Ranna Gill - Amazon India Fashion Week



Ranna Gill - Amazon India Fashion Week
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Spring Summer 2013
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Feroze Gujral
Shalini Passi & Payal Kapoor
Neelam Pratap Rudy
Look Who’s Spotted
A dose of Bollywood and celebrities
amp up the energy at the venue
Shabana Azmi
Manoj Bajpai
Diana Penty
Parineeti Chopra
Brian Silas & his
wife Ravindra
Sunil Sethi with Vijender Singh
Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week
Spring Summer 2013
October 6 - 10, 2012, Hall Number 18,
Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
Day 3, Monday – October 8, 2012
2:00 PM Bhanuni by Jyoti Sharma, Dozakh by Kartikeya & Isha,
Nalandda MSA 2
3:15 PM Gaurav & Ritika, Divyam Mehta, Manish Gupta MSA 1
4:30 PM Anupamaa by Anupama Dayal, Nachiket Barve MSA 2
5:45 PM Alpana & Neeraj, Rishta by Arjun MSA 1
7:00 PM Rahul Mishra MSA 2
8:15 PM Gaurav Gupta MSA 1
9:30 PM Namrata Joshipura MSA 2
Day 4, Tuesday – October 9, 2012
2:00 PM Abhi Singh, Preeti Jhawar, Prerna Bharadwaj, Rahul Singh
3:15 PM Prama by Pratima Pandey, Ritesh Kumar, Vaishali S MSA 1
4:30 PM Kallol Datta 1955, Anand Bhushan, ‘my village’ by Rimzim
Dadu MSA 2
5:45 PM Péro by Aneeth Arora, Vineet Bahl MSA 1
7:00 PM Gauri & Nainika, Malini Ramani MSA 2
8:15 PM Ashish N Soni MSA 1
9:30 PM Fiama Di Wills presents Ranna Gill MSA 2
Day 5, Wednesday – October 10, 2012
2:00 PM Raj Shroff, Virtues by Viral, Ashish & Vikrant MSA 2
3:15 PM Jenjum Gadi, Pia Pauro, Shivan & Narresh MSA 1
4:30 PM Charu Parashar, Rajdeep Ranawat, Soltee by Sulakshana
5:45 PM Hemant & Nandita, Joy Mitra, Nida Mahmood MSA 1
9:30 PM Wills Lifestyle Grand Finale by Ritu Kumar MSA 2
Z gives
a truly
warm and
ecstatic upshot
to her Spring
Summer 2013
Khushi Z
collection. Her
story moved with
scattered colour scheme depicted by
feathers and ruched net patches on a
larger than life structured dress. Use of
prints along with solids in ombre shade
pattern was an intelligent idea.
From a distance, the collection
created a soothing rainbow
effect. With all the season’s
prominent colours placed in
order, the collection followed
an evocative path towards the
coming Spring Summer. The
silhouettes varied in length
and volume. The collars
looked innovative, involving
techniques like pleating
and ruffles. At times, twin
colour effect on collars was
visible. The godets on the
lower bodies were filled with
contrast colours and lots
of gathers. The designer
gave a generous treatment
to the entire collection.
Other attractive elements
of the collection were heat
transfer diamontes and
multiple panellings placed
he Indian Gypsy by
Surbhi Chawla was all
about combining the
ancient Indian patterns and
embroidery with modern
sensibilities to create
new contemporary
design aesthetics in
terms of silhouettes and
textures. Contemporary interpretation
of traditional Indian silhouettes such as
the angarakha dress, kanchali top and
farshi pants were elegantly crafted in
fine cotton, silk and silk blends in a colour
palette comprising of white and a mix
of primary colours like red, blue, green,
yellow and pinks.
