

Titled, The Sailing Bride, Monisha Jaising showcased her collection at the ongoing Amazon India Couture Week 2015 in New Delhi yesterday. Amidst show-stoppers like Pernia Qureshi and Kriti Sanon, i did notice a few pieces that bore a strong resemblance to Atelier Versace’s collection from various seasons. Whether intentional or otherwise, here are a few pieces from the collection that gave me a strong feeling of déjà vu.

Friday, 31 July 2015

Rahul Mishra celebrates the duality of a modern woman in his couture collection: India Couture Week ‘15

The talented Mr. Rahul Mishra presented his couture collection yesterday at the ongoing Amazon India Couture Week 2015 in New Delhi. Titled “Tree of Life”, Mishra’s latest offering was inspired by his wife. It is the multitasking nature of his better half, the way she manages her work and family life, inspired  the designer to conceive his first ever couture collection. The duality of a today’s modern woman, the fine balance of strong yet feminine nature of her personality intrigued the designer to create this sharp collection.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

The Looks, the details & more at Sabyasachi's Runway Show : India Couture Week 2015

Sabyasachi Mukherjee opened the Amazon India Couture Week yesterday with his collection titled ‘Bater’. The Indian designer collaborated with iconic French footwear house Christian Louboutin for the collection. Dark, edgy, gothic and sexual, here are some of the looks and the details from the show.

Sabyasachi keeps it Dark & Sexual in 'Bater' : India Couture Week 2015

Amazon India Couture Week 2015 opened with a show by designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee in collaboration with Parisian footwear designer Christian Louboutin yesterday in New Delhi. Taking inspiration from hunting birds and preys, the gothic vintage collection was titled ‘Bater’, named after one of India’s most common hunting birds.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Alexander Wang to leave Balenciaga: Kering looking for a lesser known talent

According to a WWD report, Alexander Wang will be departing from Balenciaga soon. He will be showcasing his final collection for Balanciaga during Paris Fashion Week this September. The designer’s departure from the house has been rumoured for quite some time now. It is believed that Kering, the parent company of Balenciaga have taken a decision not to renew Wang’s contract. Earlier this month, Kering had released a statement saying, "There are discussions between the designer and Balenciaga regarding the renewal of the contract."

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

It’s confirmed: Yves Saint Laurent is returning to Couture business

Now this is exciting! Its official, Yves Saint Laurent is returning to Couture business for the first time since 2002. The announcement comes with the opening of the brand’s newly renovated Couture house. The last Couture collection by the Parisian house was presented at Paris’ Pompidou Centre. The Haute Couture division of the label was shut after Monsieur Laurent’s retirement.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

The Male Side Ponytail at Etro S/S 2016 Menswear :Milan Fashion Week

The tousled side ponytail at the Etro Spring Summer 2016 show during Milan Fashion Week definitely had its moment. After men bun, is this the next hair trend in men’s fashion? What say?

Etro S/S 2016: Menswear: Masculine yet Elegant : Milan Fashion Week

Keeping it multicultural, Etro’s spring- summer 2015 collection offered its signature paisley and floral motifs in an array of pieces ranging from jacquard topcoats and shirts to trousers. The ornate patterns were reminiscent of Aboriginal prints and were beautifully infused with the story of the collection.

Monday, 15 June 2015

Aishwarya goes completely wrong in gothic black at Prix de Diane Longines, France: “Sack the Stylist”

Awful! A serious case of Sack the Stylist moment! The Longine’s brand ambassador, Aishwarya Rai donned a Victorian gothic look while attending the Prix de Diane Longines in Chantilly today. I wonder what made her wear this ghastly straight out of the theatre look. And, what was her stylist trying to do?

