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Dressing up the bride



Nisha Sagar displaying her creations to Hema Malini.

A SCINTILLATING range of bridal collections was unveiled at the Femina Bridal Show in New Delhi. It included not just the trousseau collection for the modern Indian bride but also party wear. Among the participants were famous designers like Ragini Singhania, Suman Nathwani and Nisha Sagar. To give the collections a contemporary look ensembles were done in silken fabric and embellished with light embroidery. This was done to portray the modern Indian woman.

Ragini Singhania's dresses bring to life the modern woman who wants to look good. True to her label, Attirante, which means attractive, her style ranged from bold brocades to soft georgettes and delicate silk to organza. The dresses, befitting a modern bride, were in resplendent colours.

Her creativity was manifest through exquisite ensembles. Her line, an amalgamation of Indian and Western wear, signified life. To drive home the point she used lively colours.

Ragini says, "To make practical and delicate ensemble I did traditional embroidery on Western fabric.''

Suman Nathwani, along with India's leading eveningwear store, La Lingerie, displayed both eveningwear and lingerie. Embellished with intricate embroidery the inspiration was derived from Bengal's traditional weave.

Nisha Sagar's bridal collection was simply breath taking. It included the age-old Gota collection. Embroidery was done with Kundan while the fabric ranged from bandhani to georgette. Not restricting her colour palette she judiciously used vibrant and subdued ones, depending whether they were casual or formal wear.

So at Femina Bridal Show, the essence of the garment is Indian but is detailed with a look that says `it's different'.

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