The second edition of Aamby Valley India Bridal Week that concluded this Tuesday in Mumbai, had high-end festive garments created by a host of designers. The event also marked the beginning of fashion weeks for this year’s Ford Supermodel of The World contest winner from India, Ninja Singh.
Designers Anjali and Arjun Kapoor’s creations — traditional yet contemporary — were perfect for the modern bride. Rocky S, who also showed on Day one, gave his men more of a tux look with interesting dinner jackets and notch collars. He also sprinkled a fair number of cocktail dresses apt for pre-wedding functions. Vikram Phadnis stuck to a more traditional look. Extensive embroidery added to the overall beauty of his collection.
On the second day, Adarsh Gill showed her creations that were not only apt for the bride’s big day, but also for other functions surrounding the wedding. Queenie Singh’s collection of exquisitely made jewellery using rubies, emeralds and diamonds with other precious stones made for an exciting presentation on the runway. Her models wore stylish drapes made by Ramona Narang. Bhairavi Jaikishen’s collection of colourful bridal wear had glitz running steadily all through.
Day three saw Jotsna Tiwari’s Jona and Pallavi Jaikishen presenting their offerings for the Indian bride. Pallavi Jaikishen, known for her vibrant colour palette and surface detailing, this time also presented a range that is apt for a traditional Indian wedding.
The grand finale show by Tarun Tahiliani on Tuesday was most fascinating. His serene collection had subtle yet elegant surface treatments. Tahiliani mixed the techniques of structured draping and tailoring along with fine fittings and impeccable finish. The tasteful employment of Swarovski elements added elegance to his creations. Overall, some thing to relish for a long time to come.