Styling Memoirs from JD X LCF: Commercial, Editorial, Avant Garde
Our fruitful collaboration with London College of Fashion gets stronger year after year. During the Jediiians’ edification from January to February, 2020 at LCF, they had the impeccable opportunity of gaining knowledge about Fashion Styling. With the short span of time, the amount of information and exposure that our students gained was magnificent. They earned an understanding about the various types of styling such as Commercial, Editorial and Avant Garde, and were given a platform to be able to put in perspective their learning during the shoot.
The students were given liberty to put the lessons learnt, analysis of the fashion observed during outings and their personal aesthetic to create some well-thought of looks. Styled by some of our talented students from Bangalore, Cochin and Goa Centre, we present to you the creative looks from the Jan-Feb 2020 edition.
Going by the definition of commercial styling, our students created looks based on the requirements of the client and turned it into a beautiful photograph.
GLITT-HER: by Vandana B
Jediiian Vandana’s commercial look, ‘Glitt her’ is a representation of basic under stated high street glamour wear. She styled her model in a white double-breasted oversized blazer dress from ZARA, which is every millennial’s paradise for clothes. The Gold buttons on the dress is complimented with a Moschino cross bodyboxy sling, and Michael Kors trainers. To add a bit a glam to the look, she chose a rhinestone studded fishnet stockings.
FUNKY PARTY: by Sahana M
Infusing a fusion of Sportswear and a chic party look, Jediiian Sahana has been inspired with a funky style. The easily achievable look was paired with a shimmery crop top with black joggers, and a white bomber jacket. Metallic belts, hoops, a black backpack, and a pair of white sneakers were used to accessorize the look, whereas spacer buns and minimalistic make-up added flair to the party look.
TEAL TIME: by Himani Ranka
Jediiian Himani has achieved a look which has her own explorations and twists of modern interpretation of the Victorian Era with a Teal theme. She styled her model in a full sleeved asymmetrical teal dress with a keyhole neckline. The accessories were limited to chunky studded earrings, and a clutch to complement the look.
BIKER CHIC: by Dakshayani
A Biker chic look by Jediiian Dakshayani portrays fierce women bikers who have taken on the helm from the male counterparts. To justify the look, she styled her model in a black knitted bralette, and paired with a black and white abstract print mini skirt. To layer over, she chose a calf length black leather trench coat and accessorized with black ankle length boots, a faux snake skin fanny pack and an added beret to complement the style.
PLAID PRINCESS: by Swathi Lakshmi Santhosh
Inspired by a retro vibe, Jediiian Swathi has created a modern twist to Scottish Checks in order to create her ‘Plaid Princess’ style. To add emphasis on the silhouette, she added a black faux crocodile skin fanny pack, and accessorized her look with a black beret and ankle length boots.
ST. PATRICK’S MUSE: by Moni Krishna
Jediiian Moni Krishna draws inspiration from St. Patricks Festival for her commercial styling and is a result of her research of the colour green. She styled her model in a Kimono sleeved emerald green turtleneck mini dress with a black netted knee length coat, and a belt around the waist. The look was accessorized with gold hoops, black fedora with green ribbon and block heeled sandals along with an oversized green flower.
CORALIZED: by Namrata Upadhya
The Pantone Colour of the year 2019 formed the basis of inspiration for Jediiian Namrata’s commercial look. The versatility of the bright hue was brought out in a stylistic incorporation of various tints and shades. The look features a sleeveless coral pink top, layered over a long shirt dress. To accessorize, she chose a coral cross body bag, a wide brimmed hat and a pair of sunglasses.
FLAMENCO FLAIR: by Bharatha Mohan
The beautiful costumes of the Flamenco dancers that complement their graceful movements formed the basis of inspiration for Jediiian Bharatha’s look – Flamenco Flair. She styled her model in a black body con dress with careful placed red satin ribbons to create an accent. For the skirt, she chose a red shimmer fabric, and fastened it with a black belt with a triangle detailed buckle. To add the flamenco flair, she accessorized her with red feathered headpiece, and a black and red fan.
DISCO DIVA: by Chaitra Chandranath
Rolling out of the disco, in her 70’s inspired concept, Jediiian Chaitra, created a stylish commercial ‘Disco Diva’ look. She styled her model in a metallic red shimmery co-ord and accessorized her with spike hoop earrings, chunky rings, and a crochet waist belt. The brown feathered boa, curly hair wig and sun glasses were an add-on to the disco vibe.
