Amit Aggarwal Expectations were high... and he rose above them! Amit Aggarwal's models strutted down the run way in stunning pieces that were unlike any other.
Made with a modern touch, these items appear to be beautiful Western style gowns but have that traditional sari touch through the draping and the pallu. The saris are synched at just the right places- hugging the curves of the body. I can see his designs having a very strong celebrity following.
A packed day at Lakme Fashion Week, Day 2 had a large number of designers showing but only a few really caught my eye. Nikhil Thampi With a different take on Indian wear, Nikhil Thampi showed a strong monochromatic collection with metallics.
Mixing in crop tops, asymmetry, wrapped skirts and tops, and knotted pallus, Nikhil gave a modern touch to these pieces.
Let's get right into it! Manish Malhotra presented an elegant and feminine collection on Day 1 of Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2013. Using a more subdued colour palette along with pastels, the collection had A-line skirts, sharrara style trousers, long tunics, plunging necklines, and soft metallics.
Taking a break from the fashion weeks, let us introduce you to (in case you don't know of this amazing designer already!) Mansi Malhotra. This designer creates gorgeous one-of-a-kind couture pieces and you will be able to view her new collection on Sunday August 18, 2013 at the Master Robert Hotel in Houslow.
In a stunning finale to Delhi Couture Week, two well-known and amazing designers presented collections in their signature styles.
A collection with pieces that will surely be seen on stars like Deepika Padukone, Gaurav Gupta has created body con dresses with strong shoulders and high slits. Though these sexy dresses are sure to be popular, there are also a few pieces that are a bit too overdone with heavy layers and over the top necklines.
Manish Arora's first ever bridal collection uses quirky and colourful designs and patterns on A-line, panelled skirts. The high and heavy necklines give off a strong tribal inspiration - love the accessories as well!
Two strong collections showed on Day 3 of Delhi Couture Fashion Week 2013: Satya Paul and Varun Bahi. Both collections stuck mainly with neutrals and pops of colour and were young and fresh.
Satya Paul Created by Masaba, this collection is modern, trendy, artsy and gorgeous! Through the use of high necklines, stitched sari-look dresses, vertical lines and capes, Masaba has added a Western twist to the more traditional Satya Paul collection. She's injected a bit of sass into it!
Very different from before, designers are really starting to hone in on their specialties and styles. Take, for example, the following two designers who showed at Day 2 of Delhi Couture Week. Anamika Khanna
Becoming known for her modern take on traditional Indian fashion as well as the draping and neutral colours used in her collections, you can always tell when the Anamika Khanna stamp is on a collection. Working with a more androgynous look, these pieces emphasize straight lines and strong shoulders.
The first day of Delhi Couture Week was absolutely beautiful. Both designers presenting their collections did an impeccable job showing their signature styles that always stands out from the rest.
Always a fan of Anju Modi, the cuts, colours and prints in this collection have a bit of a bohemian eclectic vibe to them. The designer has defined the shoulders in many of the pieces, as well as worked with layers and gota work to create a fresh and young collection.
The two final days of India Bridal Fashion Week showed four different collections, but two really caught my eye - Suneet Varma's 'The Golden Bracelet', and Tarun Tahiliani's grand finale show. Suneet Varma A beautifully done collection inspired by the Romans, Suneet Varma used different styles of draping, elegant embroidery and gorgeous accessories to fuse together the Indian and Roman culture through fashion. The femininity of the pieces can be seen through the light pastel colours, emphasized waist lines and gorgeous jewellery.
Day 4 of India Bridal Fashion Week included two collections that took inspiration from history. Ashima & Leena presented a collection with dusky and matte colours; Rohit Bal showcased a collection full of rich colours and fabrics.
Ashima & Leena Named 'Delhi ka Dastaan', this collection took inspiration from the Mughal times. By using rich fabrics with dusky colours, the designer duo were able to catch the element of tradition by using a subdued colour scheme, a-line skirts, and simple makeup and hair.
Two gorgeous collections showcased on Day 3 of India Bridal Fashion Week. The first, by Falguni & Shane Peacock, showed the bridal colours of red and white, with a very feminine silhouette seen through out. The second show, by Raghavendra Rathore, had a more masculine aesthetic. Falguni & Shane Peacock
This designer duo created a stunning collection using
intricate embroidery and light sheer fabrics. Emphasizing the waist throughout,
this feminine collection has hour glass silhouettes with plunging
necklines. Very bridal and very gorgeous!