Introducing Pinakin Patel’s New Spring Summer 2016 Collection

Pinakin Patel’s thorough understanding of Indian heritage, free spirited creativity and modern sensibilities provided the impetus for brand Pinakin. The brand’s journey began with creating India’s first lifestyle and furniture store, followed by the establishment of Mumbai’s premier interior design and architecture firm – Pinakin Design LLP.

Today, his free spirited creativity, modern sensibilities, and aesthetics rooted in Indian heritage have reached new highs and have forayed into the world of fashion.

After the launch of his debut collection, designer Pinakin Patel has now created a new line for this Spring Summer 16. The collection is European in sensibility and Indian in soul. Hues of pink, white, indigo, neon and red are seen throughout  making it apt for summer.

For over four decades, he  has set the benchmark in creating spaces and furniture that distinctly reflect his own unique sensibility. Using his interest in fashion and styling, Pinakin has launched a nouveau line for this season.

 

 

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Neither “fusion nor indo-western”, the collection’s impression is global in its identity.

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The colours flatter the Indian complexion

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The Collection:

Inspired by the simultaneousness of a fast life, the collection is an array of looks that are sporty yet formal, layered but yet simple. From brocade tops to neoprene skirts, it is the perfect blend of sport and glamour.

Just like his architecture and interior designs, Pinakin has emphasized on the body language being comfortable and serene.Pinakin Patel’s thorough understanding of Indian heritage, his free spirited creativity and modern sensibilities honed over the years are now providing the impetus for Pinakin Fashion.

 

Lakmé Fashion Week Summer Resort 2016 starts from today 30th March till 3rd April 2016.

 

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Be.Bajrang

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When I have to gift accessories for men, shopping is stressful, either I found things which were gaudy or the finish wasn’t up to the mark with no value for money.

BeBajrang the newly launched accessories brand provides the perfect solution for all the little fancy needs for men who aren’t afraid to flaunt. Brain child of a young and talented ex-investment banker Mr. Arnav Jain. The jewelry is inspired by the current generation of the 21st century debonair man.

The accessories are sharp in design and very stylish. It has a unisex appeal. The collection currently focuses on bracelets, but they are soon going to introduce necklaces and pendants.

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The jewelry is handcrafted, created out of exotic leather, semi-precious stones and 14 k gold plating. The bracelets can be customized according to one’s size. The materials used are sourced from India and all around the world. Rural and Urban artists work cohesively and create these products with utmost care and precision. The products are manufactured in a quality controlled environment based out of a factory in Andheri, Mumbai.

The bracelets are easy to wear every day; you can pick one or two neutral pieces or can stack up with your watch and make a style statement. For men also they could be paired up with a watch or worn on its own.

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When I shared this site details with my friend Karishma who loves to wear bracelets she immediately ordered a couple of pieces and she wears them regularly. We loved the finish and the material used it’s quite good and reasonably priced.

The accessories are versatile and could be worn for a party, work and everyday J

Visit their website http://bebajrang.com/
follow them on Instagram @bebajrang, products are priced between Rs 1,300 and Rs 9,000.

Juxtaposition

My love for jewelry describes me as a hoarder and while during one of my shopping trips I stumbled upon Micare, making it one of my favorite jewelry brand, The designs and quality are fantastic and have always scored compliments when I wore them.
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Micare launched in 2013 at the Style Cracker Exhibition, brain child of Anushri Agarwal. After her graduation in Fashion she worked with L’Officel Magazine and soon after completing her internship, she forayed into designing jewelry and thus Micare happened. Her design gained a lot of attention from Fashion Editors and Celebrity Stylist and the jewelry has been worn by a lot of celebrities. Since then it was no looking back.

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Their new collection ‘Juxtaposition’
launched on August 3rd.  It’s their biggest collection so far compared to ‘Bohemia’  which was a capsule collection of casual jewelry launched this summer.

‘Juxtaposition’ means two things placed close together with a contrasting effect. The collection has both soft and strong elements. The pieces are fierce and very wearable. Bright Swarovski Elements add the perfect amount of bling and color to the gold jewelry. Most of the pieces are transitional and you could easily wear them during the day or night and for any occasion.
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A lot of thought and hard work has gone while designing ‘Juxtapostion’ says Dimple Shah (Associate at Micare). They have worked closely on every detail with local artisans while designing this 75 piece collection. ‘Juxtaposition’ is a collection that expresses the duality in personalities of modern women, our fierce attitude as we face the world juxtaposed with our ability to nurture our lives.
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The collection strives to evoke interest by means of developing a comparison between these two sides of a woman. The comparison hence made to bring to the surface the contrast between the two natures. Consequently, the harshness of the industrial spare parts is highlighted by the soft floral motifs, creating a balance. It celebrates the romance of duality wherein the two elements are placed side by side in a narrative for the purpose of developing a collection which is a seamless amalgamation of the two.

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Their jewelry is an ideal option for gifting or splurging when you wish to pamper yourself. The polish and the make are of very high quality with sharp and elegant designs. From the collection I liked the mix of earrings, bold rings, statement neck pieces and hand harnesses, as I write this some of the pieces are already sold out 🙂

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Prices for these statement pieces start from 3500/- INR Onwards. So get shopping now.

Micare Details :-

Website – http://shopmicare.com/
Follow on Instagram – @micarejewels

Maharani Experience

Monisha Jaising a pioneer in Indian Fashion needs no introduction. In the year 1990 Monisha launched her label through a Retail Store “Ensemble”, 25 years now in business, she is one of the designers who consistently has been redefining Indian Fashion.

