Istituto Marangoni, the prestigious Fashion School, inaugurated its first educational facility in the country, located at Ceejay House, Worli in Mumbai city. The new School will host a wide set of training resources and tools aimed to provide fashion students and industry professionals with the most qualitative learning experiences.
Since its foundation in 1935, and over the decades through constant evolution and international expansion, Istituto Marangoni has been a laboratory of global aesthetics with the finest Italian imprint, capable of effectively contextualizing the learning in the classroom with the realities of the worldwide fashion market. With the establishment of the new school, Istituto Marangoni will also be looking to develop strong ties with various local brands, professionals and fashion associations.
“Given the shifts observed in global trends, India represents the next fashion frontier and the establishment of our new school here in Mumbai will allow Istituto Marangoni to train, guide and mentor talents, who will positively influence the best of Indian fashion and design as well as play a vital role on the global market,” said Roberto Riccio, Group Managing Director, Istituto Marangoni.
Rina’s new couture collection, featured voluminous pieces boldly parading the drama and opulence of royalty. Dripping necklaces, wondrous centre-pieces, oversized gems and entangled motifs showcased the unending, awespiring, magnanimous and complex persona of an ideal woman.
The silhouettes were graceful in their softness and sensuality, the relevant half of yin and yang. The elements of royal Kundan jewellery, lending a glow into the metallic, especially created liquid golds, silvers, peuters to give a lightness to the clothing.
Her collection was as beautiful as it could, with wide range of colour palette ranging from Pastel Whites, to tangy reds, to ocean blues amongst other. Her collection at India Couture Week showcased some of the dream worthy couture pieces for the brides-to-be.
Her collection ranged from lehengas to knee length dresses to sarees to couture dresses. The embellishment on the flares with the gotapatti work made the garments look more traditional and feminine. Her collection was inspired by “Tree of love”, it’s a love letter to the Bishnoi tribe from That, Rajasthan that charted history by forming a human fort around a grove of Kheri trees to prevent them from being uprooted by the then Maharaja, Abhay Singh of Jodhpur. Inspired by their sacrifice, the designer has pledged to plant from the collection is sold.
Therefore, Kheri plays a starring role in her presentation as the key motif on the lehengas. The designer’s bride comes in monochrome lehengas and gowns; cremé gold. The flairs were augmented by using fabrics like tulle and organza underneath to provide fuller, luxurious silhouettes.
The designer known for his innovative and intricate design aesthetics, this time took inspiration from Art Nouveau period. His collection inspired by Alphonse Mucha’s masterpiece like the Le Pater and decorative panels such as The Seasons (1896) and The Flowers (1898). There can also be spotted the traces of traditional bohemian influence and neoclassical jewellery motifs from the late 1800’s seen in the zodiac (1896).
His collection had asymmetrical lines with floral and plant inspired motifs, ranged from beautiful traditional lehengas, jacket anarkalis, sarees and a mix of tailored couture pieces. There was an interesting mix of colour palettes ranging from mix of ivory, pale pink, peaches, burnt orange, pistachio, red and old rose.
The fabrics used in the garments complemented the intricate embroidery, as there were silks, tulles and georgettes. The models with center parted sleek ponytail looked beautiful.
Monisha showcased some of the most sought after gowns at India couture week. They were modern, with an interesting blend of Eastern and Western details. Her collection took inspiration from “Opera” with airy silhouettes, plunging necklines and high slits.
The fabrics used in the collection were varied ranging from velvet, lamé, metallics, tulle, chickankari, Italian organza, banarasi, metallic satin amongst others. A blend of conventional and contemporary works was seen in her lehengas, evening dresses, cocktail sarees, evening gowns, crop tops and ball skirts.
“The inspiration for my collection was triggered by the fond memory of the Opera house flowing with people in their finery. I find the whole process of displaying this finery starting from the entrance, walking up the palatial stairways, to the seating area to be exceptionally enticing! You can sort of say that it is a fashion show for the people by the people.” says the designer herself.
For this season’s haute couture line up, Gaurav took inspiration from fantasy forest and the fluid shapes of nature, that tells the story of Moondust in many ways.Henceforth, we saw intricate hand embroideries adorning the garments with fine bugle beads, glass beads and pearls on nets, organza and silk dupion.
The runway had fluid abstract hangings which appeared very dreamy. Thus, the colours used for this collection were very subdued and romantic like dove grey, ice blue, mint green, night teal and pale pink.His gowns were voluminous and larger than life with some coed sets which were very sleek and dainty.
The designer showcased wide range of collection with different kinds of fits and fabrics, experimenting with the higher slits and different necklines, consisted of sarees, evening dresses, gowns and lehengas which were contemporary yet Indian.
Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE:KORS), a global fashion luxury brand, announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Jimmy Choo PLC (LON: CHOO), a premier global luxury footwear and accessories brand. Under the terms of the transaction, Jimmy Choo shareholders will receive 230 pence per share, with an enterprise value of approximately USD $1.350 billion. The transaction has been approved by the Boards of Directors of both Michael Kors and Jimmy Choo.
Michael Kors, Honorary Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Michael Kors, said, “Jimmy Choo is a premier fashion luxury house that offers distinctive footwear, handbags and other accessories. We admire the glamorous style and trendsetting nature of Jimmy Choo designs. We look forward to welcoming Jimmy Choo to our luxury group.”