INDI-VIBES: by Nikitha Srinivas
Inspired by her travel sojourns, Jediiian Nikitha’s Indi-Vibes is a celebration of starkly different Indian and English aesthetics. The Indo-Western elements included a Maroon Single-Breasted Blazer paired with a gathered skirt, upcycled from her own saree. The accessories included embellished filigree buckle belt, traditional jhumkas and a maang-tika converted from a broken pearl necklace
STEPHANINI’S MUSE: by Hritika Salgaonkar
‘Stephanini’s muse’ created by Jediiian Hrutika is an interpretation of Fashion Stylist Silvia Stephanini’s work, which effortlessly transforms everyday style into a fantasy vision. She styled her model in a black and white skirt, paired with a black pearl mesh shirt, layered over a black rib knitted bralette. The feather boa, braided hairdo and minimalistic make-up with bold red lips complemented the look.
STALWART: by Snehalatha Borra
Inspired by Stalwart’s personality, the commercial look by Jediiian Snehalatha captures the essence of modern woman through athleisure wear which is practical, yet retains a trendy vibe. She chose a black track pant with abstract art print trimming, and paired it with a hot pink cross back sports bra.
AQUA: by Sanika haldankar
Aqua, by Jediiian Sanika is easy, breezy beach perfection. She styled her model in a shimmered chiffon fabric draped as a halter top with a thick blue, grey and white woven fabric draped as a skirt. To complete the look, she accessorized her with beaded bracelets and stick on rhinestones.
Alluring to various inspirations from editorial stylists, the students exhibited their talent in a very creative manner.
SUMMER: by Prathiksha S P Reddy
Summer by Jediiian Prathiksha is high on comfort with an elevated fashionable twist. She styled her model in a black satin night dress with floral print and lace detailing. The outfit was layered with a creatively styled tan brown trench coat cinched at the waist by an elastic black gold buckled belt and strappy heels.
COWBOY CASUAL: by Anu Fathima
The ruggedness of the cowboy style was translated into practical effortlessly casual yet comfortably chic look by Jediiian Anu in Cowboy Casual. She styled the model in a red tribal print poncho, layered over a simple black high neck t-shirt and denim shorts. To complete the vibe, she accessorized the look with silver necklace, tan boots and a cowboy hat.
LAYERS OF FROSTING: by K Jayashree
‘Layers of Frosting’ by Jediiian Jayashree had a cool street style vibe which was created through dramatic layering and moving shots. The look was inspired by an Editorial Photograph with multiple layered clothing, styled by Robbie Spencer.
DERBY DARLING: by Ranjitha S N Gowda
Jediiian Ranjitha’s look – Derby Darling inspired by the Roaring 20’s, portrays a chic Derby look achieved through multiple textures. She chose the classic black as a base colour which was accented with gold and silver metallics. A round necked full sleeve silver crop top was styled over a black embellished crop top, paired with a black leather skirt. To accessorize, she chose fishnet stockings, black ankle length open toe heels, and a silver sling purse.
ROCK REBEL: by Shravya S
The rock and roll street style of Camden Market formed the inspiration for Jediiian Shravya. The energy of the style was represented through check textures and varied garment combinations. She styled the model in black gym shorts layered over a black and white plaid wrap around skirt. The outfit was paired with an orange and blue plaid oversized shirt, and a stylish woven suspender. To accessorize, she chose fishnet stockings, black ankle boots, safety pin charm and gloves on one hand.
MAUMBO: by Lakshmi Chithkala B
Jediiian Chithkala’s editorial look – Maumbo showcased balance in design through the play of geometrical shapes along with excessive usage of prints and patterns that anchored ease of creativity. She styled the model in an orange jacket which was layered on a colorful striped shirt over black cycling shorts. To accessorize, she used hand embellished geometrical shaped sunglasses, waist belt, golden hoops, stylishly wrapped scarf and striking black and white printed stockings.
KASHIDA KRUSH: by Nousheen Shah
The essence of Kashmir is what Jediiian Nousheen implemented in her styling, in a westernized silhouette with impressive usage of excessive warm tones. She styled the model in a hand embroidered Kashida mini skirt with asymmetric jacket and accessorized her with thigh high leather black velvet boots, green necklace, and a red fanny pack which was a perfect accent to the look.
DOWN TO EARTH: by Jaivika Satish
‘Down to Earth’ was inspired by a fashion editorial done by Anna Castan. Jediiian Jaivika always believed in “Less is more” hence the concept advocates an organic minimalistic look through the usage of earthy tones and simplistic styling. Earthy tones and the usage of natural elements like twigs and leaves have been incorporated to lay emphasis on embracing sustainable fashion.
BE YOUR OWN MUSE: by Reteka Singh
Nature has played an important role in Reteka’s ode to the flamboyant Mexican Artist, Frida Kahlo in her style. She handmade the skirt and added the flowers on the garment, as a prop and in the hair. This she paired with a rainbow hued tube top to reflect the true essence of Frida’s artistic and real life quirkiness. To add the flair in the look, she gave rainbow coloured lips and clear heels to the model.
