Kashish 2012, the third edition of queer film festival, has sent out an open call to artists from across the world to design its official poster and has roped in designer Wendell Rodricks to select the best.
"I am delighted to be a judge on a contest that involves everyone to be a part of and contribute to a queer event. This I feel is the best way of breaking down barriers and reducing stigma. I am looking forward to seeing interesting designs from not only India, but from around the world," Rodricks said in a statement.
Kashish 2012 will be held May 23-27 in Mumbai.
Are you set to walk down the aisle this summer but confused about what to wear? Archana Kochhar offers a solution with her new bridal collection - Summer Bride 2012.
"Looking different and glamorous at wedding is the dream of every young girl and my collection will satisfy the needs of women of today. My design philosophy revolves around making my client's personality shine and with my latest bridal collection. The girls will not only get a chance to look traditional but glamorous too," Kochhar told IANS.
Mother-son designer duo Riimple and Mayyur Girotra have taken inspiration from the Mughal and Victorian eras to create their latest couture collection, which is a perfect mix of traditional craftsmanship and modern silhouettes.
"Our forte lies in ethnic wear as well as trousseaus and occasion wear that includes, saris, suits, jackets and wedding gowns," Riimple told IANS.
"We usually take inspiration from the bygone and opulent Mughal and Victorian eras and have infused many elements of that period into the garments," she added.
The grand finale of one of India's finest designers Rohit Bal at the Lakme Fashion Week was a memorable one. The designer did not want to compromise on the location of his show, and unlike other shows the grand finale was held in the lawns of the Grand Hyatt.
With a live orchestra playing, the models walking the ramp in his mesmerizing designs. The crowd at the end of the show gave a standing ovation for Bal's creativity.
Six women from different walks of life walked the ramp together for accessory designer Malini Agarwalla on the concluding day of the Lakme Fashion Week Tuesday.
Bollywood actresses Vidya Malvade and Madhoo Shah, TV anchors Mini Mathur and Maria Goretti and socialites Shaheen Abbas and Sharmila Khanna sashayed down the runway sporting Agarwalla's accessories, created under her label Malaga.