Tag: Monisha Jaising

India Couture Week — The Roundup

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FDCI’s India Couture Week 2017 recently wrapped up in New Delhi and that means we got a good look at the upcoming bridal trends! ;)
Celebrating its 10th edition this year, the event was everything that you would expect. Larger than life sets; sequins and shimmer; swanky venue; weighty FROW; Bollywood show stoppers; Rohit Bal’s signature floor grazers, each more voluminous than the previous and a glittery Manish Malhotra finale starring Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh.
Seven days, 14 designers and at least 500 looks. Read on to find out why Manav Gangwani and Rina Dhaka stole the show. Just kidding! Here are some highlights of the week that was.   

THE DEPARTURE OF THE CHOLI
I was not kidding about the bridal trends and if there is one trend that is clearer now than ever, it’s that the lehnga-choli can be well on its way to an extinct combination. Worn with lehngas and saris, these new age capes, cold-shoulder blouses and trapeze tops are so forgiving. Breathe (or eat) easy, would-be brides!

ANAMIKA KHANNA’S HAPPILY EVER AFTER
Anamika Khanna opened this year’s event with an installation titled Happily Ever After at The Kila in Seven Style Mile. Segmented into Welcome Lunch, Mehndi, Cocktails and Wedding, the collection amalgamated traditional Indian techniques with a modern Indian vibe, with twist and turns that Anamika is known to pull off. Pretty pastels to fiery reds, intricate embroidery and heirloom Benarasi textile interplayed with her spectacular silhouettes… I can go on and on. In short, everything made it to my lust list.

THE SARI STORY
It’s not couture week, if you don’t spend time obsessing over saris. It wasn’t tough to narrow down my list. I love the maximalist-minimalist vibe of Rahul Mishra’s Parsi gara embroidered, organza scallop sari and I know Monisha Jaising’s sari-inspired gown will be seen on these pages soon. Gaurav Gupta’s pre-draped sexy Grecian sari was showcased in a lovely new mauve and Sabyasachi turned to his quintessential red matka. (Though he skipped India Couture Week for an Instagram reveal, you can’t ignore Sabya when talking about the sari.)

SHWETA BACHCHAN IN THAT WHITE SHIRT
Okay, can we take another moment and talk about Shweta Bachchan in that white shirt? Paired with a Manish Malhotra skirt and accessorized with a gripoix buckled Chanel belt, she worked that look. I know some of you liked it and some didn’t, personally I thought that white shirt made for quite a fashion moment and I will be taking mine out soon!

In Monisha Jaising

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Wearing custom Monisha Jaising, Shilpa served up some serious glam on the Awards green carpet earlier tonight. Showing a bit of leg (ha!), she rounded out her look with just the right amount of bling (I’dezen) and pair of sky-high metallic sandals. She worked every bit of that look, right down to her tippy-toes. Definitely one of the more stand-out appearances of the night.

Shilpa Shetty At IIFA Awards 2017


Shilpa Shetty At IIFA Awards 2017

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani

Seeing Double

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While browsing through RS By Rippii Sethi’s Instagram, we chanced upon the right side picture of Miss India Srinidhi Shetty wearing one of the designer’s creation. Problem is, it looked a whole lot like Monisha Jaising’s, one that was presented at Couture Week way back in 2010.

You see the similarities too?

Left: Monisha Jaising, Couture 2010
Right: Adaa Khan in RS By RS By Rippii Sethi

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani

In Monisha Jaising

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Wearing a burgundy Monisha Jaising gown, Pragya attended the day one awards ceremony of SIIMA in Abu Dhabi on Friday evening. While we don’t have a good front profile picture, from what we see, she looked good.

Agree?

Pragya Jaiswal at SIIMA 2017 Day One


Pragya Jaiswal at SIIMA 2017 Day One

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani

Engagement Style

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Sagarika got engaged to cricketer Zaheer Khan last evening in Mumbai. While Zaheer opted for a taupe suit, the actor went the relatively more formal route in her chartreuse Monisha Jaising gown.

Congratulations to the couple.

Sagarika Ghatge And Zaheer Khan


Sagarika Ghatge

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani