Views from Brides by P&B:
As you are all aware, Delhi is hosting the Aamby Valley India Bridal Fashion Week 2013 and on Day 1 of this beautiful week featuring the top luxury designers of the country, we had JJ Vallaya sashaying his rich, royal Bridal Collection of 2013 down the ramp. Take a sneak peak bel0w! The collection comprised of deep, fiery hues of burnt oranges, maroons, and gold infused with a generous dose of black. While the work, as always with JJ Valaya was absolutely lovely, given the recent pastel trend and the focus on light, breathable bridal outfits, this collection felt a bit over whelming!
The Official Note:
The opening of Indian Bridal Week, 2013 Delhi Edition was by the renowned couturier whose name is synonymous with Opulence, royalty, and rich cultural heritage of India, especially, when it comes to Haute couture. JJ Valaya marked the beginning of this extravagant bridal week with his grand show. The collection-‘The Maharaja of Madrid’ is about a factitious voyage of a Monarch who was fascinated by the Spanish art, customs and forms. JJ Valaya’s show was presented by the AMR group. The whole set designed by Schenographer Sumant Jayakrishnan was extravagant and grand in every aspect. It was a visual treat for the audience who were mesmerized by the whole ambiance of this visual spectacle. Big white royal umbrellas were set, which depicted the scene of some king’s court, with models sitting on the thrones wearing white ensembles and chunky Indian jewellery, like king and queens of Mughal Era. The quintessentially royal and opulent element which was prevalent during the whole show has always been an integral part of Valaya’s shows.
The first section of the show presented collection inspired by the laces found in Spanish fans and headgears. It also displayed grandeur of Indian Jewels juxtaposed with beautiful ensembles like sarees, long-collard coats over sarees in ivory. Even men collection showcased a very intricately light embroidered sherwani and also a long anarkali like attire teamed with hanging tassles.
The second part of the show was truly inspired by the Manton de Manila- huge fringed shawls of Spain. The collection showcased the big floral prints in harmony with Indian Jamawar in paisley pattern. The blue tulle gown, with top part of the ensemble, intricately embroidered in Jacquard pattern was truly eye capturing. Beautiful bolero jackets embroidered in similar fashion was also seen paired with the gown, giving the royal touch, to the whole ensemble. The big floral, jacquard embroidered lehengas inspired by Spanish tradition were really seen beautifully blended with Indian attires.
JJ Valaya’s third part of the collection was inspired by the murals of Mexican artist, Diego Rivera who started his career with a famous Spanish artist Eduardo Chicharro. His frescos combined with the unrivalled beauty of Indian Miniature art formed the collection which was mainly in the hues of reds and blacks. Floor sweeping, long spaghetti strapped dress with a criss-cross back was truly awe-inspiring because of the intricate thread work. In men’s collection, sherwanis with bundgala were seen which were teamed with black straight fitted pants.
For more photos from JJ Valaya’s Bridal Collection of 2013 click on the images below: