This post is basically the PART II of the previous blog on AIFW and as I already mentioned, yes, I too planned my fits for AIFW. Going by what a premiere event it is, I really wanted to make my travel worth, I have been wanting and waiting to attend this event for quite sometime. All my fits were rather simple and no, I wasn’t being shot for the street style spotted of the various magazines at the AIFW. Well, didn’t I tell you that one has to dress up in a lot weird way to get shot? If not, then he has to be creative in a good way. But all I wanted was to look cool without losing my style and identity. That’s why I went for plain looks with just a couple of DIYs.
I do love the culture and tradition of North East( Anniversary post on beautiful Assam and Arunachal) although I don’t always make it a point to celebrate all the festivals nor do I send beautiful messages or greetings to my kins on the occasion of the festivals. Also, I am not a big fan of wearing ethnic/ traditional clothes on the day of the festival. I told you that I am a boring person, didn’t I? Everyday, it’s more or less the same for me and a t-shirt, preferably a jacket and a pair of jammies mostly add up to my OOTD. But as AIFW was a bigger platform, I wanted to add a few traditional elements to showcase my culture. Hence, I wore the Assamese Long Jacket on Day 1 and the ADI Jacket( of Arunachal Pradesh) on Day 2. I am really thankful to my friend Mary for getting me the ADI Jacket all the way from Arunachal Pradesh and the Assam Based Designer Parinita Borah for helping me source the Long Mishing Jacket. Not to forget the Ancient ADI Mala which Mary got me from Arunachal as well.
My fit for Day 1 was rather simple and consisted of just a plain long white shirt and a pair of fitted denim. I did a small DIY to these NEW denim, which I have worn only once, by adding ruffles cut out from an old skirt to the hems and I guess I don’t regret my decision. The joy of wearing the Media Accred Tag and spotting the name of my blog at the MSA Hall, as I have already mentioned in the previous post, was overwhelming. I know I sound like a little girl, it’s just an event after all, but, I was very excited about the fashion week and having to attend the event finally really made me happy.
And then comes the legendary Ronnie Fieg and his brand KITH. I salute people who have a definite goal at an early age itself, unlike me who has been confused till my 20s. Well, I am still confused what I want to establish myself as- a Software Engineer, a Fashion Stylist or a Musician. Even if I want to get into fashion by keeping my engineering degree in the back seat, I am too scared to take the risk. So yes, somebody like Fieg who started his career at an early age of 13 years and making it huge by launching his own brand, wow, that’s quite an inspiring story to me! One of the collaborations that I loved is that of the KITH X COCA COLA and again, got the DIY done on a pair of converse shoes by taking inspiration from the same. I wanted to go for a clean white pair of shoes but ultimately made up my mind to stick to a grey pair. The combination of a dress and a pair of converse shoes always looked appealing to me. I wanted to source the dress because I am not much into dresses and I really don’t fancy spending a 3k or a 4k for something that will just lie in my wardrobe. Although I was checking with a couple of Bangalore based brands so as to help me source the dress, none of them seemed to be interested. Didn’t I tell you the cons of being a mediocre blogger in ‘IN THE SHOES OF A BLOGGER‘? Well, I clearly understood that a blogger like me who doesn’t have a very high follower count or the RIGHT contacts won’t get good designers to work with! Yet, they won’t mind shooting an e mail to me proposing a barter collaboration!
Now, don’t take me to be a brand frenzy person but I do love a couple of them. Although as I can’t afford many of my favorite brands, I thought of going for a decent DIY inspired by one of those brands. One of them has to be SUPREME. Well, I know what a hyped brand it is and that even if you are into street style, people from a developing country like India, can’t relate themselves much to a brand like this. But I would say, more than their designs, I am a fan of the brand because of their history. Who dares to copy the signature quatrefoils of a brand like Louis Vuitton in 2000 without having the fear of getting sued only to sign a collaboration contract after 17 years for LV’s Fall Winter Collection? Isn’t it a big thing to start as a small store in Manhattan to having a revenue worth $29.58 billion by 2016? That’s a PURE CULT.
So, yes, my fit for Day 3 was a DIY of the Supreme box logo on a tiger print Cape Jacket. Now, one of the favorite trends of mine from this year is the BATHROBE and hence I got my Cape Jacket tailored into a robe by fixing two knots so as to pass the strap! I am not a very big fan of polo t-shirts, but yes collared shirts have always been my weakness. And the color olive green? Oh! Don’t even ask about it. I didn’t like the wearing a shirt under the robe and hence went for a polo t-shirt and to give the entire look that of a techwear, added high rise socks with my Puma Fierce’s.
♣ CREDITS ♣
CREATIVE DIRECTION & STYLING | SHIVANI BORUAH
CONCEPT | Outfits for AIFW. A big shoutout to VAISHAK SERAPHIM for helping me customise the shoes and the cape jacket.
LOCATION | OKHLA, New Delhi
A few candids at the AIFW:
I hope you liked my basic fits and the DIYs. I am planning to do a lot of DIYs in the days to come and can’t wait to show you all. Keep an eye for major street style mates!
~ Stylishly Yours,