NYC’s leading Indian Couture House, Shehnaai Couture
, recently launched their Spring/Summer bridal couture line. The fashion show, themed Bridezilla and her Minions,
was held at Devi in Union Square and was an absolute ‘see and be seen’ event. Over 250 guests gathered to watch the season preview of spectacular lehngas, kalidaars and sarees from some of India’s established and up-and-coming designers. Fabrics of Middle Eastern and Indian silk, cotton brocade, Korean net, micro velvet were structured into A-line and trumpet shapes with large tulling and long bodice garments.Bridezilla and her Minions
featured the looks of the modern bride in her gorgeous madness, contrasting starkly with traditional and delicate Indian attire. Featured collections from Bhanuni by Jyoti Sharma, Rabbani & Rakha, Private Collections by Zeenat Sayani, Saanshé by Sabah Arenja Vig, Sabyasachi
and Vikram Phadnis
included vibrant colors, delicate beading in vintage motifs, bold beaded tassels with colored crystals, double fabric sarees, neon hues, heavy tulles, shimmer tops and flat gold embellishments. Supermodel and showstopper Azura Vandeberg walked the runway in a neon coral lehnga with heavy tulling and European motifs in gray crystals, with neon pink corset with floral motifs in low contrast thread and stones by Saanshé.
Designer Sabah Arenja Vig of Saanshé said: "The season's gone neon for us. It's all about pop colors, with very delicate flat gold work. I've used a great pallets of shades of gold this time, that contrast beautifully with the bright colors. We're still doing the shimmer, but it's different now. Gone are the chunky white crystals, it's more about making the gold shine. Even for fabrics, we're giving wonderful structure and volume to shinier, softer fabrics, giving the form a more delicate silhouette. It's very Andy Warhol goes Indie-pop."
Photos: Raj Belani Photography, Bennet Cobliner"The Indian bride is no longer the quintessential demure damsel. She's bold, passionate, and wonderfully sure of herself. The beauty in her madness before her wedding has inspired us to theme the show as such. The collections this year definitely recognize this phenomenal woman, as we move to a bolder style, not in silhouettes but in color. Pop's the word, redefined by even more traditional embellishments, displaying the wonderful contrasts this bride achieves"
said Shehnaai Couture founder and entrepreneur, Shirin Arenja Vinayak.
Hair & Makup by Sushmita Patel from Studio Sush /Music - DJ Gaurav / Desserts AMR Catering and Mirza Galib /Wines - Sufi Wines / Television coverage - Sahara One, AVS, ITV, TV Asia and B4U Music /Publicity for Shehnaai Couture, Shirin Vinayak / Publicity for Bridezilla and her Minions by Neerja Public Relations.
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