Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2015 – Equality in Cinema and Fashion

For the past four years, movie stars, producers and directors alike from the Indian film fraternity have been converging on Australia’s arts and cultural capital, for the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM). This bright and colourful annual event, presented by Film Victoria, City Of Melbourne and the Victorian State Government, is the biggest celebration […]

Introducing, Leena Mistry of ‘Ratanji Rani’ – bespoke wedding invitations, rakhi’s & more!

Leena Mistry is a woman of many talents. An accountant, a part-time beauty therapist and if that isn’t enough, a stationery designer! Originally from the UK, Leena always had a creative side to her. She has been hand crafting rakhi’s (threads) for raksha bandhan (Hindu festival celebrating the bond between brothers and sisters) as well […]

DAY 5 – Amazon India Couture Week – Royal Opulence

Amazon India Couture Week 2015 closed out amid much fanfare with two of the most glamorous actresses in Bollywood, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Kangana Ranaut both strutting their stuff on the runway for designer’s Manish Malhotra and Manav Gangwani respectively. MANAV GANGWANI Manav Gangwani is one of the most promising designer’s to come out of India. […]

DAY 4 Amazon India Couture Week – Vintage Glamour

All four designers took the vintage-glam route on Day 4 of Amazon India Couture Week. From the regal and luxurious, intricately embroidered bridal lehengas of Rimple and Harpreet to the alluring and graceful, structured silhouettes of Rohit Bal’s collection, it truly was an unforgettable day in the world of Indian couture. REYNU TAANDON Reynu Taandon’s […]

DAY 3 Amazon India Couture Week – from Persia with love

As each day of Amazon India Couture Week progressed, the production scales of the sets became more lavish. Day 3 wasn’t just about the flamboyant ensembles, but equal emphasis was placed on translating the designer’s vision into the sets. From Persian folklore to boho luxe to vintage glamour, Anju Modi, Monisha Jaising and Varun Bahl all presented spell-binding […]

DAY 2 Amazon India Couture Week – Gen Next

DAY 2 was all about generation next featuring stunning collections from International Woolmark Prize winner, Rahul Mishra and trend-setting couturier, Gaurav Gupta. RAHUL MISHRA We’re convinced that Rahul Mishra’s ‘Tree Of Life’ collection is one of the finest to come out of India Couture Week. Yes, it’s a big call and we weren’t there to see it […]

Amazon India Couture Week – ‘BATER’ by Sabyasachi

Fashion aficionados rejoice! Day 1 of Amazon India Couture Week opened in a spectacular manner with one of the most anticipated runway events in recent years. In a world first, one of India’s most acclaimed fashion designer’s and a favourite of ours here at The Maharani Diaries, Sabyasachi Mukherjee joined forces with red-soled shoe powerhouse, Christian […]

Things to be excited about for Amazon India Couture Week 2015

India Couture Week is returning tonight promising to be bigger and better with a few surprises in between. The event hosted by the Fashion Design Council India in association with title sponsor, Amazon.in will span over 5 days at the Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi. 12 of India’s finest couturiers will be showcasing timeless collections in […]

Lakmé Fashion Week – Spring/Summer 2015 – Pastels, Prints & Capes

India Couture Week is returning tonight promising to be bigger and better with a few surprises in between. The event hosted by the Fashion Design Council India in association with title sponsor, Amazon.in will span over 5 days at the Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi. 12 of India’s finest couturiers will be showcasing timeless collections in […]

Lakmé Fashion Week – Spring/Summer 2015 – Vintage Romance

The audience were definitely in for a treat on day 4 of Lakmé Fashion Week. The line up featured the likes of Anushree Reddy, Arpita Mehta and Payal Singhal all showcasing their diverse, ethnic collections. ANUSHREE REDDY Designer of the minute, Anushree Reddy’s summery, princess-like lehenga-choli outfits featured her signature floral motifs adorned with intricate gold […]

Lakmé Fashion Week – Spring/Summer 2015 – Satya Paul

Mid-way through Lakmé Fashion Week and all eyes were on fashion-loving, entrepreneur and wife of Bollywood star, Shah Rukh Khan, Gauri Khan. For the first time ever, Gauri lent her creativity to Satya Paul to make her foray into the world of fashion. India’s first fashion brand and innovators of the traditional sari, Satya Paul are celebrating […]

Lakmé Fashion Week – Spring/Summer 2015 – Celebration of Handlooms

The second day of Lakmé Fashion Week was a celebration of Indian handlooms and textiles. Designers paid homage to the diverse textile tapestry of India, with designs that push the boundaries of regular Indian wear. ANAVILA Designer, Anavila Misra’s earthly collection aptly titled, ‘A Summer Stroll’ included beautifully crafted saris in plaid and batik patterns. Anavila took […]