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Color Report – S/S ’17


Like every year, we are here to walk you through your 2017 Color Story. The process of handpicking the right colors for your summer wardrobe may not be as hard as planning for your fall wardrobe, but this year the summer colors seem to have taken a detour.

We are delighted by the introduction of darker and warmer shades in the palette this year. Experimentation is the key to this summer!

Simply put, it is a toned-down scarlett which is not as bold as the burgundy nor as bright as the crimson.

The first cousin of last year’s “serenity”, this shade of icy blue has a mild undertone of grey and is a true statement.

Staying true to our Military influences for the season, Khaki is a definite staple for the 2017 Spring wardrobe.

Greenery might be the pantone shade of the year, but fashion A-listers seem to be embracing a deeper emerald-inspired hue.

This season is all about sorbet shades and orange is no different. Opt for a bold Rustic Orange or a muted Tangerine.

Essentially a fall color, this season Taupe has taken centre stage. Warmer Taupes are more popular than cooler shades.

A dark blue which is stuck somewhere between a serious navy and a very vibrant cobalt. Inspired from the very popular spring color – Teal.

A very zesty and exotic shade to spice up your summer wardrobe. A statement color for the days when you’re feeling a little too blue 🙂

Which is your favourite pick for the season?

Trend Report – Spring/Summer ’17


Spring/Summer 2017 collections are taking the international runways by storm. Let’s take a look at the biggest trends for the upcoming season and gear up for summer!

From the bold and beautiful to the classic and restrained, many runways shared an appreciation for the straight and narrow stripes. Bold, bright, and brilliantly textured, spring’s stripes are a jolt of energy in a sea of classic Bretons. And while they came in all shades of the rainbow this season, our favorites were those that featured graphic primary colors anchored down with some polished black. Designers like Marc Jacobs, Altuzarra, Diane Von Furstenberg, Lacoste, Carolina Herrara and many more worked this trend to flawless perfection.

For those with ample confidence (and not-so-ample cleavage), there will be endless opportunities next spring to take the crop-top trend to its logical conclusion and skip the “top” part all together. Lingerie-like pieces were paired with evening skirts, cropped jeans, slinky suits, and more at shows as varied as Alexander Wang, Tory Burch, and Oscar de la Renta. With a few months yet till they hit the shelves, we at least have plenty of time to start working on our abs in preparation. However, just because some of us aren’t blessed with washboard abs, doesn’t mean we have to miss out on this super trend. Take a cue from Prada who did the fanciest but also the most convincing iterations of the trend for bra tops worn over a shirt. Elsewhere, Bottega Veneta’s were knitted and oozed sophistication, all tucked under a crocodile cropped jacket. Design giant Etro was a winner with this trend, completing his 90’s inspired runway look with chokers and pinstriped trousers.

More-is-more maximalism plus a DGAF attitude is shaping up to be the quickest ticket to the cool kids’ table this spring. The references may have been wide and varied—glam rock and rave culture at Marc Jacobs, rockabilly rebels at Coach, louche tropical vibes at Baja East—but ultimately, the same young, wild, and free spirit ran through some of the best shows this season. From ’70s rockstar style to the bands on-hand for the birth of MTV and grunge girls, rocker style of every iteration is in order for Spring. Get in line for a new leather moto. Our two “IT Girls” Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid both walked in dapper rocker styles for designers Ralph Lauren and Anna Sui respectively, and boy were they on-point! A special mention to Coach for those revamped biker jackets with classic black denims – definitely taking us back to the 80s when it was all about rock n’ roll.

Nothing feels quite as perfect for a prep-inspired spring as good old nautical details — and , thankfully, the runways offered them up by the (sail)boat load. The classic striped button-down has been turned on its head (sometimes quite literally) this season, with designers adding flounces, slashing shoulders, and super-sizing the silhouette, stripping it of any stale, corporate connotations in the process. It’s a look that pays homage to tradition, but shows you’re not too concerned with playing by the rules. Designers like Tory Burch, Monsi, Rag & Bone and Anna Sui gave us a much-needed insight to this trend and how to work it for the coming spring.

