By Pranshuta Arora (Team CB)
So one of the biggest fashion events of the country, India Couture Week just happened. The event happened at the lavish Taj Palace, Delhi and it was all about ostentatious glamour. The top couturiers of the country including Rohit Bal, Shyamal & Bhumika, Suneet Varma, Amit Aggarwal, Pallavi Jaikishan, and the like embellished the event with their ravishing couture.
It was the 11th edition of the event and how!! From distinguished outfits to resplendent jewelry, the show was a royal affair in every sense. It was a very useful and alluring cue for all the brides to be.
Tarun Tahilian’s collection was all about twinkling florals and feather-light drapes in georgette and tulle. It was an amalgamation of royal Indian style and embroideries. With a European touch to the royal Indian style, the collection truly displayed the aesthetics of modern India.
The showstopper for the designer was the gorgeous Aditi Rao Hydari who was dressed in an off-shoulder peach color lehenga and looked like a princess in the heavily embroidered couture.
Anju Modi’s collection depicted the Victorian era. She named her collection “A Maiden’s Prayer”. She wrote in her Instagram post how she found inspiration for the collection from the classic literature, art, architecture, etc of that Victorian era.
Her showstopper was the classic Indian beauty Kangana Ranaut who looked as if she’s come straight from a fairy tale. The designer chose heavy fabrics and convoluted textures and thus her collection was a true inspiration for the modern day bride.
Shyamal & Bhumika
“Muse of mirrors” was the collection presented by the designer duo Shyamal & Bhumika. The designs had intricate detailing and wealthy embroideries. They chose to display their designs on matka silk, crepes, and georgettes. Actress Kiara Advani played the muse for the duo who was draped in a green lehenga and looked breathtakingly beautiful.
One of India’s finest fashion designers, Rohit Bal who has the most splendid creations in his name, presented his collection “Guldastah” at the India Couture Week 2018. The designer’s collection was inspired by vibrant flowers and majestic birds. The collection had lilies, flamingos, elephants, and sunflowers. It was a perfect mix of minimalistic designs and magnificence.
His show looked as if it was coming straight from the movie “Fashion”. His collection “Naintara” exhibited a combination of Indian sensibility and European era. All the dresses were magnificent and dreamy. The appliqued jackets, ruffled sleeves, pearls, sequins, vivid embroideries and sheer transparent fabrics all came together for creating a splendid show.
Amit Aggarwal’s “Crystalis” comprised of hand woven 3D embroideries in crystalline and motifs which gave an appealing visual effect and tactile quality to the designs. It looked futuristic and the embellishments made the collection look quite interesting.
Shilpa Shetty was the show stopper for the designer who looked ravishing in a plum hued metallic saree which was embossed with crystal embellishments.
Pallavi Jaikishan showed a lot of sarees, shararas, anarkalis and lehengas. All these outfits were flowy and comfy so that you can enjoy a wedding ceremony, a sangeet ceremony, etc.
The very elegant and eclectic collection made the audience feel nostalgic. The contemporary twist to the traditional looks was intelligent and looked wonderful.
She used a lot of silk, georgette, chiffon, organza and metallic. In all, it was a perfect dosage of glitz for the wedding season.
Falguni Shane Peacock
Falguni Shane Peacock’s collection at India Couture Week 2018 gave us a lot of snug silhouettes, plunging necklines, backlines, sheer fabrics and surprising cut out bodices. We got to see some extremely unusual bridal trends at the show.
The collection can be best described as edgy and sexy. The duo chose Kareena Kapoor Khan as the showstopper for the event. She sparkled in a bold glitzy lehenga which flaunted her figure perfectly well.
The sexy wedding sarees and lehengas were all that any bride to be would love to don. The collection focussed mainly on flattering the body shape of the bride for enhancing her style.
Rahul Mishra’s collection was a tribute to the Mughal architecture. The runway for the show was set amidst the green garden and his collection looked truly inspired by Mother Nature.
With his classic intricately breezy designs, it was a delight for the audience to see how the relationship between humans and nature comes alive.
The extremely colorful collection which he called “Maraasim” was the perfect mix of the modern day tradition. He showed a lot of anarkalis, sarees, long jackets and capes.
So in short, this season of India Couture Week was perfect for all the brides to be.
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