Indian Designer Suket Dhir Wins International Fashion Prize at Dubai


Hey all! Welcome back to our section of fashion scoop. What is your source of getting the fashion scoops? Of course we are. Have you been aware of this great news yet? If not, give us the chance to break this great news of Suket Dhir. You know our very own fashion designer Suket Dhir? Have a glance at fashion from inside:

Suket Dhir

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Suket Dhir has recently won the International Woolmark prize India, Pakistan and Middle East regional final in the menswear category. Suket Dhir is also the label of the fashion designer. The event was held in Dubai at the Manzil Downtown on 21st July, Tuesday of 2015.

The judges were impressed by Dhir’s hand woven techniques and unique merino fabric developments. Dhir’s designing philosophy is the exclusive use of sustainable materials and natural fabrics. A graduate of Fashion Design from NIFT, Delhi, he is acknowledged for spectacular and plush menswear collection.

The grand finale of this event for menswear will be held in January 2016 at Florence. Dhir was selected from amongst the 11 most promising fashion designers of Pakistan, India and Middle East region. He received AED 136,112‘s financial contribution and of course the scope of representing the Middle East, India and Pakistan Region and participate in the international level finale.

Glance at a very brief details about the designer:

Suket Dhir collection

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Suket launched his label ‘Suket Dhir’ in the year 2008. His brand is identical with uncompromising use of eco-friendly textile, quality finishing and high detailing. His line of designs features linen, cottons, bamboo, muslin and silk blends that have been changed into universal silhouettes. This brand contrasts the typical bohemian with a regal stylishness.

Suket Dhir Collection

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In his designing career till now, he has showcased his line of collection at several Indian Fashion Weeks and also his designs have been much-loved by celebs such as Farhan Akhtar, Hrithik Roshan, Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, etc. to name a few of them. His design studio is at Delhi.

Let us wait for the international finale together and keep our finger crossed for Suket Dhir to win. Be sure to peak on to this space for more scoop of fashion world. Leave your comments in the box and stay stylish!!!

Just Like Royal Bride


Hey divas, welcome back! Indian wedding means myriad of festivities with utmost enthusiasm. Decorated horses, camels and elephants, heavily embroidered bridal garments, flowery garlands, eateries, decorations, bands and other delights make weddings interesting attractions in our country.

Don’t you all love the classic and contemporary Royal Bridal look at any Indian Wedding venues, just like the royal princesses of our nation? You must have seen the talented and famous Indian designers experimenting with the royal wedding dresses and many of them following the trend.

The velvets and silks, zardozis, extensive fine hand heavy embroideries, anarkalis, lehengas, sarees are the classic and timeless example for royal Indian bridal wears. Here we go with some little qualities that a royal wedding dress, a dress that an Indian princess wears, has and which will make up your wedding attire a complete charm on your wedding day:

Royal colours

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Pure red, brick red, maroon, orange, yellow, peacock blue, royal blue, fuchsia, emerald green and navy blue are the most popular colours for the Royal Wedding attires dress. Most of this gen designers use these colours or some of the deep colours from the colour palette for designing a royal wedding outfit.

Designs and fabrics

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Source : Traditional bridal Banarasi silks found on madhurya.com

You will have plenty of fabrics such as zari, brocade, raw silk, jamavwar, banarasi silk, velvet which are used to create some great bridal outfits by the designers. Lehengas and sarees with great amount of detailing, incomparable craftsmanship and lots and lots of embellishments, make them a wearable art.

Combo of red and gold

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Sku Code: 385-5748LL280103, Price: $363

If you are opting for a look of Royal Indian for your bridal attire, try pure red attire with the fusion of gold, silver or copper. Patches of gold, golden borders and antique heavy embroideries with golden and silver threads adds a royal charm to the bridal wear.

The royal accessories

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Without accessories the royal look is incomplete for wedding. The accessories include mang teeka (a must), heavy jhumkas and necklaces, chooras or bangles, armlets, waistbands, a bold bindi, royal bridal dupatta etc. Waistbands look perfect when the royal attire is lehenga.

Let us know if you celebrated your wedding with the royal look and royal attire. Leave your comment and suggestion in the comment section below. Stay stylish!

Fashion Struggles for Short Women


“I am not short! My height is just cute.”

Are you sad for being short height? Don’t be. It won’t increase your height but in addition make you feel more stressed out. For every woman, clothing is the major component of showing off their elegance. If you are short, you have to struggle to find clothes that suit you and fit perfectly.

If you are a short height woman, the first thing you need to do is to stop pitying yourself. At the recent days there are elegant, fashionable and trendy clothing found in the market, designed by various genres of designers, to flaunt your persona in spite of your height. Here are some great quick tips for you:

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Sku Code: 405-5749SL718834, Price:$31

Select the right colours. Dark colours give a lengthier, slimmer effect. When picking out clothes suiting your short height, ensure you decide on simpler patterns and darker colours. Attires with embellishments and bold patterns can make you feel tiny.

