Bridal couture has arrived a way that is long the original lehenga-choli encrusted with zardozi or Swarovski crystals. The modern bride has well-cut gowns, sherwanis and kimono coats to select from-things she can move freely and, perhaps, shake a leg in. And developers are tinkering with drapes, materials and detailing. Nowhere ended up being this more obvious than in the edition that is 12th of India Couture Week (ICW), held in the administrative centre in July.
Designer couple Pankaj and Nidhi Ahuja of this 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 debut couture collection, ‘Mosaiq’, influenced because of the art of mosaic-making. There were also empire waistline dresses and a skirt combined with a blouse that is one-sleeve frills and feathers.
“If you get straight straight straight back a couple of years,” states Pankaj, “a stunning Kanjeevaram sari commissioned for someone in a colour that is particular or getting Kashmiri or Phulkari shawls, will be considered couture.” Today, the focus is really as much on alternative occasion wear. And not soleley for weddings, also for, state, guide launch, a film premiere and sometimes even birthdays and graduations. “we think there is a trend towards lightness,” claims Pankaj, “I’m maybe maybe not certain that ladies wish to be drowned under kilos of material and be weighed straight down mentally and actually.”