Invoking the magic of Arabian Nights
Designer duo Ashima and Leena showcased their romance of Central Asia through their Fall/Winter Collection titled ‘the fabric of the Genii’. Having unleashed their creativity on fabrics, the designers have managed to focus on wearability and comfort as well. In their own words, their collection is an outpouring of a “Carpetbagger’s treasure -from the heart of Central Asia’s melting pot”.
The clothes are vibrant and contemporary with thought being given to
the wearer’s personality.
An Ashima and Leena outfit.
Another recipe for extra sheen
To the richness of henna, add ingredients like Shikakai, Indian gooseberry
(Amla), musk root and vitamins and Margosa and what you get is Vandana Luthra’s latest recipe for hair care.
Jeans or works
For those who wish to experiment with the plain old jeans and turn it into a work of art, Hi-End jeans, the prêt line of AN Denim, has introduced its fall 2003collection. Hi-End jeans, a range of hand painted denim by AN are “literally works of art for any wardrobe”.
The collection includes jeans with funky motifs such as safety pins,
moon and sun, scissors, pockets and brick walls. Additionally, floral
motifs and crystal embellishments have cascaded onto the Hi-End
collection. There are all hues with newer shades of denim in pink, hot
pink, fuchsia and, of course, the traditional blue.
A model shows off HI-End Jeans, pretline of AN Denim.
For the London Look
Pepe Jeans has launched their collection, which they point out is a “metamorphosis of sensuality and style”. According to the Country Head, Chetan Shah, “there is no single dominating trend this Autumn Winter, instead this season a host of different looks vie for center stage. But the ‘London Look’ is definitely in”.
For the loved one
Nicolas Gram Smith of the Diamond Trading Company launched the Amaris bridal wear collection from the house of Khanna Jewellers at their Karol Bagh showroom.
The range comprises of diamond bangles, bracelets and diamond sets in
different finishes of gold.
Diamonds from Khanna Jewellers.
Stop for Kashish
Shopper’s Stop has launched a line of ethnic wear for women. The line for Autumn-Winter 2003 has been launched under the labels Kashish and Stop.
Inspired by the Orient, Westside has launched its new collection for women. The range includes outfits with oriental features like Chines collars, frog buttons, floral motifs and obi-inspired silhouettes.
The shades used are mandarin orange, oriental yellow and festive
fuchsia. The textures include georgette and satin and clothes with
looks enhanced with Chinese motifs in silver foil.
A ramp doll sporting a Westside Oriental Collection
From brandy to tan
The makers of Red Tape shoes have introduced a new range for their Autumn-Winter collection 2003. The range of semi-formal and formal shoes for men, according to the makers, symbolise the youthful spirit of Red Tape.