Select the correct size. Most of the dresses in the high street stores are designed for catering average women, so most likely they have broad shoulder and wide waists. You need clothes to accentuate your figure and make you look appealing, so do not just buy what looks good. Find something that fits your shape.

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Opt for a good fit. Well fitted dresses make short height women really stand out of the crowd. Picking out loose attire is not an excellent idea. Search for jackets, pants, dresses, Indian dresses, western dresses and indo-western dresses which will provide a comfortable fit around the waist and the shoulders.

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Sku Code: 88-5750SL158725, Price:$29

Opt for the right lines. Short women can truly carry off vertical lines. They appear great in attires with stripes as they make their slighter frame look taller and slimmer. Choose dresses with vertical lines, you can also go for blacks and whites and embellish the attire with bright yet small accessories.

Flaunt your right features. Tall women usually go for short skirts to flaunt off their legs and as a short height woman, you also have features you can flaunt. If you have great arms, opt for dresses that help you show them off!

So that is all for now. Share your views with us and also any other suggestion we missed out in the comment box below. Stay fashionable until we meet next.

Indian Fashion Week London 2015


Hey all!!! Are you waiting for any fashion week’s scoop? Have you heard of Indian Fashion Week London? You can’t, coz it’s new. Have a brief:

Indian fashion industry is a fast booming industry within the nation as well as the international fashion market. Lots of fashion events with national as well as international level are promoting our Indian apparels, their fusion and the designers. London is bringing you the first ever fashion week, this October 2015, which will celebrate the fashion of Asia by national and international designers.

Meet some of the designers who are going to take part in this Fashion Week.

Anita Dongre

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She is amongst one of the most famed and popular fashion designer of India. Her innovative designs are inspired from the rich cultural heritage of the nation. She is to showcase her collection in the seventh edition of Indian Bridal Fashion Week this July and then you will see her collection in IFWL.

Anushree Reddy

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This talented designer has a characteristic of showcasing uniqueness in her clothing line. Hers is all about romance and elegance in traditional Indian wear. She showcased her collection in the Lakme fashion Week Spring/Summer Resort 2015 last.

Mansi Malhotra

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Mansi has worked with some big level and well famed fashion brand before establishing her own line of apparels. Her designs have a regal characteristic with sophistication and feminine philosophy which are perfect for a glamorous yet refined lady.

Payal Singhal

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She designs her lines keeping a modern, confidant, intelligent, cultured woman in mind, and a woman who has her foot in ground and like to be in touch with her roots. Payal showcased her collection in Amazon India Fashion Week 2015 and now you will get the glimpse of her line in IFWL.

Satya Paul

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This is India’s first fashion brand, established in 1985. Satya Paul is known for its originality and quality of the garments and fabrics which are printed. With innovative designs, colours, beauty and elegance, this one will be worth a glimpse in the IFWL.

If any of these are in your list of favourite designer, you just have to wait for October to see what new designs, trends and apparels they are about to bring to rock London. Stay glued to this space for more scoop on this. Share your suggestions with us and stay fashionable!!!

5 Budding Young Fashion Designers in India


Indians are constantly becoming style conscious, and this is not only for special occasion. Wearing fantabulous dresses everyday is one of the things many people aspire. To meet these demands of people, new talented designers along with the ace designers are coming out with attires indulging in experimental styling.

May be Rohit Bal, Manish Malhotra and Sabyasachi Mukherjee are the most googled and ace designers of our country, but there are also budding designers who are giving competition to these well settled designers in the market. Let us introduce you to 5 budding young generation designers of our fashion industry:

Nikhil Thampi

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This is becoming one of the fast growing popular names among the budding fashion designers of India. Nikhil worked with his father, Pradeep Thampi who is a big name in the aviation industry, in the family business before joining the industry designing clothes for Bollywood stars and participating in the fashion weeks.

Masaba Gupta

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This extreme talented ‘love child’ of actress Neena Gupta and former West Indies cricketer Sir Vivian Richards is just about 26 years old, but she has by now stamped her own position in the Indian fashion designing world. Follow her to get the glimpse of her work.

Aniket Satam

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Before coming to this industry this young man struggled with science and media for an elongated time, but was unable to find his place in either field. After a booming run of couture performance, Aniket found lady luck smiling upon him with his innovative fashion when celebrities like Amrita Rao, Nicole Faria etc walking for his collections.

Richa Aggarwal

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This young girl has a vibrant sense of style. According to Richa Aggarwal fashion is a “cultural translator where new technology meets old world craftsmanship”. For her inspiration comes from India of today, relying on traditional kaarigars. Follow this budding young lady of our fashion industry and get to know more about her.

