Anushka Sharma and Priyanka Chopra had something in common this week
Giving new meaning to ‘feeling blue’
Monday blues are as real as the melting Polar ice cap and the possibility of a third world war based on the ‘pineapples on pizza’ conflict. So, obviously very real. To do our part in combating said Monday blues, we decided to go the ‘hair of the dog that bit you’ route and round up a series of ‘blue’ looks that we loved this week. Is it a solution your friendly neighbourhood doctor would recommend? We don’t know. Will it inspire you to try blue in different ways this season? Definitely.
Whether they read our edit on ‘working monochrome from head-to-toe‘ or if this was just divine sartorial intervention, we will never know. From Anushka Sharma’s navy Emporio Armani number to Priyanka Chopra’s gauzy blue Fendi dress, celebrities and their stylists presented (almost) fifty shades of blue.
Anushka Sharma, Priyanka Chopra and other celebrities worked blue this week
The Fault in Our Stars actor Laura Dern opted for a Proenza Schouler number recently. The New York-based brand’s signature aesthetic is ‘refined ease’ and focuses on the wearer’s comfort. Founded in 2002 by designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, the label started as a rebellion against deconstruction, “We felt it was punk to do couture—the total opposite," they claim.
‘Gender fluidity’ is the buzzword that is making the rounds of fashion weeks from Mumbai to Milan. Anushka Sharma proves yet again that she can carry a heavy brocade sari with the same ease as a tailored suit, in this Emporio Armani number. The Italian luxury brand presented a series of ‘masculine-feminine’ suits for their SS'17 collection that featured everything from tailored pants to fluid pajama-esque suits.
Nagpur-based designer Shruti Sancheti knows that being in a city that is not exactly a fashion hub can be limiting sometimes, but it hasn’t affected the contemporary-Indian aesthetic her label Pinnacle subscribes to. Her recent Autumn/Winter 2017 collection at AIFW featured raw silks and tussars from Jharkhand in earthy colours. With her ready-to-wear label, she is working to revive Indian weaves with INDRAYANI (Maharashtra State Handloom Board).
The LA-based luxury brand is all about modern femininity and high couture. Designers Kate and Laura Mullcavy describe their creations as ‘delicate’ and ‘ephemeral’. Their fairytale-esque dresses have been red carpet favourites over the years, with celebrities from Brie Larson to Kerry Washington as patrons.
Priyanka Chopra+Fendi+talk shows seem to be the new ‘match made in heaven’. After her floral Fendi outing on Koffee with Karan, Priyanka wore Fendi again on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon recently. The sheer, organza dress is from the label’s SS'17 collection that was widely hailed as a winning mass of contradictions — there were utilitarian stripes, military styling, grand brocades and gauzy silks.