Weekly Fashion Roundup

Sartorial Headlines Worth Knowing From India and Around The World

1. Priyanka Chopra Wins Padma Shri:

From bagging her first award for her American TV show to being one of the Padma Award winners, actress Priyanka Chopra says she is living a dream and the national honor is a result of her hard work.

“From ‘Dil Dhadakane Do’ to ‘Bajirao Mastani’ to getting People’s Choice award for ‘Quantico’ and now Padma Shri…I can’t explain in words what emotions I am going through. I think I am living my dream,” Priyanka, who is currently in Montreal, told PTI over phone. “I think it’s all the benefit of working hard. I don’t take my job for granted,” she said.

Priyanka will be conferred with Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honor. “I am happy… excited that this honor came my way. It has been a good year for me. The start has been great. I am grateful to people who have acknowledged my work. Being the daughter of an army officer, this honor makes it more special,” Priyanka said.

The 33-year-old actress said she was elated to be among the illustrious personalities from films, arts and culture field who have receive the national honor.

2. The Street Meets Luxury at Hermès:

More than half of the 48 looks Véronique Nichanian showed for her fall 2016 Hermès men’s wear collection — staged against the inky-blue night sky of Paris as seen through the glass-walled Maison de la Radio — were worn with sneakers in Hermès orange. The high-end trainers are a new introduction at the luxury leather-goods house founded as a saddlery to the French carriage trade.

It has been a while since the luxury-goods houses started a mad scramble for ways to part the young new rich from their money. The formula they’ve tended to settle upon is the old high-low: that million-dollar suit worn with a pair of trainers.

3. Maureen Chiquet Leaves Chanel:

Maureen Chiquet, the luxury brand’s CEO, is leaving the company at the end of this month due to “differences of opinion over the strategic direction of the company,” according to a Chanel spokesperson.

American-born and a former executive at Gap, Ms. Chiquet, 52, has been chief executive at Chanel, the private French company owned by the billionaire Wertheimer family, since 2007.

“During her nine years as global C.E.O., Maureen Chiquet oversaw the successful international expansion of the House of Chanel, enhanced its luxury positioning and timeless image, and grew the business in all categories. She also established a truly global organization and enhanced the culture and leadership of the company,” the company’s statement said.

“Chanel is grateful for what Maureen has done to bring Chanel into a new era of its development, in close collaboration with the leadership team, and wishes her continued success.”

4. Dior Women’s SS16: Bold Romance:

The quintessential Dior woman this season is romantic, gentle and natural; her hair in a light breeze, and never looks quite a strand out of place. Her dress is equally airy, at times delicately pleated, but her contrasts are strong as she plays along with futuristic lines and bold ambition. But this Dior woman has lightness to her, an air of playful elegance in a meeting of timeless femininity and avant-garde boldness.

This seasons accessories also feature a modern, feminine boldness; the architectural lines of the Diorever and Diorama bags depict a modernist design that you can also find in the lenses of the DiorSplit glasses and at the point of the slingback pumps.

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