Couturier Varun Bahl Launches his SS’23 Couture Collection ‘The Secret Garden’ 2023
The collection welcomes the warmth of summer, the joy of spring, when everything is bright and lively and there is inspiration all around, leaving behind the inherent dreariness of a season like winter. What could be more energizing than a flourishing garden in the warm summer sun? A burst of color, the vibrancy of nature, the reds of roses, the hot pink hibiscus, the delicate pastels of blooming daisies, a haven where you can escape to bask in the newness of the season. The rays of sunlight bouncing off dew drops are the inspiration for a touch of glitter, and that is the premise of Varun Bahl’s SS ’23 Couture collection – The Secret Garden.
A collection includes bridal lehengas, fun breezy styles, and playful silhouettes that complement the season, all brought together in Varun Bahl’s classic stylings to create a show that is nothing short of stunning. The ensembles are embellished with delightful summer blossom-inspired corsages, as well as elements such as seashells and feathers, to evoke the presence of nature as an inspiration. Varun Bahl’s statement printless embroidery takes on a whole new dimension with appliques and delicate resham threadwork converting prints into embroidery.
Daytime styles include ivory embroidery on peach hues with natural elements such as seashells; the pieces are embellished with plenty of bling and sparkle, making them both fun and extremely glamorous. The use of tassels adds a playful drama to each outfit, creating layers of design. This collection also includes summer bright,’ which has pastel shades of lehengas, yellow to bring in the summer sun, and peach shades to add a sense of freshness. Then there are the Bridal tones, reds, and hot pinks with traditional zardozi embroidery in a patchwork pattern. The use of sustainable patchwork has evolved into a Varun Bahl signature style; it is a distinct feature that elevates a casual design element into a couture marvel using sustainable patchwork.
Bold floral motifs are a welcome reminder of a season when everything blooms; bold bodices, flowing capes and light jacket coveralls, voluminous skirts, sheer dupattas, and razor-sharp cuts create superbly flattering silhouettes. From intricate florets to vivid blossoms, the juxtaposition of pastels and striking tones makes this collection a true tribute to a “Secret Garden.”
DILBAR by Abhinav Mishra
There’s a sense of magic in summer weddings. Twirling lehengas that catch the sun in a thousand winks, there’s laughter against sparkling flutes of Champagne, and always a friend or cousin trying to get the bride’s mother to perfect her choreography in the mashup of the year. In the misty breeze of a summer day against the sparkle of celebration, toasts are made, promises are forged, fierce friendships are born, and new romance blossoms. There’s nothing quite like an Indian summer wedding and Abhinav Mishra’s Spring-Summer Collection of occasion wear ‘Dilbar’ brings every emotion to life.
‘Dilbar’ encapsulates the lighthearted whimsy of a summer wedding. It’s a riotous mirror work, hypnotic patterns, and a flirty threadwork experience. The collection is inspired by Marrakech’s bright colours, informed by the unmistakable joy of a wedding party, and handcrafted with the brand’s signature – intricate Indian mirror work. This is a collection that honours the heart that goes into occasions and celebrations, from a Roka to a wedding, whether parent or bff; big and small, OTT and low key, from the destination venue of Marrakech to the neighbourhood garden. ‘Dilbar,’ by Abhinav Mishra, is a grand celebration of love itself—mischievous, flirtatious, and indulgent.
For women, the collection includes sweeping panelled lehengas, intricate blouses, floor-gazing shararas, and tulle dupattas, and for men, stunning kurtas with signature mirror-work. These are silhouettes for the many things that an Indian shaadi is: a long-overdue reunion, an epic party, and the merging of old and new stories. Each piece incorporates traditional zari, chawal dana, cutwork resham, and Abhinav Mishra’s signature mirror-work, for which the eponymous brand is known. The palette draws inspiration from the season, just as love blooms in spring. Rich aquamarines and riotous pops of colour contrast with pastel shades, which represent hope, love, and affection.
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Designer Bhumika Sharma at FDCI X Lakme Fashion Week 2023
Designer Bhumika Sharma presented her SS’23 Collection ‘Dahlia’, and marked her debut on the runway at the FDCI Lakme Fashion Week.
Spinning a modern take with Bhumika Sharma’s Spring Summer collection of 2023! the creative journey began by developing the most essential element of any collection- prints. The designer introduced a new print for this season, featuring a refreshing palette of spring and summer colors.
Continuing the theme from our winter festive collection, the summer line draws inspiration from classic silhouettes. There were embroideries of traditional techniques such as dabka and tila work to add intricate details to our designs. The collection boasts an array of pearl embellishments, signature organza tassels, and even metallic tassels for a modern twist.
“Reflecting the essence of summer, we have used floral motifs and mirrors to add an extra dimension of beauty to our designs. The collection features a range of colors, from warm ivories to vibrant reds and refreshing lime/mint greens. You’ll surely find something to suit your style!”
With an emphasis on sustainable, eco-friendly, and handwoven collections, the designers have lustrous raw silks, hand-woven Matka silks, sheer silk organza and tulle along with some hand-dyed velvets for a touch of opulence.
Afreen – Kaaisha by Shalini
What makes a woman beautiful? Is it her looks, or her talent? Is it her strength of character, or her honesty? Is it her leadership, or her nurturing?
At Kaaisha, we believe that every woman is beautiful and there is no singular definition of beauty. AFREEN, our Summer 2022 collection, celebrates the many facets of a woman. Today, women lead the world by example, and our collection is an ode to them.
