Sleek and se­quinned

Kolkata-based WNW show­cases its bridal col­lec­tion at Aquaab

The Hindu - - CHENNAI -

Aquaab, a city-based fash­ion store show­cases bridal col­lec­tion by Kolkata-based WNW. On dis­play are saris, lehen­gas and gowns with in­tri­cate zari em­broi­dery, cut­dana work among oth­ers. The colour pal­ette in­cludes beige, ivory, red, ma­roon and orange among oth­ers. The gar­ments can also be cus­tomised.

WNW was founded by Rita Bhotika in 1999, along with her two sons Harsh and Ankesh. Kolkata is one of the most sig­nif­i­cant clus­ters for hand em­broi­dery.

Most of all the em­broi­ders trace their lineage from Kari­gars in the Mughal era who were then com­mis­sioned to de­sign and dress for the rulers. WNW fo­cusses on this lineage, says the founder.

The brand of­fers lat­est colour pal­ettes on one hand and tra­di­tional, skilled crafts­man­ship on the other. The jour­ney of the brand be­gan with dy­ing hand­ker­chiefs which then later started con­cen­trat­ing on the craft.

WNW also claims to in­cor­po­rate avant-garde be­spoke de­signs and in­tri­cate crafts­man­ship on ma­te­ri­als. The bridal line is bold in its thought, con­tent and pre­sen­ta­tion. De­vel­oped by the in-house de­sign team, each WNW gown or lehenga is de­signed for the mod­ern-day In­dian bride, con­cludes the founder.

The col­lec­tion can be found at Aquaab, Poona­mallee High Road. For fur­ther de­tails, 7530062072

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