Frills were BIG at every Fashion Week this time, both in terms of proportion (some looked capable of swallowing models whole) and in terms of popularity. The styles we’re most eager to get a hold of, though, were those that balanced the femininity with a little sleekness or ease—think asymmetrical dresses, one-shoulder tops, and voluminous skirts styled as effortlessly as a pair of jeans. Carried over from last season, it is time for this trend to take centre stage this spring and go full kitsch like at Altuzarra, covered in Fifties cherries and embroidered pineapples. Jonathan Saunders also drew on their enlivening powers for his first collection for Diane Von Furstenberg. Wear them with wrap-tie sandals and prepare for a summer of endless “Boomerang Wiggles” clogging up your Instagram feed.

This spring our color palette is well cut-out for us. First we start with the season’s favourite Yellow – From Mustard to Chartreuse to Zingy Lemon, yellow ran the gamut on the runways. At Tibi, Pastel 50’s Yellow was found arresting enough to emulate; while at Sies Marjan, there were more of the Fizzy Sherbet Yellows. Alexander Wang went all out with highlighter pen Neon Yellow and Thakoon favoured a more muted mustard. Second we talk about the Neons – Designers dipped their toes back into fluorescent waters for spring, both for day (like DKNY and Phillip Lim) and for night (like Delpozo or Jason Wu). DKNY’s neutral-colored layers and athleisure vibe suggested a wearable way to try out the trend at home. Coming to Sorbet Shades – Somewhere between warm pastels and cool neons lies the eye catching colors found in your favorite sorbet flavors. From lemony yellow to tangerine and tart raspberry—Spring is looking very sweet, indeed.

Performance gear is not going anywhere next Spring. Giorgio Armani and Bottega Veneta got in on the trend with Bermuda shorts and tracksuits; more prevalent were sporty leggings, which were worn under gowns and suits at Gucci and Pucci, and paired with athletic rain coats and bombers at Max Mara. Speaking of athletic rain coats: Versace had some of the best, in rich plums and emerald nylons, although Gigi Hadid scored the winner in a sequin and bead-embellished navy number with heavy sportswear influences. Now that sweatshirts have fully entered the fashion lexicon, every facet of sporting style is getting in on the game—from jerseys to track pants and pinnies, it’s officially warm up season.

Some Micro Trends which deserve a special mention:
  • One Shoulder Cut-Outs

  • Slit Sleeves

  • Khaki

  • Robes

  • White Shirt Dresses

  • Whimsical Florals juxtaposed with Fruits

6 Ways to ace Pregnancy Fashion


Pregnancy Fashion has become mainstream in many ways. We either come across celebrity divas like Kim Kardashian and Kareena Kapoor flaunting their baby bumps or we see brands launching exquisite collections dedicated to maternity fashion – either way we know that the concept of “dressing up” during your pregnancy is here to stay.

Today we talk about how you can ace this “super-mom” trend and look like a million dollars showing off your baby bump!

Maxi dresses are a pregnancy must. They are the perfect marriage of comfort and style. It hugs your body and flows gently out, concealing all bottom heaviness. Accessorize the look with a bright bag and super comfy wedge heels — go the color-block way as that has enough of a platform to be comfortable and is trending right now. This is a great option for women, as are kitten heels or ankle booties. We advise not to skimp on the accessories when dressing your bump. Use accessories to create a focal point and bring the attention up to your face with the long earrings or a statement necklace.

Our mantra is to not forfeit your fashion identity to pregnancy. In pregnancy, hemline makes a big difference, opt for a short airy shirt-dress with bright gold accessories. A short flirty dress will always make you a little bit taller, and a baby doll is one of the most amazing little silhouettes. You can hardly see the bump hiding there then —super, super chic. An additional benefit to the look is its ability to translate to post-pregnancy style. After you have had the baby, you can style it with heels, add a couple of necklaces and still look just as glamorous. And if you’re wondering if pregnant women can wear high

When you are pregnant you never want to wear a choker, it makes you look squatter and shorter. Longer necklaces draw the eyes down, while dangling earrings bring the focus to a woman’s neck and shoulder. Scarves can also help pregnant ladies create a laid-back luxe look. The point of this look is putting all of her accessories in a way to make her look longer and leaner. The scarf does a few things: It adds the print, it adds the color, it also makes her look longer and leaner.

It’s natural to feel uncomfortable about your growing midsection. Your first instinct may be to buy some cheap tops at Target that are one or two sizes bigger than your regular size. Big enough to cover your belly. But big, baggy clothes on the biggest part of your body will only make you look…well, big. So if you haven’t yet embraced your inner “I am pregnant, hear me roar,” know that by wearing baggy clothes, you’re not fooling anyone. In fact, you’re actually making yourself look larger than you really are, which I’m assuming is not the effect you’re going for.

When buying maternity clothes that you hope will last through several pregnancy stages, choose high-quality, well-made items. Ideal maternity clothes will be made with strong, stretchy material that will grow with you, so they’ll stay snug, flattering and supportive as your body changes. Breathability, softness, durability and stretch are the things to look for in high-quality, comfortable maternity clothes. Natural fabrics such as cotton, modal, and bamboo will be soft and breathable — helping you with those pregnancy hot flashes and itchiness that are so common. Blended jersey made from those natural materials together with Spandex or lycra deliver the stretchiness, support and shape retention you need to accommodate your body as it changes.

Avoid Stilettos as far as possible as those precious high heels cannot give your back the support it needs during your pregnancy. Opt for comfortable dressy flats that will take you from day to night. T-strap sandals, classy ballerinas or even trendy loafers can be your soulmate for those nine months. Size up a half size to accommodate your growing tootsies. After baby comes, stash them away for next time or thank them very much and pay it forward to the next lucky lady.

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Street Style Trends – Fall ’16


Every year we experience two annual events which call out to all the Fashionistas around the world to put their best foot forward. Yes, you guessed it right – the much awaited Fashion Weeks at the top four fashion capitals of the world, often referred to as the “Big 4” by the “IT Girls” of fashion’s inner circles.

Fashion Weeks are sacred, much like the pilgrimages you take as an adherent disciple; but for those of us who have devoted an irreplaceable, integral part of our lives to fashion – this is as far as we get.  Models, designers, reporters and bloggers – everyone who is someone in fashion’s elite circles can be spotted in flawless couture strutting through the high streets of these fashion capitals.

And when we say Flawless, we mean F-L-A-W-L-E-S-S!

Documenting these elaborate street styles has become an even more crucial part of these events, rather than the exquisite avant-garde ensembles parading down the runways. And many a times one might come across a runway collection so inspired from these street styles that it re-establishes our faith in the “Trickle-Up Theory”.

So Ladies, it’s time to take a cue from these Style Divas and gear up for Fall ’16.


Shine Bright
Bling-y Outerwear is all the rage, be it shimmer, lurex or plain sequin.

Military Madness
Khakis and Camos, it’s all about channelling the inner soldier!

Go Oversized
Dig up your Dad’s closet for gigantic, super-sized Outerwear.

Biker Bureau
Black Leather and Zipper Details should be your Fall mantra.

Stripe It Right
Striped Shirts are the one trend you cannot ignore.

Pop Of Yellow
Mustard, Chrome or Ochre – tis’ the season for all things Yellow!

The Hippie Vibe
Let’s take you back to the 70s hippie paradise.


Barely There
Sheer Lace and barely-there Nets is Milan’s definite calling.

Black On Black 
Head to Toe in Black is the season’s greatest trend!

Slit It Up
Front-Slits are all the rage.

Khaki Greens
Undoubtedly the Military Trend is ruling the streets, the Khaki color is no different.

Pinafore Styles
The school-girl Pinafore is definitely here to stay!

All About Sleeves
Exaggerated Sleeves is this Fall’s calling.

Spanish Reds
Ruffles, Godets or Gathers – throw in some Red and transform yourself back to Spain.


Animal Instinct 
Let your inner spirit animal roar as Fall always calls for some Fur love.

The Military Jacket
Navys and Reds – Paris had their own take on the Military Trend.

Monochrome Frenzy
A trend that never fades, monochrome is forever a classic.

Jackets are supposed to be off your shoulders this year! Let’s keep up with Paris!

80’s Power Shoulder
Yes, power shoulders are back and how!

The Skirt Suit
Pantsuits are so last season, this Fall keep it short with the Skirt-Suit!


