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Aamby Valley India Bridal Fashion Week Day 4 – MANDIRA WIRK

With clients in Europe and South East Asia, Mandira Wirk’s designs are the favourite of a global clientele. Her beautiful creations, which had the most amazing cuts, dazzling embroidery and western bridal touches, were the mainstay of her collection at Aamby Valley India Bridal Fashion Week 2012.

Inspired by the English bride, Mandira worked her creative magic on the garments as she unleashed a gorgeous collection of ethereal gowns and minis that floated down the ramp for the brides and the bride’s maids.

Working on a pastel colour palette with the most beautiful shades like pale pink, blue, ivory, shaded purple, lavender and ice green, the look was what a bride dreams of all her life.

Opening the show with a fully encrusted bodice for a net and chiffon fish tail gown; the presentation moved to a jumpsuit in pale pink satin with a ruffled net neckline; while the turquoise chiffon gown with the sexy high slit moved onto the catwalk to create the mood for the show.

The crimped pale green pleated bodice for the gown was edged with a feathered shoulder detailing and the shaded purple tiered ruffled halter had enticing crystal embroidery at low back. 3D flowers bloomed on plunge necklines and the veiled beauty in pale blue tissue was enchanting.

Malaika Arora Khan For Mandira Wirk

Silver lamé was a favourite with Mandira as she edged it with cutwork for a shimmering bodice gown; while the frothy organza layered mini with a satin embroidered wrap gave a cute touch to bridal couture.

Silhouettes were fluid and flowing mixed with the fit and flare story at all times, as drop waists gave a great shape to the moulded ensembles. But it was the scooped hemlines and thigh high slits on skirts that gave a seductive touch to bridal wear. Truly eye-catching was the embroidered mini in pale pink with a tulle train, one- shoulder interest and the silver lamé front draped backless gown with ornate shoulder shrug.

Cutwork, placement embroidery which favoured the bodice and appliqués appeared for the hemlines or covered the creations as they glided down in fluid fabrics like tulle, chiffon, satin, organza and lace.

Ending the show was the very sultry Malaika Arora Khan who sashayed down the ramp in a white net/lace one- shoulder gown with a magnificent tulle trail. The whole ensemble was appliquéd with the most beautiful 3D tonal flowers and shimmering embroidery.

Bridal wear took a truly fashionable and feminine turn when it was presented in a fragile and delicate manner by Mandira Wirk for women who want to walk fashionably down the aisle when they say “I Do”.


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Aamby Valley India Bridal Fashion Week – Day 4 – AZVA Collection

Sparkling diamonds, 22 karat gold created into amazing designs and fabulous path breaking trends made the Azva wedding jewellery show; launched by the World Gold Council a memorable opening on the fourth day of the Aamby Valley India Bridal Fashion Week 2012.

It was pure bridal couture fantasy in jewellery and as the associate sponsor of the Aamby Valley India Bridal Fashion Week 2012; the World Gold Council presented a feast for the eyes with the Azva jewellery collection. Each piece had the touches of master craftsmen and the seven promises made during the Saat Pheras came alive in the beauty of the ornaments.

Azva which comes from the Sanskrit word “Ashva” means Seven, which once again symbolizes the seven vows made by the couple on the wedding day.

Six lit baskets of assorted blossoms hung from the ceiling while the white and gold “U” shaped ornately designed ramp matched the stately five pillars on the stage.

The show opened with the melodious voice of Kamal Khan crooning “Tere Mast Mast Do Nain” from the hit film “Dabangg” accompanied by a live five-member band and the mood of the show was set for glitz and glamour.

The bridal jewellery had gorgeous necklaces, which dazzled under the arc lights, the earrings were a vision to behold and bangles twinkled daintily on the slender wrists of the pretty models.

The gold beaded necklace with circular drops, the Rani Haar with matching gold chandeliers and the flat shimmering necklace with ornate designs were visions of beauty.

Bharat Takhtani, Esha Deol for Azva at AVIBFW, 2012

Geometric circles added to the glitter of the neckpiece encrusted with precious stones and a delicate lacey flat necklace was teamed with trellised jhumkas. The many rigid necklaces were carved with intricate gold designs and the five swirls with pearl edging gave an interesting twist to neck décor.

With a myriad designs to choose from, the bride could also select the graduating pyramid set or the one with tiny clustered gold beads with a ruby centre. Multi chains for a Rani Haar, mesh gold neck ornaments with imposing pendants and the final gold and ruby floral choker, the high collar with funnel shaped earrings, cuffs and the giant leaf gold set were fabulous.

Ending the show were the newlyweds – the gorgeous Esha Deol and her dashing husband, Bharat Takhtani. Esha was decked in the most magnificent giant gold lacy rigid pearl edged necklace that covered her shoulders and was encrusted with ruby flowers with matching earrings and bracelets.

