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Aki Narula, Alia Bhatt, Highway, Bollywood Style Awards

Bollywood Style Awards 2015: Highway

Text by Priyanka Monga. Photographed by Rohan Shrestha. Styling by Shirin Salwan

Verve reconstructs popular looks from the chosen movies with up-and-coming actor Shibani Dandekar
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Lakme Fashion Week 2014 backstage

Backstage: LFW 2014 – Day 2

Images by Wyanet Vaz

Verve brings you unfiltered images of the preps for all the glam shows
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Manish Malhotra, Kareena Kapoor, Heroine, Bollywood Style Awards

Bollywood Style Awards 2013

Text by Viseshika Sharma. Photographed by Avinash Gowariker. Styling by Nirali Mehta. Make-up by Rituu Gandhi, Mumbai. Hair by Kaynaz Dadina, Top Stylist, Jean-Claude Biguine Salon and Spa India. Location courtesy: F Lounge.Diner.Bar, Mumbai

Upcoming actress Evelyn Sharma lends her talents to Verve’s recreation of the most stylish films of the past year
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Mausam, Lovleen Bains for Sonam Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor, Bollywood Style Awards

Bollywood Style Awards 2012

Text by Sitanshi Talati-Parikh. Photographed by Manmeet Bhatti. Styling by Nirali Mehta.

Indian cinema has proven with its recent offerings that it can confidently step up to the plate and serve style that matches the character and mood of the movie rather than cook up a half-baked stew of fashion and metre. As Verve pointed out last year, couture has found a definite place in Indian cinema, whether through a subtle pair of designer shades or through a statement handbag. The good news is high fashion isn’t being used as candy floss on the big screen – it’s playing a specific role. Costumiers are equally willing to turn to village threads for authenticity, or design garish, bordering-on-the-vulgar outfits for a real-life character, as they are to doll up their actors in an international label. While there may not be any path-breaking moves here, costume design 2011 has been authentic, stylish and character-oriented. It sets the stage to push the envelope further, away from the sensationalist and dysfunctional ensembles of the past. Verve picks out four movies that impressed with their true-to-the-grain styling, and Verve recreates these looks with young actors Sarah Jane Dias and Sahil Shroff
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Aki Narula, Kareena Kapoor, Kambakkht Ishq, Bollywood Style Awards

Bollywood Style Awards 2010

Text by Sohiny Das. Photographed by Ritam Banerjee and Ramanuj Dutta. Styling by Sohiny Das and Rishika Roopchand. Realisation by Lamya Bhatri. Assisted by Nirali Mehta

Celluloid. Characters. Charisma. Clothes. Tinseltown is getting democratic, with the concept of a singular dominance slowly fading. Mainstream fashion is stepping in. Cine-couturiers are also setting out to conquer the real world. Star stylists still rule, but quiet underdogs are creeping up. Verve observes this evolution and selects four fashionable films from the previous year’s releases which impress with their sartorial assertion
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Neeta Lulla, Tanishq, Aishwarya Rai, Hrithik Roshan, Jodhaa Akbar, Bollywood Style Awards

Bollywood Style Awards 2009

Text by Sohiny Das. Photographs by Anushka Menon. Styling by Apsara Oswal. Realisation by Lamya Bhatri. Make-up by Manzoor Khan. Model: Shazahn Padamsee, Elite Model Management. Location Courtesy: Quorum and 24/7 Poolside, Intercontinental, The Lalit, Mumbai; and Sarai Restaurant, Mumbai

Year 2008 witnessed notable progress in film costume and styling, which go a long way in making the characters what they are, and in turn, making cinema what it is. Bollywood Style Awards returns, to commemorate the forces behind the hangers, drapes, hues, fads and sparkles of tinsel town. Verve sifts through the previous year’s releases and picks the sartorial spectaculars – each distinct, progressive and very well done
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