Showing posts with label Ritu Kumar. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ritu Kumar. Show all posts

Monday, 7 January 2013

Desi Bride: Backstage at Ritu Kumar's "Panchvastra" Show



So I didn't get to see the black and nude anarkali like I wanted to but, I stumbled upon this awesome blog called the Style Struck Diaries. I love the content and the fashion is crazy! Tips, latest trends and style ideas straight from Nikita who is a fashion stylist in Delhi!  Her latest post was my dream job! She had the privilege to assist in styling a Ritu Kumar show! The pictures were just beautiful and I just couldn't imagine how amazing the designs looked on the ramp, under all those bright lights. Check out more pictures at Style Struck Diaries!

Ritu Kumar took inspiration from the five pivotal women from the epic tale of Mahabaraat: Ganga, Draupadi, Kunti, Amba and Gandhari. She wanted to depict the tale through fabrics and theatre. Each woman was represented in a different way.For Ganga, garlands of flowers as jewelery and was dressed in white and blush pinks; Draupadi was styled in black and red with a huge bindi (which I love!); Kunti was dressed in heavily embellished lenghas, a head piece and hair was pulled into a tight bun; Amba wore bright colours but was draped with chunni to represent being "exhiled" and for Gandhari the chosen colours were black and red and the models wore a sheer blindfold over their eyes. According to Maharbaraat, Gandhari's husband was born blind therefore she voluntarily blindfolded herself as well. I'm not very familiar with the entire story of Mahabaraat but when I think of it, I think about the epic fights and the kings. I don't think about the women who were essential in this piece of history. This was a beautiful way to pay tribute to them.

The invitation
 
The detailing is just breathaking




Kolapuri's that were custom made  for Ganga. I love the seashells! Perfect for a beach wedding? I think so!


Ganga

Draupadi

Kunti

Kunti

Amba

Ghandhari. The black and gold sari is gorgeous! I love the velvet detailing on the sleeves.

Desi Bride: Ritu Kumar's Show Stoppers




Dia Mirza, Kiron Kher, Seema Biswas, Suhmita Sen and Ritu Kumar

Source: Mail Online India

Desi Bride: More from Ritu Kumar's "Panchvastra"



Here are more pictures from Ritu Kumar's "Panchvastra" show. This collection took over six years to come to life. It is just spectacular. The accessories, makeup, hair and even to the expressions on each of the model's faces was beautifully executed. To find out more about more about the theme of this show, check out my previous post Backstage at Ritu Kumar's "Panchvastra" Show.












Source: Fashion Inquisitive

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Ritu Kumar dresses the bubbly Anushka Sharma.


Indian designer Ritu Kumar has dressed the Bollywood actress Anushka Sharmaand again I am delighted by the creations of Ms. Kumar. This assembly carried by Anushka is part of the collection 'Pachvastra'.
Indian actress paraded on the occasion of opening a new store at Raghuvanshi Mills Ritu Kumar (Mumbai).
And for those who do not know Ritu Kumar, I will try to post more regularly on the posts!! 
In the meantime know that what you see in these photos is a tiny preview of the talent of the artist.
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Panchvastra by Ritu Kumar.


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Once again the artist Ritu Kumar famous Indian woman through her ​​creations.Her latest collection is titled "Panchvastra", she mixes different styles, different colors and as to each of his previous collections we present it works with both a foot in the past and another perfectly anchored in today's world.
Ms. Kumar is not content to celebrate the Indian woman, this collection is an ode to Indian crafts. Wealth, and knowledge coveted by famous designers of international brands.
I invite you to discover these photos taken in New Delhi during the parade of February 2 and in India as a self-respecting parade should have some Bollywoodstars, Ritu Kumar has not waived the reg e.  
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Friday, 10 February 2012

