Commixture of Indian tradition and glamour
Making every girl’s dream of a regal bridal trousseau come true, Hyderabad-based designer Anushree Reddy unveiled her collection The Royal Courtyard at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015. Anushree offered a feast of wedding lehengas, cholis and dupattas in fragile net with lush embroidery and mind boggling colours that created magic on the ramp.
Making every girl’s dream of a regal bridal trousseau come true, Hyderabad-based designer Anushree Reddy unveiled her collection The Royal Courtyard at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015. Anushree offered a feast of wedding lehengas, cholis and dupattas in fragile net with lush embroidery and mind boggling colours that created magic on the ramp. The fiery red/pink lehenga was the opening number that left the audience breathless. The embellishments glittered on the hemline and the swirling lehengas at times featured twinkling brocade lining under them.
Pleating in contrast tones looked superb on a white voluminous lehenga; while a gentle floral print covered an occasional beauty. Weaving her stunning creations around soft peach, light pink, warm blush and caramel tones, Anushree selected georgettes, silks and sheer tulles to add glamour. Embroidery was the foundation of the creations but used discreetly. Zardosi was blended with beading and twinkling crystals with shimmering gold and antique metallic silver.
Looking stunning in a shocking pink lehenga with gorgeous, gold necklace design embroidery and gold choli, Ileana D’Cruz swayed down the ramp. Anushree’s collection is an amalgamation of Indian traditions and contemporary glamour. A collection with touches of royalty is always coveted by stylish women. Arpita Mehta’s The Royal Summer Affair at the LFW was a presentation of glamour and style.
It was an ethereal collection where ethnic silhouettes were highlighted by the sensuous lines of cream and nude, with splashes of bright pop tones like royal pink, indigo, lime green and peachy coral. The symphony in nude net was a vision of beauty with the first entry of a lehenga with sequinned peplum blouse. What followed were more stunners in the same hue with tulle being the cynosure of the collection.
A textured sari was teamed with the tiniest of bikini tops; but ponchos with shorts had embroidered edges. The off-shoulder embroidered mini with drop sleeves, the cape and frocks with net dhotis were interesting accompaniments of the collection. With layered sheer fabrics adding to the mood of the collection, Arpita ensured that the appliquéd mirror work flowers as well as the innovative geometric georgettes and gota designs added to the regal appearance of the creations.
To complete a further touch of elegance to her collection, Arpita launched her limited edition line of handmade embroidered shoes named Bedazzle. The showstopper for the day was Esha Gupta who looked breathtaking in a layered flesh coloured embroidered gown. Formal wear never looked more enticing and inviting than Arpita Mehta’s The Royal Summer Affair collection.
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