• Thu, Feb 21, 2019
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  • From the time he designed an award-winning coat that marked the beginning of his career in the 1950s, to his final work — Chanel spring-summer 2019 couture show — here’s looking back at some of the...
    Fashion Fundamentals: Karl Lagerfeld’s iconic designs evoked
    ‘Monogramy’ Becomes A HitThough the interlocked Cs of Chanel existed during Coco Chanel’s time, it was Lagerfeld who took the bold step of splashing the monogram across the brand’s clothing, accessories and bags. Fendi baguettes too became popular after the logo was printed on them.Using Faux FurIn 2010, after animal welfare organisations began targeting him for using original fur in couture, he went all out and introduced faux fur, almost making the models look like Chewbacca.Tie Up With H& MIt might be common for designers to collaborate with high-street brands today, but back in 2004, Karl became the first ever designer to do so by tying up with H& M for a limited collection.Stunning  Show SetsKarl Lagerfeld was known for creating some extravagant show sets. Audiences have seen the Grand Palais is Paris become a launch pad for a...
  • Textiles to narrate a tale of India’s natural dye tradition Textiles to narrate a tale of India’s natural dye tradition

    At an exhibition to be organised in the city by the Crafts Council of India, six chosen artisans, who work with heritage dyes and handlooms, will display stoles, sarees and fabrics made by them.

  • Beauty Mantra: Are you going out on a date? Try these make-up looks Beauty Mantra: Are you going out on a date? Try these make-up looks

    Confused as to what make-up look would be suitable for a date? Opt for a ‘no make-up’ look or go bright with colours to woo your partner, say experts.

  • Fashion tips for a perfect V-Day date Fashion tips for a perfect V-Day date

    Are you confused what to wear on your date this Valentine’s Day? Opt for flirty ankle strap heels or playful pumps with a bardot neckline tiered dress or just the classic little black dress to woo...

  • Dancer brings out line of readymade practice sarees Dancer brings out line of readymade practice sarees

    Seldom do performing artistes in South India design and sell couture suitable for classical dance forms.

  • Five ways to make your eyes look bigger Five ways to make your eyes look bigger

    Big beautiful doe-eyes have been a universal beauty ideal since forever. Bigger eyes make you appear youthful, awake and healthy. We weren’t all born with perfect oversized peepers, but with some tips...

  • Dressing head to toe in one colour is the new rage Dressing head to toe in one colour is the new rage

    Be it Priyaka Chopra, Anushka Sharma or Deepika Padukone, these celebrities are eternally under the spotlight for their wardrobe choices.

  • No Filter: Lavanya is a young entrepreneur in the making No Filter: Lavanya is a young entrepreneur in the making

    If it’s happening in the city, it’s happening here. From who’s dating who to starry tantrums, get the latest scoop in town.

  • Fashion Fundamentals: Give your airport look a fashionable touch Fashion Fundamentals: Give your airport look a fashionable touch

    What makes for a perfect airport outfit? It is one that is a perfect amalgamation of style, comfort and practicality. Here are some pointers that will help you make a fashion statement while you...

  • When Kanjeevaram silks turn into upholstery for one-of-a-kind furniture When Kanjeevaram silks turn into upholstery for one-of-a-kind furniture

    Have you ever wondered what to do with your family’s heirloom silk sarees or how to preserve them in a unique way? One lady found the apt solution — to approach a furniture store and get a vintage...

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