The Vogue Wedding Show was, as usual, the connoisseur’s delight. It is one of the most painstakingly curated and well thought out trade events of the year for beautiful people.
Top designers Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Manish Malhotra, Shantanu and Nikhil, Tarun Tahiliani, Gaurav Gupta, Anita Dongre, Rahul Mishra, Payal Singhal, and many others made it an unforgettable experience as usual. Aditi Rao Hydari sparkled with charm and poise as the face of the Vogue Wedding Show 2017
Vogue’s complete wedding experiences.
The Master Classes on beauty, bridal trousseau, and skin care were educative and thorough. The saree collections were unique and exquisite. The jewelry designs were contemporary, the wedding gift collections innovative and the destination weddings really a fairy tale. Buyers arrived in droves and thronged all the stalls despite the high price tags that exclusivity always carries. My young colleagues Sukanya Nandy and Ishita Goel took over a dozen interviews that we will bring to you next week. Here are some highlights:
Sabyasachi showcases his diamond jewelry and heritage lines
Ace designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee who launched his brand of diamond and jadau jewelry on Instagram last fortnight showcased his collection to the public. It was a subtle mix of sparkling diamonds with blue sapphires, green emeralds, and colored gemstones. We saw him at his creative best engrossed in an hourlong discussion with a family, planning an entire ensemble for a great Indian wedding
Rahul Mishra’s whites stood out
There was a riot of colors at all the stalls with reds and scarlets overshadowed by the pastels the pale blues, fading pinks and rusty browns. What however stood out was the whiter than white shades of wedding gowns displayed boldly by young designer Rahul Mishra. White gowns and lehengas embroidered in peacock colors were also displayed as part of the Parizaad collection.
Payal Singhal says blues are strong.
Few years ago these colors would be unthinkable for a wedding trousseau. Pastels, blues, and rust were permitted only at the receptions. But now things have changed says Mumbai designer Payal Singhal. “We are doing almost all the functions before and after the wedding for the entire family and not only the bride.” Today aashirwad, haldi, mehendi, marriage, and receptions have all memories that the families want to store. “Blues and violets are the colors favored by the family members and in demand this season,” says Payal.