Despite having been married for over 2 years, bridal fashion still excites me and that is why Trousseau Planning is one of the services I offer as a part of my Fashion Stylist Services. So when an invitation to the Aamby Valley India Bridal Fashion Week 2012 reached me, I was thrilled :) More so because none other than every bride's dream couturier - Tarun Tahiliani was kick starting the week.
Tarun, whose creations have revived the beauty of India's rich heritage, brought in his opulent touches for the bridal collection which feature 41 creations inspired by the glamour of the 20s. The innovative U shaped ramp was turned into a virtual Garden of Eden with foliage, creepers and greenery swirling down from the ceiling and around the stage. Clumps of delicate plants hung from the walls lit with tiny circular bulbs and blue fairy lights twinkled around the ramp. As the lights dimmed, the lit bushes rose up to the ceiling to the strains of melodious music and the gentle voice of Sonam Kalra, the trained opera and Hindustani singer. The backdrop of painted temples created a very earthy character for the amazing show that was about to unfold in front of our eyes.
Stunning lehengas, paneled long cholis in tulle and silk with gorgeous embroidery, draped net saris with superb craftsmanship, self designed brocade maroon saris with heavy crystal and sequined borders, long gleaming velvet appliquéd covers with matching pants, peplum cholis, asymmetrical lehengas with churidars and sleeveless tunics over shot silk voluminous skirts- the collection was pure luxury from the studios of Tarun Tahiliani.
The eye-catching slim mermaid gown kurta, glamorous shararas with kurtis, keyhole jackets, contemporary anarkalis in juicy citrus shades with meshes of Swarovski elements brought in a hint of old world. Embellishemnts were lavish with zardozi, sequins, antique gold work, clusters of crystals and appliqués which added to the beauty of the garments. Volume was the key word for the collection with just a few slim line kurtas with sexy low backs.
Men’s wear was as ornate with bundgalas and sherwanis favoured by Tarun, teamed with churidars or comfortable dhotis.
The colours chosen were ideal for the wedding mood with reds as the predominant colour while fuchsia, rani pink, deep saffron, ivory, pink, peach, beige, maroon and black appeared in perfect harmony.
The very lovely Chitrangada Singh was the show stopper in a sensational ivory net lehenga, choli and dupatta creation splashed lavishly with crystals and sequins.
Does bridal fashion also excite you as much as it excites me? Then stay tuned for the next post too!
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