Heels get an interesting twist

May 13, 2022 11:00 am

Heels are dated back to the 10th Century in Iran, where the Persian soldiers would wear heels while they were riding horseback, as they helped keep their feet secure in the stirrups. From this era, heels evolved in terms of their shape and image and had a whole new purpose to them. Cut to today’s time where heels have gotten such an interesting twist, Structured heels are the talk of the town and are ruling the runway. They can simply elevate a simple design and give it that modern look. It is inspiring to see fashion evolve each day and how the trends are so out of the box.

London-based designer, Shakila Thebe, who recently post-graduated MA from Central Saint Martins and studied BA at London College of Fashion(2017) has organized a one-day free workshop called “The Open Workshop”  with a fellowship of her collaborate and promoter Nawal Rai from Parcha Productions at Botanist, Kathmandu on 1st May. The workshop conducted was 6 hours long, from 10 am to 3 pm. The workshop with small funding fees was designed to bring all the fashion students as well as professionals to partake and participate in one space so as to obtain some insights, and knowledge and to equally share their own creative ideas. Shakila relaunched her brand through the CSM MA collection amid the lockdown in 2022.  Shakila calls her seminal collection “Disrupted Immigrant” because she considers it to be a visual celebration of a dislocated immigrant, focusing on the juxtaposition between pre-existing clothes and the ephemeral nature of diaspora identities.

Fashion houses trying to figure out how to reach new eyeballs after the long ordeal of the pandemic have centered around a singular idea: collaborations.

With the time, Nepali fashion and modeling fraternity is spreading its wings at international glamour scene. In similar context, recently Nepali fashion choreographer and media person Rojin Shakya conducted a grooming session for a national level Indian pageant.

Anyone whose virtual alter ego is wandering around the Roblox online game platform these days might run into other avatars sporting Gucci handbags, sunglasses or hats.

Inspiration for high fashion can come from strange places. For one Taiwanese designer, it’s upcycling old wires and bolts from the power industry.

You can pair your basic T-shirt with a blazer or a formal outer for a professional look. This way you can just pull it up for a business trip or to a day at the office. However, make sure that your T-shirt is neutral color and not too bright shaded.

Beautician Lina Dangol bagged the title of Beautician Talent Nepal 2020 amid a special event held at the premises of Cultural Corporation Nepal, Jamal on Tuesday.

Ways to wear a denim jacket

March 5, 2020 10:00 am

It seems like everything, even wool sweaters, comes in a cropped option these days. Denim jackets are no exception. Cropped denim jackets put a modern, trendy twist on the classic piece.

The sight of discarded plastic bottles and bags floating in the open drains of Nigeria’s megacity Lagos moved visual artist Adeyemi Emmanuel to despair.

Superstar Amitabh Bachchan on Monday shared intriguing looks wearing different sunglasses and talked about the fashion of wearing the fashion accessory.

What to wear on boring Mondays?

February 17, 2020 12:04 pm

A little bit of old school and vintage definitely will enhance your boring Monday mood. Take out all the polka-dotted outfits that you have been waiting to wear.

Wake up and make up

February 14, 2020 09:45 am

23-year-old Pooja Magar never thought she would become a makeup artist. And such a fantastic one at that. Her life was pretty much set when she started working as a radiographer at Siddhi Polyclinic in Dillibazar, Kathmandu. Makeup had always been a hobby for her. She used to put soft layers of powder and eyeshadows on kids around her house and post them on Instagram. That was it.

The 92nd edition of Academy Awards bestowed some of the most outstanding icons of the industry on Sunday and also gave the fashion police some serious business.

You're probably not going to wear your blazer every day.  So having a nice overcoat is a great essential. Whether you're going to meet someone for lunch or just walking in on your first day, it's often the first thing people notice about you.

Airport style for efficient travel

January 27, 2020 13:47 pm

Wearing loose comfortable outfit will make travelling more comfortable than ever. If sweatshirts or leggings aren’t your thing, stick to loose, Layerable options as an alternative.