Neha Agarwal

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Hyderabadi designer and a student of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) won the jury award for her collection at the graduation show. Since then she hadn’t looked back. She has redefined fashion creating innovative couture and fusion line making her collections as trend setters with ethnic essence.

Which of these designers is your choice? Are there any others to add to this list? Share with us here in the box below. Stay fashionable till the next post!!!

New Ways of Draping Saree


Do you have a shy attitude or bold? This doesn’t really matter if you are a social bird. It is the characteristic of women to be loved to get noticed. Whether it is a festival, wedding or a social party, these are the occasions to get complimented on your attire.

Believe it or not, the days of fussing over draping a saree is over for you. The different styles of draping a simple saree in an appealing way bring out a fascinating look which is a bit that all you girls will find attractive. Saree draping is fun. The basic is easy as well. Take a look in some newly unique ways of draping a saree:

Modern Double Saree Drape

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This one is ultra-modern drape of saree developed by designer Shaina N.C. This draping combines two complimenting or contrasting colour sarees. This is a great alternative to the traditional single style of draping providing a voluminous and distinctive look.

Sheers over Lehengas

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Ace designer Manish Malhotra became instrumental in bringing this idea of draping. In this style you just need to pair a lehenga with a sheer saree. With this modern draping style, you look perfect for a social gathering and just see how fast all eyes turn to you.

Modern Dhoti Saree Drape

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The creator of this modern drape is designer Tarun Tahiliani at BMW’s India Bridal Fashion Week 2014. This is a perfect combination dhoti pants and the pallu of sarees, making it a reinvention of saree draping. You will just fall in love with this arrangement. You can wear it with a waist coat making it look fantabulous.

Full Body Wrap Drape

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While the traditional saree draping includes pleating of the saree and wrapping it around the waist, this style of draping includes the wrapping of saree all over the body. This is one of the elegant styles of draping you can try for parties. This style tends to accentuate your body shape well making you look gorgeous.

The Belted Saree Draping

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This belted Kiran Uttam Ghosh saree draping creation is extremely stylish. Drape a gorgeous saree in any of your favourite style and wear an ornate belt with it.

What is your favourite style? Keep watching this space for more of these kinds of posts coming soon. Stay fit and fashionable till then!!

Indian Bridal fashion week


Good news for all the fashion-lover to-be brides and grooms!! The 7th edition of Indian Bridal fashion week will soon to start in the month of July in Delhi and from there move on to the other cities. And we are ready to bring you the scoop straight off from the ramp, once it starts. But since it has not started yet, let us have quick recap of the last edition of this Indian Bridal fashion week.

The 6th edition, i.e. the last year’s event, was one of the biggest fashion events and was so much of inspiration for our Indian brides. Make sure to pin your favourites from this year fashion week before you start your wedding shopping. And for the ones who have already started their shopping for their soon to come wedding day, check out the last year’s trend:

Bridal not so red

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Last year we have seen that bridal is no longer limited to shades of red. We loved Meera and Muzaffar Ali’s ethereal whites and Jyotsna Tiwari’s pastel shades collection. We were awed seeing Tarun Tahiliani bride dressed in tones of orange.

Bridal with Metallic bling

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Bridal and bling go hand in hand. The last season, Indian Bridal fashion week saw plenty of metallic silver and gold choices. Raghavendra Rathore’s intricate golden detailing undertones made us just speechless. We were also caught in the fancy of Tarun Tahiliani golden metallic drapes.

The divine monochrome bride

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Talented designer duo, Gauri and Nainika’s bride models take an alternative route from the traditional Indian shades and walk in the ramp in monochrome shade of black and white with a hint of red. We loved it and we guess you too!

Velvety bridal

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The crystal mirrored lehengas by Falguni and Shane Peacock and the sheer and velvety bridal bodysuits kept our mouth open for long time. The ramp was reined with hints of sheer and velvet which were blended with detailed futuristic cuts and embroidery.

Brides of Royal Heritage

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Last year’s bridal week dug deep into cultural influences and offered a range of traditional choices to select from. We saw female versions of bandhgala jackets, Jodhpuri pants and sherwanis from the collection of Designer Raghavendra Rathore with hint of rajasthani influence. Meera and Muzaffar’s Kotwara collections along with JJ Vallaya’s Moroccan inspirations also drew our attention in the fashion week. Shraddha Kapoor walked for JJ Vallaya.

Bridal costume jewellery

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Do you love tiaras, maang teekas, necklaces and earrings? Indian Bridal fashion week 2014 gave us these costume jewellery inspiration through collections of Designer Suneet Varma’s spiky tiaras. We spotted royal dangling earrings, rani haars and traditional maangtikas in the collection of this designer during the fashion week. Actress Kangana Ranaut graced the ramp for this designer.

Still want more? Just wait for this year’s edition. Till then stay fashionable and shop!!!