Theme: A romantic tale
Ambience: The ramp saw floral hangings which added to the romanticism and mysticism of the outfits. Anita Dongre's playlist of popular wedding-inspired songs added a soul to the offerings.
Highlights: The vibrant Rajasthanilandscape has always been on Ms. Dongre's mood board. A sixth sense understanding of what her customer wants has kept her ahead on the retail fashion curve. Simple and elegant garments which offer easy functionality have been her potions.
This time around she pictured a summer bride and her entourage of bridesmaids, who want to have fun and break into a dance at the wedding. The bride is rooted to her past and yet ready to embrace the future with modern touches in her ensembles.
What we loved: Over the years,Dongre has been penning an encyclopedia on Rajasthan's soul-searing aesthetic and this offering was another glowing tribute to her roots. The collection titled, 'Love Notes' started with an array of groomsmen clad in crisp white ensembles offsetting the vibrant white and blue opening looks.
The classic summery white and blue palette made way for pinks and yellows bringing to mind the regalia of a rich palace in the Rajput state. Floor-length jacket tunics and crop tops with peplum like details were paired with pocketed lehenga skirts. The styling was the real hero here as dupattas and saripallus were interestingly draped around the neck adding a touch of au courant. A luscious palette of hot pinks, sage green and candy yellow accented the designer’s signature gota-patti and resham embroidery made it a rich nuanced offering.
On our wishlist: A double breasted waistcoat paired with a yellow lehenga stood out and evoked an I-want-it-now sentiment.
Beauty: Dewy fresh faced make-up was accented with bright lips and boxer braids which were offset with flowers between the two braids.
Showstopper: Sonakshi Sinha danced on the runway grooving to a peppy Bollywood number.
FRow:Juhi Chawla, Radhika Apte, SwaraBhaskar, Mini Mathur, Sangeeta Bijlani, Kabir Khan and Mira Rajput.