Right from breathtaking metallic and pastel draped sarees in modern and contemporary silhouettes to dopamine-inducing lehengas, shararas and so much more. The shades and layers of feminine beauty are reflected by the different sections of the collection, some strong and statement-making, the others classical and delicate.
A plethora of fabrics, colors, and shapes cater to the needs of those seeking something experimental, but with a traditional core.
AFREEN is every woman.
Rimzim Dadu X Pratap Bose
Rimzim Dadu is known for her innovative surface texturing and for creating unique pieces of clothing from unique materials. Rimzim believes in a sustainable future and it’s reflected in her philosophy of not following trends but creating pieces that are timeless and stay relevant for years to come. So, her collaboration with legendary car designer Pratap Bose was a natural progression toward creating a special edition of Mahindra Motor’s soon-to-be-launched XUV-400 Electric Vehicle.
This collaboration is a natural fit as both Pratap and Rimzim share design philosophies which are rooted in innovation and they both like to push the boundaries of creativity.
Sacre by Designer Reynu Taandon
‘Sacrè’ symbolizes ‘sacred’; Reynu Taandon, a firm believer and a devotee of spirituality unfolds the grandeur and opulence with her upcoming collection that consecrates the brides by the Almighty.
The Sacre collection, curated is close to designer Reyn Taandon’s heart that is reflected through the perfection in each piece of clothing. The richness and royalty in designer Reynu Taandon’s oeuvre, exhibits refined tastes and preferences of today’s bridal couture. The incredible fusion of Indian traditional designs with the modern influences from France raises the bar for this collection in the fashion industry. The artisans have meticulously seamed yarns to make the ensemble remarkable and spectacular. The collection is a one-stop destination for both day and night occasions for our new-age brides. The amalgamation of french shaded Swarovski and mirror work with indigenous handcrafted, thread work on the clothing will mesmerize the brides and bridesmaids and the difficulty to choose one shall pertain. No one can keep their eyes off the damsels wearing the collection. The collection embraces flowy gowns, cane lehengas, and backless suits to make the beauty and appearance picturesque. The ethos of warmth and vehemence shadows the outfits. Filet net hemmed with hand embroidery altogether homes the ensemble. The range of pastel shades including lime, mint green, and aqua craft the guise enlivening and invigorating is mesmerizing. The divine and luxurious aura at Narendra Bhawan, Bikaner complimented the noteworthy couture collection. Sacrè is a veritable collection of à la mode and homeland traditions. This collection is like a dream come true for every Indian bride looking for her collection of perfect outfits for her wedding ceremonies.
Siddhi Karwa x Kalki Fashion – Wedding Collection
Kalki Fashion launches its latest collection with influencer Siddhi Karwa for the millennial bridesmaids.
Granting the final nod to any wedding outfit is a perplexing situation. Hence, coming to your rescue are ensembles that blend in precisely with the theme of the wedding, yet rise beyond to compliment the aesthetic of to-be Mr. and Mrs. With KALKI’s latest capsule collection KALKI x Siddhi Karwa you can work your outfits to be fashion-forward statements, duad with ruffles, sequins embellishment, and cutting-edge designs that exuberate a re-wearability factor. This is a limited edition collection that is inspired to tailor ensembles that can be transitioned into a new de toute beauté ensemble every time you adorn it.
Visioned to fashion an innovative ensemble that exuberates divine aesthetic is the core of the collection, which is co-designed by the label and influencer Siddhi Karwa. KALKI houses radiant fusion wear and true to traditional ensembles, desirable for all occasions.
Siddhi Karwa is a renowned fashion influencer whose aspirational yet relatable posts make her one of the most influential voices in the Indian blogosphere.
The stunning collection is a state-of-the-art assemblage, one can shop the collection in-store or online, and starts from a range of Rs. 25,000.
“This collection is for all the beautiful bridesmaids in the making, who love minimalism and effortless style; who is the bride’s power pack and want to be at ease yet their fashionable best. This co-designed collection is all about rewearing, reusing, and reconstructing pieces for years to come so your style-conscious self can turn this outfit and make it your own each time you decide to wear it. I just can’t wait to see my gorgeous queens!” Siddhi says.
SS-22 Micheal Kors
Michael Kors- a luxury global fashion house has long been in style for New York Fashion Week. The Spring Summer 22 Michael Kors Collection was influenced by the style of the late 1950s and featured Capri trousers, swing dresses, and A-line designs, as well as woven 60s-inspired gingham and pencil skirts.
Michael Kors Collection’s unique style features muted shades of black, white, tan, red, and pink, as well as flashes of baby blue and animal print. The vitality, the mix of people, the romanticism, and the laid-back splendor of spring in the city are all celebrated in this collection.
Here’s an exclusive sneak peek of the Runway Edit of Summer-Spring Collection 2022
Sayuri by Rajdeep Ranawat
By blending unexpected multicoloured prints, fabrics, eccentric abilities, and ingenious embroideries, Rajdeep Ranawat’s clothes conjure stories of grandeur and exoticism. With an air of sensual strangeness and rarity, the designer hopes to astonish and inspire.
This new collection, ‘Sayuri,’ is inspired by Memoirs of a Geisha, with a delicate beauty that echoes Oriental exoticism and introduces a fresh vision of contemporary aesthetics that balances a highly effective use of colour and rhythm that will transform your wardrobe. The prints are inspired by ancient oriental textiles and embroideries found on vintage exotic kimonos, with distinct sketches of oriental pagodas in parts, and their simplicity lulls you into a zen-like peace. Specifically, the designer has deftly mixed a striking combination of distinct oriental elements. Because it is brilliant and flamboyant, as well as rich in colour and materials, each piece in this collection is a statement piece.