FDCI India Couture Week 2016 closes tonight with a runway show by noted designer Rohit Bal. But before the event comes to a close, I would like to share my favorite designs from the last two days with you.
Reynu Taandon presented her collection Kamangari on friday. A collection inspired by the beauty and grandeur of Rajasthan, India. Every silhouette reflects Rajasthan’s ethnic heritage. I adore the lehenga featured in the gallery in ruby red with beautiful gold decorations. A modern look with a vintage feel to it.
Anamika Khanna experimented with different shapes and silhouettes decorated with 3D petals and floral embroidery. The silhouettes, some combined with loosely draped robes, remind me of classic Hollywood style gowns. The color palette is very easy on the eyes, soft ivorys and pastels with a pop of color here and there. The always fashionable Sonam Kapoor looked graceful in a showstopper look by the designer.
Internationally acclaimed designer Rahul Mishra impressed once again with his collection Monsoon Diaries. The noir design I featured is very modern, with intricate floral details and sheer elements. It stands out from the crowd!
Each ensemble from Rimple & Harpreet Narula‘s collection Hiraeth has a story of its own to tell. Their showstopper piece worn by actress Yami Gautam in midnight blue & gold really stood out. The lehenga features hand embroidered motifs derived from a Mughal monument lit up under a star-spangled midnight sky. It is inspired by a Mughal monument that Harpreet stumbled upon during his recent visit to Benares.
On saturday two great designers Varun Bahl and Gaurav Gupta took center stage.
Varun is known for his global approach towards traditional Indian wear. Reinventing heritage silhouettes for the contemporary Indian woman. Vintage Garden includes fashion forward designs decorated with beautiful, colorful florals and tropical motifs. One of the looks featured in the gallery with bright floral details combined with silver embellishments looks very sophisticated. The plain white color of the fabric lets the details do all the talking. The bridal design featured is a feast for your eyes teamed up with bold jewels by Khanna jewellers.
This is a song of scape. Of fluid structures, of frozen waves. Creating new cultures of where we are. A culture not belonging to an era or place but scaping many referrals. From Greek, Roman, Indian and English but twisted to the new eye…This is The new age Royal. Progressive yet rooted.
The above is taken from the official collection note and perfecly explains Gaurav Gupta’s vision for his collection. His designs are out of this world. He is a man who creates rules of his own when it comes to fashion design. A true artist and innovative spirit! Top favorite from his collection is a bright red gown, with sci-fi shapes and a Spanish flamenco look. Stunning!
Enjoy the gallery filled with my personal favorites and let me know which design you like best!
In order of appearance: Reynu Taandon, Anamika Khanna, Rahul Mishra, Rimple & Harpreet Narula, Varun Bahl, Gaurav Gupta