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Mandira Wirk’s show opened with a line-up of models gliding down, carrying lit lanterns that created the elegant atmosphere for the collection at the fifth Aamby Valley India Bridal Fashion Week 2013. Miss Universe Canada 2012, Sahar Biniaz emerged from the wings, looking stunning in a gold lehenga with an embroidered jacket that revealed the creative touches of Mandira Wirk. Inspired by the forts, palaces, architectural marvels and tales of romance and valour from the Pink City of Jaipur, Mandira’s line-up at used a profusion of colourful Meenakari and merged it with resham, zari, jewel work as well as gotta and mirror work to present a glorious fashionable tale of glitz and grandeur. The designs included fusion offerings with tulip satin skirt, black dhoti pants, pre-draped sari and slim pants all teamed with a variety of long and short jackets resplendent with multicoloured peacock and flamingo embroidery.
To end the show on a high bridal note, showstopper Sophie Chaudhary arrived in a palkhi, wearing a dazzling crystal and gold corset, lehenga and dupatta. JJ Valaya had an elaborate stage done to go with his theme ‘The Maharaja of Madrid’. The giant Spanish galleon against the backdrop of the raging ocean mural on the stage from where the models emerged was designed keeping every detail of the ship in mind. 14 white giant silk umbrellas dotted the venue, placed amongst the audience, who experienced a sensational fashionable sea journey of grandeur and opulence woven by Valaya in his characteristic style. To emphasise the theme further, group of Indian kathak dancers on the ramp and a fiery Spanish flamenco performer on the top deck of the ship opened the show with a frenzied jugalbandi to Indian and Spanish melodies.
The collection was all about elaborate embroidery, panelled lehengas, peplum blouses, long luxurious gowns, sensational saris, long-sleeved maxis with embroidered panels, bordered multitiered one-shoulder gowns, asymmetric floorlength anarkalis with shimmering bodices, shararas layered with tulle over embroidered brocade and roses, paisleys and Spanish motifs in myriad colours. Ending the show was the glamorous Bollywood star of ilm “Jannat”, Esha Gupta who dazzled in an Indo/Spanish inspired embroidered vision of a lehenga, halter choli and orange net dupatta. Inspired by the fabulous Indian costumes from the hills of Kashmir to the sands of Kutch and from the glory of Awadh to the historic drama of Hyderabad, Preeti S Kapoor’s “Royal India” bridal collection had intricate embroidery, majestic silhouettes and shapes, the collection was a fabulous blend of diverse colours, textures and fabrics that were very versatile and eye catching.
Twelve lit clusters of lamps lined the ramp to create the magical effect of the past for the show. Bollywood actor Aditi Rao Hydari in a red heavily embellished gold lehenga, choli and orange dupatta, made the dramatic show stopping entry under a canopy of flowers. THURSDAY 5 DECEMBER 2013 14