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Aashni + Co Wedding Show 2017

Aashni + Co Wedding Show 2017

Here's what you missed from this year's fabulous trunk show

ARTICLE BY : Abha Shah

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Held  at The Dorchester in London’s Mayfair, the annual Aashni + Co Wedding Show is a bridal trunk show like no other. Designed for the couture-conscious bride, the event sees the top tier of Asian designers showcase their exquisite collections.

This year’s showcase included collections from labels such as Sabyasachi, Anushree Reddy, Tarun Tahiliani, Amrapali, Rimple & Harpreet Narula and Elan. If you didn’t get a chance to attend the Show, don’t fret! Catch up on their latest looks right here with our Show report. 

Image from Sabysachi
And if the collections get you itching for your plastic (well, you’re only human), simply head online or to the Aashni + Co boutique where you’ll be able to browse all the collections from the Show plus the latest releases that you won’t find anywhere else.


Amrapali
Globally renowned, hugely respected and beloved by brides everywhere, luxury jeweller Amrapali is the choice du jour for today’s style-savvy bride. Inspired by the beautiful techniques and workmanship of the past, this is eclectic Indian design at its best.

Jade

Celebrating their 10th anniversary next year, JADE by Monica and Karishma is the luxe label on every bride’s lips. Vibrant, ever-elegant yet non conformist, the collections exude romantic glamour with a deliciously tough edge.

Anamika Khanna

On a one-woman mission to put Indian couture under the international spotlight, Anamika Khanna has a well-established rep for effortlessly blending Western silhouettes with Eastern craftsmanship. Her latest bridal colleciton offers masterful tailoring (I mean, just look at those razor-sharp shoulders!) plus intricate embroideries and finishings, perfect for the self-assured bride.

Gaurav Gupta

With avant-garde and strong, sculptural silhouettes, Gaurav Gupta is your go-to for evening gowns that will turn heads and make a statement. His latest collection, Scape-Song, is all voluminous multi-layered skirts paired with sculpted corseted blouses. Fierce.


Gaurang Shah

Designed with the Desi girl-next-door in mind, Gaurang’s latest collection has a distinctly rustic vibe, made wedding-ready with intricate embroideries and Kanjeevaram (left) work. We heart the embroidered ijaar with a kurta and patanpatola dupatta, perfect across the generations. That’s the thing about Gaurang; you can look a trillion rupees in his collection, whatever your age. Because heritage handwoven collections like his never go out of style.

Mal the Store
This designer luxury childrenswear haven is a Godsend for parents who want to dress their little darlings as stylishly as they are. Couture for kids has taken off in a huge way, and why not? Cue squealing over cute tuxedos and bandhgalas for boys to mini saris and lehengas for the girls.

Monisha Jaising
Get ready to rock your reception with Monisha Jaising, beloved by B-Town’s freshest faces - especially on the red carpet. The label has been seen on a slew of rising stars, such as Disha Patani, Aliaa Bhatt and Anushka Sharma, so you’re in good company. Sleek, young and uber-glam, Jaising’s hallmarks are embellished details and bejewelled eveningwear.

Elan
This Pakistani designhouse has won an army of admirers thanks to its focus on detail and royal, vintage aesthetic. Elan is opulent, it’s luxurious and it’ll make you feel like a Queen on the Big Day. Look out for Pakistani-style saris and heavily adorned cropped blouses with Dhaka Pyjama.

Akanksha Gajria

Youthful and fresh, Akanksha Gajria’s latest collection feels like diving headfirst into a Holi festival. There’s colour, and lots of it. Think sweet-shop shades ranging from candy floss pink, jalebi orange and lemon sherbert on anarkalis, kurtas and lehengas. We love the range for a Mehndi or Sangeet night - hues like this look best swirling all night long across a dancefloor.


Anushree Reddy
Romance and whimsical charm are the mainstay of any Anushree Reddy look. Known for floral prints, a feminine palette and Hyderabadi zardozi, the label is all about dreamy modern romance. Swoon!

Sabyasachi
Continuing to create collections that fuel bridalwear daydreams, Sabyasachi retains his crown as one of the leading names in luxury Indian couture. Best known for his traditional pieces, Sabya’s collection features heritage designs for a time-honoured look that brides love. Think sharp silhouettes, daringly cropped blouses and heavy embellishments that evoke visions of an ancient, romantic age.


Rose Room Couture
Rose Room Couture opens the door for the modern bride to make an unabashedly glamorous statement. Think lace-trimmed sari borders, heavily embellished lehengas and tasteful palettes in nudes and vibrant reds.

Rimple & Harpreet Narula
Brides are falling over themselves to wear the designer duo’s awe- inspiring creations, and with the latest range it’s clear why. Collections focus on innovative use of colour and craftsmanship.

Sonali Gupta
Sonali Gupta launched her eponymous label in 2012 with a private show that garnered rave reviews, and five years later her collection continues to make waves.The ethereal hand embroidery, inspired by India’s design legacy, twinned with chic palettes are the hallmarks of a Sonali Gupta design.

Rani Pink
Event decor specialists Rani Pink are known for their customised designs, elaborate settings, and attention to detail. Whether you want an elegant look or want pop- up food trucks feeding your guests, they’re your go-to decor gurus.

Ridhima Bhasin
Bhasin’s vision is materialised through her inventive, contemporary yet traditional clothing. After earning her stripes at sister Ritika Bhasin’s label, she set up solo. Her designs strike the balance between conservative and experimental, while her eye for fabrics and embroideries make her offering perfect for special events.

Ridhi Mehra
It might surprise you to learn the Ridhi Mehra is just 27, but what she lacks in age, Mehra more than makes up for in talent. Of her collection, Mehra says: “I create timeless pieces that you could treasure all your life. I want to make garments that never go out of fashion and can be passed on from generation to generation.” Heirloom bridalwear? Yes please.

SVA
Inspired by historic Indian design, SVA is all about intricate detailing, elaborate handcrafting and luxurious fabrics. Borne from of a passion for heritage, color and craftsmanship, each creation reflects a vision of bridal utopia.

Tarun Tahiliani
Titled ‘Last Dance of the Courtesan’, Tarun Tahiliani’s campaign for his last collection is a spectacular ocular feast evoking visions of magnificent balls and epic parties (much like your reception will be, no?). The couture collection encapsulates the allure of the fabled Indian Courtesan, misrepresented as the “fallen women”, when in fact they were the custodians of beauty, fashion, poetry, dance and music.All designers can be shopped at: 

Aashni + Co
47 Ledbury Rd, 
London W11 2AA 
www.AashniAndCo.com

Tags : Sabyasachi  Amrapali  Jade  Gaurav Gupta  Anamika Khanna  Gaurang Shah  Mal The Store  Monisha Jaising  Anushree Reddy  Akanksha Gajria  Elan  Rani Pink  Rose Room Couture  Sonali Gupta  Rimple & Harpreet Narula  Ridhima Bhasin  Sva  Ridhi Mehra  Tarun Tahiliani  
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