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Archive by Alexa to debut in India on Thursday

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New Delhi, April 26 : A collection named Archive by Alexa, in which English model and television presenter Alexa Chung has brought her fashion sense to the house of Marks & Spencer by reimagining pieces from the British fashion brand’s archive, will be launched in India on Thursday.

The collection, which will trace the history of the brand and narrate it with the help of clothes, will debut in stores in India on Thursday, read a statement.

This project is the first of the M&S & … series, under which a sequence of exclusive collections in collaboration with designers, brands and fashion icons will be made.

The 31-piece womenswear collection has been carefully curated and handpicked by Chung and the brand’s design team.

With modern fabrications and a myriad colour palette, the contemporary collection will define heritage sensibility.

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Sonal Chauhan flaunts hourglass frame in new bikini post

Sonal made her maiden appearance on screen in Himesh Reshammiya’s 2007 release “Aap Kaa Surroor”. She appeared opposite Emraan Hashmi in “Jannat” a year later.

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Actress Sonal Chauhan has shared a stunning picture on Instagram flaunting her hourglass figure in a hot pink and white bikini.

“Choose Happiness…. Today … Tomorrow … Always, ” she wrote alongside the image, which currently has over 277K likes on the photo-sharing website.

Sonal made her maiden appearance on screen in Himesh Reshammiya’s 2007 release “Aap Kaa Surroor”. She appeared opposite Emraan Hashmi in “Jannat” a year later. Last year, she appeared in the song “”Fursat hai aaj bhi” alongside singer Arjun Kanungo.

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These trends may rule 2021, say fashion experts

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New Delhi, Jan 2 : While this year was all about comfort and meaningful design which works well for work from home, loungewear and intimate gatherings, 2021 is expected to a glamourous update of the same forecast the experts.

IANSlife spoke to industry veterans to shed light on trends that may rule 2021.

Designer Kunal Rawal

Trends to opt for 2021

Military tones are going to be huge in the coming year.

Personally I’ve always been fond of a good tonal grey look, so ‘Ultimate Gray’ is a colour I highly recommend.

The new year will see a rise in de-constructed utilitarian silhouettes, especially in chic neutral shades.

Pantone colours will dominate virtual runways. Both “Ultimate Gray” and “Illuminating” are colours that work well together as the sensibilities behind them are relatable.

Fashion Winners of 2020 were definitely silhouettes that were easy to lounge in. Comfort took charge over style, and as restrictions started easing up, menswear was championed by multi-utilitarian clothing that could easily transition from day to night.

Monica Shah of Jade by Monica & Karishma

I think comfort is going to be high on every bride’s list of priorities when it comes to her bridal ensemble. We’re going to see lighter fabrics and breezy silhouettes that not only facilitate movement but also make the bride feel completely at ease on her big day.

Another trend I see is that of experimentalism. Brides are going to be much keener to either deviate from what’s seen as traditional or they’re going to find ways to give their own unique touch to a traditional number.

Heirloom value. Ensembles, even the modern ones, are going to have a distinct heirloom element to them. Techniques like Ek Taar and Kasab can be effortlessly woven to craft contemporary pieces that still carry that heirloom appeal. These are the kind of pieces that score high on comfort, personal significance and artisanal excellence.

Rina Singh, Designer and Founder of Eka and Eka Core

The idea this year has been to wear clothes to suit oneself and I strongly believe this trend will carry on in 2021 as well. I don’t think there were any trends as such in 2020 honestly speaking as most of our time was spent at home. If at all, we could capture a trend for this year it would definitely be comfortable, wearable and meaningful design options in good textiles. Sustainable, functional and easy to wear clothing has taken precedence over impressing people through what you wear.

Dhruv Bogra, Country Manager India, Forever New

2020 saw comfort clothing and lounge wear as most preferred styles. Everyone wanted to be comfortable at home during the pandemic, however, with work from home and gradual opening up of social gatherings, high fashion prevailed with some key trends for 2020. These would be puff sleeves which is flattering for all body types, elegant satin dresses and high slits, playful cut out dresses and leather pants – are versatile and can be dressed up and down.

2021 is about comfort clothing translating through boyfriend jackets and khaki colours on the one hand, and on the it is going to be about glamour accentuated by waist cinching silhouettes. I see a lot of sorbet pastel tones and delicate florals, which are perfect for summer with ruffles, voluminous sleeves or polka dots. These timeless styles will be the front runners in 2021 styles with vibrant scarves.

Avinash Mane, Commercial Head, South Asia, Lenzing Group

The sustainable fashion trends of the future are heavily influenced by the events of today, which could never have been predicted. As we look towards 2021, we believe that the changing consumer attitude will continue to encourage the industry to embrace sustainability at all levels.

2020 has impacted every aspect of our lives. As we continue to battle the pandemic, the textiles and apparel industry world-over experienced unprecedented disruptions. The pandemic has thrown light upon the urgent need for consumers as well as organisations to focus on sustainable choices, products and processes. And to that effect, sustainable fashion has accelerated to centre stage within the industry. The global ethical fashion market was earlier also estimated to grow at 6.8 per cent CAGR, from US$6.35 billion in 2019 to $8.25 billion in 2023.

(Puja Gupta can be contacted at [email protected])

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Bigg Boss 14: Salman Khan to ask Rubina Diliak to leave

Rubina told Salman that she didn’t know she would be reprimanded for her point of view to which Salman replied that he is talking with respect.

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Mumbai, Oct 18 : Irked by the attitude of actress Rubina Diliak, superstar Salman Khan will be seen asking her to leave the house in an upcoming episode.

In the promo, it is seen that the contestants are given a task to perform by Bigg Boss, which Rubina refuses to participate, saying it is against her self-respect.

“Main iss prakriya ka part nahi hoon. I am not a bin of garbage. Ab hamare ghar ke mukhya bol rahe hai ki tumhaare dimaag mein kachra hai. Mujhe uss cheez se problem hai. (I am not a part of this task. I am not a bin of garbage. Now the head of the house is saying that you have garbage in your brain. I have a problem with that),” she is seen saying in the clip.

Later, Salman is seen reprimanding Rubina in the weekend episode.

“Rubina aapka point unacceptable hai. Bigg Boss ke rules se aapko aapatti hai. (Rubina, your point is unacceptable. You have problems with Bigg Boss rules),” Salman said, and asked her what is she doing on the show when she doesn’t want to participate in the task.

When Rubina asked if she can put her across her point, he said that she is wrong. Then, Rubina said that she found it insulting, to which Salman said, “Apmaan toh abhi tak hua he nahi tha. (Noone insulted anyone)”

Rubina told Salman that she didn’t know she would be reprimanded for her point of view to which Salman replied that he is talking with respect.

“Yeh galat hai aur yehi aapko bhaari padne wala hai. (You are wrong, and it will work against you),” he said.

In the preview, he is also seen asking her to pack her bags and leave. It will be interesting to see if Rubina leaves the house, or the matter gets sorted.

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