India Couture Week: Bold and Beautiful

The India Couture Week was a collaboration of design aesthetics and Indian treasures, with a new-age interpretation by India’s most renowned couturiers. As fashion seamlessly blended with Bollywood, Jabong.com brings you a round-up of the best looks presented by the country’s most celebrated designers.

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Sabyasachi, known for mixing splendor with art in his creations, gave the fashion extravaganza a bright beginning in the opening show.  In his innovative fashion, he recreated the interior of a vintage luxury railway train bound for Ferozabad, complete with passengers, sleeping berths and a dining carriage. The line was subtle, subdued and elegant, which is what the renowned designer is well-known for.  The exquisite collection consisted of tulles, embellished poplin kurtas, Katha reinforced banarasi bandghalas, and a generous spread of crystals, juxtaposed with shades of soft pinks, creams, mints and a bright pop of red. The vintage-meets-hipster print gave a Parisian feel to the collection.

"Collage of Varun Bahl"

Varun Bahl presented ‘Indian Moderne’ with his latest collection to couture wear using sheer panels, ruffles and soft delicate shades of mustards mixed with greys. His range included anarkalis, lehengas, saris ideal for cocktail and party wear, with sharp silhouettes with mesh sleeves, linear cuts and fitted dresses. The monotone outfits detailed with soft 3d ruffles, cutwork embroidery with hits of zardori, were traditional to the core.

"Collage of Manish Arora"

Manish Arora, who is known for psychedelic colours and kitsch motifs, truly set the benchmark high with his quirky interpretation at the couture week. His collection titled ‘Kaleidoscope’, was  inspired from Italian castles, Japanese crafts to royalty. He put together a gamut of shades of gold, geometric and futuristic patterns to enchant the spell-bounded audience, maintaining his famed edgy and global style.  The opening dress with a plunging neckline, an embroidered lehenga skirt, and ensembles of Japanese craft ‘Temari’ stole the show.

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Following him was Gaurav Gupta, who took inspiration from the Greek Goddess, Nyx, for his breath-taking collection. Models sashayed down the runway in warm tones of blue, cream, gold and red. The dreamy assortment ranged from one shoulder dresses, cocktail sarees with tulle frills, along with

lehengas, cigarette pants, sheer capes and tops with mesh panels. Emulate the mystical looks with the Jabong online shopping dresses collection. The show-stopper of the show was the ever-graceful Shraddha Kapoor, in a cream and gold embroidered strapless gown, with a long cape and chic structured collar. A sophisticated stop-knot, smoky eyes and nude lips, finished her gorgeous look on the ramp.

"Collage of Manish Malhotra"

It was finally time for the most anticipated designer Manish Malhotra to showcase his couture collection! Titled ‘Portraits’, it captured the essence of a lavish and bling studded nuptial affair, with plenty of heavy zari embroidered bridal ensembles, hand crafted to perfection. Models clad in gold dust ensembles with abundance of mirror and gota embroidery, in a dimly lit ramp set-up. In comparison, the men’s range fared better, with elaborate fusions on fitted bandhgalas and sherwanis, with plain black velvets as well as ornate foliage patterns. A usual in a Malhotra show, Bollywood stars like Huma Qureshi, Urmila Matondkar, Aditya Roy Kapoor and Alia Bhatt walked the ramp for him.

"Collage of Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers"

Dusky beauties Bipasha Basu and Chitrangada Singh ensured a fitting finale to the haute couture week.  It was a grand spectacle of Hollywood glamour with Chitrangada sashaying down the ramp as Marilyn Monroe to the tunes of the famous song, ‘Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.’ Donning a Gauri & Nainika one-shoulder gown, with a glittering diamond choker necklace and chunky diamond bracelets, the diva looked absolutely resplendent. It was a glittering finish with black sequined gowns, blingy diamond necklaces, emerald and ruby-studded earrings, along with elaborate gold chokers.

 

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Meet India’s Most Fashionable Business Tycoons!

Who says good looks and brilliance don’t go hand in hand? With such good looks and savvy business acumen, it’s hard to ignore their irresistible charm. Here’s our round-up of the most stylish CEOs in India!
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Aditya Mittal
The son of the steel baron Lakshmi Mittal, may be known for his lethal calculating entrepreneurship skills, but there is much more than this baby-faced Chief Financial Officer of ArcelorMittal. He calls all the right hosts when it comes to his sartorial sensibilities. His choice of suits and ties,  reflect subtle simplicity with total panache, which defines his perfect fashion sense. Rubbing shoulders with superstars, celebrities, business honchos, models, yet is still his down-to-earth class and gentlemanly self. We don’t know about you, but Jabong is totally sold on him!

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Yash Birla
He took the reins of the Yash Birla Group with 18 companies to his name, after losing his parents and sister in a plane crash, when he was just 23. A fitness enthusiast, having a spiritual and sensitive side, a regular in Page 3 tabloids, a self-confessed teetotaler and vegetarian- phew! Known for his over-the-top dramatic style, his wardrobe consists of a flamboyant mélange of t-shirts, kurtas, waistcoats, suits. Emulate this trademark business tycoon look with the black solid suit courtesy the brand of Arrow available on the Jabong online shopping for men collection. Often spotted in his favourite tight, cleavage baring ripped tank-tops, and his signature hairstyle, we’ve got to hand it to him for the confidence with which he carries himself in every appearance. This definitely makes him one hot property!

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Mittu Chandliya
His gregarious personality and Greek God looks seem straight out of a fashion magazine photo-shoot. Yes, meet Mittu Chandliya, the Malaysian entrepreneur, part-time model, holding a double MBA (!!) now full-time CEO of AirAsia, India. He sure is touching the skies with his airlines, and also with his sharp dressing sense. In an interview, he confessed to be a “white shirt and jeans kind of a person”. He also won an “A-Lister” contest to adorn the cover of ‘August Man’, a lifestyle magazine in Singapore.