When Activewear meets Leisure wear

Crop Your Hemline
Raw, cropped hemlines is the way to wear your Denims this season!

The Flower Child
The 70s Flower Child look reinvented with Boho streaks.

The Retro Denim
Retro stone wash is the way to go!

The Robe Journal
Don’t restrict your robes to indoor meets anymore

Slip Dress Kind-A-Girl
Time to take your Slip Dress out for a spin.

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Workout In Style

Gymwear has become an integral part of our lives. Looking good at the gym has become equally important as the workout regime you follow. Mastering the art of Workout Fashion is a necessity in this era and we are here to tell you how to ace the whole Athleisure Trend.

Starting with the most essential part of gymwear, the Sports Bra isn’t just about the extra support anymore. It has evolved into quirky, pop color styles that are meant to make a statement. Also, a bright bra draws attention to the top half of your body in a flirty, subtle way.

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A cute, well-stocked bag can improve the chances you’ll hit the gym (and have a good time doing it). Make sure you take an utilitarian approach and opt for a spacious and handy bag that can fit the world in it. We would recommend Duffle Bags over Backpacks for that extra hint of Chic.

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We do feel a nip in the air and it’s best to cover up after a heavy-duty workout session. Take a cue from “IT Girls” Kendall or Gigi and put on a jacket over your tank or sports bra post workout. Pick from a vast range of pop prints and stay ahead of the fashion game.

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Black Fitted Leggings are so last season! It’s time for a burst of color when it comes to your trackpants. Geometric and Novelty Prints are making their way into the season’s picks for gymwear. 3/4th Styles or Ankle Length Skinnies – both need a splash of print to get rid of that whole “mundane gymwear” concept.

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Bright Colors on your Feet is what we recommend! Go for lightweight shoes that can go a long way, rather than heavy shoes. Pair your colorful cheery kicks with black leggings for a “lady-long-legs” effect. This season we see a rise in the printed kind of sneakers too, so make sure you invest in a proper pair for those “dressy” gym days.

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Gym is synonymous with the “No-MakeUp” look, but it doesn’t hurt to add a little something! A dash of mascara and a hint of lip balm and you’re all set!

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Looking like a fitness goddess in the gym has never been this easy 🙂


8 Trends for the Festive Season


The festive season always brings in a tremendous amount of pressure on the urban woman in respect to the uber perfect wardrobe they are expected to have year after year. As we have observed in the last couple of years, staying significantly “on-trend” has become a massive part of our schedule as the age of technology progresses.

The variations in the Festive Trends for 2016 can cater to each and every woman’s personal style.

Defying the customs for the festive palette, we see steady rise among the ivories and the season’s favourite fresh pastels. Having said that, we also have some stand-out bold colors that made their way straight from the runway – for example the color Coffee Maroon or the inevitable Earthy Rust has a steady hold over the festive palette this year.colors

The use of shimmer has also made the festive look “oh-so-blingy”! Designers didn’t shy away from the going all-out bling and we sure couldn’t be happier! Talking about bling, we also see a lot of bejewelled headbands and stone-cut accessories working their charm this festive season.Bling.png

Gotapatti is a definite hero for this year’s festivities! Anita Dongre’s collection gave us a sneak peak into a world where contemporary silhouettes meet the traditional gota.

For a more relaxed look, we encourage you to opt for bohemian inspired tie & dye styles in shades of indigo and rust – as seen on the Ka-Sha runway.

Androgyny has picked up in a large way and we see unconventional pairings on the runway like a straight-cut brocade shirt with exaggerated pop-color lehengas. Blouses have been replaced by cropped shirts and sarees are being paired with exquisite brocade blazers.

 Manish Malhotra introduced some elaborate floor-length capes over delicately embroidered sarees, which can be a complete showstopper look for your “grand-diwali” appearance. The cape trend is definitely here to stay when it comes to ethnicwear – we saw a variation of lehengas paired with capes ruling the runways for a number of designers.capes

Florals have become a classic these days and it’s definitely hard to rule it out any season. However, this time we see an influx in the use of vintage inspired botanical-floral motifs that transform you to another era.florals.png

Another trend that you cannot escape is the Cold Shoulder. It’s everywhere, literally!!! Blouses, Cholis, Gowns and Kurtas – give it a special edge with cut-out-shoulders!cold shoulders.png

Top it off with some easy victorian updos with some added floral details, and you’re all set!hairstyles

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Voonik Brand of the Week – Mannequin Store


Hello Lovelies,

We are back with another saree brand this week – Mannequin Store. This brand specially caters to a niche audience! It houses the best and most decorative sarees and has no intentions to shift their focus from anything but sarees🙂

Now, we all know how enchanting this 9 yards of wonder is so we can’t blame them for being so focused on sarees only. While browsing through their collection we see different styles both contemporary and new. They have sarees for every occasion from parties to formal.

