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Magic of Mulmul in Lotus Valley By Rohit Bal

Report By: S.Sarvesh

Pics By: Karan Thapa

One of the finest show man of Indian Fashion designer Rohit Bal has amazed the audience on the fourth day of Ambey Valley India Bridal Fashion Week Delhi 2013 by his Mulmul Masquerade collection. Ramp is converted in to a Lotus valley and music added a true colour and romanticism in the valley. Theme of the collection was Mulmul Masquerade.
The famous Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor has walked as a show stopper for the designer in beautiful muslin and paisley pattern lehenga. On tune of famous boollywood song Sonam and Rohit stated dancing on the ramp. Speaking to the media Sonam said, “I feel beautiful walking on the with Rohit in the backdrop of classic songs felt good. There was only one song from ‘Bombay’ which was contemporary. I always wanted to act in films which had this kind of music. But it was enough for me to walk, listen and be a part of it in some creative way”.
“During the last song when I looked back and saw Sonam dancing, that was the moment for me. She was dancing like Helen ji. Since the collection was purely Indian I selected some of my favourite Indian songs. All the songs were such where people could relate to them and I feel it’s really important to create an ambience with which people can relate,” Rohit Bal said.
I have used organic fabric, lot of cotton , Mulmul ,silk further said Bal.
The famous model, Nayanika Chatterjee opened the show wearing a Victorian gown. Victorian look hairstyle donned by the models, frilled high collared blouse teamed with a saree and a long robe like floor sweeping jackets, reminded everything about the Elizabethan era. With the collection, he intended to take the audience on a journey through centuries of Indian and Elizabethan eras of elegance and opulence. Models sashayed down the ramp in long gowns and with extensive use of muslin in the creation of those Victorian collars, it made everything look so royal. From simplicity of muslin to extreme grandeur of rich velvets, the collection was signifying at the rich craftsmanship of both these periods.
Men’s collection comprises of dhoti pants teamed with jackets, coats over kurtas, long coats with slits in beautiful paisley thread work worn over long skirts and teamed with pyjamis. A lot of kashmiri embroidery work was seen on gowns worn with short velvet jackets by the models in his show. MULMUL collection was all about antique gold kasab kashmiri embroidery on muslin to shibori on fabrics like voiles and chanderi. Corsets donned by models from his collection transported the audience to the Elizabethan era, and reminded of the rich and dramatic pageantry of princesses and fairy tales. Multicolored shimmer work on velvet gowns combined with muslin skirts and Elizabethan collar looked really royal and opulent. Another part of collection which was showcased had extensive light embroidered work on long anarkalis with the use of muslin cloth in the making of such ensembles. To match the taste of Indian bride, a couple of heavy gold embroidered velvet red lehengas were also presented towards the end.
Famous Jewellery brand AZVA has provided the Jewellery for the show.

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