Ethnic Indian fabric techniques such as
phulkari, zardozi and mirror work were
extensively used in white dresses and
peplums. The latter half of the show
featured heavy zardozi work and paisley
motifs on dresses in pink and charcoal
Glitter Galore
aniya Khanuja’s Spring Summer 2013
collection was all about glitters, shimmer,
beads and textures. The show started off
with a white fitted dress that had heavy bead
embellishments followed by structured dresses
with futuristic stiff acrylic-like details. Sequins
dazzled all along the net and sheer yokes at neck
line and shoulders. See-through fabrics featured
laser cut details along the lines of art-nouveau
swirls. Structured dresses with heavy surface textures seemed
like a protective armour over the models’ torso. The garments in
the latter half featured more of floral motifs crafted with beads
and embroidery technique. Skirts featured a birdcage, which was
also seen as a handbag accessory paired with laser cut pumps.
Full-length gowns came with revealing back and dazzling
fringes before super-model Jesse Randhawa ended the show in
a structured dress with heavy appliqué and floral embroidery
details in neckline and sleeves.
Autonomous Flight
akshee Pradhan showed her immense
talent through minimal colours for
Spring Summer 2013. This young
designer is known for cleaner lines and
mesmerising techniques. She weaved a
different chemistry, unfolding an array of
smart surfaces on crepes, satins and nets.
Schön by
Salmon powdered pink along with off-white
velvet looked attractive. The single colour
gave a diverse effect on different fabrics. The surfaces were
amazingly sensuous and flowy. The bodies varied from baby
doll dresses to long maxi dresses.
Backlines were experimental, varying from criss-cross
to see-though and triangular cuts. The designer used the
ombre technique with a gradiating effect. The bird motifs
came out really well with laser cut technique. The volumes
were added through net flair, overlaid with satins. Shrugs
were teamed well with short and long dresses.
weaves in
metal as her
prominent element.
The designer begins
with a dreamy
Anaikkasupersonic flight to
the unknowns. The
silhouettes were
a chic mix of flowy and structured
shapes. Miniature fabric balls on
shoulders and neck areas portrayed a
confident attitude. Armholes
were emphasised very well
with metal outlines. The
palette was a mix of yellow,
powdery pink, blue, washed
and emerald green. The
demarcation of metallic and
burly colour combinations
made a statement.
Silhouettes like dhoti
pants, long dresses
with ruching effects
made a gorgeous sight.
Beige with grey was
a new and attractive
combination. Metal
sequins, bugle beads and
other embellishments
were placed in different
formats. Independent
collars were made to look
like accessories. Crusted
structures as skirts and
corsets were teamed well
with flowy opaque surfaces. This season is all
about heavy metals with tones of confidence.
Rajputana - A poshak
amant Chauhan is
famously known to
draw his inspiration
from chapters in Medieval
Indian history and the
trend continues for the
Spring Summer 2013
too. The talented fashion
designer pays tribute to the Rajputana
‘Poshak’ cult. Inspired from his visit to
the great textile enclosure at Mubarak
Mahal in Jaipur’s city palace, he
displayed a soothing harmony of craft
and opulence with utmost subtlety.
The collection also marked the
grand comeback of Bhagalpur silk
in his collection, which he extensively used to
craft lehangas, kurtas and jackets. The age-old
Rajastani royal concept of assi kalisin, in its
rawest form, was employed into gowns, kurtas
and jackets. Samant Chauhan’s trademark zardozi
embroidery was featured in several ensembles along
with gold and antique block-printing techniques. The
show packed with luxury and subtlety concluded with
Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpai walking the ramp.
rawing inspiration
from the myths
and mysteries of
Mayan civilisation, Ankur
am:pm by Ankur
& Priyanka
and Priyanka Modi’s
collection took us through
the exotic imagery of god-birds, pyramids and
the maze. Fresh and dewy silk, satins and organza
were crafted into draped silhouettes primarily
in a monochromatic colour palette of black and
white. The fluid drapes were juxtaposed with
gentle maze inspired checks and sleek graphic
prints. The colour palette
signifies the riddled journey
of man, through all the other
shades of life, beginning
from nothingness, evolving
towards the light, while
encompassing anything in
An ivory organza
shirtdress with collar
featuring maze print
started the show
followed by dresses
with collar variation
and multiple flaps.
