Tuesday, 1 May 2012
Friday, 10 February 2012
Valaya translated his love for photography into his latest collection titled Tasveer for the Delhi Couture Week 2011. Valaya’s outfits followed the evolving palate of the still image, starting with black & white, sepia, hand-stained, natural and finally culminating in digital. The color pallete evolved from gold, fuschia pink, candy pink, reds, copper to peacock blue and dark purple. Valaya’s classic Alika jackets were the star of the collection and also on display were sarees with elaborate zari borders, sequin work and semi-precious stone embroideries, short bandhgala kurtas over churidars and jackets with dramatic sleeves paired with churidars. The evening ended with the exquisite wedding collection and we are drooling over the bridal ensemble worn by Valaya’s muse Sapna Kumar.
Designer duo Shantanu and Nikhil showcased their ‘Perfume’ collection at the Delhi Couture Week 2011. Delicate textures & fluid fabrics in hues of Baby Pink, Aqua Blue & Dusty Orange sets the tone for the collection. Sonakshi Sinha was the showstopper here.
Rohit Bal’s collection at Delhi Couture Week titled ‘Khakasrtari’—Colours of Ash, is as symbolic as it gets; and what a comeback Bal made after grave illness with a collection that speaks of fashion thats timeless. Celebrating the 2 decades of his impeccable craftsmenship. we got a glimpse of Bal’s characteristic style – intricate zardozi work on velvet jackets paired with voluminous skirts, lots of Taj motifs, delicate mukesh work, layers of chiffon and more. Plenty of eye-candy for Brides-to-be.
The finale was ethereal with Bal and his models floating in a pool in virginal white clothes.
Who else but Rohit Bal could give a stylish grand finale to Delhi Couture Week 2011. Intricately detailed and immaculately stitched, the collection used zardozi work, applique work, cutwork and embroideries. Take a look at the stunning ensembles here.