This hot-weather fabric lined many a silhouette. The fibrous textile extracted from palm trees was a common thread for various designers and style setters. Raffia-fringe belts and necklaces were layered over pyjama silhouettes while tops and bottoms were lined with it. Chiffon dresses also had it as floral French knots. Woven, knotted or fringed, the coming seasons predict lots of raffia.
Hollywood actress Lupita Nyong'o made an appearance at a film's premiere wearing a metallic blue lip while Rihanna stayed true to her 'fashion rebel' image by rocking lip colours ranging from purple and green to black. Famous faces are sporting unconventional shades on their pouts. It looks like this trend will only become more mainstream.
After the many variations of the bob, the spotlight is now on ultra short crops, starting with Charlize Theron's buzz cut in Mad Max: Fury Road and singer Zendaya's pixie bowl cut, which became a talking point at the Grammys. From pop star Rita Ora to actress Katie Holmes, a number of celebs and women in the city are opting for pixie cuts and ultra-short hairstyles because they are fuss-free and have a 'cool girl' tag.
Trends inspired by the 70s were a rage on the runways. Even fashion icons Lady Gaga and Jessica Alba couldn't stay away from them. The look is all about sporting suede leather in boho colours, with fringe detailing or embroidery in jewel tones. Complete it with sequins on skirts, dresses, jeans, even bags and shoes.
Move over bucket bags, the half-moon bag is touted to be the 'it' thing of 2016. With its long shoulder strap, refreshing geometric shape, and neutral shades, it is the perfect carry-all for essentials.
Trousers with a paperbag waist cinch your frame and also offer volume on the top and bottom, so you can safely tuck in your top without feeling too tight. It not only makes you look two sizes smaller but is also perfect for work. This trend adds instant detail and breathes new life into a simple ensemble. Paperbag waists were seen all over the runway — in cotton, on shorts crisp shorts with ties, and on harem pants. Next year, they will enter the office wear force.
Flounces, big florals and fun hues worn by Spanish women were at the forefront on the ramps. What makes this look more suitable for Mumbai women is that Spaniards have a lot in common with Indians — from the olive-toned skin, dark eyes and curvaceous body to the love for rich colours and embellishments.
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