Bridal couture has arrived a long distance from the original lehenga-choli encrusted with zardozi or Swarovski crystals. The modern bride has well-cut gowns, sherwanis and kimono coats to decide on from-things she will go easily and, possibly, shake a leg in. And developers are trying out drapes, materials and detailing. Nowhere ended up being this more obvious than during the 12th version for the Asia Couture Week (ICW), held in the administrative centre in July.
Designer couple Pankaj and Nidhi Ahuja for the label Pankaj & Nidhi had faux leather appliquй and custom-made crystals in yellowish, rose silver and gold white on jeans, tunics and coats within their first couture collection, ‘Mosaiq’, encouraged because of the art of mosaic-making. There were also empire waistline dresses and a dress combined with an one-sleeve blouse with frills and feathers.
“If you get straight straight straight back a couple of years,” claims Pankaj, “a stunning Kanjeevaram sari commissioned for someone in a colour that is particular or getting Kashmiri or Phulkari shawls, could be considered couture.” Today, the focus can be much on alternative occasion use.Continue reading