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Graduate from American College of Applied Arts (London) with honors in Fashion Illustration, Monisha had launched her first,  modest collection with a mix of jackets, dresses, tunics etc. and made a name for herself among the fashion elite.

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Her clothes have a very inert character and are not defined by global trends. Celebrities have graced the red carpet in Monisha’s fabulous designs. The designs are contemporary, edgy combined with the finest of fabrics, intricate techniques and uniquely draped silhouettes. She reinvented the Indian wardrobe staple ‘kurti’ a whole new avatar by giving it an edgy feel , combining it to be worn with pants or as a dress.

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In October 2008 her first flagship store opened at Pali Hill, Mumbai, followed by a  second store at the DLF Emporio  Vasant Kunj, Delhi in 2012.

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Today the multidimensional brand encompasses into luxury sportswear, resort wear, kids wear, bridal couture wear to name a few. The T-shirt from her sportswear collection has been a staple in my wardrobe.

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As she completes over 25 years in the industry Monisha Jaising makes her entry into E-Commerce “The E- Boutique” luxury shopping at your fingertip. Can’t get any better her entire range has never been so accessible, wonderful offers on sportswear and kurtis while the couture line can be made -to-order.

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This year also marks the launch of her exclusive “Maharani Service”  named after its renowned “Maharani” polo T-shirt. This one is a unique shopping experience wherein they bring the brand at one’s doorstep.

“There is no distinction between clients and all are equally prized. “  Mr. Kunal Naringrekar  (Head and Sr.Manager at Monisha Jaising) explained to me the details of this service while we chatted at the plush Mumbai store.

So how this works ??
You fix up an appointment and the MJ brand ranging from their Couture wear, Resort wear, Luxe Sportswear, MJ essentials will be at your doorstep, at no extra cost or no strings attached. There is no minimum buying required here. This one is great for trousseau shopping; you can customize your outfits according to your needs and enjoy “The Maharani Experience”at the comfort of your home. A super relaxing experience dedicated to crafting the perfect look, currently they are servicing  clients in India on one-to-one basis, but now the brand is working on logistics as they want to offer this customized shopping experience in different parts of the world, sounds so tempting.

For more information on “Maharani” Service you can

Mail – maharani@monishajaising.com

Contact Number- +91 98332 99076 | +91 9717810033

E- Boutique link: http://www.monishajaising.com/

Photo Courtesy : Monisha Jaising

Nadine

A couple of months ago Nadine Dhody launched her clothing label NADINE.

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Having been exposed to fashion at a very young age , Nadine had a sense that she would be soon working in the industry.

The young and effervescently stylish designer is a Graduate in Fashion Management from the London College of Fashion. After graduation, she interned at her mother, Rita Dhody’s export house. Her design philosophy is an extension of her own personal style which is class but edgy and experimental.

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Nadine’s new collection is contemporary Indian and Western wear. As she describes it’s made for the modern woman, elegant and easy to wear. The silhouette is simple but sharp, clever use of embroidery techniques like mirror work, resham, lucknowi chikan and zardozi are used to highlight each garment. Embroidery is the USP of her collection in fact, it doesn’t overburden the garment, but used in the best way to highlight making the garment look dressy and easy. Light flowy fabrics like tulle, georgette and chiffon in lush shades ranging from pastels to jewel are used.

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As Nadine says ” I love to create clothes that celebrate the femininity of women The clothes you choose to wear reflects one’s personality. The NADINE woman exudes style , confidence and understated elegance.”

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The collection has lots of cocktail dresses, floral and embroidered lehengas and elegant Indian wear .

Nadine currently retails her collection at Bandra 190 which is a one stop luxury concept boutique in Mumbai and also at Ogaan in Delhi.

On 20th June Nadine will be showcasing her collection at an exclusive trunk show in London. Save the Date 🙂

Details of Trunk Show

Date :- 20/06/2015
Venue:- 20, Berkeley Square, Mayfair. London.

Timing :- 11am – 7pm

Photo Courtesy : NADINE STUDIO

Summer Story

Summer is here and everyone has been stocking up on staples for the season. The prominent look seen in most of the spring /summer runway shows were a lot of Denims and Whites.

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Ever green and everyone from top international fashion houses have been incorporating denim in their SS 15 collection ..from Gucci to Burberry. Denim has never been more desirable.

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Denim culottes from ASOS

Making a come back are the flared 70’s inspired jeans and denim culottes

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Distressed flared Denims from Zara

A lot of embellished denims are seen this summer, denim with studs or sequins can be paired with plain T-shirt or understated top.

These denim summer staples can be paired with a  tank top for a casual look or just a little change of accessories and switching from flats sandals to high heels, Voila you are ready for night out.

Whites

Everyone has some form of white in their wardrobe , From shoes,bag or basic white t shirt yes we have it, It’s the most loved color for summer.

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A . Textured Dress from Mango
B . White lace Dress from Zara

Biggest Trend for this SS15 is white on white and to pull off this total white look is quite a challenge.

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H & M skinny white ankle length jeans

One has to be very careful while choosing the accessories  or paring it with the perfect shoes.

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White lies skirt from Stylista

For makeup fresh clean look with dark lips would be thumbs up. Balance is the key.

Picture courtesy Zara,Mango,ASOS and Stylista.