Shoes trend that will rule 2020

January 23, 2020 18:25 pm

The days of an exclusively black and white wardrobe were fun. But it is time to evolve and now colorful sneakers are the way to start.

Fashionable but the sustainable way

January 17, 2020 10:46 am

Now that the sustainability wave has hit us in various aspects of our lives, it’s high time we figure out how to incorporate sustainability into our fashion and style. Fashion is often seen as unethical, polluting or anti-environment (we have heard activists disrupting fashion shows, protests against fur, fast fashion, etc.).

2020 fashion trends

January 2, 2020 14:01 pm

Fashion trends come and go. As 2019 comes to an end, new designs are on the rise and some older styles are coming back.

Look good and stay warm

December 25, 2019 14:29 pm

Cold toes are severely uncomfortable. To make sure your feet stay warm during the cold months of the year, you'll want your boots to have an insulating material that helps trap the heat inside.

Fashion mistakes to leave behind

December 20, 2019 12:31 pm

Many people are scared to wear bright color. Basic colors like black and white may make you feel comfortable and confident. However, adding a little color to your wardrobe wouldn't hurt.

Ever looked at your wardrobe overflowing with clothes but still felt like you had nothing decent to wear? You’re not alone. A lot of us buy and keep lots of clothes but when it comes to getting ready and curating a perfect outfit, we can’t seem to find anything that looks good. This is probably a sign that you need to clear out and restock your wardrobe.

Speaking in Paris on Friday at a conference organized by Vogue magazine, Beckham, whose collections have since gained critical acclaim and won fashion awards for their fluid, sharp tailoring, said she was expanding her empire with make-up and skincare ranges.

Oriental spin on fall dressing

October 25, 2019 10:09 am

Orient fashion as a trend is nothing new but it isn’t a style that many consider to be fashionable. And it can be quite tricky to get it right as well. But 21-year-old Ojaswi Shrestha, stylist and designer based in Kathmandu, claims that oriental fashion is very stylish and can really up your dressing game.

One model sashayed down the runway with a leather jacket and a guitar, basking in applause from the crowd. Another danced and strutted in a multicolored bomber coat.

Comfort boosts confidence

October 4, 2019 11:12 am

Vagya Kachhapati has been modeling since her high school days. The 19-year-old rising modeling star joined the industry after becoming the runner-up of House of Fashion’s En Vogue series in 2017 and has, till date, featured in numerous advertising campaigns and walked equally many runway shows.

Fashion devotees basked in sunny weather and strong, sometimes whimsical collections as London Fashion Week neared its climax Sunday with runway shows by Roland Mouret, Victoria Beckham, Simone Rocha and others throughout the city.

London Fashion Week gears up for big shows

September 14, 2019 17:44 pm

Fashion aficionados basked in strong late summer sunlight Saturday as runway shows and presentations picked up speed at London Fashion Week.

Britain’s Duchess Meghan returned to work on Thursday for the first time following the birth of her first child with husband Prince Harry to launch a new fashion range whose sales will help a charity supporting unemployed women.

British fashion officials are warning about the perils of a “no-deal” Brexit as London Fashion Week begins.

Big Sean, A$ap Ferg, Halsey and Migos rocked Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty crowd Tuesday from a color-saturated stage at the Barclays Center as Normani and Laverne Cox joined an army of supermodels and dancers in a showcase of her latest loungewear and lingerie.

With flower crowns and beauty pageant sashes, Prabal Gurung asked a fundamental question of the day: Who gets to be an American?

Erasing the line between fashion and art

September 6, 2019 14:09 pm

LN’s Atelier is a team of four fashion designers – Elen Rai, Anil Pradhan, Parikshya Baniya, and Arzoo Pradhan – who are working together to push forward the creative and artistic side of fashion in Nepal. Rai, founder of LN’s Atelier, emphasizes the fact that the group isn’t an official organization or a company yet.

Mr Nepal 2017 Akshay Jung Rayamajhi who went to the Philippines representing Nepal in ‘Mr World 2019’ has returned on Wednesday.

Styling tips for men

August 30, 2019 11:50 am

It might seem like men don’t have as many options as women when it comes to dressing up and styling themselves but that doesn’t you can’t experiment with your looks and come up with your own signature styles. You might not be ready to go the Ranveer Singh way but we encourage you to step a little out of your comfort zone and pay more attention to what you are wearing and how it makes you feel. Here are some ways to get started.

Dressed to conquer

August 16, 2019 11:41 am

Formal occasions call for dressing up but in Nepal formal wears are limited to elaborate saris and lehengas. Dressing formally for work or western formal attire isn’t generally taken into account. It was to tackle this that Sunita Acharya and Shrija Shrestha launched Lady Boss early this year.

Fashion façade

August 9, 2019 07:25 am

For many of us, the fashion industry seems like a glamorous and rewarding place. In the recent times, the number of design hubs and boutiques that have come up vouch for its exponential growth. However, professionals such as models, stylists, and photographers say that there’s seldom any room for creativity and that money is often an issue. They say these are pressing problems that need to be addressed if the fashion sector is to prosper in the long run.

Samir Lama bagged the title of ‘Mr Plus Size Nepal 2019’ amid a grand finale held at the premises of National Cultural Cooperation.

British Nepali , Pratishtha ‘Trish’ Raut has been crowned as the second runner-up of ‘Miss England’ amid a grand finale held in Newcastle, England on Thursday.

Mr Nepal 2017--- Akshay Jung Rayamajhi is all set to leave for the Philippines to participate in the Mr World pageant contest on August 6.

More than just shoes

July 26, 2019 09:25 am

It can be heartbreaking to wear a pair of new shoes in Kathmandu – especially in the current context where the roads are bad and the weather couldn’t be any less agreeable. You can’t take two steps without getting mud and dirt all over your clean shoes and you really can’t be bothered with cleaning your shoes every time it gets dirty.

Anushka Shrestha has released a teaser video on her official YouTube channel for ‘Beauty with a Purpose’, a category where the participants have to document their activities done for a cause toward their nation.

Celebs flaunting sari this Monsoon

July 12, 2019 16:48 pm

With every season new fashion trends arrive. This monsoon saris have hit the trends where Nepali popular actors were enjoying their tradtional look by posting photos on their Instagram. So here's how they looked in sari:

Shilva and Roni bag Mr and Ms SEE

June 25, 2019 20:12 pm

Silva Bhattarai and Roni Gurung have been crowned as Mr and Mrs SEE Glam 2019 respectively.

When your hair falls excessively from your scalp, it can cause baldness. While hair loss mainly affects the scalp in many people, it may also affect the entire body for a few people.

Unika Pathak and Samir Tamang won the title Miss SEE Model Hunt 2019 and Mr SEE Model Hunt 2019 respectively in the finale held in Kathmandu recently.

Tetsuya’s Instagram now has about 98.8K followers with an interesting introduction that says “I wear my grandson's clothes”. The 84-Year-Old Japanese Insta-fashion model.

Comfort is key

June 7, 2019 12:00 pm

If you happen to catch a glimpse of model Aanchal Khadka around town, you will find that she’s always dressed to the t. You will perhaps want to emulate her effortless style. A third-year microbiology student at KIST College who has been signed with House of Fashion after participating in their En Vogue series last year, Khadka makes sure she keeps her style comfortable yet chic.

In conversation with My City, renowned Fashion Designer, Manish Rai debunked some myths related to styling:

When all the time you've got won't even suffice for a shave (forget cleaning). Suggestion? Just calm down. With these 5 shaving hacks, do yourself a favor and save the dirty for the bedroom.