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At India Couture Week 2018, Pallavi Jaikishan mixed retro and modern for the edgy bride

Designer Pallavi Jaikishan’s India Couture Week 2018 sarees, anarkalis, shararas and lehengas are not only stunning for a range of body types, but allow movement, so you can easily dance the night away. We’ve assembled the most flawless looks from the designer to get you inspired in one quick read.

fashion and trends Updated: Jul 26, 2018 19:38 IST
Sanya Panwar
Sanya Panwar
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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At India Couture Week 2018, designer Pallavi Jaikishan (left) put a contemporary twist on traditional bridal styles in her showcase. (RAAJJESH KASHYAP/HT Photo)

Fashion designer Pallavi Jaikishan took us back in time with her eclectic and elegant collection, Nostalgia, on day two of India Couture Week 2018at Taj Palace, New Delhi on Thursday. Jaikishan put a contemporary twist on traditional styles in her showcase at the five-day fashion extravaganza, presented by Hindustan Times and Sunil Sethi Design Alliance.

At India Couture Week 2018, designer Pallavi Jaikishan’s designs featured fabrics such as silk, chiffon, georgette, organza and metallics. (RAAJJESH KASHYAP/HT Photo)

Jaikishan showcased designs similar to what she had created two decades ago, featuring old as well as new fabrics — silk, chiffon, georgette, organza and metallics (slinky, sensual, almost liquid-looking imported lamè) — and design sensibilities (ruffles, cape sleeves, belted cholis). She merged retro with modern, transforming the very notion of lamé from trashy to luxurious with pleated, audaciously sexy anarkalis, shararas, lehengas. Copper, gold, rose gold — we saw them all. As flashy as lamé may be, not only did it look gorgeous and serve up a dose of glitz, it made for some ethnic Indian occasion-wear.

At India Couture Week 2018, designer Pallavi Jaikishan showcased sleek lamè skirts and shararas with glimmering decorative folds paired well with all-over floral embroidered kurtas. (RAAJJESH KASHYAP/HT Photo)

Jaikishan incorporated metallic accents and fabrics cunningly enough throughout her collection in ensembles that looked striking, yet understated. Her designs were more ornate and divine than tacky and flashy. Whether you want to sparkle in head-to-toe metallics, show off a subtle sheen, or flirt with a glimmering pattern, these Pallavi Jaikishan designs from ICW 2018 have got you covered.

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Sleek lamè skirts and shararas with glimmering decorative folds paired well with all-over floral embroidered kurtas and made a bold statement. The sarees had a softer look with iridescent and shiny organza and sheer fabrics that were playfully finished with a variety of tassels and fringes. Jaikishan closed the show with a shimmering cream lehenga with silvery floral embellishments that sparkled with light.

At Pallavi Jaikishan’s show at India Couture Week 2018, the models channelled Old Hollywood–inspired side-swept, wavy buns and bridal go-tos, deep red lips, winged black eyeliner and bold, thick brows. (RAAJJESH KASHYAP/HT Photo)

The models wore a statement making yet classic beauty look: They channelled Old Hollywood–inspired side-swept, wavy buns and bridal go-tos, deep red lips, winged black eyeliner and bold, thick brows.

Scroll down to see some more of Pallavi Jaikishan’s creations:


India Couture Week, presented by Hindustan Times and Sunil Sethi Design Alliance, will be on from July 25 to July 29, in Delhi.

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First Published: Jul 26, 2018 19:31 IST