OUT WITH OLD AND IN WITH THE BOLD: by Vithika Jain
Inspired by the effervescent and unpredictable style diva, Billy Porter, Jediiian Vithika’s, “Out with Old and in with the Bold” encourages to embrace one’s personality and do full justice to it. The look features black lace turtleneck blouse embellished with hand painted flowers to symbolize sunlight through the darkness of everyday. She paired it with a black and white knitted skirt of her own, and an embellished cowboy hat, a reminiscent from the Grammy Awards 2020.
ALICE IN REALITY: by Niveditha Vijayanand
Jediiian Niveditha’s look has been inspired by the character Alice from ‘Alice in Wonderland’ with her own creative and unique twist to it. The model is seen wearing a handmade kimono jacket and mini skirt co-ord handmade by the stylist herself. This was paired over a sheer schiffli ruffled blouse, and a lace body suit. The Alice element is derived by pairing it with miss matched stockings, one striped and one with Harley Quinn checks. The blue eyeshadow, maroon lipstick and soft curled untied hair was reminiscent of a Tim Burton-esque Alice.
SIX YARDS OF STYLING: by Prajna
Taking inspiration from the classic Indian saree, Six Yards of Styling by Jediiian Prajna projects the versatile fabric in a fusion drape. The stylist has used her own indigo dyed and printed blue saree and draped it over a black lace indigo bralette. The look was accessorized with round sunglasses and classic black strappy stiletto heels. Coined bracelet, anklet and a round finger ring was used to accessorise the look.
THE ROYAL REBEL: by Apoorva D Naik
The look by Jediiian Apoorva personifies the new breed of Royals who have maneuvered their social responsibilities without compromising on their true personalities. She has translated this concept by pairing her own classic white puff sleeve top with a lace detailed collar on the model and a burgundy leather mini skirt. To complement the look, she accessorized her with a double buckled gold and resin embellished belt, and thigh length fishnet stockings with gold strappy block heels.
ART OF FASHION: by Rashmitha B K
Art of Fashion by Jediiian Rashmitha is a blend of the two creative mediums of art and fashion along with its changing dynamics. The model is styled in a Versace inspired print scarf fashioned into a top by the stylist and was paired with black denim shorts. A half bun, sunglasses and ankle length boots gave a complete artistic look. The canvas and easel was a perfect ode to the stylist’s creative streak.
Avant Garde Fashion is a movement which is led by innovative designers and artists who go against anything that is conventional and opt for a more unusual, intriguing and sophisticated. Featuring the avant garde looks created by our students during the tenure.
A POP OF STYLE: by Jeevitha Jagdish
The overall look by Jediiian Jeevitha is a combination of dramatic bright colours anchored by neutral elements inspired by Pop Art Movement. She styled the model in a neon pink basic round neck t-shirt layered with a zebra print bodysuit, and a makeshift mini skirt made from a tank top. To make it more stylized, she used a mustard yellow shirt dress and draped it over the ensemble. To complement the dressing, she chose a blue electric lip colour, green eye shadow and pulled back hair for the model.
PRISMA: by Sreelakshmi Ashok
Jediiian Sreelakshmi’s, Prisma encourages embracing colours rather than playing it safe. Inspired by Edward Enniful’s – A Certain Romance, the stylist brought a joyful vibrancy through the incorporation of playful elements. She draped the model in an off-shoulder red fur top created by the stylist itself, and fastened it with satin ribbons. A multi coloured pastel tulle skirt alongwith a candy and rainbow lipstick created a semblance of balance and fun.
SILVER FOX: by Benila Burleigh
The illuminating colour silver personifies sleekness and is an iconic part of the growing culture. Jediiian Benila created an eye catching all silver look in Silver Fox inspired by Jonathan Andersson – Hardcore Romance styled by Jane How. She handmade the garments out of aluminium foil and accessorised it with prism glass spectacles from Cyberdog to show the spectrum of human emotion. Keeping the silver theme consistent, she accessorized the model with silver lips and foil wrapped shoes.
NOT YOUR BLACK TIE: by Skanda
The limitations associated with Black tie dress code limits the scope for experimentation. Not Your Black Tie by Jediiian Skanda has experimented with a black lace pintuck midi dress. The ruffles on the shoulder gives emphasis on texture to break from the monotony of the colour black. The addition of the Lace net gloves, dangling earrings and leather metal studded boots are an amalgamation of feminine edginess.
THE NEON GAMBLE: by Anannya Gogoi
The neon trend has been every fashionista’s staple; however, pulling it off is always a gamble. Jediiian Anannya demonstrates a fitting look that showcases a ride on the wild side through The Neon Gamble. The layered look comprises of a neon sports bralette over a black sheer ruffle top and pink bomber jacket paired with a shimmer grey cyling shorts, over neon pink leggings. Keeping in mind the theme, Ananya accessorized the look with neon and black glove on glove detail, and used black fishnet ankle length socks under vinyl pink transparent heels.