India Couture Week (day 5): Highlights

The first collection was by designer Rohit Bal - Inspired by the grandeur of The Czarist Regime of Russia,“KEHKASHAAN”, was opulence personified. This collection is deeply entrenched in the unmitigated philosophy of extreme luxury. The opulence has been interpreted and translated by me with my innate sense of understated glamour and elegance. Rohit Bal's fabrics depict rich golds meet fine silk threads. Zardozi meets fine Kashmiri Kaani , crewel work and petite point and chain stitch . Silhouettes in question were Velvet and hand woven silks.

 

 

The second collection was by Manav Gangwani - the ice maidens, including Kangana Ranaut, stepped out in an array of ancient and artistic techniques such as zardozi, Chikankari, daabka, gota patti and Parsi gara, but the mastery lay in combining them with contemporary elements. Chikankari, Bandhani and woven zari georgette saris were laced with heavy borders, tassels and ruffle and velvet silhouettes.

Third collection was by ace designer Monisha Jaisingh. The collection radiated elements of exuberant fabrics and free-flowing silhouettes. The line comprised of a wide range of fabrics composed of lame, velvet metallics, tulle, chikankari, Italian organza, banarasi, metallic satin and more. It channelled the inner Greek Godesses in you.