For the bold and the beautiful of Los Angeles, architectural collections now rival couture wardrobes.
The first one is the couture label, which translates some forms of traditional Indian techniques like batik, tie and dye, and vegetable dye prints into contemporary silhouettes.
But the splendour of the details reflected the skill of the seamstresses who spend hundreds of hours on each made-to-measure couture creation.
Knit, leather, denim and couture creations were paraded down the runway by the leggy models in the form of gowns, pantsuits and ensembles that displayed an array of splashy colors.
For those unfamiliar with the finer points of couture , silk jersey is not a shiny pullover.
The selection of textiles range from a fragment of printed cotton purchased at a flea market to Parisian couture gowns, African wall hangings and Turkish robes.
I wish I had, but no, I get dressed in five minutes in whatever couture is lying around my bedroom - like today, even though I look stunning.
It also didn't hurt that his couture leanings elevated the designs to new heights of cool and desirability.
Also, it is tied to outdated models of brand-loyalty and presumes a familiarity with the work of couture houses.
For almost four decades, seamstresses in this sprawling sweatshop churned out what was once the height of haut couture .