November 16, 2017

STYLEFILE: KOLKATA’S VERY OWN ‘JHAALMURI’ OF ART & FASHION

Kolkata is perhaps the only city, which celebrates with equal verve both ‘art’ and fashion, under one roof. The connoisseurs of culture made their way to Alipore Old Bunglow on 10 November to be part of an eight hour long carnival: the ‘Stylefile Shopping Carnival’, which was hosted by Ms Preeti Goenka and Ms Sumedha […]

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October 17, 2017

From Modesty to Style Statement: The Indian Saree Blouse finally

The revolutionary comeback of the Saree into the Indian runway initiated by Sabyasachi Mukherjee a decade ago, gave the blouse a position of prime importance in today’s wardrobe. His exquisitely made, well-fitted blouses of heirloom legacy created a milestone in the Indian Fashion. His inspirations for the blouses ranged from the British Era to the […]

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October 14, 2017

GETAWAY GLAMOUR

Looking hot on your next holiday just became easier with the latest designer offerings doing the rounds, says Sushmita Biswas ‘Tis the season to be stylish. But are you still looking at the haute holiday dressing ideas for your upcoming long break? From beach side fun to sightseeing, you need the right kind of clothes […]

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September 11, 2017

FROM MEN TO WOMEN: THREE ICONIC FASHIONS THAT BELONGED TO MEN

1st September marks the 300th death anniversary of the King of Couture, King Louis XIV, the longest-reigning French monarch. He is known to have imported his fashionable wardrobe from Spain in the 15th century when the fashion capital of the world was Madrid. He was instrumental in making Paris the fashion capital. Interestingly he put […]

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September 11, 2017

FESTIVAL WOWS

It is festival time folks and perhaps the best time of the year when we tog up for end-of-the-year celebration marathon. The festive season is also the time when designers step up their action and come out with best designs. Yes, dress to get noticed. The catwalk trends that you can incorporate for those auspicious […]

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August 12, 2017

BRIDES WITHOUT RULES

Designers are fiercely experimenting to create a trousseau fit for today’s modern and bold bride, says Sushmita Biswas The world is the canvas for the New Age bride and she is experimenting more with colours and cuts that would have once been a strict no-no. Keeping in mind the upcoming season of grand weddings, the […]

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August 10, 2017

SHOP-FEEL-SUPPORT: New Concept Stores that offer you more than just ‘Merchandise’

Retail therapy for any woman has always been a mood lifter and an experience. There’s no denying that men enjoy shopping as much, even though they prefer to buy often at the click of a mouse as compared to women, who would rather touch and feel, and then consider a ‘possession’. In keeping with this necessity […]

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July 13, 2017

Three Trending styles that defy fashion dictates

While, fashion for most is to remain trendy and show off the latest from the couture collections or the prêt lines, thankfully for some it is the most visual form of self-expression. Holding the hands of those, who wish not to remain subscribers to the dictates of the trends, fashion has, over centuries defied the rules. […]

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July 13, 2017

WEDDING WOWS!

The New-age monsoon bride dares to be different and opting for unconventional styles this season, says Sushmita Biswas It’s not just the season for drizzles and downpour but also the season for Big Fat weddings. The fashion arena is looking exciting with designers turning fiercely experimental redefining bridal lehengas and saris. And never mind the […]

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June 15, 2017

Responsible Brands working with Artisans directly for Holistic Development

The buzz-word today is ‘handcrafted’, be it for the government agenda of ‘Make in India’ to pop-up stores mushrooming in the cloud. The country is looking inside for inspiration. We are finally taking pride in our crafted treasures and flaunting them as well. Today’s woken-up-at-last consumers are responsible buyers, who consciously opt for indigenous products […]

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June 10, 2017

KIDS LIKE IT HAUTE

Designer wear for kids is the latest buzzword in the fashion circuit, says Sushmita Biswas Move over girlie bows and oh-so-pink dresses for girls and dull blue T-shirts for boys. No, we kid you not. Children’s fashion just got a huge leg up with fashion designers clearly pulling out all the stops to cater to […]

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May 13, 2017

Revolt to Ramp & Retail: The Story of India’s Blue Gold

100 years ago on 15 April 1917, the official revolt against the forceful Indigo Cultivation was spear-headed by Gandhiji at Champaran, in Bihar. There, he initiated his first Satyagraha and the rest is history. What perhaps went untold was that the Blue Revolt was initiated earlier in Bengal where the cultivation started in 1777.In 1859, Dinabandhu Mitra’s revolutionary play ‘Nil Darpan’ calls Indigo as the […]

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