India Couture Week 2014 Highlights

 

Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers India Couture Week 2014 that happened in New Delhi last week was six days of ethereal, goddess-like clothing with the richest of craftsmanship and the most intricate designs.

Sabyasachi’s Ferozabad was a collection fit for royalty, dripping old world charm with high necklines and exquisite embroideries.

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Anju Modi scored high with her relaxed dhoti pants with long flowy kurtas. The color palette was a soothing and sophisticated mix of nudes, greys and pinks, with a little mustard and a rich burgundy here and there.

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Gaurav Gupta sent down the ramp the “sari gowns” that he is famous for, in deep earthy tones and finally Shraddha Kapoor sashayed down in a fine bodycon gown with an embroidered cape trailing behind her.

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The King of Kitsch, Manish Arora showed a collection with bright colors and Indian ethnic designs, foregoing the dupatta and portraying his vision of bold, liberated and iridescent woman of modern India.

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Manish Malhotra created a collection, called Portraits, that was the height of Indian glamour, sending current brides-to-be in a drool-fueled frenzy of excitement. Alia Bhatt and Aditya Roy Kapoor walked the ramp for the designer looking radiant.

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Monisha Jaising’s couture creations were ethereal and feminine, ending with a pleasantly surprising showstopper – Lisa Hayden as an ultra-modern bride in a leather ghaghra with tie-up shirt.

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Rina Dhaka’s bride was one who did her own unconventional thing but was always connected to her roots and traditions. This collection was for the glamorous bride who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to take it.

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Rohit Bal surpassed himself as he rolled out an exquisite collection of off-white lehengas, kalidaars and saris, and gave the men a chance to be the colorful ones.

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Varun Bahl’s sheer and lace play impressed everyone and earned him loads of praise from all – his clients, competitors and the fashion media.

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