TEN FAVORITE BRIDAL DESIGNERS OF THE DECADE


This was truly a decade that changed the face of Indian fashion. From Chandni Chowk to High couture – the bridal fashion has come a long way. And leading the charge were some designers who made traditional trendy. Here are our Ten favorite Bridal Designers of the Decade.
Ritu Kumar
The undisputed queen of bridal couture, Ritu Kumar reinvented the bridal market in the noughties with innumerous brides clamouring to to own a Ritu Kumar original creation. She has a unique style of her own which includes beautiful fabrics, stunning colors and intricate zardozi, bandhani and chikan work – very traditional silhouettes but very classy and contemporary feel. It helped that many celebrity brides and Miss India contestants flaunted her lehengas in public eye.
Tarun Tahiliani
Tahiliani believes a bride’s dream is, “Opulent, grand and majestic – and yet contemporary”. He’s dressed every major celebrity bride – from Elizabeth Hurley to Shilpa Shetty. Style, craftsmanship, quality and refinement are the defining symbols of Tarun’s garments. No wonder his lehengas and sarees are heirlooms and wearing a Tarun Tahiliani outfit is a defining moment for most brides.

Manish Malhotra
His name is synonymous with Bollywood fashion and his starry clients include the Kapoor sisters, Kajol, Aishwarya, Preity and Urmila. Think of those gorgeous brides in Karan Johar movies and you know who dressed them – Manish Malhotra, tinseltown’s favourite designer. Very popular with the NRI set, his bridal outfits are all about breathtaking colors, rich fabrics, detailed textures and delicate embellishments.
Sabyasachi
The poster boy of Indian fashion industry understands Indian clothing, culture and mindset like no other designer. And his designs are far too eclectic to be understood by everyone but that’s where lies his appeal. A Sabyasachi is an absolute must-have for the well-heeled, from the socialites to Bollywood’s biggest stars and his bridal collections are usually sold out within says of launching. But what we love most is his sense of color – his palette consists mostly of earthy shades of olives, rusts, golds and rich browns. His clothes have a certain nostalgia about them – as if they belonged to beautiful women of an era gone by.
Valaya
No one does opulence better than Valaya – without losing style and edge. His love for all things imperial translate into most gorgeous lehengas in silk brocade embellished with beadwork, embroidery, and crystals. Fit for a princess. Even more impressive is the fact that he has influenced men to drop their Armani suits and dress Indian to compliment their brides.
Neeta Lulla
If you remember the exquisite and extravagant costumes of Jodhaa Akbar, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, and Devdas, you know what to expect from Neeta Lulla – the queen of bollywood costumes. From Bollywood biggies to business families – Neeta Lulla’s clientele swear by her signature flowing, diaphanous lehengas and saris. She has had her share of misses but then who doesn’t.
Rohit Bal
A favorite of the social set, his clothes please and tease at the same time. He is celebrated for reinventing and resurrecting age old techniques like gold leaf printing. His bridal ensembles have a sexy edge and yet an incredible attention to detail and construction. His lehengas will make any bride feel graceful, stylish, elegant and sensuous.
Abu-Sandeep
The designers are hailed for reviving chikankari and making it oh so desirable. Voluptuous fabrics, the most intricate embroidery and embellishment and the finest finishes—that’s their trademark. Known to be the favourites of the Bachchan family and having had their designs being worn on the Oscar red carpet by none other than Dame Judi Dench, Jani and Khosla are also a favourite amongst the sophisticated in the wedding market. Their chikan and zardozi lehenga and sarees are work of art – you just have to have them.
Pallavi Jaikishen
The grand dame of Bridals, Pallavi Jaikishan launched her label in 1972. Since then, she has enjoyed tremendous success and her ensembles have become heirlooms of sorts – passed on down the generations. Her clothes are unapologetically ethnic with rich embroideries, bold colors and motifs. Although, she likes to keep a low profile, her clients include women from top industrialist families, movie stars as well as wives of international heads of states.
Ankur Batra
“Ankur Batra is the hottest pick for super-rich Delhi brides. My bridal clients are picking atleast one if not many outfits from him”, says Vipul Bhagat, a makeup artist to brides from business magnate families. If you haven’t heard about him, it’s because he is very secretive about his designs. He doesn’t show at fashion events, doesn’t retail from stores and only meets clients by appointment if he’s sure you can afford him. And the clients’ love that clothes that they order are really exclusive and no one else owns anything like that.

