Gold nuggets on the ramp

Sep 18, 2012, 09:47 IST | The Centre stage Team

Veteran designer Pallavi Jaikishan's breathtaking bridal collection titled 'Ashrafiyan' won her a standing ovation at the ongoing India Bridal Week on Sunday.

The jewellery for the show was designed by Sunil and Kiran Datwani. The show started with an eclectic collection in mustard gold, the colours of gold nuggets studded with chartruse green French sequence making a totally glamorous statement. 

Pallavi Kaikishan takes a bow flanked by models

Yards and yards of gossamer tulle studded with sequences adorned with flowers worked in French tape, silk tape and shaded resham flowers, in shades of dusty pinks and dove blues. There were sarees with sensuous blouses, lehengas and coats. All this, while soul stirring classic Bollywood songs added to the romantic mood of the show.

Sunil and Kiran Datwani at the do

Leaving the audience further spellbound was a stunning line of sarees in happy colours as vermilion, pinks and reds made their appearance on fabrics like flattering georgettes and tulles. A line of upada sarees specially commissioned in unusual and soft colours adorned with crystals and sequence French tape but light as clouds was one of the highlights of the show.

Models present creations by Pallavi Jaikishan

The show came to an end with a collection of lehengas for the bride and her family adorned with rich embroidery and befitting a princess. It was truly a spectacular showcase of bridalwear that was both classic and yet contemporary, each piece an eternally stylish heirloom with Pallavi Jaikishan’s signature flourishes. 

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