India Couture Week-2018
If the India Couture Week 2018, which really was about wedding wear, is any indicator, the big shift in the apparel trends at an Indian wedding is the absence of the traditional bright colours of red, green, bright pink, magenta et al. This change has slowly been building up over the past few seasons, and now the shift is complete. Here were some of the leading names whose ornate lehengas and snazzy band-gala achkans are their bread and butter, who dished out their ivory and baby-pink lines on the runway.
The Hindustan Times and Sunil Sethi Design Alliance’s India Couture Week 2018 by FDCI rolled out on a subdued note, despite the fashion week being peppered by the presence of half a dozen Bollywood divas as showstoppers. The opening show by Tarun Tahiliani set the tone for the rest of the five days at Taj Palace, New Delhi.Vacant seats, garden setting, mostly traditional silhouettes, Swarovski crystal, and the dominant trend of subdued pastel hues. The grand finale by Rohit Bal, held offsite, was about the designer’s showmanship, which he has perfected to the T, his signature voluminous silhouettes, floral embroideries. Six glamour queens played showstopper for assorted designers. Aditi Rao Hydariclosed the show for Tarun Tahiliani. Anju Modi brought in the lovely Kangana Ranaut. Falguni and Shane Peacock picked Kareena Kapoor. Shilpa Shetti did the honors for Amit Aggarwal. There was Kiara Advani for Shyamal & Bhumika. Reynu Tandon flew down the lovely Yami Gautam. Gardens and flowers were all the rage. Tarun Tahiliani set up a gazebo look with fragrant ‘mogra’ strings all around. Anju Modi’s diva’s sauntered around a beautiful European garden with wild rose creepers and potted greens. Pallavi Jaikishan limited it to a floral backdrop. Reynu Tandon turned the runway into a floral garden. Rahul Mishra created a canopy of green.