Turning the Wheel of Fashion
There’s something so delightful and refreshing about being part of the Vogue Wedding Show. The energy of creativity, the vibrancy of colors, and the beauty of bridal grandeur – it all colludes to make you feel so special and privileged. This is just a fraction of what I felt when I participated in this year’s gala event. Held at Taj Palace Delhi between August 4 and 6, the event was graced by the who’s who of the fashion industry.
The style statement of bridal collections in northern India is drastically different from what we indulge in, here in the South. As a designer, my sensibilities are heavily influenced by regional textiles, motifs, and designs. And my vision is to create fashion that does not lose the essence of this ethnicity. This design language was very evident in my bridal collection that was showcased at the Vogue Wedding Show. By this virtue, it caught the imagination of many a leading designers in the industry including TarunTahiliani and Ritu Kumar.
The collection on display showcased hand-woven organzas, traditional Karnataka crepes, and pure silks. Each of these ensembles boasted delicate, unique hand embroidery – in designs and cuts that catered to every taste. We also presented a collection of exquisite cocktail sarees, which were designed to suit the many occasions that constitute a traditional Indian wedding. What really surprised me about this event was the overwhelming response I got from every corner of the world. Our clients included fashionistas from places like Raipur, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Delhi, and Assam, besides even NRIs and natives of Kenya.
They say creativity has no boundaries. While I have seen this quite often in my life, the Vogue Wedding Show gave me perspective of its true magnitude. Truly, I feel honored to be in vogue!