Dress the Best – SAG Awards 2013

SAG Awards 2013Held on 27th January 2013, Sunday, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards red carpet showcased visible trends for Oscars and upcoming season. The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles was covered with beautiful blacks as Anne Hathaway in Giambatista Haute Couture Naya Riviera in a stunning Donna Karan Atelier design, Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery in sheer trimmed Chado Ralph Rucci gown, Tina Fey & Amy Poehler in Oscar de la Renta and Zuhair Murad dresses respectively.

However, returning themes spotted at the event were of the navy and midnight blues. The winner of ‘Female Actor in a Leading Role’ Jennifer Lawrence was in Dior Couture blue brigade form fitting gown.

A strong contender was Amanda Seyfried, dressed in a Zac Posen mermaid silhouette gown which had sculptural tiered layers at the bottom. Marion Cotillard showcased Dior’s Pre-Fall 2013 collection with a white simple bandeau top and a blue satin skirt. Nicole Kidman also followed the trend with Vivienne Westwood Couture midnight blue.

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However, few stars adopted for vibrant colours for a visual breather. Frieda Pinto carried a fuchsia Roland Mouret outfit, while Lea Michele went for a pink Valentino. Sarah Hyland went for a purple Dolce & Gabbana print. Black & White are expected to become a strong trend in spring as spotted on the red carpet. Julianne Moore, Red Carpet pro was spotted with Chanel’s fall 2011 couture with plunging neckline and floral appliqué work.

These SAG Awards are expected to be neck to neck with the Oscars, but was not so this time as far as the couture is considered.

Story: Priyanka Singhal

Photo Courtesy: Jerusha Ratnam Chande, Vogue.

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Colour of the Year: Emerald!

The world’s biggest colour forecaster, Pantone has announced ‘Emerald’ as the colour for this year. A colour is considered as the most important element for all the designers in the fields of apparels, home furnishings and even interiors.

Emerald is a colour that occurs in the hues ranging from the colours yellow – green to blue – green. The major tone of the colour Emerald is green. This colour is refreshing and energizing for people and is present abundantly in the nature.

Lively. Radiant. Lush… A colour of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well – being, balance and harmony,” says Pantone. Emerald is said to be a universally inspiring shade of colour which is bringing clarity, rejuvenation, hope, prosperity, peace, luck, confidence and a new life to the world. This colour also denotes harmony, balance, growth, love, healing and unity amongst humans. The colour Emerald is said to have lots of strength and power.

So what we are going to see is more greenery this year, be it in apparels, housing and interiors.


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Abstract prints and Vintage Designs – Fashion trends of 2013

abstratcsIt’s just been 21 days of the New Year and we can spot the fashion industry going wild. The trendsetters and fashionistas have forecasted 2013 to have a lot of abstracts and vintage fashion styles to flow in for this year. They expect the fashion of 1950s to come back with the trends like pencil skirts and digital printing being inspired from Milan and London Fashion Week.

The famous designer Anita Dongre says, “In 2013, we will see a re-emergence of many past trends but one trend that will push the envelope a little further is the digital prints. These abstract digital prints will enhance the look in a simple and understated way and will add fun and colour to everything like kaftans, maxi dresses, shift dresses and pencil skirts”.

Together with Anita Dongre, other Indian designers like Gaurav Gupta, Rahul Mishra are moving towards digital printing in order to make them the hottest trends this season. They say that the most happenings will be the trends from 1950s and 60s as the A-line skirts, nipped waists etc. The designers say that these fashion trends of this era have the sophistication and feminism in them and can become the love of the vintage lovers. The fabrics to be used include the silk, chiffons and tulle to get the best.

Following the trends as even by the International designers like Christopher Kane and Peter Pilotto, Indian designers say that the pencil skirts which came up in 2012 are going to be there in 2013 as well and will be accompanied by chiffon and georgette tops, broad belts on waists and perfect matching wedges. These skirts will further be adorned with chaotic and abstract printing and tropical looks, as said by Anita Dongre. Even the trend of ‘colour blocking’ will continue being the forte of Indian style dressing. The major colours will include blues, greens, pinks, fuchsia and purples, shared by designer Pria Kataaria Puri.

Designers consider the major fabrics to be used as crepe, silk Lycra and cotton Lycra.Pencil Skirts

So get ready to have the geometric prints and bright colours this season in the fashion of 1950s by the flowing chiffon or crepe skirts clubbed with Lycra based tights or georgette tunics.

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