Indian Couture Week 2016 has left us stunned!!! A magical feast for your eyes, it was all about exaggerated and sewing handmade couture for 5 days.
Showcase the latest trends in clothing, well-known designers – Rohit Bal, Manav Gangwani, Gaurav Gupta, Rahul Mishra, Varun Bahl, Manish Malhotra, Anita Dongre, Anamika Khanna, Reynu Tandon, Tarun Tahiliani, Rimple & Harpreet Narula presented eclectic designs that’s are sure to leave spellbound.
Here’s a look at the best designs presented at the INDIA COUTURE WEEK 2016 –
Rohit Bal’s “Kehkashan – The Return of the Opulence“
The designer was inspired by the grandeur of Czarist Regime of the Russia. Models glided over the runway Indian lehenga with cape jackets, Anarkali dresses and bandhgala over Jodhpuri. Headgears adorned by the models could not be missed. Male model had fiercely ethnic wear embroidered with hand carved walking canes that took us back in time to the era of the royal foot.
Manav Gangwani’s “Begum-E-Jannat“
Effortlessly capture the Mughal era in his creations, master designer Manav Gangwani to craft extravagant outfits that certainly might miss our attention. Kangana Ranaut the queen of bollywood played a perfect muse in a red embellished lehenga outside shoulder. Mirror work remains a staple of bridal wear and made couture Manav Gangwani.
Gaurav Gupta’s “Scape Song”
It was era for the new age experience, progressive designs. The designer just melded unusual silhouettes with flowing curtains. Models paraded on the ramp in structured thigh high cut dresses adorned with gold strips of sequins everywhere. A lot of needed dashes of shimmer on pastel hued outfits were featured, with some Spanish ruffles!!!
Rahul Mishra’s “Monsoon Diaries“
Rahul Mishra, embroidery handmade woven a tales of inspiration monsoon patterns, including floral “chintz-esque” and beautifully crafted peacocks. Having never been a big fan of color, Mishra continued to take his white stick before with creams, ivories, delicate gold and indigo and black for contrast. It paired peplum style blouses with saris embroidered flowers. With works of art inspired by the delicate flora monsoons, he also designed Indian bridal lehengas for the modern bride.
Varun Bahl’s “Vintage Garden“
Sheer blouse with various degrees of opacity were seen on the runway at the show Varun Bahl. Floral patterns were seen on net fabric, which was the most dominant fabric in the collection. These units added decadence and made the collection look visually pleasing. Models flitted on the track adorn embellished headbands, which was the perfect finishing touch for an up do that added a touch of sparkle. For men, Varun created attractive achkans and Nehru jacket.
Manish Malhotra’s “The Persian Story”
The designer has presented a wedding wear collection that was heavily and intricately embroidered wedding lehenga, wedding sarees and Indian wedding dresses. The color palette included dull gold, midnight blue and deep red. Keeping in changing trend of the shoulder, the designer infused a sense of youth to the traditional looks. Malhotra returned to the ancient techniques of couching and embroidering velvet with Dabka brings old world opulence in his tracks.
Anita Dongre’s “Epic Love“
The collection opens with a free spirit, lighter note with Indian designer lehengas printed chintz of inspiration that are paired with Bohemian blouses, which marks the debut of the designer in the world of sewing. Gota Patti work signature designer breathe life on prints. The classical Indian styles blend harmoniously with, tabards contemporary long columns that give the user a beautiful illusion of height. The beauty of this collection lies in its versatility – the peaks of Bohemian gypsies can be paired with lehengas beautifully printed as it would go with a pair of silk slacks.
Anamika Khanna’s “When Time Stood Still“
When you do it in the way of Anamika Khanna, it must be exquisite. Ivories came in rapid succession along with shades of romantic pink and yellow shades sneaky. Considering she wanted to add a fantastic atmosphere to its collection, the choice of soft colors seemed apt. shrugs and dramatic capes lent a glamorous edge to the sets.
Reynu Tandon’s “Kamangari“
Ethnic wear give a modern touch, Reynu Tandon was all about East meets West with its swirling Indian lehenga that evoked a spirit of royalty and glamor. Showstopper Divya Khosla Kumar made a graceful entrance in a heavily embroidered Red Indian lehenga with a rani-haar layered.
Tarun Tahiliani’s “The Last Dance of the Courtesan“
The collection is a tribute and recognition to the highest bastions of culture, dance, poetry and finesse, and the adornment of courtesans. The collection explores the possibility of a portable light to be for modern diva, with inspirations drawn from the set of courtesans. Invoke sophisticated seduction and lend a stylish luxury is the color palette, dominated by romantic pastel shades of beige, peach, blush pink, ivory and jade. Specifically paneled jackets, voluminous skirts dream, concept Indian sarees and designer lehenga states rose by opals, pearls, and other crystals.
Rimple & Harpreet Narula’s “Hiraeth“
Emphasizing Islamic architecture, this design duo played with lush drapes and beautiful designs for their collection. Showstopper Yami Gautam walked the ramp in a blue Indian lehenga detailed Prussian with Islamic architectural monuments, topped with a delicate sheer dupatta embroidery. Their classic combination of white and gold, and the tan, beige and dull creams are not just for brides but also for grooms.