Sunday, September 19, 2010

Here Comes The Bride! – V J Balhara Winter Festive 2010

I love it when the ramp lights up with drama and talent. I love it when I see Indian inspirations take new flight and touch a global aesthetics. And I love to see young blood infuse new colors, new silhouettes, new lines into old genres of fashion. What a delight fashion week is, when all these happen together. Each year, the Lakme fashion Week throws up some pleasant surprises. And most of them come from the GenNext and Emerging designers categories, where a new vocabulary of fashion is being written.
Today was no exception, as V J Balhara presented his “Bridal Renaissance” collection for the modern day bride. Here is a collection for the bride who captures every heart as she walks down the aisle. With inspirations freely drawn from the royal traditions of Punjab, Cooch Behar and Rajputana, the collection had it all: chogas, Anarkali Ensembles, Dresses, Sherwanis, saris, jackets, Skirts, and tunics. Reviving the ancient “Mashru” silk from the Mughal era, VJ has woven bridal dreams from fabrics as varied as brocade, pure crepe, silk organza, net, lace, silk and satin cotton in vibrant red, green, orange, purple, royal blue and black. VJ’s favorite flower, rose, made its presence felt in the collection through motifs in zardozi, aari work, sequins, Jaipur stones and crystal embroidery. VJ even introduced an innovative way of draping the dupatta in a grand yet comfortable manner.
VJ’s showstopper, an opulent red Mashru silk anarkali creation with zardozi and gotta border teamed with organza choga and crepe churidars, had the audience in awe.

Though titled Bridal Renaissance, the collection is not for the conventional bride looking for a run of the mill trousseau. This is no designer for the faint hearted. The collection that VJ’s models strutted down the runway today is for the feisty, beautiful bride, for whom a wedding is a celebration of eternal love. A bride who revels in her individuality, and is radiant and free-spirited.









All Photographs By The Very Talented Nitesh N Nitesh
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22 comments:

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh, so cool! We had the same idea for a post (though yours is a million times more authentic and interesting!). Gorgeous stuff! XX!

Berlin said...

Oh, thank you for your sweet comment :)

I do have some photos of me without the mask but I'm not sure whether I want to upload them, after all the internet can be dangerous.

I really like those black colored designs at the back, and the lighting definitely creates a mood :)

Thank you for sharing your thoughts,
Berlin

Nitesh n Nitesh said...

Well written :)

AGNES STYLE said...

Thank you so much, I had a very nice weekend indeed!=) Hope you had a good one?

www.agnesstyle.blogspot.com

Anna Liesemeyer said...

wow, these are so beautiful! Love the vibrant colors! I am catching up on your past week of posts. They are filled with fabulous fashion!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend! <3

Tanvi said...

Wow! That is some show stopper. Absolutely gorgeous! :)

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ooh, what incredibly elegant designs - I absolutely adore the color schemes and aesthetics!! :)

The Owl's Closet said...

Beautiful dresses! I just love all the colors and detailing of these modern day bride pieces:) Thanks for sharing!

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Tights Lover said...

His work is amazing. I loved the photos!

Couture Carrie said...

So gorgeous!
Love the fabrics!

xoxox,
CC

Punctuation Mark said...

that is such a beautiful and colorful fashion show!

Nitesh N Nitesh said...

@Tights Lover Thanks for liking the photos which I took :)

SabinePsynopsis said...

Beautiful designs. Love the rich colours and wonderful fabrics. The fact that the dresses are not full-length makes them look really interesting. Bet you had a wonderful time!

Audrey Allure said...

Such beautiful photos!

Fashion Cappuccino said...

Wow! It's definitely something I've never seen before!! So beautiful and unique! xoxoxoxoo

Taj Acosta said...

Awesome and great photography! Hugs dear ;)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Very cool - love the colors and the capelets on the red gown!

Sydnie said...

So pretty! I love the colors ... so much funner than just plain old white!

Sydnie
www.takemeouttotherunway.blogspot.com

Haute World said...

Wow, these pieces are incredible! I love that they aren't just creative but also have a sense of drama and flamboyance. Very inspiring!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Oooh I love learning about new designers! Definitely checking out her website now. :)

Joanne Faith said...

Truely sturnning dresses... bold, bright and vibrant. Well written review too!

http://joannefaith.com

AX80 said...

I'd love to see that head piece in detail. Any idea where one can find more pictures of the collection as a whole?