rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » Getahead » PICS: Royal bridals on the runway, Dia showstops!

PICS: Royal bridals on the runway, Dia showstops!

Last updated on: August 28, 2013 17:14 IST

PICS: Royal bridals on the runway, Dia showstops!

     Next

Next

The Bollywood actress walked the ramp for Shyamal and Bhumika at Lakme Fashion Week. Photographs by Rajesh Karkera.

Designer duo Shyamal and Bhumika brought the romance of the Big Fat Indian Wedding to the runway with their latest line -- The Royal Procession -- on the last day of the Lakme Fashion Week.

Dia Mirza dazzled the ramp in a red zardosi-covered lehenga, a tiny velvet choli and a shimmering dupatta.

Here's a glimpse of the collection.


Image: Dia Mirza dazzles the catwalk for Shyamal and Bhumika.
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com

     Next

PICS: Royal bridals on the runway, Dia showstops!

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Lamps on the stage gradually lit up and created the Rajput and Mughal eras as the models emerged on to the ramp.


Image: Models showcase a Shyamal and Bhumika creation.
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com

Prev     Next

PICS: Royal bridals on the runway, Dia showstops!

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

The line sought inspiration from the splendour of Maharajas as well as the 16th century couture with itself was a seeing an interesting blend of the Mughal and Rajput sensibilities at the time.


Image: A model showcases a Shyamal and Bhumika creation.
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com

Prev     Next

PICS: Royal bridals on the runway, Dia showstops!

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Thus the collection offered an interesting mix of silhouettes that saw a fascinating array of contemporary colours blending with traditional Indian embroidery and styling.


Image: Model Shruti Agarwal showcases a Shyamal and Bhumika creation.
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com

Prev     Next

PICS: Royal bridals on the runway, Dia showstops!

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Silhouettes for women included traditional kalidaars, jama-inspired cholis, overlapping jackets, fitted bias churidars, lehenga saris, saris, swirling ornate panelled lehengas, collared blouses, ijaar pants, shrugs and kotis.

Menswear had bundgalas, sherwanis, churidars, bundies and jackets along with colourful turbans.


Image: A model showcases a Shyamal and Bhumika creation.
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com

Prev     Next

PICS: Royal bridals on the runway, Dia showstops!

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Shyamal and Bhumika worked with raw silk, crepe, velvet, hand woven silk brocade, Matka silk and georgette to produce some rather interesting outfits such as this one.


Image: A model showcases a Shyamal and Bhumika creation.
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com

Prev     Next

PICS: Royal bridals on the runway, Dia showstops!

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

The colour palette ranged from scarlet, berry, forest green, beige and gold to Moroccan blue, aloe and black.


Image: Model Amit Ranjan showcases a Shyamal and Bhumika creation.
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com

Prev     Next

PICS: Royal bridals on the runway, Dia showstops!

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

The line featured some rather interesting detailing and embroidery as seen in these stunning outfits pictured above.


Image: Models showcase a Shyamal and Bhumika creation.
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com

Prev     Next

PICS: Royal bridals on the runway, Dia showstops!

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Kavita Kharayat walks the ramp in one of Shyamal and Bhumika’s exotic creations.


Image: Model Kavita Kharayat showcases a Shyamal and Bhumika creation.
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com

Prev     Next

PICS: Royal bridals on the runway, Dia showstops!

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Stunning velvet cholis with semi-precious stones and flared lehngas also featured among the highlights of the collection.


Image: Models showcase a Shyamal and Bhumika creation.
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com

Prev     Next

PICS: Royal bridals on the runway, Dia showstops!

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Interestingly the jewellery was restricted only to an elaborate ‘kaan phool’ and almost nothing else!


Image: Models showcase a Shyamal and Bhumika creation.
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com

Prev     Next

PICS: Royal bridals on the runway, Dia showstops!

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

The line featured intricate Meenakari that harked back upon the beauty of ancient carvings, zari, zardosi and silk cutwork with metallic and velvet fabrics.


Image: Models showcase a Shyamal and Bhumika creation.
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com

Prev     Next

PICS: Royal bridals on the runway, Dia showstops!

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Luntkans at the end of dupattas and backs of cholis added a rather interesting touch to the garments. Seen here is model Sanea Sheikh in a sunflower gold sari.


Image: Model Sanea Sheikh showcases a Shyamal and Bhumika creation.
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com

Prev     Next

PICS: Royal bridals on the runway, Dia showstops!

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

The line was true to its name and was indeed a royal procession featuring some of the most intricate embroidery to be seen in the last five days.


Image: A model showcases a Shyamal and Bhumika creation.
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com

Prev     Next

PICS: Royal bridals on the runway, Dia showstops!

Prev     More
Prev

More

Shyamal and Bhumika soak in the applause at the end of the show with Dia, their showstopper.


Image: Shyamal and Bhumika with Dia Mirza, their showstopper.
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com

Prev     More