Thursday, May 26, 2011

What Do You Know About The Amsterdam International Fashion Week?

Have you ever heard of the Amsterdam International Fashion Week (AIFW)? It is an event taking place twice a year. The purpose of this event is to celebrate the fashion trends of the season. Initially, it started in 2004 so as to promote the industry of fashion in Amsterdam. These days it is known as one of the biggest fashion events.


During the AIFW, there are a series of fashion shows, a number of presentations, trade fairs, meetings, parties, gallery exhibitions and lectures which are well attended by the luminaries of the fashion industry, both in the Netherlands and across the world. Most of the designers who are featured during the Amsterdam International Fashion Week are from the Netherlands and Belgium but the visitor mix very much international in numbers.


The Fashion Week takes place every year at the end of January and then later at the end of July.

The most important event of the Laundry Day events is the two day Mode Fabreik, which is an important fashion fair that is held at the RAI Congress Centre. Also in conjunction with the AIWF, there is also a Fashion Week Downtown event that takes place, which is open for the general public. This event includes a number of public fashion shows, shop launches and much more. There are a number of venues for the various events; some of them include the Amsterdam Historich Museum, Rijksmuseum, Foam Photography Amsterdam and the Beurs van Berlage.


While most of the main AIFW events are only open to special invitees, there are a number of events, especially the Laundry Day events that are open to the general public.

There are tickets on sale for these events at various prices, with the most important events such as the Mode Fabreik normally priced at around Euros 15 for entry, whilst some other events offer free entry.


When one thinks of the big fashion shows, Paris, NYC and London immediately come to mind, but you will get the chance to see many of the same exhibitors, models and designers at the Amsterdam event. The event in the RAI centre is preferred to some of the larger events by some attendees with a more intimate atmosphere compared for example with New York Fashion Week. 'Green Fashion' is one of the themes for the 2010 show and this includes a look at the materials and recycling of clothes and any way in which the fashion industry can move forward in merging fashion and the environment.


Thursday, May 19, 2011

The actual reason why People Are Anticipated About The Fashion Week

Wikipedia defined fashion as follows: "a general term for a currently popular style or practice, especially in clothing, foot wear or accessories. Fashion references to anything that is the current trend in look and dress up of a person. The more complex word, costume, has grown to be so related within the public eye together with the term "fashion" that the more typical term "costume" has in popular use generally been banished to distinctive senses like fancy dress or masquerade wear, as the term "fashion" means clothes typically, and the study of it". Yet what exactly is fashion and in what way did it occur? The place where do you find it? So you believe it is just the clothes and the culture that is definitely manifested by fashion however right now, think again for fashion has evolved to include the best of life and life alone. So it developed the demand for the annual fashion week.

When fashion week is simply nearby just about every giddy fashionista asks the most important queries there are: when is fashion week, who will be the designers on the show, what are the fashion trends that will make or break an innovative clothing designer, who is going with who, and many more.

Fashion week has observed trends come and go. It's started as early as the westerners presented a very high respect for branded apparel towards the fast-rising indie and individual brands of today. It has also seen creative designers get to the top end and to quite a few, slip to the bottom level. It's introduced faces of fashion models to each and every glossy page of important catalogues. It has put together nothing but good stuff that fashion will come up with. It has put together customs and diverseness since fashion week now go intercontinental as every place that offers a feeling of relevance to fashion support their own yearly fashion week. The local fashion week gives opportunity to young, aspiring, and skilled designers that the field requires. In addition it offers the possibility for fashion trends to help make itself noticed to a greater target audience each year and this also brings about interest that the fashion community could be a major leader in elevating tourism of a region or a country.

In truth fashion has moved a long way from modifying the day-to-day lives of creative designers who have made it big within this market, to rewarding every female and guy's desire to becoming the certified fashionista, and then to, most significantly, bringing together most people and culture that symbolize it.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Gorgeous Showstoppers and Stylish Guests at Lakme Fashion Week 2010

Bollywood dazzled with glam & oomph on the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2010. If fashion designer Neeta Lulla celebrated 25 years of being in the film industry at the just concluded Fashion Week, the extravaganza also saw budding designers like Neeta Gupta's young daughter Msaba Gupta.

However, the Indian fashion scene is incomplete without a dash of Bollywood glamour and to raise the oomph bar who else could be better than the hot B-town females as the showstoppers. The Dabanng starlet Sonakshi Sinha stopped the show Killer Nari - designer Narendra Kumar with the brand Killer, sexy Chitrangada Singh's fairy dress wasn't that impressive but the lady definitely rocked the ramp with her sensuous look.

Back to India, Mallika Sherwat made her presence felt as she entered in a vibrant yellow dress for Anita Dongre's show.

For the first time LFW was visited by Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan who were there for the designer Nachiket Barve on Day 3.