Wrap dresses, flared
trousers, shirt dresses
with checker details
and draped silhouettes
were elegantly crafted
to meet the modern
day needs. Tailored
silhouettes married
with fluid drapes and minimal graphic prints
made the collection exclusively prêt fashion.
or SS’ 13, Dev r
Nil showcased
prints in soft and
apt mannerism. The
thumbprints were placed
in petal formation. Along
with linear geometrical
Dev r Nil
patterns, the prints showed
a progressive pathway.
The square box prints were placed in all the
possible forms. Sequinned pattern in solo
white colour looked amazing on grey surfaces.
The show was coordinated well with
sleeker leather belts.
For men’s collection, there were
printed waistcoats and short pants. The
prints were fresh and innovative. Shirts
looked classic with rolled up sleeves.
There existed continuity in the prints
and colour flow.
While browns worked well, pale
oranges were teamed in a perfect
chemistry on light green
bases. Contrast thin
piping on the hemlines
and pocket areas looked
authentic. The tunics and
jackets were in checkered
format. There was a
lot of asymmetry seen
on necklines and hem
areas. The dresses
had amazing lacey
patchwork detailing
and see-through yokes.
Sartorial Legend
Kavita Bhartia weaves an interesting
story for Spring Summer 2013.
The seasoned designer has always
introduced gripping silhouettes. The headgears
with braided ropes in various matching shades
created the entire gimmick on a high note.
Dresses had sleeves variations, which included
upturned sleeves and cape sleeves. Yokes were
overlaid on the neck areas with raw edges. The
lacey patchworks were also combined with chunky embroideries.
Tunics were simple, yet complicated with multiple panelling in
translucent and opaque fabrics. Satins were used on the border
areas and cuffs. The threadwork embroidery in brighter colours
created a lifelike effect. Darker shade tunics were overlaid with
lighter colours. Tiered skirt panels were combined with laces
on border areas and stitch lines. The embroideries looked part
of the prints. Shrug jackets had minimal embroidery. Palette
slowly graduated from neon shades to blacks and whites.
ames Ferreira has
knitted a playful
collection for
Spring Summer 2013. In
a childlike way, he used
subtle shades on white
surfaces—a strong notion
for this season. The prints
followed a non-definite
pattern—at times they stood alone
and at others it was all over. The
designer combined layers. He played
with the side seams and
placed them diagonally
and even at the centre
to suit the draped-look.
Silhouettes were flowy.
Laser cut floral motifs on
the neck areas as well as
on the translucent fabric
underneath portrayed
sensuality. The modern
women would carry these
silhouettes with
lots of confidence
and grace. The
knits, with diagonal
and vertical
stripes, created a
great impact. The
designer, for his
Spring Summer
line combined
appliqué work and
embroideries in an
eloquent manner.
anish Malhotra, Shabana
Azmi and entrepreneur
Namrata Goyal, in an
attempt to promote the Mijwan
Welfare Society, founded by
Kaifi Azmi, played mentor to
55 women from Mijwan,
UP. His SS’ 13 collection
featured traditional
Indian silhouettes embraced with intricate
chikankari created by the girls from Mijwan.
The collection witnessed the return of earthy,
subdued tones of ivory, burnt orange, crème,
dull shades of red, pink and green.
Men clad in bandhgala in ivory tones
with heavy chikan embroidery opened the
show followed by Bollywood star Parineeti
Chopra introducing the womenswear line.
Ethnic Indian silhouettes such as kalidar
kurta, anarkali dresses and bandhgalas
with heavy chikankari also featured
other surface details like delicate pleats
at side seam and zardozi-aari work at
collars and cuffs. The show concluded
with a series of men clad in black
bandhgalas with a dash of colours.
A Class-a-part
ocated in Garden of Five
Senses, Barka is a blend
of influences of Mediterranean, Italian and Tigrinya lifestyle. The key elements to this
place are its serene ambience
that lures people who have
pleasant taste. The light colors,
airy spaces and green backdrop
of the Garden of Five Senses are
a complete recipe for an aristocratic Barka Experience.
The place features several
beautifully decorated shamianas. You can enjoy your
lunch, dinner or special occasions surrounded by elegant
ambience which culminates in
an unforgettable dining experience. The guests can enjoy
live performances over a glass
of wine and relish their taste
buds with best of Mediterranean cuisines.
