The Grand Inquisitor

Whether it was abuse of absolute power or political intrigue, the Czars of Russia who ruled for more than a 1,000 years courted decadence like no other. It is this Byzantine influence in Rastrelli’s Winter Palace or the sheer grandeur in the neo-classical St Isaac’s cathedral and a lot more opulence that Rohit Bal has recreated through his ode to the country in ‘Kehkashaan’.

By Asmita Aggarwal

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Fragrant Memory

The density of the colours, and the smell of a fresh garden of roses came alive with Varun Bahl straying from convention by reinventing the kurti as he reassembles European architecture through potent and distinctly white imagery.

By Asmita Aggarwal

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Valley of pleasure

Whether it was Sahib Jan played by Meena Kumari in Kamal Amorhi’s unforgettable Pakeezah or Umaro Jaan by the lithe-footed Rekha, the tales of unrequited love and courtesans have lived on in our collective memories. It is this ethos that gets recreated through Tarun Tahiliani’s ode to the woman, who dances despite the deep pain that will reside in her heart forever.

By Asmita Aggarwal

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I DON’T DO FASHION, I AM FASHION

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The grandeur and scale of AICW2015 was unprecedented and the curtains came down on some of the finest fashion the country has ever witnessed. Couture took centre stage, but it wasn’t just design that caught our attention; from the sets, the organisation, to the pre and post events, everything was streamlined and top grade. Creative professionalism was at its best with the country’s finest talent in full action-from make up artists to choreographers, top models and musicians, all brought their A-game to India couture week.  Read more

Celebrity Show Stoppers

A bevy of Bollywood beauties took to the runway at Amazon India Couture Week. Celebrity showstoppers add a touch of glamour to the model line up and are always a treat to watch. This season, we saw some of the biggest names in the movies fly to the Capital to lend their support to their favourite designers.

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Hair and Beauty trends

Clothes are just half the story, every season ushers in a fresh set of beauty trends to keep one in vogue. Hair and make up play key roles in making one stylish. Not only is it fun to play mix and match, but simple sweeps of a brush can do wonders and result in dramatic makeovers. Our MAC team of experts worked behind the scenes at AICW creating looks that were not only up to date with international trends but also forecast what will run strong through 2016. These hair and make up trends hot off the catwalk are sure to make heads turn.

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