Katrina Kaif and Kangana Ranaut on how to ace low-key glamour
Weather-perfect looks, anyone?
The hot and humid weather we’re all currently enjoying can prove to be a hindrance to celebrities who are forced to give their usual heavy-duty couture a break. But this doesn’t mean their trusted team of stylists can’t fight back with some low-key glamorous looks. Katrina Kaif wore a floral Erdem number while attending a press meet for her upcoming film Jagga Jasoos. Kangana Ranaut turned to old favourite Osman Studio and picked blush separates from the label’s Resort ’17 collection. You’ve seen and sighed over the looks on Instagram, now meet the designers behind them.
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The British-born Afghani designer Osman Yousefzada burst onto the global fashion scene after showcasing his first collection at the London Fashion Week in 2008. Trained at the legendary Central St. Martins, the designer is known for his zero-effort minimalism and architectural designs. According to him, it was his mother’s dress-making business that got him interested in designing clothes and eventually leading to the establishment of his own label.
The Italian fashion label’s Spring Summer 2017 collection had an abundance of nautical-themed motifs mixed with vintage classics like polka dots, as a celebration for everything that summer stands for (think beaches, good food and cool drinks). While the runway show might have been dubbed a ‘millennial paradise’, with a host of cool kids including model Lucky Blue Smith and YouTube star Cameron Dallas occupying the front row, the collection retained the label’s signature romantic style and classically feminine elements.
The London-based Canadian-Turkish designer Erdem Moralioglu is known for the use of experimental textiles and bold prints in his designs. According to the designer, he is inspired by historical events and loves to include those references in his collections. The ready-to-wear label is also one of the few that creates dresses up to sizes 16. Erdem attributes this to his belief that his customer base does not belong to one size and, by creating diverse dress sizes, he can control how the end result would look on any woman.
Even though the Mumbai-based designer self-confessedly loves drama, he likes to keep his designs simple, only relying on one statement-making element to create impact. Since debuting in 2011, Nikhil Thampi has become a Bollywood favourite, with celebrities from Anushka Sharma to Kareena Kapoor being members of his fan club.
Designer Sohaya Misra loves Japanese designs and the influences are apparent in her collections. “I love the Japanese design sensibility. The way they break the rules and make the garment a work of art really inspires me,” she has confessed in the past. The designer, who is a champion of the ‘anti-fit’, started off as a celebrity stylist and costume designer, before launching her own label. She favours linen and cotton and eschews surface embellishments, in favour of subtle textures.