Bridal couture has arrived a long distance from the standard lehenga-choli encrusted with zardozi or Swarovski crystals. The contemporary bride has well-cut gowns, sherwanis and kimono jackets to select from-things she will go easily and, possibly, shake a leg in. And developers are trying out drapes, materials and detailing. Nowhere had been this more obvious than during the 12th version for the Asia Couture Week (ICW), held in the main city in July.
Designer couple Pankaj and Nidhi Ahuja associated with label Pankaj & Nidhi had faux leather appliquй and custom-made crystals in yellowish, rose silver and gold white on jeans, tunics and coats inside their first couture collection, ‘Mosaiq’, prompted by the art of mosaic-making. There were also empire waistline dresses and a dress combined with an one-sleeve blouse with frills and feathers.
«If you get right straight straight back a couple of years,» claims Pankaj, «a stunning Kanjeevaram sari commissioned for someone in [...]