Report By: S.Sarvesh
Pics By: Karan Thapa
Famous Designer duo Ashima and Leena has showcased her latest collection at Ambey Valley India Bridal Fashion Week Delhi 2013 on fourth day at Hotel Grand New Delhi. Ashima Leena’s collection inspired from Mughal Era’s bride. Gorgeous actress Nargis Fakhri walked as a show stopper for designer. She looks like a complete Mughal era bride in royal red jacket with intricate zari work teamed with shimmery lehenga, and adorned in heavy jewellery as her headgear.
The show opened with a man in pristine white kurta pyjama speaking about “Delhi ki Daastan.” He beautifully told the story behind Delhi and Chandni Chowk, and spoke in length about Indian tradition, culture and Wedding. As soon as the melodious traditional classical music in fusion with western music started playing in the background, all eyes were fixed on the ramp.
Doors opened in the backdrop, and models draped in subtle dhoti style sarees in the hues of light beige, and dull gold, appeared on the ramp. A pietra-dura motif shimmered on the shades of burnished gold and carnelian, while one couldn’t overlook the use of beautiful gota-patti work on delicately designed ensembles. Matte gold sparkled in an intricate, ornamental embellishment was very beautifully blended with long sheer jackets worn over sarees. The whole traditional classical look of the ensembles was further enhanced by models supporting the side braids as the hairstyle in sync with the traditional gold and precious stone jewellery. Dhotis were teamed with short kurtas and sheer jackets with intricate zardosi work. Another set of the collection was in soft greens, fuschia pinks with fine gota-patti work.
Collection comprises of Sharara pants, transparent embroidered pyjamis in pietra-dura motif teamed with short anarkali . Long jackets in paisley pattern work in the hues of red, copper and gold were teamed with a royal broach holding up the jacket in the middle, to give it an aristocratic look to the whole ensemble. Their collection intended to celebrate an esoteric romance, woven in silken thread and beaten metallic gold.