Priyanka and Sonam showed us different ways to work black this week
Who says classic is boring?
Dinosaurs are still extinct and celebrities are just like us. What’s common between the aforementioned statements is that both of them are common knowledge and, if we’re being really honest, kind of sad. There’s nothing groundbreaking in finding out that Nargis Fakhri loves Nutella as much as you do or that Parineeti Chopra’s post-workout state mirrors yours. They’re just regular human beings with superhuman abilities to make simple things look more glamorous than they actually are.
Speaking of this revolutionary new idea that celebrities are humans too, they also share our philosophy of ‘You can never go wrong with black’. This week saw our favourite celebrities working black in their own style. We saw Priyanka Chopra stepping out in an asymmetrical Balmain outfit, while Sonam Kapoor worked a draped shoulder Self-Portrait dress. Check out all our favourite looks from the week and the designers behind them.
Priyanka Chopra and Sonam Kapoor modelled our favourite black looks this week
Jacqueline Fernandez recently wore a fresh-off-the-runway look from Tarun Tahiliani’s Fall/Winter ’17 collection, showcased at the Amazon India Fashion Week recently. One of India's most celebrated designers, Tarun’s fusion of Indo-western aesthetic was apparent in his latest collection as well. The gothic drama and sheer details in fluid silhouettes, constructed with traditional Indian techniques, made for a perfect example of that.
Favourite of the current Bollywood crop, Nikhil Thampi’s designs are made for the red carpet. His signature aesthetic is unrestrained glamour in feminine silhouettes and gold motifs on a classic colour scheme of blacks and whites, with an addition of coral hues from time to time.
Celebrity stylist Cristina Ehrlich put her own spin on this piece from Balmain’s ‘armour’ inspired Fall 2017 collection for Priyanka Chopra. While designer Oliver Rousteing reigned in the hyper-embellished designs the label is best known for the SS17 collection, the showcase at the Paris Fashion Week saw elaborate beading and surface embellishments to the max. Aside from this, layers played a major role in the show.
The main USP of Amit GT’s label, according to him, is that all his designs are wearable. The designer, who got massively popular internationally before opening his first store in India in 2012, focuses on the details. His silhouettes are simple but the designs experiment with varying surface techniques and textures. This philosophy has garnered quite a star-studded fan base for the designer, including Rachel Weisz, Eva Longoria, Deepika Padukone and Kareena Kapoor.
The designer who has wooed the likes of Beyoncé, Kristen Stewart and Freida Pinto wasn’t going to be left out of Sonam Kapoor's closet for long. The draped shoulder dress features the label’s signature lace detailing and a classic feminine silhouette with an edge. Brainchild of Malaysian designer Han Chong, the label bridges the gap between high street and luxury designer brands. He attributes the name of the label to the relevance of selfies in pop culture and how they reflect each person’s individuality which, according to the designer, is the philosophy of the brand.