Wednesday 23 January, 2019

A flare for ghararas

A gharara is a traditional outfit worn by Muslim brides of the Hindi belt and parts of Pakistan. The gharara originated in the city of Lucknow during the era of the nawabs, were the emphasis was on rich fabrics and elaborate work. The [...]

Fashion Trends For 2018: Capes, ponchos & floor touching sleeves

Happy New Year! Whether you are planning a shopping weekend for the upcoming festivities or a close one’s wedding, you gotta know about the Indian fashion trends for 2018. Floor touching and knee length sleeves: Tired of wearing those [...]

Feel warm & luxurious in soft velvets

Velvet is a type of woven tufted fabric in different variations- lightweight velvet on a sheer silk or rayon base, or crushed lustrous velvet with the patterned appearance that is produced by either pressing the fabric down in different directions [...]

Exquisite Banarasi brocade

BY RANI SHARMA, RANEEZ BOUTIQUE A legacy of Indian world-renowned textile revival work, the project ‘Varanasi weaves’ was undertaken to re-create the aesthetics of the weaves once hand loomed in Kashi, which is perhaps the world’s [...]

Evolving style of dupatta

The word dupatta is a combination of du- meaning two and patta, meaning strip of cloth. Early evidence of the dupatta can be traced to the Indus valley civilization, where the sculpture of the priest king’s left shoulder is covered with [...]

Dress for comfort at the Indian summer wedding

BY RANI SHARMA Summer is in full bloom! There is nothing prettier, more colorful or utterly enjoyable than an Indian wedding in summer time Temperature variations aside, all Indian summer weddings have the need to dress up, show up and [...]

Choker necklaces, ear cuffs: Jewelry trends of 2017

New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The year 2016 has left with some jewelry trends that will continue to dominate in 2017 and a few new ones that have already started showing signs in this year. From choker necklaces, ear cuffs to new shapes of diamonds [...]

The story of patan patola

BY RANI SHARMA, RANEEZ FINE DESIGNS Patola from the area of Patan in North Gujarat glorifies India’s rich and ancient heritage in fine textiles. Patan patola saris are known for their deep colors, designs and durability. The sari [...]

Colors that add glamour to ensembles this Diwali

Try opting for colors like emerald and sapphire or go for pale hues with embellishments and pastel to make a style statement this festive season, says an expert. Sidhika Gupta, Fashion Head, Roposo, a fashion and lifestyle social network, shared [...]

Tips to dress your best this festive season

Printed long dress with cape courtesy Mrinalini Rao’s Facebook page. Want to stand out this festive season? Try a layered outfit and belt up flared outfits with stylish waist belts, suggests an expert. Here are some pointers by designer [...]