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Revamp Your Classic LBD Look!

Introduced by Coco Chanel in the 1920s, the LBD, over the years, became a timeless classic wardrobe staple in limitless ways. It is a myth that your LBD is suitable only for your cocktail parties! From that cherished first date, to your work place, to the streets, Jabong Shopping distills some dynamite go-to looks to help you style this transitional piece.

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Shop this look- Short sleeve solid black dress from The Gud Look: Rs.1399, Black handbag from Hot Berries: Rs. 1049, Black golden necklace from Rizir: Rs. 570, Black Belt from Harpa: Rs. 599

Pick your fit-and-flare LBD for an understated elegant, and professional look. Add on glorious accompaniments in the form of a statement necklace, belt and pointed heels, for a subdued, yet sexy statement. Keep the rest of the ensemble to a minimalist level to keep the focus on one accessory. Bowl over your colleagues by coupling your LBD with a classic blazer, for a professional look.

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Shop this look- Beige cotton Jacket from Lara Karen: Rs. 1139, Sleeveless embellished black dress from Fab Alley: Rs. 1700, Black Clutch: Rs. 777, Multi Necklace from Acnah: Rs. 399

A tailored jacket helps make the work-to-dance floor transition a total breeze! Update your Little Black Dress with a serious dose of bling on your big date night. Stand out from the rest of the crowd with the embellished black dress from Fab Alley courtesy our collection of Jabong Dresses. Head out for a rocking time, by adding on the pastel lemon blazer, along with glitzy, eye-catching earrings and a neckpiece!  ‘Wow’ is the only word that we can think of!

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Shop this look-Multi Color Printed Scarf from J Style: Rs. 279/-, Sleeveless Little Black Party Dress from Elle: Rs. 1557/-, Funky Multi-Colour Bangles from Blueberry: Rs.315/-, Orange Sandals from Lavie: Rs. 1276

Meet the girls for a quick brunch in a LBD. Lift your overall look with accessories taking the center-stage. A bright scarf brings out colour to your face, effortlessly! Skip the heels and opt for a comfortable look with your good old flats! The hint of orange in your sandals adds an extra dash of pizzazz to the LBD, while maintaining the classic look. With so many colours in your ensemble, who’s even bothering to look at your LBD?

There you have it- your LBD worn in 3 totally unique ways. Which look is going to be yours during your next Jabong shopping spree?

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Get The Look: Alia Bhatt killed it at the Promotions of ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’

Alia Bhatt pulls her weight as a true fashion icon during the latest promotions of her upcoming movie ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’ opposite Varun Dhawan. One day she is the girl-next-door, the next, an absolute tomboy, and then she makes an appearance as a high-end catwalk sultry model! No wonder, she is an idol for millions of fans world-wide, and at Jabong! We list some of her impeccable repertoire which proves she is the star to watch out for:"‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’ Alia Bhatt"(From L-R: At Escobar, At Hard Rock Café, At 98.3 FM radio station, At a press meet in Hyderabad)

With a hectic schedule of back-to-back promotional events, we got to give credit to Ms. Bhatt for pulling off two looks with immense elan! A first appearance at a popular club HRC, in a mesh-panelled Veda Raheja crop-top, paired with leggings and high-tops, she emanates easy elegance. In her next outing, Alia shows why shorts are one of the mainstays this summer! We loved the idea of swapping the leggings, for a pair of printed Zara shorts. After Aamir Khan, it was Alia who brought fedora hats back in vogue. ‘Hats’ off to Alia for this innovative touch!

Maintaining a perfect balance with her casual-sport look, the dimpled beauty mitigated an airy vibe in a Zara fringe kimono, worn over a tank and shorts. With a cuff, side-swept hair and her ever-trusted Adidas sneakers, she scores a complete 10/10 for this!

Alia hits the mark of effortless sophistication in a printed dress by Turquoise & Gold,while addressing a press meet in Hyderabad. A cocktail ring, courtesy Futurology, palm-cuff and gladiator sandals, finished out her winning look.

Rush and shop for the collection inspired by Alia’s look in ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’ available only on Jabong.org!

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Be ‘Monsoon-Struck’ with Footwear!

The distinctive scent of rain- check! Romance in the air- check! Cutting chai and pakodas with friends- check! Footwear for the rainy day….errr? Don’t let the weather dampen your mood, or your wardrobe!  The muck infested roads and umpteen puddles can be the death of your lovely pedicured feet, if you don’t have the right footwear on. Whether you are on a tight budget, or in a mood to splurge, all your footwear worries will be solved while online shopping on Jabong!"Jabong Shopping Online"Every one of us needs footwear options to choose from, for their busy schedule that doesn’t stop for any rainstorm! For those who do not want to give up on heels, wedges ensure that you stay in style, with its weather resistant material and powerful grip. Sizzle in the drizzle with women shoes at Jabong! Cozy rain boots guarantee to keep you dry, and are perfect for all the battles that Mother Nature throws up at you. Fun fashionable boots bring sunshine to the cold, gray rainy day.

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, there’s nothing like crocs that serve their functionality in maneuvering through the slippery, mucky streets! Strappy open-toed sandals come in a cornucopia of colours, and a super grip that ensures a fun-filled time of chic puddle-jumping!

Brave the showers with your ever trusted skinny jeans and a cute pair of flip-flops. Versatile enough to be worn all day, rain or shine, make them your go-to pair this monsoon! Add a spring to your step with belly shoes when the rain threatens to ruin your parade.

Dance in the rain like no one is watching with the mouth-watering collection of footwear available at Jabong.org

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