Sartorial Headlines Worth Knowing From India & Around The World
Hello folks, we are back again with our recap of all the fashion headlines from the past week. And yes folks, this week especially was an happening one, sartorially speaking!
From the return of fashion world’s most prestigious #LFW happening in Mumbai to Hedi Silmane’s exit and exciting new collections by some of the finest Indian designers, keep on reading to get your fix of all the fashion news you should know:
1. Hedi Silmane Exits Saint Laurent:
Hedi Silmane makes his second exit from the creative director of Saint Laurent. Kering, leading the mythic fashion houses, said the separation comes at the end of a “four-year mission, which has led to the complete new image of the brand.” Sources said Slimane’s initial contract as Saint Laurent’s creative and image director expired on Thursday.
Chairman and chief executive officer of Kering, said in a joint statement with Saint Laurent. “I am very grateful to Hedi Slimane, and the whole Yves Saint Laurent team, for having set the path that the house has successfully embraced, and which will grant longevity to this legendary brand.” YSL CEO Francesca Bellettini echoed his thanks, saying “the direction that has been taken over the last four years represents an incredible foundation for the brand to build on for its continuous success.”
Slimane exita YSL for the second time in 16 years in dramatic fashion, these dramatic changes seem to signal a seismic shift in the fashion industry, as star designers buckle under the pressures and restrictions of an accelerating and high-stakes industry.
2. Donna Karan Talks About Fashion, Love and Meditation:
Walking through the conference hall corridors at the Grand Hyatt, Donna Karan carries herself with radiant energy, responding to repeated requests for photos, selfies and constant greetings. Settling comfortably into a large chair, Donna leans forward and talks animatedly about her life, the uncertainty after setting out on her own last year and her long relationship with India and also wishes to stay in India rather than going back to New York.
3. Dhruv Kapoor Represents His ‘Discreet Luxury’ Fashion Line:
Around the Poolside of St Regis, Dhruv Kapoor created a relaxed fun filled atmosphere of ‘Discreet Luxury’ showing his Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016 collection. A young achiever, Dhruv has rightly earned his place in this cosmopolitan and highly competitive space. The designer kept the audience on the edge of their seats with his magnificent line of bold and edgy outfits. This exposition was an extended version of his last presentation, which was inspired by high end sportswear. The garments were divergent in terms of tailoring, the skills of the designer shone through his remarkable and well executed attempt. The bespoke array of well compiled costumes consisted of easy-going apparels in a mix of lengths and varying surface detailing that portrayed texture and technical depth. Created in jersey, leather, satin, cotton, denim and a hint of sheer fabrics gave the collection more depth and design. Smoky grey along with soothing lavender was an interesting combination and additional drama was created with strong tones like Marsala and sunflower yellow. Dhruv gave the spectators an optical tour of his high sartorial extravaganza, which is high-street and work-ready at the same time.
4. Rihanna Collaborates With Manolo Blahnik For a New Collection:
Rihanna and Manolo Blahnik are launching a limited-edition capsule collection of denim and tattoo-inspired heels. Named Denim Desserts, the lineup is comprised of six different shoe styles. Several heels and boots can be found in the collection, all of which are studded with jewels, sequins and embroidery that mimic the look of the singer’s hand tattoos. Rihanna’s favorite, the thigh-high “9 to 5” boot, is outfitted with a garter belt and jewel-encrusted trim. “Those boots are dangerous! If you’re trying to get back home to your bed, don’t wear them boots!” she said in a press release. The collection is part of the Spring 2016 line, and will only be available for purchase in the New York, Hong Kong and London Manolo Blahnik boutiques.
5. Christian Louboutin’s New Nudes Collection:
French footwear and accessories label Christian Louboutin has expanded its collection of nude shoes to ensure that every woman can find her perfect match. The line, which previous consisted of five skin-tone based colors, has seen the addition of porcelain and deep chocolate shades, giving consumers a total of seven hues to achieve a leg-lengthening look. Since its launch three years ago, Christian Louboutin’s Nudes collection has remained a differentiator for the brand, as its offering of skin tone shoes is unrivaled. This year’s Nudes collection is crafted out of a different material than previous seasons. A matte nappa leather more closely resembles the texture and feel of skin, allowing the shoe to become a part of the leg. Along with adding to the palette of colors available, Christian Louboutin is introducing new styles, including a pointed toe ballet flat. Illustrating the nude concept, the brand photographed a series of seven models wearing leotards, tutus and flats that match their skin tones.