5 Indian Models to watch out for in the international fashion arena

The modelling industry is extremely unpredictable and notoriously difficult to get into. There are plenty of models who come and go every day. In this ever competitive industry only a very few can survive and are able to make a mark for themselves. It becomes all the more difficult for a non white model to compete in an international fashion circuit, especially when more than half of the models are white. Indian Models like Ujjwala Raut and Lakshmi Menon were the first ones to break all the ethnic stereotypes in a global fashion scene, setting a new benchmark.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Bruce Jenner is Caitlyn Jenner Now

Bruce Jenner, the Olympic gold medalist who was lauded as one of the greatest sportsman on earth has unveiled himself as a woman on the cover of the Vanity Fair. Shot by legendry photographer Annie Lebovitz, Bruce is renamed as Caitlyn on the cover of the magazine. This is the first time Caitlyn is photographed for a magazine post her complete gender transition surgery from male to female and tells her story to the world in a very intimate interaction with Pulitzer Prize winning author and editor Buzz Bissinger.

Friday, 29 May 2015

The Story of a stylish Bag:“Travel, Style Aur Bagwati”

Inspired by the colours, cultural diversity and beautiful madness of a country called India, stylist Surbhi Goswami took up an interesting and a very unique project revolving around the story of a bag named “Bagwati”. Yes, you read it right - the story of a bag.

Monday, 25 May 2015

Top 20 Worst Red Carpet Looks :68th Annual Cannes Film Festival

No matter how many A-list stylists and designers are on their speed dial, these beauties are still prone to ‘memorable’ red carpet blunders. One of the worlds’s most anticipated red carpet events, the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival wrapped up on Sunday and here are some of the worst red carpet moments.
Warning: Prolonged exposure to some of the looks can be seriously HARMFUL to your aesthetics.

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Doutzen in Maison Margiela & Chanel in Zuhair Murad – Which one is your favourite look? amfAR Gala –Cannes Film Festival 2015

Look 1: Doutzen Kroes wore a red Maison Margiela ‘Artisanal’ column gown designed by John Galliano at the amfAR gala event during the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival. She looked radiant in this simple gown.

Friday, 22 May 2015

Anja Rubik spins it perfectly, in DSquared2- amfAR Gala – 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Anja Rubik wore a beautiful electric blue DSquared2 strapless gown at the amfAR gala yesterday during the ongoing 68th Cannes Film Festival. I love the voluminous drama of this show stopping gown, further accentuated by its textural sheen.How about you?

Dita Von Teese in Ulyana Sergeenko: When clothes, eats up the wearer: amfAR Gala: Cannes Film Festival 2015

I have always admired Dita’s unconventional fashion choices. But, i hate to say this, this time i am a tad disappointed. Dita Von Teese wore a Ulyana Sergeenko Spring 2015 Couture at amfAR’s 22nd Cinema Against AIDS Gala, during the ongoing 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival.

Kendall Jenner in custom Calvin Klein: amfAR Gala – 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Kendall Jenner wore a custom Calvin Klein Collection at the amfAR gala yesterday during the ongoing 68th Cannes Film Festival.She was a vision in this beautiful aubergine coloured ensemble that featured a dramatic billowing skirt, paired with a silk crepe bandeau tie-top. Ms. Jenner looked incredibly stunning.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Aishwarya sparkles in Elie Saab Couture: amfAR's 21th Annual Cinema Against AIDS gala event: Cannes Film Festival 2015

Marking her last appearance at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Aishwarya Rai wore a classic purple Elie Saab Spring Summer 2014 Couture gown at the amfAR's (The American Foundation for AIDS Research) 21th Annual Cinema Against AIDS gala event at the ongoing 68th Cannes international film festival. This is her second Elie Saab number at this year's festival.

Petra Nemcova keeps it breezy, in Zuhair Murad: Yes or No? 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Petra Nemcova wore a Zuhair Murad number at the premiere of ‘Youth’ at the ongoing 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival. She wore a sequined peplum jacket, paired with a breezy chiffon skirt that featured a daring thigh high slit.

