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Style Statements:The latest fashion shows, campaigns and collaborations
Balmain’s latest campaign

 

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Olivier Rousteing recently released the latest campaign images for Balmain’s spring 2019 campaign. Featuring supermodel Cara Delevingne, the campaign is a recreation of Patrick Demarchelier’s 1993  photograph of Janet  Jackson posing in front of her then-boyfriend, Rene Elizondo.  Rousteing who roped in German photographer Dan Beleiu for the campaign counts Jackson’s famous picture as one of the most iconic images which influenced pop culture. The campaign comes at a time when Rousteing is laying the foundation to take Balmain forward as a brand. With his recent couture show for the house and his plans to launch the Balmain’s new flagship store on Paris’ Rue Saint-Honoré, this campaign comes at a right time.
United Colors of Benetton to stage it’s first runway show in Milan

 

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United Colors of Benetton is all set to stage its first runway show at the upcoming Milan fashion week on Feb. 19.  Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, who joined the Italian company in October is taking UCB in a completely new direction and the fashion show is being called, just the beginning. Castelbajac who has collaborated with the likes of Max Mara and Courrèges is known for his unconventional aesthetic, which is a blend of punk and cool.
Justin Bieber’s new clothing line is out

 

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Justin Bieber’s resume just got better, the singer, songwriter has now ventured into fashion as well. He recently released his new clothing line titled ‘Drew House’, and just unveiled the first collection on the label on Instagram. The collection comprises of baggy tees, gym shorts coloured corduroy pants, shorts, and tops. The products also feature, the signature Bieber smiley face, that we have seen the singer sporting in the past.
Gaurav Gupta’s theatrical Lakmé Fashion Week show
Final line-up at Gaurav Gupta SS’19
Staying true to his aesthetic defined by sculpted silhouettes and striking colour ways Gaurav Gupta showcased his latest show at Lakme fashion week. The ace couturier looped in Lucknowi chikankari, zardosi, sun-kissed Banarasi brocades in hues such as midnight black, then fiery rose, soothing ivory to create evening wear pieces.  The intricate embroidery was re-imagined with 3D flowers in delicate organza and soft georgette, blossomed all over the garments along with a discreet splash of crystals.
Anita Dongre’s floral tribute to the cause of sustainability

One name the resonates with the global fashion current is Anita Dongre. Besides doing intricate bridal couture pieces and making a mark in retail, she has also managed to open 2 flagship stores in New York. However, she remains true to her cause. And her show at Lakme fashion week proved the fact. In collaboration with association with Tencel, a textile brand under the Lenzing Group, which provides sustainable and completely biodegradable fibres.The collection was light and breezy; comprising of pinks, reds, cyan, mint green, yellow and tones of beige. Dongre once again experimented with an array of floral prints on sarees, kurtas, tunics and tulle layered gowns.

Anupam Dabral
Sr. Associate Editor
It was while studying fashion journalism at London College of Fashion that Anupam developed a keen interest in the anthropological aspect of the discipline; for him, fashion only makes sense when seen in the context of its environment. He is always on the hunt for great stories, and in his spare time binge-watches films/shows starring Whoopi Goldberg, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.