Famous designer duo Ashima and Leena are taking inspiration from South India in form of motifs, jewels, fabrics and drapes, showcased their Bridal couture line titled “Dakshna” on second day of BMW India Bridal Fashion Week 2015 at Ambience Mall New Delhi.
To give the true mood to the theme of the collection, Ashima and Leena’s show commenced with a Kuchipudi dance performance which was choreographed by Padmabhushan awardees Raja and Radha Reddy. True to the essence of the in the dance performance, they presented their daughters Yamini and Bhavana Reddy.
area as models walked out in bridal fineries.
“Through our collection Dakshna, we bring the same sense of purity and tradition for our brides. Inspired from the beauty of Southern India, this collection takes elements from the South in forms of motifs, jewels, fabrics and drapes, said Leena.
The collection featured finely appliqued temple motifs on rich silks. Hand-embroidered jewelled motifs and borders added subtle illumination to the line. Organza, French net and specially woven south silk and brocades are the highlights of Ashima-Leena’s stunning collection.
Embellishments included embroideries infused with semi-precious jewels and patterns of the temple jewelry, delicate and fine tassels border the hemlines of blouses and cuffs.
The Colour Platte includes bright, intense, contrasting hues of indigo blue, crimson red, beige, fuchsia, marigold orange, mellowed gold, emerald-green, black and the quintessential South Gold.
“Re-invented lengths and patterns have take focus, with blouses, necklines, cowl drapes and layering of sheer fabrics. We have transformed the iconic lehanga-choli into a kaleidoscope of colours and patterns crafted for both the contemporary and the traditional bride,” the designer said.