Masaba Gupta gets you wedding-ready
When we met fashion designer Masaba Gupta a day ahead of her “grandest affair yet” — a bridal fashion show as part of the Shaadi by Marriott experience at JW Marriott Kolkata on Saturday night — “something for every kind of bride” was playing on her mind. If she was thinking “a mix of a lot of cultures” and “energy and colour”, the vibe was exactly that. “We are doing something that is supremely traditional but also something for a bride who might not mind wearing a net cape on top of her white-and-gold sari. Nowadays I feel that brides want to invest in pieces that they can wear over time. That was the key thing we kept in mind while designing the collection,” Masaba, who launched her bridal line in August-September this year, had told us prior to the showing.
Thumping beats like Ghoomar, Pallo latke and Rangeelo maro dholna along with the Bengali ulu lent the show a high level of energy. “I insisted they do the ulu. When you do weddings, you have to do them the Indian way,” said Masaba, post-show.
Rukmini Maitra plans to tie the knot “in the next five years” and the Kabir actress has figured out what she’ll make a “happy bride” in. Something on the lines of the mint lehnga in which she stopped the show for Masaba. “I had walked for her as a model three years back and today I am the showstopper for Masaba. I feel ecstatic being a Masaba bride. If I would be getting married right now, I would most definitely go for something like this. It’s simple, but it’s still got a lot of work on it. The colours are soothing to the eyes,” smiled Rukmini.
The colour mint for Masaba was “unexplored as far as bridal is concerned”. “It works beautifully for Indian skin. It’s a got a bit of me in it with the print and the foil print, but it’s also very opulent. I wanted to make sure it is impactful but very traditional at the same time. The embroidery has all shades of green and mint,” said the designer.