Archive for August, 2010

Anamika Khanna’s Bridal Collection

anamika khanna bridal collectionAnamika Khanna’s Bridal Collections are all about veering away from the traditional. Demure bridal designs are passé for her. Her bridal wear is all about sharp cuts and elegant silhouettes. While Anamika Khanna does use a lot of traditional gold, her bridal collection breaks the rules by experimenting with black as well.

Her avante garde designs got her an invite to the Bridal Asia event held in Pakistan. She attended the prestigious Bridal Asia event along with two other prominent Indian designers. The designer’s creations are ruled by royal influences which are reminiscent of the Maharajas of yesteryear. As a nod to contemporary tastes, the blingy and glitzy dresses of yesteryears were toned down into softer hues with liberal use of gold and silver.

Keeping the tastes of the new age bride in mind, Anamika tries to draw a compromise between the uber modern and the traditional. The results? A red sharara with black patchwork..or maybe netted leggings with a flowy white top. The dresses are sure to cater to modern demands as well as keep the in-laws happy. The designer’s talents know no bounds when it comes to clothes. The artistic creations are tailored keeping in mind both the modern scenario as well as our cultural heritage.

sonam kapoor in anamika khannas collectionAn interesting twist given by Khanna in one of her bridal collection shows was to base an entire collection around Indian Dhotis. The humble dhoti, under the designer’s skillful hands, was transformed into beautiful cowl dresses. Anamika Khanna’s latest muse, Bollywood artist and fashionista Sonam Kapoor, displayed the key piece of that collection which was a drape dress in stunning golden tones with mukesh work on the bodice and subtle embellishments on the skirt to define the folds of the cowl. The same show also featured other creative show stoppers such as drape dresses in monochrome, coats with pleats, layered saris and tunics. The clothes were embellished with pearls and cut flowers which was refreshing for the fact that the same old designs and embroidery was effectively avoided. It was a completely new concept which till then had not been explored by any other designer.

Anamika Khanna’s bridal collection is well known for her unique blends of Indian and western elements. In the designer’s own words, her goal is to elevate Indian traditional crafts to an international level. This fact was proven by her recent collection at the Delhi Couture Week where fitted jackets, lehenga cholis and dresses dominated the ramp. Among all of her bridal creations memorable designs include such gems as unconventional asymmetrical hems made by knotting the sides of the garments, floral embroidery work, trelliswork, detailing with Rajput figurines and pearl embellishments. Her fabrics are fluid and shimmery giving the outfits a very feminine look. Anamika’s flawless design sensibilities and construction make sure her creations are eye catching always.

As compared to her counterparts like Manish Arora or Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Anamika Khanna is lesser known outside of India. Yet, her kitschy and jazzy creations are now rapidly getting her the attention she deserves.

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Style notes on Indian Salwar Kameez

anarkali salwar kameezWith varying regional influences, the Indian Salwar Kameez has also had several variations. The dress, which is composed of a lower pant and an upper tunic worn along with a dupatta, changes subtly from region to region. While the upper body tunic changes from tight jumper like shirts to short and loose fitting kurtas, the lower part of the garment or the salwar may be tight churidars, regular fit salwars or loose patialas.

But, no matter what the style of your salwar suit is, with a few simple style tips, you can turn even the simplest off dresses into trendy outfits.

Probably the simplest way of transforming a drab salwar suit is to change the dupatta. A good dupatta selection can accentuate colours, highlight designs and change the entire get up of the dress. The latest vogue in dupattas are the tie and dyed variety. Crushed and starched dupattas look equally chic. Fancy dupattas with laces, trinkets or brocade borders give a touch of contemporary look to a traditional outfit.

Accessorize with Earrings: Accessories play a major part in the total look of a dress. The easiest way to use accessories to glamorize a dress is to put on a pair of earrings. Matching earrings complete the entire outfit whereas contrast color earrings bring in a dramatic effect. It is best to keep at least one pair of silver earrings that can be matched with any salwar suit. Silver earrings are the perfect choice for our warm and humid climate as they not only go well with any color but also look soothing to the eye. Silver jhumkas are a rage with women who love to deck up in traditional wear. However, it is important to make sure that earring or other accessories are of good quality. Cheap materials with poor finishing will just end up making you look tacky.

Add laces to add to the beauty of salwar kameezes Laces add sophistication and elegance to any outfit. Laced sleeves impart a touch of feminity and look soft and informal. Laces work well for daily wear salwar kameezes and double up as fancy wear too. wide brocade laces have a traditional feel to them and are appropriate for heavily embroidered salwar kameezes.

Trendy footwear for salwar kameez As far as footwear rules are concerned, they should be in the same color tone with the rest of the outfit. Nagra shoes and kohlapuri chappals are an all time favorite combo with salwar kameezes. Colored footwear looks funky too but only if they match the color of the dress.

Hairstyles to Suit salwar kameezes Salwar kameez is a comfortable dress and is mostly worn as casual wear. To match the hairdo to the dress is not very difficult. A high pony or a simple plait works fine. In case you are in the mood for something fancy, a French plait is all you need.

With the proper accessories, footwear and hairstyle to match your outfit, you can wow people in no time at all.

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