Hyderabad popular designer Mamatha Tulluri organized a Fashion show called “Saadgi – A Tribute To Handloom Weavers” on March 08th which turned out as an extravagant ode to the handloom weaves and the weavers behind the classical designs. The event witnessed the presence of socialites, Movie and Television personalities, celebrated docots, elite clientele of Hyderabad and many other eminent people. Every ensemble donned by models echoed the changed rules of handlooms as the collection focused on handloom fabric was ethereal with the apply of designer’s signature gota patti and intricate embroidery in ethnic and indo western silhouettes.
“Saadgi is my sincere effort to bring back the handloom into the mainstream and into the wardrobes of the youth to be worn and adorned with pride and humility,” says Mamatha Tulluri whose happiness lies in providing better livelihood to the talented weavers struggling hard to sustain in this industry. Showstoppers for the evening were gorgeous actress and social activist Isha Koppikar Narang, Punjabi actress Dhriti Saharan, Telugu hero Jayanth Reddy, Kannada movie star Shalini Vadnikatti and Dhruva fame Upen Reddy.
Some of the show’s highlights included felicitation of the legendary Suraiya Hassan, Uzramma and Chintakindi Malleshwam for their exemplary work in the textile industry. The ramp show was interlaced with entertainment from some of the top artists from around the country. The show ended beautifully with ISHA KOPPIKAR taking the ramp as finale showstopper in a stunning gold Mamatha Tulluri creation!
Bridal Collection: The magic was soared to a new high when the models strutted in Mamatha Tulluri’s traditional lehengas and sarees and they looked nothing short of millennial Indian bride.
While there are hundreds of cloth varieties available in the fashion sphere with some being the most experimental creations of the designers dream, the specialty that handlooms hold is unrivaled to anything else as the exquisite grace is deeply entrenched in every weave of that textile. In love with the easy breezy handlooms that mark the pure Indian elegance, some designers dedicated their lives to come up with the brilliant handloom creations that subsequently help the livelihood of the weavers pertaining to various rural places through supporting the crafts and craftsmanship.
Abraham & Thakore
A dynamic range of costumes in earthy tones with the splashes of bold color highlights makes Abraham & Thakore collection standout from the others. Their unusual collection is sophisticated, wearable and goes perfect with the modern women.
The application of contemporary silhouette structure to the indigenous fabrics including linen, ikkat and more made the designer Rahul Mishra enliven his dream of widening the reach of the Indian looms way far. His panache of dealing with the attire almost holds the magic that can make any ensemble a coveted one.
The mighty androgynous silhouettes or a heavy chunk of traditional looks, one can unleash the profound layers of handloom in style through LataSita which has opted the quirky button on its side for the women who tends to show up her unique tone to the world.
Payal Khadwala creations made out of bold colors promises the vibes of embodying them is the pleasure one can make. From raw silk lungi dresses to the instant love evoking vibrant color combo skirts and shirts, the designer’s mastery lies in breaking away the monotony of handlooms with her choice of super hot color palette.
Anitha Dongre with her forte to offer ethereal garments from the ‘Grassroots’ brand brought a revolutionary change in the way of thinking about handlooms. Despite of the fabric being handlooms, the classic silhouettes and cuts of the attire challenges super iconic garments in the market retailed for hefty amount.
Like a glitter painted heaven on the earth, Lakme Fashion Week 2016 replenished its own excitement and was all sparkles with the celebrities walking for various renowned designers in the fashion industry. The first day marked the grand opening of this season by Bollywood Queen Kangana Ranaut and kept the intact were many of our favourite stars including Sushant Singh Rajut, Shraddha Kapoor, Ileana D’Cruz, Arjun Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor, Pooja Hegde, Jacqueline Fernandez, Ranbir Kapoor, Shilpa Sheety and Prachi Desai.
Since the starting of the event to it’s grand ending, the total event was bound to bring out a variety of design excitements, celebrities emotions and ofcourse the refreshing themes from the design masters to create a remarkable show ever. On the first day, Manish Malhotra with his showstoppers Sushant Singh Rajut and Shraddha Kapoor at the forefront with engraved backdrop of fountain and flowers flaunted his adorable collection which is every bride’s desire. While the second day commemorated the ‘The Textile Day’ by showcasing weaves from designers Pranami, Padmaja, Priyanka of P.E.L.L.A and more. Day 3 is explicitly a designer feast as designers Rara Avis, Payal Singhal, Arjun Saluja, Rajesh Pratap Singh and Divya Sheth unveiled their song of absolute fineness through their cultural prints and exquisite weaves. The day before the last day bring together royal collection from designers Ritu Kumar, Payal Khandwala, Shivan and Narresh, Shantanu and Nikhil and Ashish Soni.
