Indian couture week 2017 started with a bang and it is a momentous moment for everybody as the event touches a decade.
Anamika Khanna opened the show offsite with her installation collection named ‘Luxury 2017-Happily ever after’. The collection is inspired by the Indian heritage yet keeping in mind modern Indian woman who craves comfort and elegance altogether. “I sometimes feel that the bride must be abusing me. I wanted to stop that”, said Anamika Khanna, while speaking of her effort to keep the collection comfortable.
An Indian wedding comprises of various functions. So the collection is divided according to the different function .According to Anamika Khanna“Different functions need different techniques. Since it’s a couture collection, there is no repetition of anything. So far, the kind of techniques that we have is almost hundreds. There is thread work, metallic, zardozi, there’s everything in the whole collection.”
Thread work and zardozi combined with pastel colors makes the perfect assortment for the ‘welcome lunch’. The ‘Mehndi’ outfits are varied from shararas to draped saris to the lighter lehengas. The work used is dori work, gota, old kinaris and burnished gold and silver work & the colors are mustards, the purples, and corals.
Silver beads, zardozi burnt to black and black and metallic tassels made the cocktail a bit experimental.
The wedding lehengas are in classic reds and pinks. Coupled with them are some new colors for wedding lehengas like ivory, purple and orange.
There is something for every bride, for every occasion. The collection is chic and represents what the modern bride wants. On the other hand it takes inspiration from our heritage, thus creating a perfect blend. The modern bride wants to look divine but not at the cost of her comfort. So all to-be brides for you having a look at this collection is a must! Have a Happily Ever After!
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