The stunning bridal wear designed by Anita Dongre added to the drama and grace of the ornaments as the models glided down the ramp.

For jewellery that will make the bride the most beautiful woman on earth, the Azva collection presented by the World Gold Council will delight everyone on that fabulous memorable day.


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Creators of luxe couture, ace designers Anjalee and Arjun Kapoor opened Day Three with a brilliant luxurious collection at Aamby Valley India Bridal Fashion Week 2012.

With buyers around the global circuit, the duo is known for their artistic styling and distinct designing statements that have made their creations hot sellers. With rich fabrics, gorgeous vibrant colours and tantalizing sensuous silhouettes, that sparkled with twinkling embroidery the presentation was a vision of beauty.

Called “The Mogul Opera” the collection had the traditional touches of the designers as opera style ball gowns and ethnic bridal wear was presented to an appreciative audience. Blending cleverly the 17th century Victorian era styles with the grandeur of the Mogul era; the creations comprised seductive gowns, lavishly ornate lehengas, remarkable corsets and sexy cholis. The collection was also a beautiful dedication to the country’s rich Jamevaar heritage which was recreated in the amazing embroidery.

Embellishments formed the key note of the collection as Swarovski crystals and zardozi merged perfectly for glittering lehengas on rich velvet. Luxurious satin was the basis of most garments, while Benares brocade was turned into shimmering borders. French lace appeared on the sleeves of voluminous anarkalis, which twinkled with crystals to create an enticing effect on the garments. Contrasts played a harmonious role for saris to create an interesting innovation.

Dividing the show into sections, the designers opened with a series of gorgeous gowns starting with the superb gold silk one-shoulder creation with tonal embroidery followed by a tulle over lacey vision for a will-power number. Embroidery glistened on bodices, while rigid layers or pleated collars added grace and dignity to the Victorian inspired creations. Colours were vibrant with gold, fuchsia, orange, red and silver making a dramatic impact.

The next look was pure ethnic for the floor hugging kurtas, heavily paneled as they swirled down the catwalk in layers of tulle. The western touches appeared in their ruffled hemlines and frilled cuffs while the tassels tantalized on draped and stitched dupattas. The Jamevaar paisley embroidery was the cynosure of all the creations whether it was the saris, lehengas, kurtis sherwanis, bundgalas or kurtas.

The heavy lehengas and kurtis section with diagonal draped net dupattas were visions of utter sophisticated beauty as layers of tulle, brocade; lace and silk with the most intricate embroidery made each entry a breathtaking vision. Sheer backs for kurtis, giant gleaming paisleys on the flouncing regal skirts, the rigid cutouts on shoulders and the layers recreated the grandeur of the Victorian era; while the Mogul ornate embellishments made an operatic symphony on the ramp.

Men’s wear had the regal bundhgalas and sherwanis which dazzled with recreations of “sarpeches”. The shaded rust tonal embroidered Jodhpuri jackets, the many sherwanis with the Moghul inspired crafts that covered the complete garments and the stately jackets were truly meant for a royal entry.

Bipasha Basu for Anjalee & Arjun Kapoor at AVIBFW,2012

Creating a sensation on the ramp was the very stunning Bipasha Basu in maroon and gold paneled Jamevaar embroidered glittering corset blouse and lehenga with a seductive ornate neckline. The full luxurious petticoat under the voluminous creation gave that marked Victorian feel to the ensemble.

The gorgeous jadau Jewellery by Falguni Mehta was the perfect accessory for the luxurious exquisite bridal collection.
From the grandeur of yesteryear to the glamour of contemporary bridal wear, the designing duo combined the two segments to create exclusive statement pieces for the great day. When a bride wants to add that touch of ultimate opulence to her wedding attire, then Anjalee and Arjun Kapoor’s ‘The Mogul Opera’ collection is her perfect choice.


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Aamby Valley India Bridal Fashion Week- Day 2 – NARENDRA KUMAR Ahmed

When it comes to western men’s and women’s wear, Narendra Kumar Ahmed is one of the leading names. Known for his excellent construction, innovative silhouettes and great tailoring, Narendra’s garments have specially woven Indian fabrics and amazing hand crafted details.

For his launch bridal collection at Aamby Valley India Bridal Fashion Week 2012, Narendra created perfect synergy between his western sensibilities and the traditional desires of the bride. Music has always been the basis of the inspirations for Narendra and this time too the collection drew heavily from the beauty of classical ballet traditions. It was the romanticism of music by Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff.A. that brought the beauty of ethereal fashion to life. Romance came in the form of stately creations that floated down the U shaped runway.

Jiah Khan at the AVIBFW,2012

To the strains of the ballet classics, Narendra opened the show with the beige and nude section then moved into the blues and the shaded orange/yellow with touches of turquoise and ended with large doses of red in their entire colorful story.

