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It’s that time of the year again, Luxe fans: time to reflect on the best Indian fashion moments of 2012. Here are our picks for the best runway collections of 2012 by Indian designers.
Sabyasachi Mukherjee – Fall/Winter 2012 – Delhi Couture Week
Months after Delhi Couture Week, we’re still awing over Sabyasachi’s retro take on Indian fashion. With 1920s-inspired bows and collars, big glasses, and flapper headbands, the looks in his Fall/Winter 2012 collection make Indian draping and silhouettes shine in a whole new light.
Shantanu and Nikhil – Fall/Winter 2012 – Delhi Couture Week
For a study in the avant-garde, look no further than Shantanu and Nikhil’s high-drama Delhi Couture Week collection. By weaving together Western silhouettes and an opulent Indian color palate, this collection takes fusion fashion to a new, high-impact place.
Manish Malhotra – Fall/Winter 2012 – Lakme Fashion Week
What we love best about Manish Malhotra’s Fall/Winter collection is the sheer romance of it: with transparent panels and high necklines, this Indian design superstar has made yet another line of dresses we’re dying to wear.
Wendell Rodricks – Winter Festive 2012 – Lakme Fashion Week
Wendell Rodricks’ gorgeous, summer Lakme Fashion Week collection makes a bright, bold statement without embellishments. These mod-inspired floor-length dresses and wraps prove that sometimes, less is more.
JJ Valaya – Fall/Winter 2012 – Delhi Couture Week
JJ Valaya’s Delhi Couture Week 2012 collection definitely reminds us why brocade was made for Indian fashion! JJ’s meticulous metallic embroidery makes this collection of sarees and lehengas the ultimate lesson in contemporary luxury.
As we gear up to celebrate New Year’s 2013, check back with the Luxe Report – your go to Indian Fashion Blog – for our top 2012 fashion trends and tips on making a fashion resolution you can actually keep!
You know how the saying goes: “Don’t wear white after Labor Day.” But with Derek Lam, Proenza Schouler and Alexander Wang all featuring white in their Fall and Winter 2012 collections, now is definitely the time to toss out the conventional fashion rules and winterize your white clothes. Here’s how to transform your white saree into a killer winter wardrobe staple.
We’re totally inspired by the winter sarees in Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s Delhi Couture Week 2012 Collection, especially the designer’s stunning white saree-meets-lehenga look. With retro styling and tons of heavy texture, the designer definitely transforms his sarees into couture, cold weather garments. The trick? It’s all about pairing your saree with a long-sleeve blouse and killer accessories.
Whether your saree is casual chic like Luxemi’s Silk and Cotton Striped Saree by Neeru Kumar, has Old Hollywood glam like our Crème Georgette Sequin Saree, or is silky and embellished like this Crepe Saree with Inlaid Ribbons, a long-sleeve white blouse is the quickest way to winterize it. Luxemi’s sarees come with a blouse piece that any tailor could stitch into a long-sleeve top.
Not sure how to style your saree for winter? A white saree is the perfect occasion for stunning statement jewelry. For a soft, feminine splash of color, Luxemi loves this Victorian Pink Tourmaline Set or our Victorian Set with Blue Stones and Gold Finish. And if you want to create a bold, eclectic vibe, either our Kundan Set with Pearl Embellishments or our Victorian Set with Green Onyx would give your look major impact.
One of our favorite things about the saree is its versatility. For more fall and winter styling ideas, check out Luxemi’s accessory collection, which includes necklaces, bangles, hand chains, tikkas and earrings to give you the perfect look for any season.