A bride's pride

TROUSSEAU WEEK

Vibrant: From Bhima’s Jewellery Collection.From topnotch wedding planners to first rate design consultants, travel companies to designers and make-up artistes, are all under one roof for the ‘Trousseau Week’.

On till October 2, the ‘Trousseau Week’ kickstarted with a fashion show where designers showcased their latest collections. With the beating of the dholaks, the models opened the evening with a collection by Bhima Jewellers, who showcased their exquisite bridal collection. Antique, neo-international and classic were their mantras for the season.

Next in line was ‘No Ordinary Bride’ by Sanjana Rathnam. The line mainly consisted of wedding gowns and evening gowns which were edgy with a traditional touch. Apart from having a lot for the brides, the show also had something for the grooms. Brands like Canali and Etro showcased their respective ‘Autumn/Winter 2011’ collections. Designer Manoviraj Khosla too showcased his latest ‘Menswear Line’. “This collection is basically about formal jackets, bandhgalas and jackets in black silk-velvet. The bride always plays the most important part in a wedding but what one fails to notice is that even the groom is equally important,” said Manoviraj.

Interestingly, the show had more than just designer clothes and jewellery to offer. Models even showcased an elaborate col lection of luggage and business and travel bags by ‘Tumi’. And some like ‘Dolce & Gabbana’, ‘Valentino’, ‘Roberto Cavalli’, ‘Versace’ and ‘Turquoise and Gold’, went beyond the wedding and explored the kind of trousseau one would need during the honeymoon.

Bangalore-based Deepika Govind presented ‘The Magical Kavacha’, a collection inspired by the warrior queen Vishpala. “Through this collection, I wanted to bring a break from the usual ‘bling’ stuff that we see during weddings. I paid a tribute to two weaves that are unique to South India — Kanchivaram and Upada,” said Deepika, whose collection mainly consisted of saris, kurtas and lehengas.

The grand finale, however, was a collection by Kimaya, a store in UB City. The store gave a preview to the latest trends in bridal creations by some of the well-known designers including Rohit Bal, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Falguni and Shane, Shantanu and Nikhil among others.

Actress Ragini Dwivedi, who was the showstopper for the evening, expressed her delight on being a part of the event. “Weddings are always a special moment for every girl.
There is nothing more beautiful than an Indian bride no matter which part of the country she is from,” she noted.

The remaining days will be filled with workshops and other wedding-related services.

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