I hardly get to watch TV and the Indian TV is almost inaccessible to me. But recently I came across a couple of shows of Band Baajaa Bride where Sabyasachi was taking the brides through the paces and desiring bridal wear for them.
It was wonderful to see the interaction, Sabyasachis thought process.
On our Brand New Show- BAND BAAJAA BRIDE, The Makeover Show, we are giving every Indian Bride a chance to look like a model of the runway. A chance to select her dream outfit, get the best make up in the industry and work with the best hairstylists, get her skin treated and lose weight with the experts.
I have talked about this “saree display” issue. How do you display it without ruining it.
This is one approach; a bold one, I’d say. You can see the saree, you can see the blouse piece, you can see the border and you embellish it with little gold and a little skin! What more can you ask for?
Absolutely amazing; I agree with each line in his interview.
Every year when I try to do my next show, the first thing that comes to mind is ‘what next’. In a market like India where a look takes a long period to mature, to do a radical change every season is rather self-indulgent and almost silly. The kalidaar took seven or eight years to max and is still a potent seller. This year when I first started working on the collection, a big conscious decision was to visually simplify clothing and not care about what’s happening worldwide. I just needed to do fuss-free clothing after an overabundance of party frocks. Suddenly, a boring shift is the key to red carpet dressing.
Fashion is never about what you should do, fashion is about how you feel. So sometimes, when you want to break away from all the clutter because you feel claustrophobic, it could just be the next big thing. I am feeling cluttered in the Indian retail scenario. I have been a preacher of maximalism but you need to do maximalism beautifully. So much of Indian clothing in the retail market is inspired by what I do and that’s when I see ugly distortions of maximalism. I crave for a little bit of simplicity.
Let’s cut to Prada (queen of quirk) and Marni (princess of eclecticism), two of the most copied brands in the West, but suddenly when you see a woman in Bangkok wearing a bakelite statement necklace, quirk becomes a little quaky! When I look at Prada’s new shows, so simple that I wonder if it’s really Prada. But therein lies her triumph. And when the world finally starts to simplify, she would go into an incomprehensible stratosphere.
I have been feeling the need to simplify. Fashion week for me is sometimes to showcase clothes and sometimes to showcase merely an ideology and sometimes an amalgamation of both. These clothes will make such little impression that they can do nothing but create a long-lasting impression. It’s like finding a grey-haired beauty in a champagne brunch full of botoxed wiggles! People will try to find out what’s ‘designer’ about it.
To look at a design so grossly unrefined and to use a beautiful word the Internet has created: ‘fugly’. And what’s our stress? Take the F out of fugly and maybe in seven years we will start looking at something beautiful. In the meantime, we need to start working on making ugly better. So this fashion week, if you miss the sequins and the shenanigans, you might have missed the boat!
Anjana did have one of my favorite collection; I just love the way she mixes new and old!
A well deserved applause for her!
When the house of Satya Paul calls a Saree as Exotica, you got to stop and take notice.
I think the pose is striking and it is exotic in the sense that one would not expect a saree clad woman to hold this pose, but I am not sure if I’d call this Saree an Exotica. I am trying to decipher the print on the saree to see if that is exotic or not, but it doesn’t strike me as such.
Bebo (Kareena) is still Manish (Malhotra)’s girl!
Yah, sure, whatever…
Apparently Kareena Kapoor doesn’t film with another designer.. Her clothing has to come from Manis!
What is this? some sort of special cult requiring a monogamous clothing-relationship with your designer?
I know, sometimes you are comfortable with a designer; you think they know you and they will make you look the best.
But to me, fashion is not just about looking good, it is an attitude, it is about taking risks, it is about exploring different things, it is about adventure…