After 3 days for bridal marvel at Amazon India Couture Week 2015, day 4 took us back in time to the Mughal and Persian era. We sat down with designers like Debarun Mukherjee, Reynu Taandon and Rimple & Harpreet Narula moments before their shows. After all the functional couture and contemporary designs spotted on the runway, these designers went back to the traditional roots of rich and sophisticated silhouettes. Read on to know more…
This design duo’s collection celebrated opulence and a Maharaja feel to the runway. With old school and classical music playing, the models stepped on the runway in silhouettes that were larger than life. Well, considering that’s how the great Maharajas of our time had carried themselves back in the day. Dramatic capes, robes, cloaks with embroidery and a majestic aura set the mood for an amazing show. Showstopper Shilpa Shetty Kundra was dressed in gold and resembled a beautiful Maharani.
While Anju Modi displayed a contemporary version of the Persian era, Reynu Taandon stuck more to traditional roots. Keeping her Shahbanu (meaning The Lady Shah in Persian) muse in mind, she designed her collection around elegance, intricate embellishments, zardozi work and of course, Richa Chadda. Scroll through the gallery to check out some of the amazing designs.
For his first showing at #AICW2015, Debarun’s choice of an Indian Cinema theme resonated with most of the audience present. The show represented Bollywood cinema in a chronological order of the eras. From black and white to technicolor, to the moods embedding the ’90s, to the current day. Though the sets and the music hit the note spot on, the garments could have used a bit more on detailing. But as he mentioned to us earlier, his main worry was that the collection must not fall into the costumes category.
There is Indian Couture, and then there is Rohit Bal in a league of his own. It goes without a mention that at a Bal show, he presents couture ticking all the boxes. Even with a slightly more intimate venue, the show still had its moment of gasps and sighs, as the models took the runway in an impeccable thought-out collection full of romance and craftsmanship.
We can’t wait to see what day 5 brings. Stay tuned for all the #AICW2015 backstage exclusives and updates coming your way!