The marked western influence was evident in the structured blouses with rigid peplums that replaced the sexy cholis; while the jackets with ornate embroidery were teamed with net saris with heavy embellishments.

Wide layered net and silk pants gave the glittering jumpsuit with black velvet bodice a fusion look; while the slim line jackets were matched with saris or lehengas. Corsets with peplums were teamed with satin saris that gleamed with embroidered borders. Giving a contemporary touch to the ensembles, Narendra cleverly added embellishments to highlight the beauty of the silhouettes.

Long gowns with waist high slits were teamed with moulded brocade pants. Gowns moved in with a hint of tradition as velvet appliqués on the bodice or balloon sleeves gave an oriental touch.

Men’s wear was as fabulous, as the ivory kurta with double layered short jacket, the wrap neck asymmetric tunics and the satin lapel tuxedo in black velvet over an ivory kurta; brought in the magic of contemporary styling for the stronger sex. Sherwanis had eye catching abstract embroidery while the colour palette was as vivid as the women’s section with red, blue, beige and nude along with black making an impact.

Fabrics ranged from velvet, net, crepe, silk to organza and raw silk to give that rich luster to the garments. While Narendra lavished his creations with the most ornate embellishments it was the mix of hand painted roses in muted tones of browns combined with shimmering embroidery that made all the difference to the garments.

For the bride who wants to make a truly modern New Age impact on her important day, Narendra Kumar Ahmed’s debut offering of bridal couture will make a great impression on the happy day.

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Aamby Valley India Bridal Fashion Week 2012 – Day 1

Known for his glamorous creations that have been seen in the wardrobes of top Indian and global celebs, Tarun Tahiliani, The Czar of Couture, dazzled the audience on the opening day of the Aamby Valley India Bridal Fashion Week 2012.

Tarun, whose creations have revived the beauty of India’s rich heritage, brought in his opulent touches for the bridal collection. Having created a sensation in the fashion capitals of the East and West, Tarun’s impeccable construction and craftsmanship were the cynosure of his collection.

The very innovative U shaped 70 ft ramp was turned into a virtual Garden of Eden with foliage, creepers and greenery swirling down from the ceiling and around the stage. Clumps of delicate plants hung from the walls lit with tiny circular bulbs. Blue fairy lights twinkled around the ramp. As the lights dimmed, the lit bushes rose up to the ceiling to the strains of melodious music and the gentle voice of Sonam Kalra, the trained opera and Hindustani singer.

Against a backdrop of painted temples and through the very earthy ambience with the audience sitting in the centre and around the amazing catwalk, the presentation featured 41 creations  inspired by the glamour of the 20s, which were created one for each model and dazzled with its beauty and grandeur.

The show opened with bare foot models in a glittering vision of tulle and silk for the most stunning lehengas and paneled long cholis. Scooped necks were sensuous while the paisleys and gorgeous embroidery twinkled under the ramp lights.

Draped net saris with superb craftsmanship, self designed brocade maroon saris with heavy crystal and sequined borders, long gleaming velvet appliquéd covers with matching pants, peplum cholis, asymmetrical lehengas with churidars and sleeveless tunics over shot silk voluminous skirts were ultimate luxury wear. The collection was a never ending line of utter genius from the studios of Tarun Tahiliani.

The eye-catching slim mermaid gown kurta, the draped net sari and blouse, the gold net crystal splashed bridal creation and the crystal and lace fantasy that was a pre-stitched sari could be only created by a master designer.

Bringing in a hint of old world charm there were glamorous shararas with kurtis as well as a few sari gowns in bridal colours.

Tarun Tahilani at Aamby Valley India Bridal Fashion Week 2012

Keyhole jackets contemporary anarkalis in juicy citrus shades with meshes of Swarovski Elements while thread work added to the beauty of the creations. Embellishemnts were lavish with zardozi, sequins, antique gold work, clusters of crystals and appliqués which added to the beauty of the garments. Volume was the key word for the collection with just a few slim line kurtas with sexy low backs.

Men’s wear was as ornate with bundgalas and sherwanis favoured by Tarun and teamed with churidars or comfortable dhotis.

The colour story was ideal for the wedding mood with reds as the predominant colour while fuchsia, rani pink, deep saffron, ivory, pink, peach, beige, maroon and black appeared in perfect harmony.

The shop stopper was the very lovely Chitrangada Singh in a sensational ivory net lehenga, choli and dupatta creation splashed lavishly with crystals and sequins. Presenting an utterly feminine line that had refined luxury combined with the grandeur of his embellishments, Tarun’s collection was a dream to behold.

It was a sensational opening of the Aamby Valley India Bridal Fashion Week 2012 with Tarun Tahiliani’s ultimate collection for a bride when she walks around the sacred fire on the most important day of her life.


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