Traditional wedding couture receives a modern makeover

Traditional wedding couture receives a modern makeover

By Taru Bhatia | | 26 August, 2017
 Fashion, Rohit Bal, Anju Modi, Aastha Wadhwa, Ashima Leena, Indian Wedding Show, wedding collection, Festive/Winter ’17 Collection
(L-R) Collection of designer Rohit Bal, Anju Modi, Aastha Wadhwa, Ashima Leena.
True to the spirit of a big, fat Indian wedding, Delhi recently hosted the second season of the Indian Wedding Show. The wedding collection showcased here, by a range of ace Indian designers including Anju Modi, Ashima Leena, Rohit Bal and Ashtha Wadhwa among others, fuses the traditional idiom of wedding couture with edgy designs. A report by Taru Bhatia.

Rohit Bal

Celebrity designer Rohit Bal presented Festive/Winter ’17 Collection “Balance” at the Indian Wedding Show Season 2. The subtle nuances of the collection highlight the intricacies of the embroidery. With ornate floral motifs and meticulous handwork, the outfits possess clean and sharp silhouettes which can add charm to any event one wears it to. The practicality of the toned-down couture wear astutely imparts a bold contemporary vibe to the bespoke collection.

Anju Modi

Designer Anju Modi showcased her luxury festive and couture collection 2017—Kaashi for this year’s Indian Wedding Show. The designer’s collection is inspired by the city of ethereal holiness and sanctity that recounts the essence of a land (Banaras). From its fabled delicate weaves, to its exquisite Mughal flower motifs woven in gold and silver, the Banaras fabrics are treasured the world over. Anju Modi celebrates the colours, weaves, crafts of the ethereal city Banaras and the luminous spirit of Kaashi in this particular collection. 

Aastha Wadhwa

The Indian wedding show saw the launch of a new designer Aastha Wadhwa where she showcased her collection AAWA—Light of Divinity , with Gauhar Khan as the showstopper. The designer for the very first time came up with the Indian collection which showcased the intricate details of Mughal architecture and the beautiful journey of light. The designer’s collection is inspired by the Mughal sense of style and lux ury. The collection celebrates myriad shades of the Indian heritage while presenting a divine confluence of traditionality and modernity. 

Ashima Leena

With Ashima Leena steadily moving in the direction of textile crafting, her collection at the event took the approach to the finest detail in geometric weaves to create patterns and appliqués that apply the principles of Mughal architecture, borrowing from garden layouts—graphic complications that are every bit indulgent, yet fuss free. Nuances of precision in dabka embroidery are juxtaposed against bold motifs, with a surprising splash of colour, while the restraint of beaded carnations bloom on tulle under lay with yards of foil.

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