A day of fine embroidery and beaded gowns at Delhi Couture Week

Monisha Jaising used fine embroidery in flowing fabrics along with her signature beaded formula to give a dramatic effect.

Fashion designer Anamika Khanna took a cue from Indian elements – like the Maharashtrian-style sari drape, Lucknowi chikankari work and the traditional maang-tika – for her couture showcase here.

Against the backdrop of a forest-inspired stage, models flaunted attires which were not in the traditional bridal wear colours of deep red, orange or fuchsia pink. PHOTO: Pankaj Nangia

The work looked like intricate lace work, but the designer says it was embroidery.

Subtle colours and contrasts were used in abundance.

The designer incorporated interesting headgear to accentuate the overall look of the models who sauntered on the ramp in her creations.

Khanna, who even gave a twist to the dupatta and used it as a cape, used self-created fabrics to give her garments the desired effect.

A model in an Anamilka Khanna creation.

Fashion designer Monisha Jaising’s strength lies in resort wear, and her sensibilities reflected well in her new couture line ‘Happily Ever After’ that is all about a “beach wedding”.

Jaising didn’t adhere to the general bridal wear rules, but she made sure to add the essential bling that all brides love in their attire.

Indian bridal wear is considered incomplete without lehengas, and Jaising made sure she catered to that segment as well, with showstopper Miss Universe Canada 2012 Sahar Biniaz flaunting a sand-coloured number.

The intricately beaded gowns reminded one of waterfalls. Not only because of the cuts, but also due to the use of different shades of blue like midnight and ink.

The collection had a high bling quotient, and it was wise on the designer’s part to use no jewellery at all, barring some models who flaunted bangles and earrings.

The ramp and stage were minimal.

Courtesy: https://cinesign.wordpress.com

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