“On her wedding day a woman should be certain that she has found a dress that makes her feel confident and above all else, beautiful. “-Carolina Herrera
On day 3 of Fashion Design Council of India presents India Couture week, we witnessed some timeless pieces of couture which could be passed to generations. There were mix of handloom and exotic fabrics to make the person wearing the couture feel elegant and royal at the same time. Have a look:
Reynu Taandon: CYAN
Reynu in her new collection showcases bold undertones of the Indian monsoon, intricate detailing and beautiful thread work that gently weave in the magic and mysticism of peacock blue hues. The underplay of carefully used patterns of stripe that break the monotony, use of bold whites, glittering gold’s, and the many shades of heavily embroidered silhouettes of aqua blue and green orchestrate a melodic symphony that is hard to miss. Her collection is the perfect balance of traditional hand work, the captivation of the mirror work is made on screen printing regardless for the embellishments used with the creative and characteristics of the mirror. The draping of the dupattas has been elegantly fashioned to subtly reveal the essence of her entire collection, which is centred around the celestial beauty of calming cyan.
Using handloom and millloom chanderi fabrics with the beautifully printed colour palettes invoke purity in their every shade and radiate vibrantly through every silhouette. The entire collection has been artfully choreographed, styled and curated for everyone to celebrate the ever evolving fashion designs and trends in all their glory.
Shyamal & Bhumika:The Princess’s Soiree
Celebrated designer duo and couturiers, Shyamal and Bhumika made their first appearance at the FDCI India Couture Week. The new couture collection titled The Princess’s Soiree. Their collections had an eclectic mix of artisanal crafts, a fascinating play of colours & timeless silhouettes. The duo seek inspiration from rich Indian heritage & history and use its precious crafts and artisanal techniques, creating couture collections relevant to modern day sensibilities. Their latest couture collection ‘The Princess’s Soiree‘ aptly compliments their recent bridal collection, The Merchant Princess. As the unheard story of the Merchant Princess unravels, the grandeur of ancestral roots, eclectic architecture and picturesque panorama of lush gardens is painted before us.
The collection featured European details, Victorian inspirations and Baroque decorations amalgamated with rich Indian heritage. The colour story of the new line ranges from champagne golds, ruby wine, verdant green, coral blue & the staple black. This fairy-tale bridal line is an ode to the forgotten lifestyle lived in elegance and regality for the dreamer in the modern-day woman. The collection consists of floor sweeping gowns, sheer tulle capes, ruffled blouses, supple frills, belted waists, kalidaar jackets & lehengas. The designers enkindle a festival like aura by extensive usage of sequins, innumerable iridescent crystals and stone encrusting. Fluid beadwork, dripping gold embroidery in floral setting and luscious gold thread work is immaculately incorporated.
Tarun Tahiliani & Swarovski presented “Tarakanna”:
The new collection encapsulates Tahiliani’s love for layering and weightlessly constructed garments that fit like a glove. Through regal volumes, innovative techniques and smart contouring, the clothes glide effortless like a seamless dream, lapping at the floor below!
Tahiliani used vintage embroideries, the finest Italian tulle and Chantilly lace, Crystals from Swarovski winking through the dusk and gossamer fairy dust. A new lightness, and therefore, a new look embracing an evolution in lehengas, shararas, sarees, and saree drapes, as well as panelled kurtas and coats, this is a freeing construct of lightness. Where tulle and brocade, crystal and crinoline, silk georgettes and shadow work, are fused together, in self-assured modernity. The colour scheme stretches to include blushes of light pink, powder blue, peach, jade and mauve. Light resham, 3D flowers, threadwork and French knots on soft shades create a pastoral fantasy as the light bounces off the sheer tulle. Muted tones and breezy layers of the anarkali kurta are as light as a summer’s day.