A palette of pastel and gold

Perfect Trousseau

The third edition of the ‘Jaguar Trousseau Week’ recently took off at UB City with a grand opening night, which was attended by the who’s who of the City.

Trendy: The collection for men.

After a performance by Russian acrobats, the much-awaited ‘Haute Couture’ fashion show began, showcasing the best in bridal couture.

Choreographed by Achala Sachdev, the show began with a vibrant collection of saris and suits by Samsaara, combined with jewellery by Minawala. Among the pinks, oranges and reds was the occasional purple blouse or royal green dupatta, which gave the outfits an extravagant look.

The second collection incorporated ‘Rumour’ boutique’s designer wear by Sadia Sayeed, which was a hit.

There was a lot of experimenting with the strapless blouses and different drapes of the saris, the highlights being the anarkalis and kalidar ghagra. ‘Avirate’, a recent addition to UB City, displayed a modern set of stylish black evening gowns and cocktail dresses, with a lot of sequin work.

Kimaya impressed the onlookers with its graceful classical collection with heavy brocade work. A noticeable trend is that silver and gold blouses seem to be in and bling is here to stay — even if it does not work for everyone.

There was an interesting collection by ‘Turquoise & Gold’ that went well with the theme of aqua. Pastel coloured dresses, which looked chic and would be apt for say, a beach wedding, were showcased. It was quite an exotic range of dresses, though it’s hard to imagine an Indian bride wearing any of the pieces.

To ensure that the to-be grooms did not feel left out, Corneliani presented a range of suits for men. The ladies in the crowd began to hoot and cheer as the eight handsome models showed off their grey, black and beige suits with ties and bow-ties.

The grand finale by ‘A S Motiwala’ saw the girls come down in little black dresses with beautiful diamond jewellery — necklaces, earrings and bracelets, which were enough to make a style statement. The highlight was the wedding gown by La’kiru, worn by the showstopper.

“What I liked was that most of the collections were wearable. There’s no point in clothes being just for the ramp, at an event like ‘Trousseau Week’,” shares Sheetal Chugh, a designer.

There were others who were of a different opinion. “I think last year was better in terms of the variety. But there are some new designers this time and some of the clothes and jewellery are lovely. My favourites were Kimaya and Sadia Saayed’s collection,” adds Zara, a visitor.

The annual forum acts as a one-stop solution for all elements of wedding planning to come together under one roof — from finding a wedding photographer to a make-up artist to a wedding planner.

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