The recently concluded India Couture Week 2016 redefined glamour and style with some spectacular designs, remarkable collections and creative make-up and hairstyles. The stunning and enviable designs set the trends for the season’s must-haves. Here are few of our inspired looks off the runway:
Ageless Black: Rohit Bal
Rohit Bal’s closing show of this season titled ‘Kehkashan’, explored the colour black with regal lehengas, cape jackets and bandhgalas over jodhpuris. Kehkashan, which means highest place in the galaxy, was not just about clothes. It was honoured with interesting accessory, especially headgears that made the ensemble imperial. His men’s collection of rich embroidered bandhgalas over jodhpuris with heavily designed mojris raised the princely stature of fashion.
Celebration Of Love: Anita Dongre
A pristine white net lehenga and golden embroidered cream robe atop, is bound to spell magic around you. From Anita Dongre’s collection ‘Celebration of love’ this gown is mesmerising — complete with its austerity and grandeur for a new-age spirited bride. So if you are looking at getting married this year, carve your niche with a splash of white, and say goodbye to the usually reds and maroons.
Ruffle Your Way: Gaurav Gupta
Ruffles have undoubtedly been this year’s biggest and sweetest fashion trends. It was seen in all its playfulness at various Red Carpet events, including the 2016 Oscars. And for the India Couture Week, Gaurav Gupta added extravagance and a dreamy twist to the regular strapless gown with these adorable ruffles. While, the ruffles enhanced muliebrity of this beautiful dress, the embroidered patterns gave impeccable embellishment to the dress. This season, gear up to take inspiration from this fairy-tale outfit by giving frilly detailing of the Red Carpet with subtlety to your high-street outfit.
Fresh Vintage: Varun Bahl
This time round, Varun Bahl created a refreshing ‘Vintage Garden’ collection of net fabric with floral motifs. For men, Varun’s high-low hem kurtas were the highlight of his collection. The half-sleeved bandhgala and parallel pyjamas with brown shoes made for a perfect Indian wear. This festive season, wear the straight cuts and celebrate it with a freshness of florals. Also, if you plan to go all out ethnic, then here’s a tip: play up the sophisticated floral pattern to add oodles of oomph to your festive sari.
Off-Shoulder Drama: Manish Malhotra
Manish Malhotra’s marvellous Persian Story explored the depths of the majestic bridal wear with statement off-shoulder blouses. And, men looked ravishing in Persian Story’s simple and classy Sherwanis in solid colours. The twist, here, was the palazzo-like cut pyjamas that made the men look effortlessly stylish. Take a cue, and play up the off-shoulder look with panache in both ethnic and western wear to add lots of oomph to your style this season. And men, think out of the box and give your traditional outfits a new look this season with the palazzo pants.
Bridal Elegance: Tarun Tahiliani
Tarun Tahiliani’s collection displayed an unconventional élan on the ramp. From ravishing Indian saris with beautiful buns, to embroidered velvet blue bandhgalas, his collection only burgeoned excellence. So, this season, go retro with nudes and white shades, and wear your style with beautiful soft curls. While, men can don a sleek look with pulled back hair in striking combination of dark and light outfits.
Be-Queened: Manav Gangwani
Manav Gangwani’s Begum-e-Jannat exhibited majestic lehengas with intricate embroidery and mirror work. The grand collection saw beautiful zardozi and use of fabrics such as luxurious silk velvet, sheer gauzy tissues, regal silk and tulle sprinkled with shimmering mirror work.
Sure enough, the designers have set the style rolling. Get inspired and style your way this season, by designing your outfit with intricate detailing, shimmer, embroidery and more to redefine glamour your way.