Who else but Rohit Bal could give a stylish grand finale to Delhi Couture Week 2011. Intricately detailed and immaculately stitched, the collection used zardozi work, applique work, cutwork and embroideries. Take a look at the stunning ensembles here.
Designer duo Shantanu and Nikhil showcased their ‘Perfume’ collection at the Delhi Couture Week 2011. Delicate textures & fluid fabrics in hues of Baby Pink, Aqua Blue & Dusty Orange sets the tone for the collection. Sonakshi Sinha was the showstopper here.
Sonam Kapoor dazzled as she walked the ramp in Manish Malhotra’s couture show as a surprise showstopper on the third-day of the Delhi Couture Week. How she owned the ramp in a white lehenga with red-golden border and red backless overcoat. The collection was clearly bridal with fluttering lehengas and anarkalis, shararas and gararas. Hues and shades of red, blue, purple and pink were seen. No surprises here, good old festive charm of Manish Malhotra.
Bollywood starlet Shraddha Kapoor walked the ramp for the first time for Anju Modi, who showcased a mystical line called ‘Maya’. Feminine, opulent yet serene- in hues of ivory, maroon and blue the collection is easy on the eye.
Sharmila Tagore was the showstopper for designer duo Ashima and Leena on the third day of the Delhi Couture Week. Designer Ashima Leena’s collection titled ‘Adaa’ brought the age-old tradition of Awadh and Lucknowi gharana back on the ramp. Inspired by the clothing style of ‘Zenana’ woman, the collection saw voluminous robes with the rich gleam of jewels shining through delicate odhanis.
Love love love the odhnis and the jewellery!
Suneet Varma’s collection at the Delhi Couture Week was inspired by ‘Kamasutra’. The ultra feminine, sensual, sheer and dramatic designs tied in with Verma’s theme and his collection “adorns the body and bejewels the soul.” The collection consisted of heavily embellished lehengas, anarkalis, saris and suits in hues of pink, blue, yellow, red and orange. Loved the use of pajebs, metal bras and hair brooches to add to the seduction. Otherwise a fairly sell-able bridal collection.
Bollywood celebrities and socialites thronged the capital to attend designer Manav Gangwani’s show. The front row special invitees included Rahul Khanna, Zayed Khan, Fardeen Khan and wife Natasha, Raveena Tandon and Anil Thadani, Dino Morea, Soha Ali Khan, Sophie Choudry, Jewellery designer Farah Khan Ali, Beauty diva Shehnaz Hussain, businessman Robert Vadra, Bharat Sahni and wife Riddhima Kapoor Sahni and Sunanda Pushkar.
The collection, ‘A Timeless Affaire’ was grand and opulent, what we have come to expect with every Manav Gangwani collection. Western cuts, ruffles, layering and swarovski elements were the highlights of the collection.The fish-cut gowns, anarkalis, saris and lehengas were completely blinged out. What can we say, very glam!
Meera and Muzaffar Ali’s Sama Collection was in line with what we expected- lots of traditional Indian weaves and fabrics to create flowing silhouettes. We spotted farshi ghararas, lehngas, peshwaz, choghas and saris with exhaustive embellishments and even ikat prints.
Varun Bahl opened the second edition of Delhi Couture Week with his Indo-French collection. Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit, dressed in swarovski studded white anarkali with beautiful jewellery was spotted in the front row, though she did not walk the ramp. The collection was inspired by French queen Marie Antoinette. It featured lehengas, anarkalis and sarees with tailored jackets and corset-like blouses worn by the queen. The colour palette consisted of pistachio hues to deep, wines, maroons, golden and ivory shades.
Valaya translated his love for photography into his latest collection titled Tasveer for the Delhi Couture Week 2011. Valaya’s outfits followed the evolving palate of the still image, starting with black & white, sepia, hand-stained, natural and finally culminating in digital. The color pallete evolved from gold, fuschia pink, candy pink, reds, copper to peacock blue and dark purple. Valaya’s classic Alika jackets were the star of the collection and also on display were sarees with elaborate zari borders, sequin work and semi-precious stone embroideries, short bandhgala kurtas over churidars and jackets with dramatic sleeves paired with churidars. The evening ended with the exquisite wedding collection and we are drooling over the bridal ensemble worn by Valaya’s muse Sapna Kumar.