Elite Indian designers showcase their collections in style
The most exciting and important part of planning your wedding is choosing your dream bridal outfit - which although should be an enjoyable experience, can easily turn into a stressful and overwhelming one, as well as often ending up in an impromptu trip to the 'motherland' to add to the drama. This is why the spectacular Aashni + Co Wedding Show, in association with Zouche & Lamare, was a godsend for so many bride-to-be's, as it meant that the likes of Manish Malhotra, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Tarun Tahiliani, amongst a whole host of other notable designers, showed off their wares at the swanky Dorchester hotel in Mayfair. One could only dream about meeting such renowned couturiers, let alone get the opportunity to try on their stunning ensembles in their presence and asking their opinion, much like many other Bollywood fashionistas must be accustomed to doing: 'Manish darling, does my bum look big in this?'. Speaking of Manish Malhotra, we were unsurprisingly wowed by his designs, which he described as: 'basically bringing back the classic red'.
For all those of us who would gaze and sigh at images of our favourite B-town starlets glamorously clad from head to toe in one of these designers' outfits, the bridal show gave us a golden moment to feel like a princess too, as Sabyasachi revealed: 'I have brought a lot of pieces here today that our Bollywood girls have worn, from Aishwarya to Deepika, and I have also brought my latest collection that was on the runway.
Amongst all the signature grandeur and opulence that such designers are known for, Anushree Reddy's collection really stood out for us. The pretty florals, pastels and dainty designs refreshingly embodied the spring look for us, and we absolutely fell in love with each and every graceful garb.
Images: Rajiv Shah Photography and Adnan Qazi