Two designers with very different styles showcased their Bridal collections at India Bridal Fashion Week in Mumbai ! Remember the one that happened in Delhi recently and how much fun it was? I wish i could make it to Mumbai as well!!  But anyway the designers i am talking about are Pallavi Jaikishan (High Priestess of Floral Fashion!) and Gaurav Gupta (The High Priest of Edgy Fusion Wear). While Gaurav Gupta stuck to his trademark aesthetic, there was a definite shift in Pallavi Jaikishan’s line with a lot more focus on deep reds and maroons which are generally not a part of her pastel, cutrus infused shades ! I even spotted some ‘ no floral’ pieces which are rare for Pallavi Jaikishan. Im a PJ fan, and always will be- it just talks to the girlyness in me !pallavi-jaikishan-bridal (21) pallavi-jaikishan-bridal (20) pallavi-jaikishan-bridal (19)

Thats a pretty sari for your reception!pallavi-jaikishan-bridal (18) pallavi-jaikishan-bridal (17) pallavi-jaikishan-bridal (16)

Love the Mango with the blush pink color combination

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Love the coral bottom!
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To me, more than the clothes what excited me was the jewellery. It was absolutely stunning and this is from Pallavi Jaikishan’s newly launched jewellery line!

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LOVE this green and peach lehenga. So Stunning!
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I Die Need that necklace in my closet !

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A stunning conversation starter!

This is what the Official Note reads:

At the India Bridal Week, Pallavi introduces three difference looks which have not been done before by her : A collection of hand painted sarees,  A new silhouette of a lehenga dress, and a new colour pallete of Garnet-oxblood-maroons. 

The line  of  hand painted French jaquard, georgette and tulle sarees have been  painstakingly created  with Pallavi’s signatures flowers. Each saree takes over a week to be painted, and has then been highlighted with delicate French sequences.  A very time consuming and difficult to create collection! The Lehenga Dress is a creation in yards and yards of Tulle floating like clouds, designed as a one piece dress that ends in to a ghagra worn with a delicate stole. 

Another breathtaking, deep coloued line is the Lehengas & lehenga sarees and  Jackets with Cullotes in shades of Garnet-Oxblood- & Maroons fabrics used  with tone on tone appliqué and reworked with pessimenterie and French sequins. A first time for Pallavi since this is one rare collection without flowers, in dark tones.

Another first this season is  a line of Jewellery by Pallavi Jaikishan that is a luxurious, exotic marriage of embroideries with stones, collected by her over the years from the occidental bazaars of the world, frequented during numerous travel trips.

“Each of these necklaces are one of the kind! I have sourced the components from antique markets from all over the world and its taken years to collect these components!”, says Pallavi Jaikishan. These are Czechoslovakian Filigree Broaches with multi colour stones, mounted on Brocade and embellished with stones, beads and French sequins embroidery.  Pallavi’s jewellery pieces are ideal to make a style statement at destination weddings, across the world.

 Gaurav Gupta  Presents Night Fall at India Bridal FashionWeek

LightFall” by Gaurav Gupta, one of the youngest couturiers in the country (Altaroma Altamoda honoured Gaurav with the ‘Future of Couture’ title)  , was unveiled last night at the ongoing at  India Bridal Week in Mumbai, leaving audiences spellbound with its cutting edge take on bridal designs. Gaurav Gupta encouraged more and more brides to not follow the beaten path, and make their own individual style statement.
 The collection comprised newer silhouettes in gowns and derivatives of the saree and lehnga. It told the story of the evolving silhouette of the saree. Colours remain iridescent in the families of moon grey, ecru, dust gold, Egyptian teal and pop neon.

Colours remain iridescent in the families of moon grey, ecru, dust gold, Egyptian teal and pop neon.

There is a thorough juxtaposition of ancient Indian embroidery techniques and material like saadi, pitta, zarinakshee and multi-dimensional surface ornamentation with organza and lace flowers and fabric like lace, jersey, georgette and soft mesh. Silhouettes that dominate this collection are Sand Timer, Fluid Pyramid, Twisted Ripple, Expanding Root, Liquid Creeper.

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