ADITI RAO HYDARI LIT UP THE RAMP AT ICW
Saturday was all about intricate embroideries, celestial inspiration and couture that goes beyond the wedding day and the bride
Indian couture is usually dedicated to what the bride wants, but, the penultimate day of India Couture Week 2017, catered to the entire wedding party, and to the many events that precede the D-day.
Organised by Fashion Design Council of India with associate partner Hindustan Times, day six saw two distinct style sensibilities. The evening started with designer Anita Dongre’s show where models walked to the soulful voice of sufi singer Deveshi Sahgal. Not only lehengas, but even tea-length dresses saw gottapatti work, embroideries done by craftswomen of SEWA and woven textiles from Benaras. Her showstoppers were the bride, her bridesmaids and flower girls — ushering in the concept of couture for the entire bridal party.
Designer Gaurav Gupta ended the day with signature fantastical couture. “The designs are an amalgamation of Indian craftsmanship and European designs, inspired by nature, forest and a fantasy space, almost like a parallel world on the moon.” he said. Actor Aditi Rao Hydari walked as Gupta’s muse.
The bride and her besties, all in one particular look, makes the wedding more special. This is the reason we played with the bridesmaid concept ANITA DONGRE, DESIGNER We have used fabrics like crêpes, chiffon and lots of lace that has all been created in-house, making the collection pure couture GAURAV GUPTA, DESIGNER
Dongre’s runway was an inspiration for not only the bride, but her bridal party too. Be the scarlet bride as your BFFs play with ivories and gold Dongre’s collection, Tree of Love, inspired by the Bishnoi tribe’s devotion to greens, also introduced the concept of couture for kids
Actor Aditi Rao Hydari’s celestial gown from Gupta’s collection, Moondust, is perfect for your cocktail, encrusted with mythical motifs of birds and unicorns This dusty pink tiered gown is perfect for a glamorous reception. If you are the bride’s best friend, you can rock this couture pick too