First of all, thank you for your patience while I gave my hand some much needed rest. It could do with a lot more, but for now, this will have to do. In other news, I’ve changed the rules of the How I Met Your Father giveaway slightly so do have a look! Back to how the first show on Day 5 at IBFW went…
I didn’t enjoy the Adarsh Gill show too much. While in the pictures a lot of the clothes seem really nice, in reality most of them looked like they’d OD-ed (overdosed) on bling. There was so much stonework – shiny & overpowering. I honestly began to wonder if bling was THIS back in action?
Not for me, though!
In addition to the generosity of bling, the show also saw some decent Western wear outfits. And the one good thing was that there were a lot of bright colours – from pinks to blues and even greens. Here’s a look at the little that I did love about the collection:
LOVE it! Isn’t this the perfect dress for your Bachelorette or Youngster’s party? It shimmered beautifully and is also the perfect party outfit for your western wear trousseau. I’m actively looking for a non-designer version of this! Maybe I should ask RAS to make me something similar!
This was the prettiest lehenga of all! The shade of orange was just perfect, the non-embelished bits on the skirt and the dupatta helped off-set the bling, and I love that kind of work on the blouse. A pretty great Sangeet outfit, yes?
Loved the dupattas at the show. THIS is THE right amount of sparkle that should be thrown over every dupatta meant for wearing to an Indian wedding function. Period.
While I steer clear of bling on my Indian clothes, I don’t mind a bit (or a lot even) of it on my shoes! I was a sucker for a lot of the wedding-y shoes that the models wore on the runway.
The Remaining Collection
While you will likely spot many outfits you’ll love in these pictures, remember that they were seriously blinged out in reality. So if you’re buying straight from Adarsh Gill, the pictures don’t truly represent the amount of shine the embellishments had in reality. However, if you’re using these pictures for inspiration, you’ll find plenty of pretty colours and ideas to work with!
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Unfortunately, Esha Gupta was my least favourite show stopper of all. Just look at her expression. ’nuff said.
PS. Didn’t particularly enjoy the super heavy work on her lehenga as well. There’s only so much a plain dupatta can hide.
The Official Version
She took her fashion and design sensibilities to the West in the seventies, long before the Indian fashion scene revived. She retailed at some of the prestigious brands in the United States like Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Henri Bendel and Bonwit Teller, and introduced the renowned Solstiss lace of France to thefashionistas of India. Adarsh Gill, showcased her luxurious collection- ‘EVOLUTION- an ode to the contemporary Indian woman’ at the fourth edition of India Bridal Fashion week, in New Delhi. She has mastered the different techniques of embroidery which is evident through her collection, and is known for the incorporation of different jewel colors in her mesmerizing outfits.
A lot of embellished silver work in geometrical pattern was done on short dresses, fitted evening gowns and halter blouses which were teamed with black saris. The whole look carried by the models was very international with scrunched hair and glittery head bands on the forehead. The black shimmery dress with a criss-cross back definitely reminded one of the 70’s disco era. Modern styled outfits in sharp cuts and pencil skirts were seen teamed with jackets in her show. Adarsh Gill’s collection was truly for a woman who embraces her curves and femininity. The collection presented incorporated the clever juxtaposition of coveted Indian craftsmanship with international fabrics. The dresses and evening gowns showcased in her collection would be apt for any bride’s cocktail party and other wedding functions. It was all about bling and shimmer which was seen in the designing of short cocktail dresses, evening gowns, short and long jackets, bustier and bodices by the designer. The bridal Collection by Adarsh Gill is her way of showcasing royalty, opulence and extravagance through her immaculate sense of designing. The embellishments and embroideries are an eclectic mix of geometric patterns with floral motifs and meticulous attention has been paid to detail. A beautiful dress in lace with intricate sequined work at the waist, and a olive green gown with multiple slits at the front, teamed with a jacket and lacy stocking, certainly grabbed a lot of attention. With the use of extensive romantic floral motifs and geometric patterns, complimented by bold and vibrant colors like emerald green, royal blues, fluorescent oranges, purples and reds, she showcased her version of Indian Bridal story on the ramp. The fabrics ranged from chiffons, georgettes, lace & lame to taffeta’s and brocades. Basically, these stunning pieces were designed for the modern, confident bride who loves fusion of traditional and contemporary in her ensembles. Intricate embroideries and ornate embellishments seen on anarkalis, sarees, kurtas and dresses in her collection were truly a testament to her style of designing. The show was choreographed by Aparna Anisha Bahl and Tania Lefebvre. Esha Gupta who appeared in stunning red and gold lehenga concluded the show for Adarsh Gill.