Showing posts with label News Flash. Show all posts
Showing posts with label News Flash. Show all posts

Monday, 30 June 2014

Dior Fusion Sneakers - It's All About The Sneaker!

Currently, as I walk around the streets of London, I can't help but notice the large number of women pairing sneakers with their silhouettes. Such a contrast from what I saw last summer. This time around, trainers are being paired with mini skirts, flowy pleated skirts, skinny jeans, boyfriend jeans and dresses. I mean hey, if they can be paired with glamorous haute couture clothes, there's little else left that sneakers can't be worn with!  Being an avid flat shoes collector, it comes as a desperate sigh of relief to see super trendy women walking comfortably in training shoes. Who has the time these days to be uncomfortable? And if feet can be comfortable in Dior shoes, even better.

Obviously I'm not talking about the haute couture trainers we saw for the SS 14 show (unless we want to sell our house or car). These ones are for the coming Fall. It was just very unfortunate I didn't have a chance to play with the sample size they have at the office (I'm a size 36.5 and the sample size was a 39) and photograph them personally. I did however, fiddle with them at Harrods yesterday to make up for my distress and boy are they divine. Never before has high fashion mixed with street wear looked better. It's an interesting combination that once would have resulted in an expression that would have you running for cover. Whilst many brands have their own rendition of the fashion sneaker, my personal favourite is Raf's.

The colour of the bouncy sole, resembling that of a cushiony running shoe contrasts the colour of the mesh. From baby pink, to yellow, to baby blue; I don't think rubber has ever looked better! The mesh, usually in black or white has very feminine, very intricate motifs consisting of beads and tiny sequins hand embroidered on them. Feminine, comfortable and super fabulous; the Dior trainers embody every characteristic that a modern woman needs to suit her busy life.

The making as always fascinates me more than anything, which is why I'm posting the video to share with you the process.

The shoes are currently available at Dover Street Market & Harrods in London.  I will post an update about their availability in India as soon as Dior confirms that to me.

Image Courtesy: Christian Dior

Thursday, 13 March 2014

NEWS FLASH: Tarun Tahiliani Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week FW 14

My fashion lovelies, a quick post to get you all geared up and even more excited for the upcoming FW 14 fashion week in Delhi. Tarun Tahiliani is going to kick start the week with a grand opening on the 26th March at Pragrati Maidan.

“It is always wonderful to open a week with all the resultant expectation. Wills India Fashion Week held under the auspices of the FDCI is the premier trade platform for the ready-to-wear in India. It is here we will debut the new Autumn Winter Collection, a celebration of colour, drape, jewels and a true synthesis of modernity overlaying tradition. To reflect what Amrita Sher-Gil said –“I am an individualist, evolving a new technique, which, though not necessarily Indian in the traditional sense of the word, will yet be fundamentally Indian in sprit”, says Tahiliani.

Tarun is one of the most legendary designers of our country and every season he comes up with some fresh and fantastic. In Mumbai, at Lakme Fashion Week, he had Jaqueline Fernandez as the show stopper in a stunning red anarkali with gold zari work at the border and a net dupatta. The collection on the whole was quite lust worthy especially the cape style anarkalis in white and gold. I wonder what will be in store for Delhi. I can't wait to find out!

Sunil Sethi, President, Fashion Design Council of India said, “The Fashion Design Council of India is proud to announce that Tarun Tahiliani will open the upcoming Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Autumn-Winter 2014. We are excited to see the magic he will conjure up with his inventive collection, as he always surprises us with his trail-blazing aesthetics. Our best wishes to Tarun as we embark upon another exciting season.”