A look at some of the calcutta designers showcasing at bridal Asia 2011, slated for September 26 in Delhi
Jaya Rathore has used Indian crafts and experimented with textile revival for her Bridal Asia 2011 collection. Heritage weaves and traditional embroidery have come together for pieces that possess an inherent heirloom value. Traditional folk motifs and techniques have been given a contemporary twist.
Suman Nathwani has used chiffon, georgette, satin and French lace to create a collection of feminine and romantic sleepwear. Most fabrics are natural. Flat chiffon, habutai (Japanese plain weave) and sheer fabrics are the high points. Colours are mostly solid shades and prints are either breezy floral or exotic African. Pink, black, red, yellow, orange and bright toffee shades find favour.
Rohita Creations will show silver jewellery with semi-precious stones that are contemporary yet classic in their appeal. Statement neckpieces, earrings, bracelets and cocktail rings make up the collection. Pieces are often eclectic and blended with unexpected elements like wood, acrylic and fabric. Can be worn as bridal or casual wear.
Vasundhara Mantri incorporates enamel and mesh, made of pearls and other coloured stones and chains. Plain metal and silver with semi-precious coloured stones are set in different kinds of designs and styles. Kundan and polki work have been interpreted in a contemporary way so as to make it a flexible set that can be worn with ethnic as well as western outfits. Pieces are interchangeable and have more than one usage.
Ekru has embellished and textured rich fabrics like brocade and raw silk for a festive look. Mughal motifs, like the lotus, can be spotted. Colours are rich and dark for the winter bride, and fresh pastels for the summer bride.
Peppermint Diva by Deepika Agarwal and Mita Jatia presents Majestic Angel, a collection of bridal wear based on net and velvet. Candyfloss pink, parrot green and bright oranges make up the shade card. Silhouettes include pre-stitched or pre-pleated saris, lehngas, jackets and kurtas. Zardozi, badla and moti have been used as embellishments.