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Bollywood Style Awards

Rushi Sharma, Manoshi Nath, Kangana Ranaut, Queen, Bollywood Style Awards

Bollywood Style Awards 2015: Queen

Text by Priyanka Monga. Photographed by Rohan Shrestha. Styling by Shirin Salwan. Make-up and hair by Avni Rambhia

Verve reconstructs popular looks from the chosen movies with up-and-coming actor Shibani Dandekar
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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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Tell us which costume has made the biggest style impact over the years, and stand a chance to win a hamper from Anna Sui!
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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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Bollywood Style Awards 2011

Text by Sohiny Das. Photographed by Joy Datta. Styling and realisation by Nirali Mehta

With blurring boundaries between ‘fashion’ and ‘costume’ design, we have been hoping to see some spectacular sartorial statements on the silver screen. 2010 had its share of attempts, but none quite hit bullseye. The good news is that the days of the ‘conventional Bollywood’ wardrobe seem to be numbered, as chiffon and sequins lose their monopoly. Also, we appear to have stepped beyond large initials on our chests and taken to discreet brand flaunting, combining high-end and high-street, but not confusing categories. It is a good time for both cinema and fashion, and Sohiny Das seems to think that we are on to something golden in the future, though the present looks a little uncertain. She selects the films which have appealed with their distinctive costumes and styling, and also those which have had moments of impact. Verve recreates these memorable scenes with one of the most promising new faces of Bollywood, actress Sonal Chauhan
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