So what are you waiting for?
Visit their entire collection here or pick a piece from our favourites.

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Voonik Brand of the Week – ANJALI FASHIONS


Upcoming function in the family? Festivities around the corner? Wondering what ethnic clothes to wear this time? Fret not because we bring to you Anjali Fashions!

Anjali Fashions is a name synonymous with ethnic wear. Be it your lehenga choli or anarkali suits, Anjali Fashion houses it all. Bright colors and festive embroideries rule the collection. We see a variation of ethnic styles that cater to women coming from all different backgrounds and regions.

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New York Fashion Week S/S ’17


Tom Ford presented a collection that was anything but “spring-y” as this King of Fashion swapped the old fashion show business model for today’s “buy now, wear now” concept. He delivered a fall/winter collection of patchwork leathers, color-blocked furs, tweeds, and velvets perfect for cool weather element dressing. Menswear rounded out the collection giving buyers and customers alike access to what you’ve got to have NOW.
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There wasn’t much that wasn’t AWESOME in the collection presented by Thakoon Panichgul last week.  An exciting presentation of rich fabrics in earth tones, there was no mistaking that fall 2016 was on display here. Great knits, strong shirts and jackets were layered over skirts, pants, dresses and jeans to create easy, wearable stylings that reflected his trademark utilitarian aesthetic.  This was sportswear with a bit of street creed at its best.

Beautifully tailored and delicately crafted, Jason Wu’s SS17 collection had a spring theme with floral appliqués and fine gauge, dusty colored lace dresses. But the pieces also had a nice transitional feel with merino pants and long sleeves. His sheer tops and dresses were sexy and sophisticated.  Soft draping, architectural cuts and skilled tailoring gave his dresses a thoroughly modern feel with many of the options so striking that you’d hardly be able to wear them twice without people noticing.

The right soundtrack is very important for any runway show, and Gurung chose a recital of the poem”Phenomenal Woman” by the late great Maya Angelou. That was the way Prabal Gurung chose to conclude his spring runway show, and it seemed to speak as much to another upcoming collection of his as to his general outlook on the Gurung customer. That spirit was on hand – Gurung’s ladies were strong, confident and have places to go. This showed in the silhouettes her chose – like the luxe cashmere boucle sweater, yanked off one shoulder, trousers fluttering with a cuff of ostrich feathers and some umpteen stunner beaded gowns. The dresses, tops and skirts were slashed to reveal flashes of skin.

Time to check Netflix or Hulu for the 1990 David Lynch film “Wild at Heart,” which stars a carefree Laura Dern and Nicolas Cage. Joseph Altuzarra had it on the brain when designing his spring collection. With David Lynch as inspiration, Altuzarra’s collection was all about romantic and kitschy garments with a little darker pulsing just under the surface. “I wanted the collection to feel happy, vibrant and erotically charged,” the designer wrote in his program, and the clothing obliged. A mix of flirty ruffle dresses in cherry prints and the tougher python print, hit the runway. There were Nipped jackets and slit skirts in gingham which seem perfect for lunching with the gals, and those teensy flouncy bralettes in crepe de chine paired with a ruffly skirt should be the uniform for your Bahama vacay.