Here are some of the dazzling showstoppers and fashionable celebs from the fashion week:

Shruti Haasan
Kamal Haasan's pretty daughter had fallen sick before she took the ramp in a blue saree by Puneet Nanda for Satya Paul on Day 3. She managed to look lovely in spite of looking pale.

Chitrangada Singh
Chitrangada Singh walked for the designer Arpan Vohra in an intricately-worked bodice, tulle skirt teamed with a sheer churidar. Sounds horrible! But the good gracious lady cat walked perfectly.

Nandana Sen
Believe in flower power! It was just the flower crown that looked awesome on Nandana Sen as she sashayed down the ramp for the designer Digvijay Singh's Indo-western fusion collection on the first day of the LFW. From her dress to footwear nothing clicked with us.

Mallika Sherawat
Sexy in yellow! Mallika Sherwat has perfected the yellow look, is this the "Hissss" effect! She created frenzy with her presence at Anita Dongre's fashion show. The pony tail, simple make-up and dollops of oomph completed her shocking appearance while flashbulbs just adored her.

Sonakshi Sinha
Sonakshi Sinha turned a svelte biker-chic with for Narendra Kumar's "Killer Nari" collection. The hat, funky glares, frilly top and skinny jeans though looked high on street fashion, Sonakshi made it to look more glam. The uber-chic!

Koena Mitra
Koena Mitra walked for Rajat Tangri's "Vintage Romance" collection which is said to be a will-power shimmery dress with pink edging on the sides. We liked the shimmer, but the pink and the dress looked a bit tacky. Very unimpressive! The lady in black also made news for kissing the designer Rajat Tangri.

As her friend celebrated the 25 years of excellence and success in the Bollywood, actress Sridevi glided on ramp in a silver off-shouldered gown for Neeta Lulla. Though Neeta's collection was inspired by her own Bollywood work running to almost two decades and the dresses were in bright colours keeping the opulence and the festive season in mind, Sridevi's dress couldn't make an impression.

Preity Zinta
Preity Zinta's pink, bubbly dress was as lovely as any one of the fresh ramp creations. Preity Zinta was at LFW for her friend designer Manish Malhotra.

Pooja Batra
Pooja Batra walked like a diva in an earthy creation from the Irzina Kara or the Ravishing Earth collection for the designer Babita Malkani. Her flowy off-shouldered dress with 3D effect looked wonderful.

Diana Penty
The demure Diana Penty wasn't less than a showstopper for the designer Manish Malhotra's marvelous bridal collection. Velvet, chiffon, net laced with embellishments completed the designer's show of splendid ready-to-wear couture dresses.

Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan
The Guests of Honour enjoyed their time with the designer Nachiket Barve. Well-"suit"ed Amitabh and lady in black saree Jaya caught the live fashion action for the first time in LFW history.

Priyanka Chopra
PC looked dull if not boring. The mini black dress didn't quite work for Yanka. Bring on some oomph babe!

Sophie Choudry
Sophie Choudry walked for Malini Agarwalla's "Flamboyart" collection for her label Malaga which was a concoction of pictures, fabrics and shapes revealing the beauty of diverse and traditional India. Sophie's zaftig fig and oriental ramp look stunned the onlookers.

Blue was the colour for the reticent Tabu. After so many months she comes in public, no doubt she pulled all stops to look elegant and stylish.

Diana Penty was not less than a showstopper for Manish Malhotra splendid collection.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

High Heel Ladies: Fashion Shoes

Fashion industry is booming with many attractions among the people. There are many accessories in the market and most of the people are using these accessories in their daily life. Foot wears are one of the most important accessories that are preferred by the people in the present world. In fact it is not possible to move ahead without the foot wears. There are many different varieties of foot wears that are preferred by the people. Usually people select their shoes depending on the attire they are planning to wear along with the shoes. High heels are considered as one of the few varieties that are suitable with almost all type of dresses.

You can find them in different colors, size and even in vivid designs. There are many companies manufacturing different varieties of shoes and Christian laoboutin sandals are one among them. This is in fact a branded company wherein you need to give out lots of money to get hold of the shoes as per your choice. It is true that with the increasing height of the heels the cost of the shoes is also increasing with the passage of time. If you are a person who is really crazy about buying shoes very often then you can keep on selecting your high heels depending on the dress you are planning to use. You can thereby have a very huge collection of different varieties of high heels.

On the other hand if you are interested in buying foot wears once in a while it is always better to go for very good quality ones so that it will last for longer time frame without tearing. Also you should select the colors in such a way that it goes with most of the dresses. You can definitely have pair of black and brown high heels that can be worn with your causal wears as well as along with your business suit. You can pick out a silver or golden colored and designed high heel that moves with almost all types of party wears. There are many online providers selling shoes and it is always better to keep surfing on internet in order to get best offers for many shoes in the market. It is true that you will be able to come across high discount rates for most of the shoes that are branded when compared with the shops on streets.