Supreeta Singh
When it comes to bridal wear in India, it cannot be anything but grand.  Simply by virtue of its nature, the occasion demands an extravagant display of opulence reflected unapologetically in the clothes worn by brides and grooms. Fashion designer Neeta Lulla proved yet again that weddings are an elaborate affair where every bride needs to feel like a princess. Her opening show on the first day of KCFW was a mood piece that took the audience from a sober and elegant beginning to a breathtaking finale through five sequences. Pale pinks, greens and beige with silver work and border shifted to heavier embroidery, puffed sleeves, and elegant blouses in the first two sequences. Heavy georgette sarees, lehengas and even dresses formed part of the collection. The most attractive features of the range were richly embroidered jackets and tunics, knee length flared dresses worn over sheer churidars and draped with long trails of dupattas, glittery bustiers and plunging back with tassels. Towards the end, more luxurious fabrics like velvet, heavy chiffons with ornate zardozi and zari work in eye catching colours like aquamarine, magenta, blue held everyone in rapt attention. The evening moved towards the final ceremony.
Showstopper Rituparna Sengupta looked stunning in a corset top and heavily layered lehenga. Draping by Dolly Jain was innovative and subtle makeup by Inglot helped to enhance the striking collection.