Monday, 2 January 2012

TEN FAVORITE BRIDAL DESIGNERS OF THE DECADE


This was truly a decade that changed the face of Indian fashion. From Chandni Chowk to High couture – the bridal fashion has come a long way. And leading the charge were some designers who made traditional trendy. Here are our Ten favorite Bridal Designers of the Decade.
Ritu Kumar
The undisputed queen of bridal couture, Ritu Kumar reinvented the bridal market in the noughties with innumerous brides clamouring to to own a Ritu Kumar original creation. She has a unique style of her own which includes beautiful fabrics, stunning colors and intricate zardozi, bandhani and chikan work – very traditional silhouettes but very classy and contemporary feel. It helped that many celebrity brides and Miss India contestants flaunted her lehengas in public eye.
Tarun Tahiliani
Tahiliani believes a bride’s dream is, “Opulent, grand and majestic – and yet contemporary”. He’s dressed every major celebrity bride – from Elizabeth Hurley to Shilpa Shetty. Style, craftsmanship, quality and refinement are the defining symbols of Tarun’s garments. No wonder his lehengas and sarees are heirlooms and wearing a Tarun Tahiliani outfit is a defining moment for most brides.

Manish Malhotra
His name is synonymous with Bollywood fashion and his starry clients include the Kapoor sisters, Kajol, Aishwarya, Preity and Urmila. Think of those gorgeous brides in Karan Johar movies and you know who dressed them – Manish Malhotra, tinseltown’s favourite designer. Very popular with the NRI set, his bridal outfits are all about breathtaking colors, rich fabrics, detailed textures and delicate embellishments.
Sabyasachi
The poster boy of Indian fashion industry understands Indian clothing, culture and mindset like no other designer. And his designs are far too eclectic to be understood by everyone but that’s where lies his appeal. A Sabyasachi is an absolute must-have for the well-heeled, from the socialites to Bollywood’s biggest stars and his bridal collections are usually sold out within says of launching. But what we love most is his sense of color – his palette consists mostly of earthy shades of olives, rusts, golds and rich browns. His clothes have a certain nostalgia about them – as if they belonged to beautiful women of an era gone by.
Valaya
No one does opulence better than Valaya – without losing style and edge. His love for all things imperial translate into most gorgeous lehengas in silk brocade embellished with beadwork, embroidery, and crystals. Fit for a princess. Even more impressive is the fact that he has influenced men to drop their Armani suits and dress Indian to compliment their brides.
Neeta Lulla
If you remember the exquisite and extravagant costumes of Jodhaa Akbar, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, and Devdas, you know what to expect from Neeta Lulla – the queen of bollywood costumes. From Bollywood biggies to business families – Neeta Lulla’s clientele swear by her signature flowing, diaphanous lehengas and saris. She has had her share of misses but then who doesn’t.
Rohit Bal
A favorite of the social set, his clothes please and tease at the same time. He is celebrated for reinventing and resurrecting age old techniques like gold leaf printing. His bridal ensembles have a sexy edge and yet an incredible attention to detail and construction. His lehengas will make any bride feel graceful, stylish, elegant and sensuous.
Abu-Sandeep
The designers are hailed for reviving chikankari and making it oh so desirable. Voluptuous fabrics, the most intricate embroidery and embellishment and the finest finishes—that’s their trademark. Known to be the favourites of the Bachchan family and having had their designs being worn on the Oscar red carpet by none other than Dame Judi Dench, Jani and Khosla are also a favourite amongst the sophisticated in the wedding market. Their chikan and zardozi lehenga and sarees are work of art – you just have to have them.
Pallavi Jaikishen
The grand dame of Bridals, Pallavi Jaikishan launched her label in 1972. Since then, she has enjoyed tremendous success and her ensembles have become heirlooms of sorts – passed on down the generations. Her clothes are unapologetically ethnic with rich embroideries, bold colors and motifs. Although, she likes to keep a low profile, her clients include women from top industrialist families, movie stars as well as wives of international heads of states.
Ankur Batra
“Ankur Batra is the hottest pick for super-rich Delhi brides. My bridal clients are picking atleast one if not many outfits from him”, says Vipul Bhagat, a makeup artist to brides from business magnate families. If you haven’t heard about him, it’s because he is very secretive about his designs. He doesn’t show at fashion events, doesn’t retail from stores and only meets clients by appointment if he’s sure you can afford him. And the clients’ love that clothes that they order are really exclusive and no one else owns anything like that.

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