While most designers churn out regulation lehenga-cholis, splattered with oodles of bling to distract one from their uninspiring silhouettes, Delhi-based designers Pravesh and Jai have a refreshing take on their bridal ensembles – they use three dimensional motifs, appliques and embroidery to embellish their wedding ensembles. The duo have used dabka work, zari, resham work, semi-precious stones, pearls and zircons to weave a magical look on the ramp at Lakmé Fashion Week.
The collection also boasted of 3-D floral appliqués which adorned churidars in colours of the rainbow, while the pin tucked will-power chiffon kurtas swirled with multi-panels. Ornate cut-work highlighted the halter necklines of the cholis while brocades and nets were skillfully paneled for lehengas and teamed with tiny velvet bikinis tops.
We loved the crystal bodices which shimmered under the ramp lights and the lehengas which resembled Spanish flamenco dancer’s skirts as ruffles cascaded down the fabrics. The highlights of the collection were the cutouts of swans that were perched majestically on the shoulders of the long sleeved cholis encrusted with crystals, zircons and zari.