S8-S9, Gate No 3, Garden
Of Five Senses, Saiyad UL Ajaib, Delhi - 110030
Let your
H a i rD o w n
Designers Rohit Gandhi & Rahul Khanna got together with their
friends to celebrate the success of their show at Shroom.
Siddharth Malhotra, Suneet
Varma & Batasha
Rohit Gandhi &
Rahul Khanna
Akhil Nath &
Sanjay Sharma
Harmeet Bajaj
JJ Valaya with
a model
Nandita & Gauri
Tina Malhotra, Radhika Chanana,
Rahul Khanna & Atul Malhotra
Wolfpack on War
he much-awaited show marking the
return of the celebrated designer
started on a dark, no-nonsense note.
Models were mere species with crazy spinal
detailing and exposed bows, reciting a tale
of broken spine, wolfpack and catharsis.
Rajesh Pratap A series of structured black dresses with
lattice surface detailing and hints of metallic
embellishments kick-started the show, set in
a dim-lit ambience, filled with smoke. Moving away from his
usual understated elegance, Rajesh Pratap Singh’s garments
emphasised the shoulders like never before with heavy
padding, yet maintaining an organic form. Engineered metallic
sheen was seen in the form of 3-D detailing, emphasising
the spine and golden studs, which were scattered over the
stockings. Materials such as aluminium, steel, gold and silver
were embellished on shredded, woven and knit fabrics. Bodyconscious structured silhouettes were combined with fluid
drapes in the latter segment of the show.
the people
Stall Check
Charu Parashar
manish arora
Collection - Inspiration & Highlights
y collection has a lot of Boho look with the
inspiration taken from an eclectic mix of
the 60s. Since it is a spring summer collection I
have tried to keep away from bling. This time my
collection is about creating something free flowing,
easy to wear and perfect for a breezy weather. The
highlights are bright hued blazers. Sheer fabric has
been used, with lots of appliqué work.
Buyers Response
The response is very good this time as well and I am
expecting more buyers.
Association and experience with FDCI
It’s a pleasure showcasing with FDCI as it is the best
platform for any Indian designer.
Style Tip
Wear something which is comfortable.
Fashion Faux Pas
Don’t overdo with makeup.
Collection - Inspiration & Highlights
This collection is our take on traditional Indian
wear presented in contemporary colours and
prints. Inspired by Topkapi Museum Palace in
Turkey, the collection features traditional Indian
silhouettes like the angarakha with digital prints
of geometric and floral motifs.
Buyer’s response
We have had an excellent response so far. We
are open to retailing in cities all over the world.
Association and experience with FDCI
We have been at WIFW for six seasons; we
started by exhibiting in one stall and have
expanded to taking three stalls this year.
Style Tip
Make your Indian wear look fun, but retain the
elements of tradition and elegance.
Fashion Faux Pas
Too much of anything is never good! Keep it
minimal and chic.
Collection - Inspiration & Highlights
My collection is an amalgamation of Indian
and British sensibilities. It is based on an
evening in a town hall giving the collection
all together an ‘Indianised’ town hall feel.
The highlights are gowns with both an
Indian and British look.
Buyers Response
The response has been really good.
Association and experience with FDCI
It’s just perfect for me and I only do FDCI
Style Tip
Follow your own style and pickup trends
that suit you.
Fashion Faux Pas
Don’t follow fashion trends blindly.
Teppanyaki with
an Indian twist
Serving Indian delicacies on
live teppanyaki grills, Indyaki
at Radisson Blu Hotel New
Delhi Paschim Vihar, is a
must visit!
t’s a novel concept. The idea of Indian foods being cooked on live teppanyaki grills is
something that will attract foodies to Indyaki, at the Radisson Blu Hotel New Delhi
Paschim Vihar. Creating a culinary theatre, Indyaki offers a feast that not only satiates
the taste-buds, but also feeds the senses and entertains the appetite. The highlight of
the experience at the restaurant is the stunning flair cooking in the Japanese style where
the chefs excite the guests with this eclectic display. The ‘Murg Kalimirch ka Shorba’
prepares diners for the feast to follow, which only gets more exciting with each course.
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The story of
the ‘Satin Sisters’!
Sisters Gauri and Nainika speak about
their work in the field of fashion design
and their association with FDCI.
How did your fashion journey start?
Our first fascination with fashion came
very early in our lives when we were just three
or four years old. We grew up watching old
Hollywood movies, and were instantly drawn
towards the glamour and elegance exuded
by iconic actresses like Audrey Hepburn. That
was our first peek at how fashion could create
a powerful image, and even today, we draw
inspiration for many of our collections from
old Hollywood glamour. After school, we both
studied economics, but still knew that our
calling lay in fashion. We joined NIFT and soon
after graduating from there, we launched our
own label.
Tell us about a few highlights of
your career.
Our very first fashion show in 2004 is still
one of our favourite highlights. It felt incredible
to see our range of Old Hollywood inspired
Grecian style dresses worn by models on the
ramp and that’s how people started to label us
as the ‘Satin Sisters’! The next turning point for
us came when we tied up with a chain of retail
stores set up by Raymond’s, which ensured
us a national presence in 20 stores all over
India. Another exciting first for us was when
What is your fitness mantra and how do you
stay healthy?
I never diet, and I eat everything since I am a big
foodie. I however make sure my food portions are
small, and I have been doing Pilates since a year. I
have also learnt karate and kathak; it’s good to get
exercise while learning something new!
What regime do you follow for your skin
care and hair care?
Fine Dining
Pia Trivedi shares her style tips and reveals
her secrets to looking great.
Joy Mitra
Reynu Taandon
Collection - Inspiration & Highlights
My collection is all resortwear. It was unveiled first in
Paris, after that in New York and then in Delhi. The
inspiration is from the South of France. It’s all about
getting down from jet to beach. The highlights are
the use of Swarovski in the resortwear.
Buyers Response
The response is really good; there are some new
buyers this time. Most of the buyers are from the
Middle East, America, Brazil and India.
Association and experience with FDCI
It’s been fabulous!
Style Tip
Dress up chic. Use minimalist makeup and enter a
party with a smile.
Fashion Faux Pas
Crinkled hair and dark lips.
‘I ensure I get
regular hair
spas done’
I think my hair is my best asset and I take regular
care of it by getting hair spas done. When it comes to
skincare, I think small things like cleansing thoroughly
go a long way in keeping your skin glowing.
Aishwarya Rai wore our black mermaid gown in 2007.
What sets a Gauri and Nainika ensemble apart
from the rest?
We place a strong emphasis on the cut and shape
of our garments, which makes them extremely form
flattering. We want anyone who wears our fashion
to feel very feminine and glamorous and many of our
clients have told us that once they put on our creations,
they feel like movie stars!
How has your association been with the FDCI?
We have been a part of FDCI since the very beginning
of our career and have grown as designers with their
support. WIFW is the best platform where we could
showcase our designs and we are always very happy to
be here!
What advice do you have to young designers,
who want to make a mark in fashion?
You should always be true to yourself and do exactly
what you love doing. Don’t blindly cater to what people
want or what is the trend at the moment, and make
sure your personality shines through your designs.
‘I work with the
best professionals atWIFW’
Veteran choreographer Rashmi Virmani speaks to us about her experiences at WIFW.
What do you enjoy about the WIFW?
My association with FDCI goes way back, and I always
look forward to working with the best professionals in
the industry. The shows are so well organized, and I enjoy
working with the best set designers, models and light
Tell us about any exciting moments you’ve had
during a show?
Share some style tips with our readers.
During Sakshi Pradhan’s show, I was a little nervous, as
we had decided to present the showstopper Diana Penty in
a slightly different way from how we usually choreograph
show-stoppers - more soft and delicate - like the theme of
the collection. However, everything went off very well, and
I realized I had nothing to worry about!
How has your experience been at WIFW?
Could you tell us some of the models and
designers you enjoy working with?
Style is all about comfort and confidence - wear
clothes that make you feel good, and which you
can carry off well. Some of my favourite clothes
are classics like bellbottoms, which I love wearing
regardless of whether they are in fashion or not.
I have had a long and amazing relationship with
FDCI. WIFW is where fashion comes alive and I love
coming here and working with the best professionals
from the industry. This is the only platform which
showcases the best of Indian fashion to the rest of
the world! Over the years, I have enjoyed walking the
ramp for many different designers like Malini Ramini,
Gaurav Gupta and specially Manish Arora for his high
energy shows!
I have always enjoyed doing shows for Virtue by
Ashish, Viral and Vikrant, and also for designers like Anand
Bhushan, Kallol Dutta and Niki Mahajan. It’s always great
choreographing shows for designers that bring character
to the ramp with their designs. As for models, this year,
it’s been a pleasure working with Pia Trivedi, Lakshmi and
Jesse Randhawa.
Venue PEEK
mixed bag
Looking for a quick bite? Here are a
few handy hints at the venue.
Grab a sandwich from Barista. Or an Ice Cold
Barista Frappe!
Elma’s pizza has a different touch to it. It is a
Gelato Italiano offers delicious ice cream
with a variety of flavors.
I love
to work out!
Style diva Malaika Arora Khan spells
out the secret of healthy living.
o keep fit, it is essential to
be active. People usually
are very lazy and are not
regular with their fitness regimens. I
love to work out. Even on my holidays
I make it a point to follow my regimen and workout every day. I practice yoga every morning – Iyendar,
Ashtang and I do a mix of different
yoga styles along with power yoga.
Besides this I go to the gym and do
Pilates and functional workout thrice
a week. Keeping a healthy active lifestyle is essential for keeping fit.”
Wills goes Trend Spotting
Bringing together five bloggers for a trend spotting activity at
WIFW SS’13, Wills Lifestyle spots the ‘It’ trends…
rerna Bharadwaj is set for her
maiden show at the WIFW. The
designer is energised to showcase her collection, titled ‘Evolution of
Thoughts’. “I am thrilled and excited,
but there’s a bit of nervousness too,”
says Prerna on her debut on the ramp.
The theme of the collection comes
through coined textures, mixing of colours, random drapes, which progressively gives way to beautiful and flowy
silhouettes. She has meticulously used
intricate embroidery and a play of frills
to add exquisiteness to the garments. A
hopeful Prerna says, “I am very confident that people will love my work, and I
am looking forward to people’s reaction
to my collection.”
Collection highlights:
• Flowy & drapy silhouettes.
Style Tip
• Achieving surface textures
by use of trims
• Varied colour palette
• Every garment of the
collection has a unique
Mix and
match bright
colours with
muted tones
Sedentary lifestyles and an
uncontrolled diet ensure
diabetes is becoming a
growing threat to many
Indians. Here is an insight into
the causes and suggestions
for lifestyle changes to
control diabetes.
iabetes is a disease that affects many Indians, and is likely to affect many
more because of changing lifestyles today. Leading to higher blood glucose levels, which causes damage to multiple organs in the body like
the heart, kidney, eyes and nerves, diabetes, if uncontrolled, is something that
many of us need to take more seriously, as it can be life threatening. Rapid urbanization, sedentary and highly stressful lifestyles are, ensuring that diabetes
is spreading amongst Indians. This is a matter of concern as most Indians already
have a higher predisposition to this disease then other ethnic groups. There is
Points to Remember:
also have an inherent tendency for insulin to act slowly and in an ineffective
• Have small meals at
manner. Changes in lifestyle and diet
frequent intervals.
are necessary, if one is to remain free
• Rather than 3 heavy meals, break
your diet in 6 -7 small meals.
from the threat of diabetes. Daily car• Have adequate water intake
bohydrate should be approximately 50
(6-8 glass/day) to keep
60% of the total calorie intake. Simple
yourself hydrated.
carbohydrates (like sugar, refined flour,
• Go for regular walks (at least
candies, toffees, etc.) should be avoided.
60 minutes/day).
