Endemage Spring Summer 2018

Spring has made an entrance. I am eagerly awaiting the moment I can replace my parka coat with thick fur hood & knee high suede boots for floral dresses & TOMS Jutti flats. Bring on the sunshine! The best way…

Hira Ali Studios ‘Break The Mould’ Bridal Collection

December 2017 Hira Ali introduced her debut bridal collection titled #BreakTheMould. With this collection she ‘breaks the mould’ by giving Pakistani bridal fashion a contemporary twist. Aimed at the modern day bride, the pieces are minimal and edgy whilst being…

FDCI India Couture Week 2017 Highlights including Varun Bahl, Anita Dongre & Manish Malhotra

This year the Fashion Design Council of India celebrates the 10th anniversary of India Couture Week. A decade of couture! 14 couturiers have showcased their haute couture collections during this festive 10th edition, which took place from July 24-30 2017…

Interview: India Runway Week, a fashion movement

The Fashion Orientalist featured the very first edition of India Runway Week back in 2013. The organisers of the event, IFFD (Indian Federation for Fashion Development) directors Kiran Kheva and Avinash Pathania, created this platform for young & talented fashion…

Endemage’s Ramadan 2017 collection oozes elegance

Omani sisters Lubna and Nadia, the creative minds behind Endemage, recently launched their Ramadan 2017 collection. Known for their traditional hand-embroidery techniques, the sisters took inspiration from the chandeliers and architecture of the Grand Mosque in Oman and the floral…

PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2017 Highlights

The 10th edition of PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week took place from the 13th until the 15th of April in Pakistan. The country’s finest designers presented their most recent collections on the runway. The event showcases both High Street & Lawn,…

Fashion Forward Dubai Season 9: Highlights

The 9th season of Fashion Forward Dubai, the definitive fashion platform for Dubai and The Middle East, took place from the 23th until the 25th of March. Couture and ready-to-wear designers from the region presented their latest collections at the…

Payal Singhal Summer/Resort 2017: Lady M

Lady M, the collection by Indian designer Payal Singhal, was one of the highlights of Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017. Singhal was inspired by the dark romanticism of the crime novel ‘Death on the Nile’ by English novelist Agatha Christie. In…

Amit GT Couture – Red carpet looks for Hollywood & Bollywood

Because the 8th of March was all about International Women’s Day; celebrating the beautiful, strong, inspiring and intelligent women from all over the world, I wanted to feature a designer this week who is all about making us ladies feel…

Glocal fashion by Urvashi Kaur

Indian fashion designer Urvashi Kaur showcased her latest collection named VASA during Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017 last month. Her label embodies glocal fashion, which comes from the phrase think globally, act locally. Glocalization, a fusion between the words globalization…