Budding designers impress IBFW audience with creativity

 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.

Falguni, Shane Peacock receive Bharat Samman Award

  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.

New collection of Designer Duo Monica Rajeev Malik
New collection of Designer Duo Monica Rajeev Malik

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.

Promoting Indian aesthetics in global style
Promoting Indian aesthetics in global style

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.

Aneeth Arora to open WIFW spring-summer 2015

Textile revivalist Aneeth Arora will open the 24th edition of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) Spring-Summer 2015, starting Oct 8 here.

Ensemble to house designs by Arjun Saluja, Ragini Ahuja

Designers Arjun Saluja and Ragini Ahuja will showcase their latest offering of resort and occasion wear line at multi-designer store Ensemble.

Fiama Di Wills joins hands with designers Pankaj-Nidhi

Designer duo Pankaj and Nidhi will present their collection at the Fiama Di Wills show during the five-day Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Autumn-Winter 2014, starting March 26.

Fashion fans flock to New York for unveiling of newest looks

Fashion followers and fans descend upon New York this week for shows by designers - from edgy newcomers to influential veterans - who say, despite its faults, Fashion Week is key to sartorial success.

Designers focus back on autumn-winter clothes on day 2 of WIFW

The second day of the ongoing Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) commenced today with collections which focused essentially on the autumn and winter designs.

International Woolmark prize comes to India, shortlists 10 designers

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.

Balancing self-expression and functionality `key to website success`

Giving people the freedom – but not in excess - to express themselves may facilitate designers to build more interactive web portals and online communities.

`Designers don`t take undue advantage of weavers`

When a designer ends up paying a high fee to weavers, how does one make profit?

Artisans to turn designers, thanks to local NGO

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.

Lakme Fashion Week designers support Anna Hazare`s cause

Designers are expressing their support for the anti-corruption movement initiated by activist Anna Hazare.

Designers make white the new colour of the season

It seems that the sparkling red lehenga or the black floor-sweeping gown have become passé.

I couldn`t do what young designers do: Marc Jacobs

Louis Vuitton creative director Marc Jacobs has praised young talents in the fashion industry, particularly Taiwanese designer Alex Wang.

Designers give thumbs up to Ash`s Cannes outfit

It`s thumbs up from designers for Aishwarya Rai who walked the red carpet in an Elie Sahab outfit.

No time or money for copyright: Designers

Hemant and Nandita`s hearts sink when they spot replicas of their clothes.

Bollywood, designers mourn Sathya Sai Baba`s death

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."

Tailormade for profits - designers snip pret prices

Designers are increasingly cutting down the prices of their collections.