Brides of spring...
THERE WAS a popular Western pop song that went "Spring time love is in the air, flowers flowing everywhere." These lyrics must have acted as adrenalin for the designer duo, Ashima and Leena Singh while displaying their Brides of Spring-2003 collection at New Delhi's Uzbekistan Embassy, this past week. This team is a perfect example of the bond between creativity and commerce. While Ashima handles the intrinsic designing part, Leena looks after the business side. Designing bridal dresses is their forte and they gave another manifestation of this talent while displaying their latest work.
The collection was sparkling yet extra care was taken that the fabric was lightweight so that it blends with the mood of the season. Some of the dresses were decorated with Benarasi booties in drapery georgettes; others had Swarovski emblazoned on the garments.
"This collection will fill the aspirations of the Indian brides, who look so stunning, elegant and sophisticated that brides of other countries also want to look like them. Zardozi has been done on the lehenga. We have used colours like orange, maroon and deep green. Lehengas haven't been done on the traditional pattern. We have come out with layered lehengas, narrow skirts, dupattas and cholis," says Ashima.
The models - Michelle, Joey Mathews, Aparna Kumar, Tina Chatwal and Lu Gillwere - were all in style and grace. With finesse and sophistication, they displayed dresses with kaleidoscopic colours like ivories, limes, flaming oranges, Indian pinks and sindoor reds. Exquisite jewellery was elegantly placed on their forehead.
Arabic and Hindustani classical music was played at the background. Towards the latter part of the ramp show the models came dressed in embroidered dresses.
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