Trousseau Week 2013: The Fashion Show!

trousseau week 2013 the fashion show

I was in Bangalore last month for Trousseau Week, where I covered the wedding exhibition and created a Bride’s Guide for those of you who wanted to visit it. The night before the exhibition began, UB City was filled to the brim with people attending the Trousseau Week fashion show. Of course, we’ve got you all the action from the front row! Well, not exactly front-front. More like, front-side 🙂

I attended the fashion show on 21st November, with my husband in tow. He was finally not behind the lens (the organisers were nice enough to share all the pictures) so he got to enjoy the fashion show the way one is meant to! Although, him being a boy and all, I’m not sure how much he’s interested in pretty anarkalis & lehengas 😐

crowd at Trousseau Week 2013 fashion show
Can you spot me and my husband?

The fashion show used the staircase & escalators of the mall as their ramp –

stairs as ramp at trousseau week 2013 ub city

It got really crowded at the base of the staircase, but we fought through to get a good look at the clothes. Kimaya, Turquoise & Gold, Avirate, Hackett and Chola were some of the designer-houses that showcased their collection. As did Tarun Tahiliani! His piece was the showstopper at the end of the show. Most of the jewellery was by AS Motiwala, whose current collection I am totally in love with! Opulent, princess-worthy diamond and emerald jewellery that comes with a hefty price tag, of course.

And here they are –

TDB’s Picks

Womenswear

Most of my top picks are Kimaya pieces. I’ve taken quite a liking to this multi-designer store (go check out the pretty anarkalis I tried out at their store in this post), and these are my favourite outfits from the show.

Lehenga 1 Trousseau Week 2013 fashion show
Classic red bridal ensemble. Since it’s lighter than your average bridal lehenga & has layers that lend it a modern silhouette, it’s ideal for your Sangeet or Reception
Trousseau Week 2013
If you’re looking for a shimmery Engagement outfit
Trousseau Week 2013
White suit for your trousseau
Trousseau Week 2013
I love the generous dose of orange pops on this suit. For your trousseau.
The showstopper lehenga by Tarun Tahiliani
The showstopper lehenga by Tarun Tahiliani. This is one of my favourite pieces from his collection this year.

Menswear

I have only 2 favourites from the show for men. They’re from the Chola collection.

Trousseau Week 2013
Yes, I love these shades on men!
Trousseau Week 2013
Favourite look of the night.

Trousseau Week 2013 Trousseau Week 2013 Trousseau Week 2013I also loved the nice colours used for the men’s churidars –

Rest of The Collection

Some other nice outfits, that didn’t make it to the Top Picks –

(click on the thumbnail to view larger images)

I’m sure my limited enthusiasm shows through in the post. That’s because there was very little that blew me away during this show. The jewellery by AS Motiwala, the green Chola ensemble and the happiness at getting to see that heavy red bridal lehenga by Tarun Tahiliani were the high points for me, that got me truly jumping-off-my-metaphorical-seat excited (we were standing throughout the show). Trousseau Week has showed a better collection in the past years, or maybe those were closer to my personal tastes. But the show was still an experience in itself, and I’m really glad I got to check out so many wedding vendors and try on pretty outfits during the exhibition the next day. Bangalore, as usual, was an absolute treat! I’ve only ever been on super short trips to this city, but every single time I’ve wished I could stay a while longer. Until next time!

What’s your favourite outfit from the fashion show?

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