Adose of frower talk, smattering of red lips, crisp blazers and loads of of style — that’s the second day of couture week for you!
Designer Monisha Jaising, who showcased her work after a long break, went first, and the audience was transported to a Miami-style beach, as Jaising envisioned wearable couture for a destination wedding. Walking for her, a male model wearing a speedo (and nothing else), attracted maximum attention, and even some whistles and hoots from the gathering.
The offsite show by designer Anamika Khanna was just as fabulous, with a live forest setting, chirping birds and quite a few celeb guests. Khanna’s modern take on traditional chikanwork and sari drapes was noteworthy.
We loved the smart use of brocade, embellished leggings, use of crystals and the merging of traditional motifs with western silhouettes
The colour palette provided variety — with a lot of designers going for neutrals, it was good to see Jaising go for mints, yellow and reds
The maharani bathrobe showcased at the end was a fun take on a bride who loves to pamper herself like a queen, after the ceremonies
While we loved the upbeat mood of the show and the intricate bling, most outfits seemed more prêt than couture
Gilded mohawks, Khanna’s contemporary take on the traditional maang tikka, layered necklaces and metallic belts were interesting
Intricate embroidery and embellishments in pops of red, blue, silver and gold, added colour to the predominantly soft-hued outfits
Fitted pants with sharara-esque flares, skirts inspired by Maharashtrian saris, and sheer embellished capes were interesting
Even though the colour palette added a vintage vibe to the collection, we wished to see more colours in her superbly silhouetted outfits