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Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas for Anamika Khanna at #ICW2017

It was fascinating to see the opening of FDCI India Couture Week’17 by Anamika Khanna which was an installation show – ‘Happily Ever After’ in association with Bhirdhichand Ghanshyamdas Jewellers’ collection – ‘Ada’!

Models sashaying down the ramp, donning designer clothes, are a part of the ritual of the fashion weeks. However, it becomes impossible to focus on the intricate work and details of the ensembles from such a distance. The Installation show by Anamika Khanna in association with Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas Jewellers really helped the onlookers to admire both the couture and marvellous pieces of jewellery from a very close distance. As one stepped into the installation area, the surreal set up, opulence of the jewellery as well as the various rituals of the Indian Wedding totally took over the senses of the visitors. I found myself in some Indian Bride’s wonderland where every ritual has its own story. The magnificent jewellery on display have been designed with an inlaying of rose cut diamonds, huge pieces of Emeralds and Rubies which were adorned by many mannequins to showcase the Indian woman’s journey through these rituals. Whether they were sparkling polkis, emeralds in different hues, diamonds or basaa pearls, everything on display was a representation of Royal, Class and Opulence in its own way!

The entire show was segmented into various rituals of an Indian Wedding

The Welcome Lunch

The customary welcome of the guests in a wedding is usually is all about “warming up” the guests to the celebrations. The collection on display for this ritual was ethereal and romantic, yet eclectic and experiments with border shapes. The colours were mostly pastel, ranging from Ivory to Washed blues, Jades and beautiful Pinks. The embellishments varied from thread work to various techniques of zardozi.

The Mehendi

The “mehndi” in an India wedding is all about brining colour, craft and tradition in the celebrations. Enough room to experiment, the silhouettes varied from the traditional “Lehenga”, “Sharara”, to the quintessential “Draped Sari”. The colours that were used were Mustard, deep purples, Corals and Reds. The embellishments used were essentially the “gota”, “old kinaris”, “dori work” and burnished gold and silver work.

The Cocktail

Traditionally the sangeet and now a full blown cocktail party, it’s all about a formal party that is more western than Indian. Fringing fuchsia and emerald organzas; silver metal, tassels and beadworks were some of the embellishments that were incorporated.

The Wedding

Zardozis, the traditional Benarsis, the classic Indian “Lehenga” in Pinks, Ivories, Purples, Reds were all part of the show. The beautiful “veil” and the traditional “choli” to the “bandhgala” blouse, this story took us to our roots,the culture we embody, and ensembles that are meant to be preserved for life.

 

Location: Kila, One Style Mile, New Delhi

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Genes Lecoanet Hemant for Lulu and Sky

When a coveted label meets another force in the fashion industry then something spectacular happens! We all know Genes Lecoanet Hemant is all about classy, edgy and sophisticated dressing! What if an element of fun and playfulness is added to it? Well, then it’s a new story altogether, right? I am definitely, head over heels about this – collaboration between a ready to wear brand Genes Lecoanet Hemant with Lulu and Sky- a unique e-commerce platform which is known for its cutting edge runway styles.

One can only imagine what magic they can create together and believe me, they have! I have had the first preview of the collection and to own those articulately designed pieces would become every fashion enthusiast’s dream. The collection is not very likely of what Genes Lecoanet Hemant has been known for till date, nor am I complaining. It just means that there is a lot the brand has to offer which makes me super happy!

Look

To give you a sneak peek into the special edition collection, I have put together a look using one of the pieces from the newly launched collection! I chose a soft earthy colour top with beautiful sheer ruffled sleeves that immediately caught my attention when I saw the new line. We have all seen different versions of statement sleeves this season but this particular one has been my favourite till date. This long tunic has the right amount of drama on the sleeves making it look retro, dreamy and very feminine. To keep the focus on the top, I paired it with black tight pants and super high stilettos. Let me know what you think of the look.

[Tunic– Genes Lecoanet Hemant for Lulu & Sky | Pants- Marks and Spencers | Pumps- Aldo
Concept, Styling and Content by Karishma Kambo | Photography by Vinay singh Tomar| MUA – Manu]

 

More about the collection

It’s an exclusively designed collection which has a melange of some bold colours, pastels and prints incorporated in beautiful silhouettes. From easy breezy dresses to bell sleeved tops, and shirts in uber cool prints, the collection has been tastefully designed keeping in mind the fashion quotient of a young, urbane woman who loves to dress up. Comfortable yet stylish, the collection has a hint of retro looks, beach fashion, structured outfits and statement pieces. Contemporary designs make the collection very versatile to be worn by modern women at any occasion whether she is stepping out during the day or night.  This special edition collection has all the wardrobe staples for a modern, young woman who wants to keep up with today’s fashion while juggling her work and social life.

P.S. The collection will be available to shop on www.luluandsky.com from 25th July’17