From cruise wear to elegant formal wear -- as many as ten student designers from Rachana Sansad School of Fashion and Textile Design displayed an eclectic range of creations at the debut edition of Gionee Smartphones India Beach Fashion Week (IBFW) here.
Indian designer duo Shane and Falguni Peacock, who have designed for the likes of Britney Spears, Katy Perry and Jennifer Lopez, have been honoured with the Bharat Samman Award for 2014, constituted by the NRI Institute 27 years ago.
Inspired by regal Indian silhouettes, designer duo Monica Rajeev Malik’s new collection is reminiscent of the traditional Indian with contemporary twist. Raw silks, georgette, sequined and cut work fabrics with pearl and dabka work, and the variety to choose from is never ending.
Namrata Gupta & Rajesh Gupta, Owners Anantam, Multi designer store hosted a get-together to celebrate and showcase couture, luxury prêt and accessories by leading Indian designers. ANANTAM comes together to promote Indian aesthetics in global style.
The International Woolmark Prize, known for nurturing talents like Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld, has come to Indian shores for the first time and shortlisted 10 designers. The selectors want those shortlisted to think global while using the country`s rich heritage and handloom culture.
Happy Hands Foundation, an organisation that works closely on artisan-support programmes, has launched an initiative - Artists-in-Residence - that gives artisans from the remote corners of the country to learn design aesthetic and improvise their work.
Bollywood stars, filmmakers and designers joined thousands of devotees in India and abroad in expressing grief at the death of spiritual leader Sathya Sai Baba Sunday. Sathya Sai Baba died after a prolonged illness in Andhra Pradesh`s Puttaparthi town at the age of 85. Shekhar Kapur tweeted, "Heart goes out 2 devotees of Sathya Sai Baba. The love for Guru must transcend the dependance on the Guru into universal love."