British designer Jenny Packham (she’s a favorite of the Royals) lined up all sorts of glamor in her Sunday afternoon show and within her 31-look collection, there was something for everybody. For rocker girls who party there was a formal gold illusion beaded top with wide-leg embellished trousers, or an uber blinged-out black and gold gown with wide sleeves. A surprising little floral embroidered tulle shorts outfit and a fiery red chiffon mini with a ruffled hem and blousy sleeves, was just the thing for jet-setting hippie girls. Mothers of the bride and maybe queen mothers will swoon for several satiny pale pink jobs along with an elegant, albeit restrained, auburn skirt and shirt ensemble. But we liked the last gown, an off-the-shoulder Calder-inspired print in black and ivory for the Duchess of Cambridge herself!
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At Victoria Beckham’s morning show it was all about clothes. Beckham, who is known for her bodycon silhouettes loosened up significantly with garments that skimmed gracefully rather than clung. Stars of the show included crushed summer-weight velvet numbers in lilac and white, and crinkly washed satin dresses that could easily go from day to night. Some ensembles had bra tops and paper bag waists along with matching soft bags that punctuated the ease of this lineup. Beckham herself called it, “a collection with an assured free spirit.”
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After his two fashion shows, Wang had a wall open up revealing a huge party space behind the runway, complete with the guilty pleasures we all share — a 7-Eleven truck filled with candy, chips and other munchies, a McDonald’s truck churning out fresh-cooked cheeseburgers and fries, a graffiti station and a D.J. spinning tunes and more. Prior to this massive party came his eponymous spring line, which featured menswear-inspired fabrics like the blue-striped shirt material used for strappy bralettes, paired with shorts and a pinstripe blazer with the sleeves ripped off. Sport was another key influence here, and some of the best looks were the gray scuba-like dresses with candy-colored trim. Post this the designer released a surprise collection – a special collaboration with Adidas featuring 84 unisex pieces of apparel and footwear which included hoodies, track jackets, shorts, and more.

The designer’s concept this time was #tommynow – Tommy Hilfiger’s take on the “see now, buy now” phenomenon. The “wow” reaction had to do with the fact that Tommy didn’t just mount a runway show – he created a full carnival, complete with fried food, spinny rides and a Ferris wheel on a pier at South Street Seaport. Debuting the new “Tommy x Gigi” capsule collection was the runway hottie herself – Gigi Hadid. The looks were classic Tommy — midriff sailor shirts, fisherman’s knit sweater dresses, denim cutoffs, oversize satin bombers and a massive furry hoodie emblazoned with an anchor on front — all very nautical and hyper American, which Tommy does oh so well.
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Australian designer Nicky Zimmermann’s  runway was set in a space where separate areas were cordoned off by opaque screens (to create an underground effect, we suspect) and was all about a hipster’s take on modern rumpled elegance. There were feminine frills, tiers, ruffles and lace galore in a palate of cream, lilac, steel blue and dusty peach. A fabulous bathrobe coat was done up in washed out florals, there were wide trousers in soft French stripes and patchwork checked silk blouses to suggest “rogue swagger,”. A swashbuckling pirate vibe ran as an undercurrent to all the romance here, heightened by plenty of corsetry. Ahoy!

It was a welcome return for Oday Shakar, who on Friday morning returned to New York Fashion Week after a two-year hiatus. Shakar’s regal collection, meant to reflect his Arab-American heritage by fusing Western and Middle Eastern influences, was v-e-r-y good. From ultra bodycons in feather light micro suede to billowy glam kaftans, flowy chiffon and organza pleated gowns – it was all about Spring meets Fall. Lovely prints conjured ornate mosque windows and details included patterned metallic trims. Shakar used color judiciously — lots of white and pale blush here but when he went for it, he went big, as in the case of a vivid lemony gown and an ethereal number in teal. We’d hardly be surprised to see some starlet wearing Shakar’s work on a red carpet.

Free-spirited global travelers who don’t hold back inspired Desigual’s lineup, which turned out to be, arguably, the most joyous romp of the first official day of New York Fashion Week. There were maxis in flowing textured fabrics, colorful, barely-there bikinis and loads of separates in between. Much of the collection boasted embroidery and embellishment galore, including beaded animals, plant and ethnic motifs. Models wore army green bomber jackets with flowers crawling up the sleeve, butterfly-embroidered rompers, fabulous denim jackets — some encrusted with rhinestones — vividly colored striped knits, peasant skirts and tie-dye looks. Add to the fun mix: sequin-encrusted berets, embroidered army caps, and even one topper that appeared to be a crown of butterflies.

Which was your favourite collection from #NYFW?

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