From Manish to Ermenegildo to Louboutin’s collection to Dior’s make up to Montblanc pens to jewellery to ranveer’s new style we bring you the week that was at Luxpresso
Go festive with Indian by Manish Arora
Designer Manish Arora unveiled a line of festive wear that he also presented at the recent Blenders Pride Fashion Tour. It comprises 35 outfits made using vibrant fabrics in colours like red, green, yellow, and more. Targeted towards contemporary Indian women, ‘Indian’ is quintessentially Manish, full of colours, bold and vagabond-ish.
The inspiration for the detailing employed in this range comes from across the world. Arora has also added glow-in-the-dark elements to the garments.
The unveiling of this collection coincided with the launch of Arora’s second store in Mumbai’s Kala Ghoda area. Like his clothes, the store, too, reflects the designer’s quirky sensibilities. One can even spot Arora’s signature heart motif on the floor tiles. The new collection is also available at the designer’s other stores in Mumbai (Juhu) and Delhi.
Ermenagildo’s most special shoes collection
Italian fashion house Ermenegildo Zegna’s artistic director, Alessandro Sartori, has designed a nine-pair shoe collection, inspired by nine of his close friends. It is completely handmade by London-based shoe company, Gaziano & Girling. The bespoke range features three variations of the Oxford (a shoe type with closed lacing), two Loafers (a shoe without fastening), a Derby (a shoe with open lacing), a Gusset (a laceless shoe with stretchable rubber), a Double Monk (a laceless shoe with two straps and buckles), and a Jodhpur boot (an ankle-high boot with a strap buckled at the side).
The collection is available at the brand’s New Bond Street store in London.
Christian Louboutin promotes Holiday Collection with a Fairy Tale
French footwear and accessories brand Christian Louboutin has unveiled a limited-edition Christmas storybook—The Tale of the Shoemaker and the Stolen Stars. The illustrated book is introduced to promote the brand’s holiday collection. The fairytale is based on the story of a cobbler (made to resemble Christian Louboutin) who sets out to create shoes for a queen by borrowing stars from the night sky.
Illustrated by Remi Wyar, the story mainly revolves around Louboutin’s Gravitanita heels that are embellished with stars.
Dior’s holiday make up collection
Get glam this New Year’s with Dior’s all-new holiday collection—Splendor. It features a mix of rich shades like red, pink, golden, and black that are finished with glitter.
Targeted towards modern women, Splendor features Diorific matte lipsticks in five shades and limited edition fluid lacquers for lips and cheeks with a matte finish. It also comprises two eyeshadow palettes with embossing that resembles sewn sequins, blush, face illuminating powder, and nail polishes.
Montblanc’s tribute to Jazz musician Miles Davis
The German manufacturer of accessories Montblanc has unveiled a set of three Great Characters pens as a tribute to American jazz musician, Miles Davis (1926-1991). Davis was a famous trumpeter and composer during the second half of the 20th century.
Montblanc has been designing the ‘Great Characters Limited Edition’ pens since 2009 to honour personalities who have left a lasting impression in their respective fields. The list of personalities includes the likes of Leonardo Da Vinci, John F Kennedy, and Andy Warhol.
The writing instruments are designed to resemble a trumpet with trumpet finger buttons on their clips.
Made using white gold, the cap and barrel of the Miles Davis Limited Edition 90 (as seen in the picture above) have splashes of blue resin on them, (blue was the colour theme of Davis’s famous album Kind of Blue). It boasts of an 18k gold nib engraved with trumpet keys.
Meet the “IT” accessory of 2017
Already bored of the choker? No worries, the New Year is likely to bring in this new neckpiece to drool over—the sautoir (a long necklace with fine gold chains and jewels) and long lanyards with charms. These V-neck, statement pieces were fixtures in the SS17 runway shows of brands like Alexander Wang, Chanel, Chloe, and Prada; amongst the few. While models at the Alexander Wang, Chanel, and Chloe shows wore long chains with keyrings; the ones at Balenciaga andPrada paraded wearing bejewelled ones. Givenchy used mineral slices and animal prints for their version of these chains.
#OnLoop : Ranveer Singh’s latest obsession
Be it while promoting his movies or just making public appearances, Ranveer Singh is a paparazzi darling. Here’s us decoding his latest fashion obsession.
The popular actor was in the eye of a bit of a storm last week for his offbeat street look—a see-through kurta, leggings, and boots paired with a bandana and black sunglasses. For three consecutive days after, Singh stepped out sporting a similar look from the Hungarian label, Demobaza. The fact that he repeated the look despite the brickbats he faced the first time makes us wonder whether the brand is the actor’s latest fashion obsession.