• Go for regular medical check ups
The emphasis of the diet should be on
healthy fats.
for winter
Ranna Gill gives us five tips
on the must have accessories
on how to perk up your style
quotient this winter.
• Classic Black Jacket:
You can wear it with
• Conversational Print
Dress: A piece you
can always have.
• Fitted Legging
Pants: They are a
compliment with
anything you wear.
A black, blue, purple
or green would be
• Evening Maxi Dress:
Ideal for winter.
Jewel it up or down.
• Key Accessories:
Neckpieces, scarves,
boots and rings
always compliment
what you wear.
My favourite
designer is…
Enthusiastic buyers share their
experiences with Designer Mode
“I have lost count
of the number of
times I’ve been
to the WIFW. This
year I’m looking
forward to Varun
Bahl and Manish
Malhotra. My
favorite designer
is Manish
“My favorite designer
is Gaurav Gupta, this
is my third time at
the WIFW. So far I’m
loving it here and
I’m looking forward
to Wendell Rodricks,
Rohit Bal and Anand
Sanchita, Delhi
Sahil, Raipur
‘I love colour’
Nidha Mahmood gets candid about
her collection.
The prime trend
is all about the
‘colour’. Apart from
that, it seems like
we are about to see
a back-to-school
chic with the
number of people
carrying satchels!
Trendy Blocked
and printed
footwear is
now being
infused with
a touch of the
alternative is
the look to
watch out for.
Bib necklaces
and statement
jewellery is
to get you a
second look
with a
touch of
y collection is manifestations of several colourful stories
that unfold in my dreams. To have my look, one needs to
break the monotony and bring in some colour. I don’t believe
in shying away from colours. I also believe in lots of mix and
match and experimenting with bold colors.
My styling essentials:
• Pair of Zouave pants
• Nice well fitted T-shirts
• Pair of Brogues
• Broaches and Waist coats for this season.
“This is my 2nd time
at the Fashion Week
and I find this one
of the best! This
year I’m looking
forward to Soltee and
Manish Malhotra. My
favorite designers
are Anaikka, Suneet
Varma, Rohit Gandhi
and Rahul Khanna,
and Payal Pratap”
Kathija, South Africa
“We work with
designers like Malini
Ramini but we are
also looking forward
to Rajdeep Ranavat,
am:pm by Ankur
and Priyanka Modi
and Anupamaa. Our
favorite designer is
Tarun Tahiliani. This is
our fourth time at the
WIFW and we hope to
see more designers.”
Svetlana & Nadezda
Kuzovova, Russia
riginally developed in the 1700s in the cool-climate wine regions of Europe, the production of ice-wine makes it a phenomenon. Ably paired
with innumerable cuisines, the sweet taste of ice-wine makes it a cherished dessert wine, especially well-suited for the Indian palate.
Canadian Icon
As a country once covered with glacial ice, Canada’s relationship with ice is as old
as time itself.
The location of the Great Lakes in Niagara, Ontario, and Lake Okanagan in British
Columbia, encourages the unique climate for Canada’s wine regions and the conditions that ripen the grapes in the summer, and freezes them in the extreme winter
cold. These ensures that ice-wine is a national icon of Canada.
Making the Wine
So how do you make ice-wine? The process starts once the grapes are
Canada’s relationship
left on the vine well in December and January. The ripe berries are dehydrated through constant freezing and thawed during these winter condiwith ice is as old as time
tions. The grapes are then painstakingly picked by hand in their naturally
itself. As a result, icefreezing state, ideally at temperatures of -10 to -13°C, which sometimes
wine is a national icon
forces harvesting in the middle of the night! The frozen grapes are pressed
of Canada
in the extreme cold, often in the middle of the field to ensure that they
don’t defrost. Most of the water in the juice remains frozen during pressing, and only a few drops of sweet concentrated juice are salvaged from
each grape. The result: a very sweet and acidic wine, which tantalizes the palate
before dinner or even during dessert.
Wine Ice
One of the
most famous
wines grown
in freezing
winters, the
sugary taste of
ice-wine is fast
catching on
with the Indian
palate because
of its distinctly
sweet taste.
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