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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!

ICW 2017: On The Runway

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The India Couture Week recently concluded in Delhi and as expected there were plenty of showstoppers from the cinematic world. Some fared well, some not so quite. Yep, we’re looking at you, Huma.

While Shilpa wore her brocade gown well, I wasn’t a fan of that puffy blouse. Alia sure shimmered in her Swarovski top but what was going on with that skirt? Between the color and the rosettes, we were not fans. Not one bit.

Between the men, Arjun had our vote in the classic velvet.

Who were your favorites?

Catch the rest of the folks inside.

Left: Bhumi Pednekar for Reynu Taandon
Right: Alia Bhatt for Manish Malhotra


Shilpa Shetty for Monisha Jaising

Skirt Style

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Shweta took in the Manish Malhotra show wearing a lace skirt by the designer with a crisp white shirt. A Chanel belt featuring a gripoix buckle and a jewelled black clutch finished out her look. I would’ve preferred a plain black clutch given the belt but she looked nice nevertheless.

Also doing a white top with a black skirt was Feroze Gujral to completely different results. Find her pic inside!

Shweta Bachchan at India Couture Week 2017

In Manish Malhotra

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Also sitting front row at Manish Malhotra’s show at India Couture Week was Natasha Poonawalla wearing a black lehenga by the designer. Between the feathers, lace and fringe on the top, this outfit would’ve looked rather busy in any other color. Can’t say we were fans of the lehenga skirt either. The color was the only savior.

Natasha Poonawalla at India Couture Week 2017

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani

Front Row Fashion

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Lending her support to Manish Malhotra at his show at India Couture Week was Sophie doing fusion in a black jumpsuit and an embellished sheer cape by the designer.

The black on black look didn’t quite stand out on the stage as it did outside of it but it made for an interesting change than seeing yet another gown and/or lehenga.

A Bottega Veneta clutch and her Gianvito Rossi pumps finished out her front row look.

Sophie Choudry at India Couture Week 2017

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani