5 celebrities looks we loved and the designers behind them
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Whether it’s the work of a mysterious fairy Godmother or a dedicated team of overworked stylists, celebrities have raised the bar on designer looks for the red carpet (or even boarding a million-hour flight). While established labels and old favourites crop up here and there, there has been a fresh infusion of talent in the stylists’ arsenal and the results are there for anyone with a working Instagram to see.
From California to Mumbai, these designers and labels have found fans in some of the biggest celebrities around the world. From Anushka Sharma’s Cord ‘Choker Top’ to Lauren Conrad’s Rebecca Minkoff dress that screams ‘Spring!’, we’ve rounded up our favourite looks of the week.
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Delhi-based designers Pranav Guglani and Neha Singh's label Cord gained fame for their accessories (the half moon bags in leather and canvas are still on our favourite list) and have only recently ventured into clothing. Their first Fall/Winter 2016-17 line got a nod from Deepika Padukone, when she wore an off-shoulder piece from the collection (back when cold shoulder was all the rage). Their signature minimalist aesthetic has carried over from their accessories to their clothing too. A sure shot way to spot a Cord piece is to look for dramatic sleeves
Label Rose Room Couture, helmed by designers Isha and Namrata Rajpal, specializes in using unconventional materials to create surface embellishments on their pieces, like the use of gold rexine to create metallic accents in their S/R'17 line. Their expertise lies in construction techniques and is employed by several European couture houses.
The winner of the International Woolmark Prize for Womenswear in January 2017, Gabriela Hearst's label marries the utilitarian with the aesthetically appealing. From the beginning, Hearst has considered the longevity of every single piece bearing her label to be a priority and uses only top quality raw material and construction techniques for her collections, even if it means you can afford only one instead of five of her pieces that you loved. But, according to her, that one piece will last you for years. Growing up on her family's ranch helped shape her design aesthetic of the present, with an occasional equestrian-inspired piece cropping up here and there over the years.
Rebecca Minkoff became an overnight sensation, in 2001, after actress Jenna Elfman wore the now iconic 'I Love New York' T-shirt on the Tonight Show from her first capsule collection. Even though she was born in California, her designs have a distinct New York vibe to them. More than her clothing line, her accessories (mostly bags) are something the world can't get enough of. All of Rebecca Minkoff's bags are named after different phases of love, which explains her famous 'Morning After Bag', named after the lifestyle that she wishes she had but didn't. Rebecca, along with her brother Uri, have tapped into what the modern 'It' girl wants to wear and have shaped their label in that direction.