Well, the total four days of the show is one part and the last day is another as Kareena Kapoor Khan took the ramp together with her baby and is simply alluring in Sabyasachi’s opulent collection. The mom-to-be was seen going emotional at various point of her walk as she was touching her bump with lots of love.
A designer of charm who can turn the simple to a wearable in a most sophisticated way, Anita Dongre is leading as a designer for all walks of life as she is brightening every way she is getting into; bridal wear, grooms wear, heavy couture and luxury prêt. With immense love towards various dimensions of fashion, she’s offering fashion through four segments of love: AND, Global Desi, Grassroot and Pinkcity while her eponymous label is mentoring all of these.
Do you remember how magically people started peeking vibrant printed attire since the duchess of the Cambridge Kate Middleton created a fashion statement in Anita Dongre’s subtle printed dress while her visit to India? Though her couture never ever comes out from a bride’s list of coveted ensemble, evidently she is making some remarkable steps in the stream of prêt too. With Anita Dongre, it’s like remembering your age and occasion of wearing, that’s all! check out her brand Global Desi which is destined to offer boho chic costumes for the modern women who can’t waive her love towards tradition and frenzy for contemporary chic. A variety of kurtis, tunics and tops weaved in chilling colors with the edgy cuts and fancy notes satiates women of the modern age and women in between the age of sixteen to sixty can carry off the styles from Global desi in a fantastic way. Can’t calm down your fashion senses that are wooed by western wear? Then AND is the adda for the girls! a range that upholds casual trendy wear to official wear a working women can wear daily, AND settles up everything you need to wear to join the work force. To stick to the entrenched roots of the tradition with some high blooming bold patterns, luxury prêt brand Grassroot helps you with no doubt and if it’s about extending love for your men, then it is taken to granted through Dongre’s brand Pinkcity that customizes your dreamy menswear and offers alongside handcrafted gold jadau jewellery.
Global Desi Collection
The Indian Couture Week 2016 which took place at the newly revamped bekanar’s house in Delhi is reminiscent to a fabled dynasty where kings and queens from different countries are presenting themselves in the unprecedented royal attire. However, this royal game is a united creation by eminent fashion masters of India including Manish Malhotra, Rohit Bal, Anita Dongre, Rahul Mishra, Manav Gangwan and Anamika Khanna.
With Deepika Padukone as the show stopper and Fawad Khan as the show opener, Manish Malhotra presented his ‘The Persian Story’ designs collection that lets us feel the spirit of Iranian culture and transports to the land of Persia for a while. When everything is enthralling in his creations from intricate embroideries to the grand colors, Deepika is bound to capture everyone’s eyes with her imperial lehenga that has been paired up with a drop shoulder blouse.
Kangana Ranaut relived in her renowned film name ‘Queen’ one more time as she walked for creative silhouettes master Manav Gangwani. He put before the audience some thrill and aesthetic through the collection ‘Begum-e-Jannat’ that have the fusion of heavy embroideries and mirror works.
While Romantic ivory hues weighing heavy embroidery designs from Anamika Khanna made the runway to start sizzle up, Sonam Kapoor looked like a soothing painting in the show front row as she picked one ensemble from Anamika’s latest collection.
Drawn by Russian aristocracy and Netflix series ‘Tudors’, Rohit Bal came up with a collection named ‘Kehkashan’, in which the commanding white, black and red colored attire married the opulent florals designs and bold patterns.
Holding various dimensions of luxury, this show has also witnessed the signature bridal collection from Anita Dongre too.
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There is no such time where florals derailed from the track of fashion as they are powerful and also popular in giving a commanding appearance. While some seasons are considered too perfect to wear floral sarees, every now could be the best time as the Indian designers are crafting romantic silhouettes with floral designs with the contemporary touch on the overall look.
Designers including Sabyasachi, Payal Singal and Vani Anand are in the top for bringing grandness to women and also for evoking new dimension of beauty in ‘her’. On this way while we are totally going crazy to own atleast one, designers are using their acumen in taking the floral designs to the next level of coveted ensembles.
Not to mention, Bollywood was head-over heels in love with Sabyasachi floral designs. Do you remember how Deepika Padukone’s turquoise saree weighing blossoming flowers recreated the Bollywood style?
Designer Payal Singal is list-worthy in the floral saree designers for her flawless single-direction sarees with classic blouse that sets everything out from the line-old. You would be never bored off to carry these casual classics for your day out.
With over 10 years of experience in crafting the beauty on sarees, Designer Vani Anand gives the flower happiness with the fusion of sensitive color saree with contrast color blouse. Women falling for simple yet age old dramatic classy look can hook themselves with her designs.