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Amazon India Fashion Week – Spring Summer 2017

FDCI Amazon India Fashion Week Spring – Summer 2017 took place from the 12th of October until the 16th, showcasing the fashion trends for next summer. I am writing this while seated on the couch, wrapped up in a blanket,…

Fashion Designer Profile: Indo-Western Fusion clothing designed by Aruni

Contemporary ready-to-wear label Aruni is the creation of Indian-Thai fashion designer Aruni Banditanukul. You could say that Aruni was born to be a fashion designer, working for her families’ textile business from a young age…learning the tricks of the trade…fuelling…

Best of Lakmé Fashion Week – Winter/Festive 2016

As we are still enjoying the final two weeks of summer, the fashion world is well prepared for the autumn/winter season. There are only a few things I love about the autumn-winter season; tree leaves turning red, yellow and orange…

Interview – West meets East fashion by Earthen Weaves

The Fashion Orientalist often features talented newcomers to the fashion world. We sat down with Aparna from the recently launched label Earthen Weaves. Read about her journey from high-flying investment banker to a beginning fashion designer and find out all about Earthen Weaves!

FDCI India Couture Week 2016 – Rohit Bal & Manav Gangwani

On the final day of FDCI India Couture Week 2016 couturier Manav Gangwani unveiled his collection Begum-e-Jannat. His inspiration for this collection originated in the intricacy of the Mughal era and the Royal Age. It is also a tribute to…

FDCI India Couture Week 2016 – Varun Bahl, Gaurav Gupta & more highlights

FDCI India Couture Week 2016 closes tonight with a runway show by noted designer Rohit Bal. But before the event comes to a close, I would like to share my favorite designs from the last two days with you. Reynu…

FDCI India Couture Week 2016 – Anita Dongre & Tarun Tahiliani

FDCI India Couture Week 2016 is treating us to the finest couture designs from India. Yesterday Anita Dongre showcased her bridal couture collection ‘Epic Love’. Her debut show at India Couture Week and what a show it was! Her show…

FDCI India Couture Week 2016 – Manish Malhotra ‘The Persian Story’

Indian fashion designer Manish Malhotra opened FDCI India Couture Week 2016 (20- 24th of July) with an extravagant runway show. The showcase of his couture collection ‘The Persian Story’ came to a close with Bollywood actors Fawad Khan and Deepika…

BMW India Bridal Fashion Week 2015 – Highlights

BMW India Bridal Fashion Week 2015 (BIBFW) took place from the 7th until the 11th of august in Delhi, India. 11 noted designers showcased their bridal – haute couture designs during the event. The fashion spectacle kicked off with a…

Personal Style – Two Year Anniversary Shoot

To celebrate The Fashion Orientalist’s second anniversary, I’ve organized a personal style shoot with the help of several talented people from the beauty and fashion industry. I got the opportunity to work with Indian retail brand INANNA, from which I’ve…