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HindustanTimes Sat,29 Nov 2014

Whimsical, wonderful

Hindustan Times  New Delhi, July 26, 2013
First Published: 17:13 IST(26/7/2013) | Last Updated: 01:34 IST(27/7/2013)

The third day of the ongoing Aamby Valley India Bridal Fashion Week 2013, in association with Azva, was all about cutting-edge innovation. Bridalwear came to embrace everything different, from metal and PVC style sheen to variations of chapka jhumar style maang tikkas and crisp embroidered jackets — there was a lot to cater to the eyes and style senses.

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While designer duo Falguni and Shane Peacock stuck to their avant garde styling, off-set with floral headgears for their bridal Eves, Raghavendra Rathore showed womenwear after a gap of three years, to an excited audience, his collection made of distinctive designs. Day three also saw the shows kicking-off relatively on time, which just added to the happiness of the hundreds gathered to catch a glimpse.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/popup/2013/7/fashion_city27.jpgRaghavendra Rathore
Embellished jackets of varying lengths teamed with saris, kurtas and pants dominated this futuristic collection
Monotoned and colour blocked suits, teamed with contrasting hued socks, quirked up the bridal wear for men
Flouncy, ruffled ghaghras and the designer’s trademark bandhgala jackets were also interesting
While the kaftans teamed with faux leather leggings seemed a bit understated as bridalwear, the collection was a right mix of traditional and contemporary

Falguni & Shane Peacock
Ombre hued and sequinned saris, teamed with slinky brocade blouses, seemed apt for a diva bride
Feathered shrugs, teamed with outfits and floral headgears, added a dash of hipster style glam
A metallic, peplum belt and use of the black hued velvet fabric was an edgy, gothic take on bridalwear
Though applique work with a twist and snakeskin like patterns wouldn’t be everyone’s cup of tea, the collection offered a lot of bold quirk

Bloggers talk
Loved the laser-cut designs at Falguni and Shane Peacock’s show. They cater largely to international celebs, and I think we’ll see these off the ramp soon
Dimpy Kapur

I adored the monotone menswear colour blocked with socks in Rathod’s collection. And that he used colours such as teal, red and hot pink for men
Swati Ailawadi

At Raghu’s show, it was all about the original, intricate craftsmanship that is commendable. Loved the saris paired with the capes too
Aanchal Sukhija Arya


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