Wills India Fashion actress cocktail sari Week saw a blend of established and upcoming designers present a truly unique mix of palette, style and silhouette cocktail sari.
Starting off with the classic cuts and solid drapes of Wendell Rodricks and going into kajal , who sure knows how to make a colorless palette look extremely attractive. e. Predominantly mahroon and sky with bold gota, draped layered silhouettes and a smattering of cocktail saris; she knows how to say it with style.
Ritu Kumar showcased her ‘Label’ collection with refreshing wrap cocktail saris and tunics in ethnic prints. An eclectic mix of texture, fabric and style in muted and vivid hues, this we say is a ‘must-have’ for a mehendi/cocktail party.
Meera and Muzaffar Ali had a few elegant wedding wear ensembles, with woven full length stoles draped across actress cocktail sari ensembles with zardosi embroidery. Saris in hues of olive, pistachio, teal and pewter with vivid accents lent an interesting edge. Designers Jaya Rathore and Nida Mehmood presented all-out bridal wear. The former, had actress Urmila Mathondkar in a show stopping cocktail sari, in a beautiful mix of colors ranging from ivory, pastel pink, coral, red, pink and maroon. The latter, said it in true Bollywood ‘íshtyle‘. Her style reminds us strongly of Manish Arora’s brilliance in quirky, fun fashion. She gave the sari her very own unique take, by teaming georgette, chiffon and net saris with jeans. A trendy twist to appeal to youngsters is what she calls it…while we thoroughly enjoyed the show! It all ended with Rohit Bal presenting a grand finale with karena kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor walking the ramp.
Apart from the heavy dose of glamour, the razzle-dazzle of stars and celebrities and some very serious fashion, we got a lot to take away for prêt, couture and bridal trends, so for all you brides and bride grooms to be, there is inspiration aplenty.
Conceived as an epitome of the traditional, elegant and contemporary, Shehnaai is a platform for all things celebratory. Shehnaai Couture and Events is NY’s first Indian Couture House nurtured by the creative synergy of some of India’s greatest talent.
Each season, Shehnaai unveils a new collection in the latest designs personally selected from each of the labels along with cocktail saris and accessories to complement the ensembles of both the bride and the groom. Shehnaai also offers complete Event Planning Services, where we can be brought on board for the smallest referral to the planning and management of an entire event.