Designer Vaishali S showcased her bridal festive collection, Shakuntala, at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai.
Rediff.com's Rajesh Karkera attended the show and came back mesmerised.
Please click on the images below for a better look at Vaishali's outfits.
IMAGE: The collection -- inspired by Shakuntala's love for King Dushyanta -- used handcrafted thread work beautifully.
IMAGE: Fabrics like merino wool, silks and handwoven chanderis were used to spin magic into contemporary designs and colours.
IMAGE: The story of Shakuntala's timeless love was brought alive through the marriage of ancient Indian craft and modern silhouettes.
IMAGE: The matching accessories with intricate detailing did perfect justice to the outfits.
As is now expected of her, Vaishali beautifully blended art, music and tradition; this year, artistes Merlin D’Souza and Avadhoot Phadke supported the show on the keytar and bansuri respectively.
IMAGE: Modern skirts and gowns like these with structured detailing looked WOW!
IMAGE: There were gorgeous options in coconut white as well.
IMAGE: Master couturier Vaishali S takes a well-deserved bow!
Photograph: Kind courtesy Vaishali S