Richa Chadda in Giles, Sabyasachi and Gauri & Nainika: Which one is your favourite look? Cannes Film Festival 2015

Richa Chadda is one girl who is on a roll.Apart from getting a 5-minute long standing ovation during the premiere of Neeraj Ghaywan's directorial debut Masaan, in which Ms. Chadda has acted as woman caught in a sex scandal, she has also scored major brownie  points for her red carpet fashion choices at the ongoing 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival.Here are the three red carpet/photo-call looks of Richa from Cannes 2015. Which one is your favourite?

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Aishwarya takes over the Cannes Red Carpet, in Ralph and Russo:Cannes Film Festival 2015

Yes, yes, yes! Bow down. The queen has arrived. She did it. Aishwarya Rai ruled the red carpet in a dramatic Ralph and Russo Couture gown at the premiere of “Youth” during the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival.

Aishwarya makes it grand like a Queen in Georges Chakra:Cannes Film Festival 2015

Oh boy! This is a killer. Aishwarya Rai took over L’Oreal Paris’s Instagram handle today to interact with her fans. During this live interaction she awed us in a supremely gorgeous white and gold gown designed by Lebanese designer Georges Chakra.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Araya A. Hargate recreates feather drama on the red carpet, in Ashi Studio Couture : Cannes Film Festival 2015

It seems feather gowns are the latest trend on the Cannes Red Carpet. After Sonam’s Elie Saab number yesterday, we have another feather gown on the red carpet today.  Araya A. Hargate wore an Ashi Studio Spring 2015 Couture gown at the premiere of ‘Sicario’ at the ongoing 68th Cannes Film Festival.

Aishwarya oozes movie star aura, in Oscar De La Renta : Jazbaa Photocall – Cannes Film Festival 2015

Aishwarya Rai looked radiant in a maroon Oscar De La Renta gown at the photocall for “Jazbaa” during the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival. She was in her element in this strapless number, oozing right amount of sensuous glamour, beauty and movie star aura. Do you like?

Sonam’s second Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla number at this year’s Cannes Film Festival

After being called names, such as - an ‘ostrich’ to an ‘ugly duckling’ on social media, for her Elie Saab lime green feathered number yesterday during the premiere of “Inside Out”  at the  68th Annual Cannes Film Festival, Sonam scored some major points in this dramatic Abu Jani  Sandeep Khosla ensemble while attending the Chopard party at the French Riviera.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Sonam Kapoor glides down the red carpet, in Elie Saab Couture: Annual Cannes Film Festival 2015

Sonam Kapoor glided down the red carpet in a lime green Elie Saab Spring Summer 2015 Couture gown at the premiere of “Inside Out” during the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival. The lightness of the Ostrich feathers played with the volume of the gown, and the burst of the feathers on the chest, cascaded down the body of the embellished gown. 

Sonam Kapoor in Elie Saab Couture - Before hitting the Red Carpet : Cannes Film Festival 2015

For her second and final walk on the red carpet at the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival, Sonam Kapoor has worn this exquisite Elie Saab Couture gown. I think this is going to be one major hit on the Red Carpet. I love the drama of the gown. Do you like what you see?

Aishwarya in Stella McCartney: Look 1 & 2 – Your favourite? Or Both ? 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Look 1: While attending the photo calls at the luxury concept store Le Mill, Aishwarya wore a sleek white Stella McCartney ensemble. The boxy high neck top and the slim fitted pants looked fabulous on her. Her bold red lip added a dash of colour to the monochrome look.

Look 2: The 70s Glam! Aishwarya Rai Bachchan rocked a white Stella McCartney shirt and printed flared pants while attending a press interview at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival 2015. With her red lip, and side swept hair she looked chic.

Which look is your favourite? Or Both ?

Cate Blanchett hallucinates the Red Carpet in Giles: The Cannes Annual Film Festival 2015

Now that’s what I call the right kind of red carpet drama, edgy yet elegant – perfect for the Cannes Red Carpet. Cate Blanchett wore a Giles Fall Winter 2015 gown at the premiere of ‘Carol’, during the ongoing 68th Cannes Film Festival.