It sucked that we didn’t get invited to Manish Malhotra’s show. It was one of the 3 shows that took place off-site at Amazon India Couture Week, and for some reason, off-site = limited media entry. I overheard someone state matter-of-factly that only 30 Media Seats were available. Wow, that’s just great. But what about us bloggers, Manish? I thought our meeting earlier this year meant something to you.
I thought we explained what wedding blogs are to you, and you…you promised you wouldn’t forget! Is this how you repay us?! For the one hundred and eighty five seconds we took out of our busy lives to introduce the concept of wedding blogging to you?! *turns away dramatically*
Well, let bygones be bygones. Maybe next time we meet you’ll have a gift ready for me. You know, to make it up to me? A lehenga maybe. Well, alright alright. Don’t get angsty *rolls her eyes* Even a dupatta will do.
I need to praise your collection now. These brides na, won’t leave me alone even for 2 minutes to speak to MM. They want to see the pictures NOW. Off you go, M. I’ll see you next at the Vogue Wedding Show, darling. *air kiss* *air kiss*
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Although I cribbed about the lack of inspiration at Amazon India Couture Week 2015, one day that managed to leave us with some serious bridal wear favourites was Day 3. While Monisha Jaising gave us a fresh, young take on bridal wear with her Sailing Bride collection, Varun Bahl put up a grand show with the most elegant trousseau pieces out there.
But it was Anju Modi’s couture collection that truly kicked off the exquisite wedding line up on Day 3. Titled “Kashish”, the collection is inspired by a Persian bride’s wardrobe. Anju Modi continued her signature use of intricately and impeccably embroidered motifs, with the effortless layering only she can pull off. And with bright hues of pinks thrown in with beautiful yellows and soft blues – you can only imagine what a sight it made. Although, you don’t need to leave anything to the imagination. Here are all the images, and our favourites, for you to see. Continue reading “Anju Modi at Amazon India Couture Week 2015”
This was my favourite show at Couture Week – my absolute favourite. I’m obsessed with the images – zooming into the details feels like a visual treat. It was…delicious, if I may.
Firstly, Varun Bahl called this collection “Song of the Flower”. Flowers in couture? Consider us hooked.
And you cannot believe the beauty of the floral embroidery, the soft shades, the dreamy designs – I really, really loved it. It feels like you walked into a secret garden, and rolled around in an endless land of flowers.
Four pieces made the cut to our top picks. Continue reading “Varun Bahl at Amazon India Couture Week 2015”
Amazon India Couture Week 2015 kicked off on Wednesday. The first show was Sabyasachi’s, and you may have noticed no post was put up about his show. That’s because it wasn’t really for brides – the shock! the horror! :p And it was, well, not our taste. At all.
You can imagine, then, that I approached Day 2 of AICW with low expectations. Of course, Couture Week is not equal to Bridal Fashion Week, but considering this is India, Couture should equal Bridal!
I sat down for Rahul Mishra’s show, not expecting to find any bridal options. But considering he is known to be a master craftsman of embroidered marvels, I was still looking forward to a mesmerising show. As I read through the press kit, I realised this collection was meant for the new-age bride. I jumped, ever so slightly, on my seat – and a little glimmer of hope started to make its way into my heart. Maybe I’ll find a few outfits I can recommend to brides?
Have you guessed yet?
Yes, Rahul Mishra didn’t disappoint. Continue reading “Rahul Mishra at Amazon India Couture Week 2015”
And a little bit of Fashion Week 101.
If you are getting married in the next 6 months, and are looking to buy your wedding lehenga and trousseau now, you’re worried. The next set of Fashion Weeks are still 3-4 months away. Where are you supposed to research the latest in bridal fashion, so that you don’t accidentally end up buying a 2 year old style? That is, of course, if you care about that sort of thing.
Unless you have a friend who works at a fashion magazine, you’re going to be one hell of a confused bride trying to find the latest in bridal fashion on those 20 websites you’ve just googled. If you’re not a regular fashion week follower, you’re going to have a hard time keeping all the S/S, S/R, A/W shows from merging into each other and leaving you blurry-eyed.
Well, I am that friend. And that regular fashion week follower 🙂 And I put together a guide to all the freshest fashion from the last 12 months for brides. You’re welcome!
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Manish Malhotra. THE Manish Malhotra! I was beyond excited to see what impressive creations he’d whipped up. And who the Bollywood showstoppers were going to be! Last year, he had roped in Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone! Continue reading “Manish Malhotra at Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers India Couture Week 2014”
I know, I’m late. I usually post about a fashion show the very next day. But since I was thrown head first into India Couture Week within 48 hours of returning to India after a 6 week intense course in New York, I made a conscious decision to not stick to my conventional blogging ways. Just for a while.
Continuing with the “doing things differently” policy till things settle on the work front, I’m presenting you with my first ever – Postcards from Fashion Week post. Mostly pictures, and very little talking. I have a lot of catching up to do with posts from the rest of India Couture Week, Tarun Tahiliani Couture Exposition AND Vogue Wedding Show. Let’s get started quickly then, shall we?
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